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Grab some popcorn, it's Oscars season! Starting November 7th, 2022, join Entertainment Weekly's Senior Awards Editor, Gerrad Hall and other opinionated, movie-loving EW staffers Mondays as they cover the long road to the silver screen's biggest night. This season will feature exclusive interviews with your favorite stars and in-depth conversations about who we think will and should win a coveted statuette. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss an episode and be sure to check out ew.com/awardist for more Oscars content. 

The Awardist Entertainment Weekly

    • TV & Film
    • 3.6 • 157 Ratings

Grab some popcorn, it's Oscars season! Starting November 7th, 2022, join Entertainment Weekly's Senior Awards Editor, Gerrad Hall and other opinionated, movie-loving EW staffers Mondays as they cover the long road to the silver screen's biggest night. This season will feature exclusive interviews with your favorite stars and in-depth conversations about who we think will and should win a coveted statuette. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss an episode and be sure to check out ew.com/awardist for more Oscars content. 

    Aftersun Paul Mescal, and breaking down the Best Actor category

    Aftersun Paul Mescal, and breaking down the Best Actor category

    After his breakout role in the limited series ‘Normal People,’ Paul Mescal turns in another performance that has people talking, this time as a dad in the movie ‘Aftersun’ — he talks to EW’s Dave Karger about the dynamic between this father and daughter, who ultimately felt like she knew very little about him, and crafting a character who struggles to meet the challenges of fatherhood. Plus, Awardist podcast host Gerrad Hall welcomes EW executive editor Clarissa Cruz and senior movies editor Joshua Rothkopf, who analyze Mescal’s chances for a nomination, along with several other contenders.
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    • 53 min
    'She Said' stars Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, and our latest Heat Index update

    'She Said' stars Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, and our latest Heat Index update

    Who's up and who's down in the Oscar race? Awardist podcast host Gerrad Hall is joined by EW's awards expert Joey Nolfi with analysis on current odds for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,' 'The Fabelmans,' 'Babylon,' and 'The Banshees of Inisherin' star Colin Farrell. Plus, EW sr. writer Devan Coggan shares her interview with 'She Said' stars Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, and takes us through the intricacies of this movie about the New York Times journalists who took down Harvey Weinstein and the women at the heart of that story.
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    • 52 min
    Viola Davis & Co. on 'The Woman King,' we break down their Oscar chances

    Viola Davis & Co. on 'The Woman King,' we break down their Oscar chances

    On the new episode of 'The Awardist,' we give our hot take on Jimmy Kimmel returning to host the Oscars, and then we turn our attention to 'The Woman King' cast including Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, and John Boyega, and director Gina Prince-Bythewood, breaking down the movie's critical and box office success and whether that could translate into Oscar nominations. And we hear from the cast and director about their journey with the characters and story, their intense training regimen, the practical stunts and fight scenes, and more.
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    • 30 min
    2023 Oscar season kicks off with our hot takes on contenders — and Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’

    2023 Oscar season kicks off with our hot takes on contenders — and Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’

    For the first episode of our new season of the ‘The Awardist,’ Entertainment Weekly executive editor and ‘Awardist’ podcast host Gerrad Hall is joined by executive editor Clarissa Cruz, and they welcome back to the EW family Dave Karger, who joins the ‘Awardist’ team as awards correspondent/columnist. The three dive into the fall festival circuit and break down which movies emerged as contenders, plus which movies that debuted earlier in the year are fighting for a spot. Plus, we discuss Harry Styles’ quick entry and exit from the awards race, and question why ‘Emancipation’ starring Will Smith is even being released this year. For complete awards coverage, go to EW.com/awardist.
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    • 32 min
    The Awardist Oscars 2023 coverage starts November 7th, 2022

    The Awardist Oscars 2023 coverage starts November 7th, 2022

    Grab some popcorn, it's Oscars season! Starting November 7th, 2022, join Entertainment Weekly's Senior Awards Editor, Gerrad Hall and other opinionated, movie-loving EW staffers Mondays as they cover the long road to the silver screen's biggest night. This season will feature exclusive interviews with your favorite stars and in-depth conversations about who we think will and should win a coveted statuette. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss an episode and be sure to check out ew.com/awardist for more Oscars content. 
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    • 1 min
    The 2022 Emmys: Best and Worst Moments, the Biggest Winners, and more

    The 2022 Emmys: Best and Worst Moments, the Biggest Winners, and more

    Awardist podcast host Gerrad Hall is joined by EW editor in chief Patrick Gomez and critic Kristen Baldwin on Twitter Space to break down the 2022 Emmy Awards, from the night’s biggest winners (The White Lotus, Succession, Lizzo, Sheryl Lee Ralph) and host Kenan Thompson to our picks for the best and worst moments of TV’s biggest Night. Plus, we predict which shows we’ll be talking about for the 2023 Emmys.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Marsan23 ,

Please be objective

It’s a shame that I can hear a show, and despite a very professional podcast presentation, get a solid amount of bias and agenda shoved down my throat. I accept that much of Hollywood is incredibly self important, and I still love the work and the art. Perhaps you can take a more even handed approach in the presentation before you lean in a specific direction. It’s unfortunately obvious.

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5 Stars!

I’ve loved Entertainment Weekly, the magazine, forever. This podcast is like my favorite section of the magazine has come alive. Highly recommend for witty banter, deep insight and great interviews.

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Julie Andrew

One of the first interviews that made me tear up and my throat clench wonderful to hear and have!!

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