The nominations are in! This year, numerous Academy Awards nominees are breaking records with their nominations, making this the most diverse Oscar nominee group ever.
Mike and Mike discuss the nominees and the snubs for Best Director, Best Lead Actor, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour gives us a quick rundown of Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Documentary Feature/Short, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Screenplay, and International Feature Film.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have two nominations this year for Best Original Score for both Soul and Mank, but will most likely come away with a win for Soul. The Best Documentary categories have many surprises, but Best Actress in a Supporting Role has strong contenders in weaker roles.
The Social Hosts discuss the diversity of the Oscars this year, but also the potential lack of viewers resulting from a year of closed theaters. The combined box office total in North America for Oscar films combined was only $14 million, meanwhile, streaming titans took the place of theaters.
The Movie Babble Podcast discusses some of the lesser-talked-about categories: Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and Best Song.
Chadwick Boseman is essentially a shoo-in for the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role, sadly making it the first posthumous Best Actor award since Heath Ledger in 2008. ...Just To Be Nominated also has an interesting take on the least anticipated part of the evening: the In Memoriam section.
Let's face it, the Oscars are chock full of trivia bits. From nominees to winners, to the ceremony itself, we have thirty trivia questions to tickle movie lovers around the globe. When you're done, head over to Blaine's 99 Years 100 Movies podcast where he discusses past Academy Award Best Pictures.