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10 Way-Too-Early Oscar Predictions and the Best Movies at Telluride

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Another Viral Julia Fox Moment, Olivia Rodrigo’s Potential Grammy’s Sweep, and Ashley Tisdale’s Bookcase

Plus, another ‘Hunger Games’ movie for this week’s Cringe Mode

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*Sigh* More Slap Discourse

Justin and Micah break down more think pieces, award shows, and the camaraderie between Black actors

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The Bulls Learn Something About Themselves, the White Sox’s Underwhelming Offseason, and a Nuanced Discussion About Will Smith’s Oscars Slap (With Jokes)

Plus, a discussion about the hypocrisy of the Academy Awards

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A Lakers Abyss, Embiid Tales, Boston’s Bad Luck, and Will Smith Fallout With Chris Mannix and Larry Wilmore

Plus, breaking down the latest from HBO’s ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’

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Life After the Slap: A Post-Oscars Mailbag

Plus, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert come on to discuss their extraordinary new movie, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

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Will Smith’s Oscar Night: A ‘Higher Learning’ Breakdown

Plus, Van and Rachel discuss Will’s ensuing apology

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‘Panic Room’ (Plus a Mini Will Smith–Oscars Recap) With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey

The hosts revisit the David Fincher thriller starring Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, and Jared Leto

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The Oscars Aftermath

Matt is joined by Lucas Shaw to discuss the Will Smith––Chris Rock incident and the show’s viewership spike

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The Oscars Win Worst Editing. Plus, the Final Four and “Who Wants to Be an F1 Analyst?”

Bryan and David discuss the Will Smith–Chris Rock moment and some March Madness highlights

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Hiro Murai on ‘Atlanta’ Season 3 and ‘Station Eleven’

Plus, where do the Oscars go from here?

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In the End, the Oscars Got the Viral Moment It Desperately Wanted

Facing another year of all-time-low ratings, something big needed to happen at the Academy Awards. But if there was any key takeaway from Sunday night, it’s to be careful what you wish for—you might just get it.

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The 2022 Oscars: The Smack Heard ’Round the World

The 94th Academy Awards show is in the books, and Sean and Joanna Robinson are here to break down all the winners, the ceremony, the hosts, and of course that shocking Will Smith–Chris Rock confrontation

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Winners and Losers of the 2022 Oscars

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock was a real lose-lose situation, but believe it or not, that moment was sandwiched by an entire Academy Awards ceremony

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Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock and Other Wildest Moments From the 2022 Oscars

Plus, debating best and worst dressed and the night’s MVPs

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The 2022 Oscars Were Defined by Speed Force and a Slap

Even before Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, the Academy Awards seemed to be sidelining some of the year’s most acclaimed films and artists by design

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Live From Inside the Oscars: The Will Smith–Chris Rock Slap

Matt is joined by Scott Feinberg to discuss the shocking incident

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Jimmy Kimmel and Bill Simmons on Will Smith’s Slap

Bill talks with the two-time Oscars host about what is instantly one of the most infamous moments in TV history

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CNN Dives Into Streaming, Brutally Honest Oscar Ballots, and a Twitter Time Machine

Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline

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How to Gamble on the Oscars

Oscar math expert Ben Zauzmer joins the show to outline his Oscars prediction model and to forecast this year’s winners

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The Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson and a 2022 Oscars Preview

Van and Rachel also dig into Kanye West and the 2022 Grammy Awards

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Do the Oscars Need to Be Saved?

Matt and author Mark Harris discuss the Academy’s decision to cut eight categories from the live Oscars broadcast and debate whether the ceremony needs to be changed

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The 2022 Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win and Who Should

Sean and Joanna make their picks in all 23 categories leading up to the 94th Academy Awards

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The Night ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Devoured the Oscars

On March 30, 1992, Jonathan Demme’s cannibalistic thriller became just the third movie to sweep the Academy Awards’ big five categories. Since then, no other movie has done it.

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The Case for Milwaukee, the Metaverse + 2022 Oscars Predictions With Ben Thompson and Sean Fennessey

Plus, talking tech, the Metaverse, misinformation, and alternative media

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The Most Egregious Best Picture Snub Ever

Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller discuss what the most egregious Best Picture snub ever is

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The 1990s Oscar Winners Draft. Plus: Ryusuke Hamaguchi!

‘Drive My Car’ writer-director Ryusuke Hamaguchi joins the show to discuss his Oscar-nominated film

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Do Stars Still Need Agents? Plus, Iger vs. Chapek, and Oscar Drama Begins!

Matt is joined by Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw to discuss the future for Hollywood intermediaries, the ongoing turmoil at Disney, and Rachel Zegler of ‘West Side Story’ not receiving an invitation to the Oscars

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How ‘Drive My Car’ Is Changing the Definition of Best Picture

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s film is the first from Japan to ever land in the Oscars’ most prestigious category—the next step to making sure the Academy Awards don’t feel so local

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Penélope Cruz Carries ‘Parallel Mothers.’ Give Her the Oscar.

She may not be the favorite in the Best Actress race, but her performance in Pedro Almodóvar’s film is, well, unparalleled

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There’s More Than Just What’s on the Page in ‘Licorice Pizza’

Paul Thomas Anderson’s script is the loosest, most romantic one he’s ever written, but what makes it Oscar worthy is everything happening just beneath the surface

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Make the Case: The Oscar Winners We Want to See in 2022

In the lead-up to the 2022 Academy Awards on March 27, Ringer staffers make their best arguments for the Oscars they most want to see

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Aunjanue Ellis’s ‘King Richard’ Performance Is Grand Slam—and Oscar—Worthy

As Venus and Serena Williams’s mother Oracene in the Oscar-nominated tennis biopic, Ellis shines with righteous restraint

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‘Dune’ Is Worthy of Winning Best Picture

As the Oscars move to honor fan-voted awards, ‘Dune’ winning Best Picture is exactly what the Academy needs: a blockbuster celebrating the awe-inspiring power of the big screen that everyone can get behind

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Top Five Best Picture Winners

Sean and Joanna rank their top Best Picture winners before discussing why ‘The Power of the Dog’ is this year’s favorite