In this prognosticative episode of the Popzara Podcast our own Nathan Evans is joined by Travis Seppala and Annette Palmer to predict who’s set to win, who should win, and who was snubbed as they talk and dissect the 90th Annual Academy Award nominations.
There’s plenty of choices in this year’s Best Picture nominee: Call Me by Your Name, Phantom Thread, The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Shape of Water, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, and Lady Bird are leading the charge for the year’s biggest Oscar glory. But that’s not all, as we’ve got predictions for Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Director, and even a few surprises from those categories that could use a little more attention.
Plus, you’ll learn all about how the Academy actually picks its nominees (and winners!) using one of the most predictable voting systems in the world, how being everyone’s “Second Favorite” can win the day, and if whether or not a Best Director gender-split award may be the best solution to gender-inequity (or lead to unintentional segregation). In the wake Hollywood-changing #MeToo and #TimesUp revolutions, it’s anyone’s guess who will take home the gold.
Chances are your odds-end favorite (or Second Favorite) gets its just desserts in the breeziest Oscar talk you’re likely to hear before Hollywood’s biggest self-celebration airs on March 4th. It may be an honor just to be nominated, but wining is a whole lot better; with a Podcast like this, you’ve already won!