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The Awardist, from Entertainment Weekly, takes you inside this year’s top contenders for the industry’s biggest awards. This season, join EW's Executive Editor Sarah Rodman & TV Critic Kristen Baldwin as they discuss 2020's Emmy contenders, chat with some of your favorite actors on TV, and engage in Emmy trivia.

The Awardist Entertainment Weekly

    • TV & Film
    • 3.6 • 136 Ratings

The Awardist, from Entertainment Weekly, takes you inside this year’s top contenders for the industry’s biggest awards. This season, join EW's Executive Editor Sarah Rodman & TV Critic Kristen Baldwin as they discuss 2020's Emmy contenders, chat with some of your favorite actors on TV, and engage in Emmy trivia.

    Emmys Reactions

    Emmys Reactions

    EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin react to all of the surprises, delights, and let-downs of the completely unique 2020 Emmys broadcast, including: the dominance of Schitt’s Creek, Zendaya and Billy Crudup’s upset wins, Bob Odenkirk in his shed, Randall Park’s alpaca, and more!
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    • 21 min
    The Emmys: Last Looks

    The Emmys: Last Looks

    EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin give their final thoughts and predictions for what should be one of the most unique Emmy ceremonies we've ever seen. EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go to ewpoll.com to tell us more.
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    • 16 min
    BONUS Episode: Multi-Nominated Emmy Contender Roundtable

    BONUS Episode: Multi-Nominated Emmy Contender Roundtable

    EW's Gerrad Hall hosts this Bonus Episode roundtable with six overachievers -- Emmy contenders Angela Bassett, Giancarlo Esposito, Dan Levy, Maya Rudolph, Wanda Sykes, and Ramy Youssef, all nominated in two or more categories this year. Though often competing against each other, the group gush over each other's work, discuss their nominations, taking on new challenges and genres, wearing multiple hats during projects, and much more. This roundtable also happened to be recorded on the day Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his pick of Kamala Harris for vice president, prompting Rudolph (and her co-panelists) to react to the potential her SNL portrayal of Harris might soon be revived.
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    • 40 min
    BONUS Episode: EW's Emmy roundtable with Robin Thede, Sam Jay, Amber Ruffin, X Mayo and Kristen Bartlett

    BONUS Episode: EW's Emmy roundtable with Robin Thede, Sam Jay, Amber Ruffin, X Mayo and Kristen Bartlett

    Join EW's Sarah Rodman and special guests Robin Thede of "A Black Lady Sketch Show," Amber Ruffin of "Late Night With Seth Meyers," Sam Jay of "Saturday Night Live," Kristen Bartlett of "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee," and X Mayo of "The Daily Show" as they recount how they kept writing for Emmy-nominated shows even in the midst of a global pandemic, continued incidents of police brutality, plus general racism and socioeconomic injustice that all made the work of being funny even harder than before.
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    • 48 min
    Andre Braugher of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" & Kenan Thompson of "SNL"

    Andre Braugher of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" & Kenan Thompson of "SNL"

    EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin break down the Emmy nominations for Andre Braugher and Kenan Thompson, and how those nominations each relate to "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Saturday Night Live" as a whole. Then Kristen chats with Andre Braugher about his big fight scene this season, working with his canine co-star, and what he thinks needs to change about the way police are portrayed in the media. Finally, Sarah talks to Kenan Thompson about shooting SNL at home, the importance of Black representation on the show, and being Instagram buddies with Big Papi. EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go to ewpoll.com to tell us more.
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    • 1 hr
    Matt Berry of "What We Do in the Shadows" on the scene that made him go weak in the knees

    Matt Berry of "What We Do in the Shadows" on the scene that made him go weak in the knees

    EW's Kristen Baldwin interviews Matt Berry of "What We Do in the Shadows" about his favorite running gags on the show, working with an idol of his in Mark Hamill, his strategy for improvising lines on set, the number one rule for performing comedy songs, how he is similar to Jemaine Clement, whether he would be in favor of a Jackie Daytona spinoff, and much more.
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 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.

ecbier ,

Not happy

Just listened to your bonus episode and was really enjoying it until the anti Semitic comment by one of the women that was just laughed at by the rest of the group.

ChicagoKevin81 ,

What is the point of this show?

Their racist bonus episode is simply too much. A group of black women attacking other races and bragging about how they discriminate against others that don’t fit into their narrow view of who should be better represented in Hollywood.

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