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The Big Picture: The Oscars Show

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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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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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25 Oscar Predictions That Will Win You Cash

Sean and Amanda preview Sunday’s Academy Awards, including predictions and expectations for the show

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The Oscar Winners Draft: 2000s Edition

To celebrate the upcoming Academy Awards, Sean, Amanda, and Chris are picking their favorite Oscar winners from 2000 to 2009

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The Second Annual Alternative Academy Awards (a.k.a. The Big Picks!)

Sean and Amanda are joined by New York Times film critic Wesley Morris to pick their favorite performances, cameos, endings. and more

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The 2011 Oscars Were a Travesty. Let’s Fix That.

Plus, is ‘Nomadland’ already a lock for Best Picture at the Academy Awards?

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The Snubs and Surprises of the Academy Award Nominations

Sean and Amanda dive into all the narratives, break down who missed out and why, and look at which film is likely to take home the big prize on April 25

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The Oscars Show Returns: The Five Best Movies at the Fall Festivals … So Far

Plus, Sean talks with ‘Antebellum’ directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz

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

That, and more from 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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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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On ‘The Big Picture,’ Greta Gerwig Is Best Director

Sean and Amanda are joined by Wesley Morris to discuss why the ‘Little Women’ director is a winner in their Alternative Oscars show

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Has ‘1917’ Already Locked Up Best Picture? And Is That Bad for the Academy Awards?

After a victory at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Sam Mendes’s ‘1917’ seems poised for dominance on Oscar night

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‘Parasite’ vs. ‘1917’: The Best Picture Showdown Is Here

Plus: It’s mailbag time

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The Snubs and Surprises of the 92nd Academy Award Nominations

Sean and Amanda break down all the surprises and snubs (RIP, ‘Uncut Gems’) among a complicated collection of Oscar nominations, including the overwhelming support for ‘Joker,’ ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,’ and ‘The Irishman’

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Predicting the Nominations for the 2020 Oscars

And writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton joins to discuss his film ‘Just Mercy’

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2020 Golden Globes: Winners and Losers

Sean and Amanda recap a night in which ‘1917’ won big, taking home both Best Motion Picture—Drama and Best Director

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2020 Golden Globes Predictions

Anticipating the most fraught awards show of the season

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Was 2019 the Best Movie Year of the Decade? Plus: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Aftermath.

Sean and Amanda close out the year by breaking down the tepid reception and complicated franchise future of ‘Star Wars’ in the aftermath of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

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Golden Globes Nominations Snubs and Surprises

The Golden Globe nominations are here, and they’re as dumb as ever. But will they matter come Oscars time?

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The Seven “on the Bubble” Oscar Contenders

Plus: #ReleaseTheSnyderCut ... or something

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Will Disney+ and Netflix Force the Academy Awards to Recognize Streaming? Plus: Why ‘Doctor Sleep’ Dozed Off.

On an action-packed Oscars Show, Sean and Amanda discuss the new streaming service from Disney and what it means for awards season, Gilbert Cruz joins to talk ‘Doctor Sleep,’ and Trey Edward Shults comes on to talk about ‘Waves’

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‘Parasite’ Is the Movie of the Year—Will the Oscars Agree?

After winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes, soaring to international box office success, and riding a wave of extraordinary festival buzz, Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ has finally hit U.S. theaters

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The ‘Joker’ Aftermath and Martin Scorsese’s Marvel Movie Mishegas

Todd Phillips’s ‘Joker’ is one of the year’s biggest hits and most controversial films

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An ‘It Chapter Two’ Deep Dive, ‘Joker’ at Venice, and Big Winners at the Toronto International Film Festival

‘The Oscars Show’ returns to read the tea leaves out of Venice and TIFF, including the shocking Golden Lion win for ‘Joker’

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The Best Movies at the Telluride Film Festival and the Triumphant Return of the Oscars Show

Sean has returned from Telluride bearing takes on the very best that the Colorado film festival had to offer