We talk about the Academy Awards, the success of Parasite, our picks for the best film of 2019, the politics of the Oscars, and the ways in which the Academy is starting to change. This episode features Dr. Andrew Scahill and UC Denver students Alyssa Haskel, Kamesh Saba, and Jake Johnson. Spoiler alert: We discuss the endings of Parasite, 1917, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Midsommar, and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.
Cited in this episode:
Feinberg, Scott. "Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot: '1917' Is 'Gimmicky,' Renée Zellweger 'Nailed It'." The Hollywood Reporter. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/brutally-honest-oscar-ballot-1917-gimmicky-renee-zellweger-nailed-it-1276607
Williams, Linda. “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess.” Film Quarterly. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1212758?seq=1
The song you hear on the show is "Belle et Triste" by Kariatida: freemusicarchive.org/music/Kariatid…elle_et_triste