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The 2021 Oscars Were for Die-Hards Only

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The Winners and Losers of the 2021 Oscars

With a reduced guest list and a handful of relatively unsung Best Picture nominees, this year’s Academy Awards were nontraditional—and that was true even before the bizarre climax

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We Have to Blow Up the Oscars and Start Again

Amanda and Sean discuss where the show should go in 2022, what it could look like, and beyond. Then, Sean is joined by Adam McKay to discuss his new podcast, ‘Death at the Wing,’ and the future of movies.

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For Her, By H.E.R.

Danyel Smith sits down with recent Academy Award winner H.E.R. to talk about the multi-instrumentalist’s music, cultural impact, influences, and more

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Van Lathan Wins an Academy Award for Best Short Film

Van and Rachel also discuss several states making it easier to harm protesters, Tyrese having social media abuzz after shaving his partner’s privates on Insta, Dr. Umar Johnson’s got some opinions, and more

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Oscar Takes. Plus, Noreen Malone on ‘Slow Burn.’

Bryan and David share their thoughts on the 93rd Academy Awards before the host of Slate’s ‘Slow Burn,’ Noreen Malone, joins to discuss the new season of the podcast

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Best NBA Future Bets and a 2021 Oscars Review With Joe House and Wesley Morris

Bill and House discuss the latest developments in the NBA and future bets with the playoffs approaching before Wesley Morris joins to break down the 93rd Academy Awards, and more

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Oscars Pre-show, Presenters, and Most Memorable Moments

Juliet and Amanda discuss personal Oscars highs, touch on the differences in production format compared to years prior, and offer suggestions for how to fix the Oscars

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Best Actor Goes to Who??? The Winners, Losers, and WTFs of the Academy Awards

Sean and Amanda break down every award, the in-person ceremony, the weirdest moments of the night, and more

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The Best Picture Race Has Never Been Less Predictable. Will 2021 Change That?

‘Nomadland’ is the biggest betting favorite since 2013. Can it break the current streak of upset winners?

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This Year’s Oscars Are Anticlimactic—and an Encouraging Opportunity

It’s difficult to celebrate movies after a trying period of theater closures and production delays. But the Oscars field this time around is promisingly diverse and unconventional.

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Make the Case: The Restraint of Steven Yeun in ‘Minari’

He’s one of Hollywood’s most charming actors. What makes his performance as a struggling patriarch Oscar-worthy, then, is the way he rejects that innate talent.

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An Oscar Nominee Streaming Guide

Sean and Amanda walk you through all of the noteworthy films for the 2021 Academy Awards and where to stream them

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‘Tenet’ and the Oscars Are Delayed. What’s Next?

Sean and Amanda discuss how the delay of ‘Tenet’ will affect the rest of the summer movie slate before addressing the latest news on the 2021 Academy Awards

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The Five-Year Oscars, Plus Talking NBA and the State of Basketball Coverage With Rachel Nichols

Bill, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan revisit 2015 Oscar films before ESPN’s Rachel Nichols joins to discuss crafting a sports show, interviewing NBA players, and much more

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The Astros Cheating Saga and 2020 Oscar Movies With Adnan Virk

Adnan Virk joins Russillo to discuss the Astros sign-stealing scandal, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, the Oscars, and more

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Have the Academy Awards Changed for Good? A Post-‘Parasite’ Oscars Mailbag

Plus: Writer-director Céline Sciamma joins to discuss her wonderful film ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

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Where Have All the Celebs Gone at the Oscars?

Plus: Royal watch and bro-ramics

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The 2020 Oscars and ‘The Outsider’ Episode 6

The 2020 Academy Awards deliver a fun, messy, and ultimately feel-good telecast

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What Does the ‘Parasite’ Best Picture Win Mean for the Future of Foreign Language Film at the Oscars?

Bong Joon-ho’s movie was the first non-English-language film to win the top prize at the Academy Awards, but the floodgates may not be wide open just yet

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The 2020 Oscars Were Predictable Until They Weren’t

In a ceremony that both played it safe and made history, the night’s awkward moments often collided in midair with its more heartening ones

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The 2020 Oscars: Holy S***, ‘Parasite’ Won!

That, and more from the 92nd Academy Awards

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The Oscars 2020: All of the Best Celebrity Moments

Juliet, Kate, and Liz discuss the best and worst dressed from the evening, the best reaction shots, and more from the 2020 Oscars

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‘Parasite’ Winning Best Picture Is Unprecedented and Undeniably Deserved

The Oscars don’t always get it right, but they did on Sunday, and possibly also opened the door for the Academy Awards to make legitimate progress in the future

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The Winners and Losers of the 2020 Oscars

From #BongHive’s triumph to, um, Eminem’s surprise appearance, there was plenty of good and bad at the 92nd Academy Awards

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Live Oscars Reaction With ‘The Big Picture’

Sean and Amanda take stock of the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony

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How the Spirit of Mel Brooks Lives on in ‘Jojo Rabbit’

If Taika Waititi’s wins big on Sunday, though, expect the scoffing to sound much the same as it did when Melvin Kaminsky won in 1969

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Make the Case: The Unparalleled Vision of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ Screenplay

The script of the 2019 adaptation is the backbone of the movie, placing everyone where they need to be and bending time in a way that’s never been done to Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel

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Make the Case: Give Leonardo DiCaprio the Best Actor Trophy Over Joaquin Phoenix 

Phoenix’s performance in the ‘The Joker’ is catnip for Academy Awards voters, but DiCaprio’s depiction of a fading star struggling to contend with his own irrelevance should get the Best Actor nod

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Predicting the 2020 Oscars

Our 100 percent accurate picks for the 92nd Academy Awards

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‘Uncut Gems’ Wouldn’t Work Without Its Specific Casting

Plus, Sean, Amanda, and Wesley Morris share their winners for Best Kid Performance and Best Casting

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What If the Oscars Nominated a Foreign Film for Best Picture Every Year?

‘Parasite’ is a front-runner at this year’s Academy Awards. If other foreign language movies had been given equal respect, history could look much different. (Sorry, Ben Affleck and ‘Argo.’)

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The Big Picture’s Best Breakthrough Performance and Best First Feature

Ahead of the 92nd Academy Awards, ‘The Big Picture’ created their own Alternative Oscars

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Oscars

On February 9, the movie industry will give out its most prestigious (and controversial) awards

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Why Has the Best Picture Race Become So Unpredictable?

‘1917’ is the clear front-runner headed into Sunday’s ceremony. If the last four years are any indication, that’s a recipe for coming up empty-handed.