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The Awardist, from Entertainment Weekly, takes you inside this year’s top contenders for the Emmys! This season, join EW's TV Critic Kristen Baldwin & Senior TV Editor Gerrad Hall as they track (and debate) the season’s biggest races and chat with some of your favorite TV stars! New episodes Mondays, subscribe so you don't miss a thing!

The Awardist Entertainment Weekly

    • TV & Film
    • 3.5 • 148 Ratings

The Awardist, from Entertainment Weekly, takes you inside this year’s top contenders for the Emmys! This season, join EW's TV Critic Kristen Baldwin & Senior TV Editor Gerrad Hall as they track (and debate) the season’s biggest races and chat with some of your favorite TV stars! New episodes Mondays, subscribe so you don't miss a thing!

    Lovecraft Country cast on bittersweet nominations after cancellation

    Lovecraft Country cast on bittersweet nominations after cancellation

    Emmy-nominated Lovecraft Country stars Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Michael K. Williams, Courtney B. Vance, and Aunjanue Ellis celebrate the show’s many nominations, mourn its cancellation after one season, explain their personal connections to their characters, and share moving reaction from viewers of their supernatural horror-drama. Plus, co-hosts Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall welcome EW executive editor Patrick Gomez, to discuss his conversation with those actors, and we break down the categories for guest actor and actress in a drama, and reality competition, where there seems to be a tight race between RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Amazing Race.
    More at ew.com, ew.com/awardist, and @EW.
    Host/Producers: Gerrad Hall (@gerradhall) and Kristen Baldwin (@KristenGBaldwin); Producer/Editor: Lauren Klein (@ltklein); Executive Producers: Shana Naomi Krochmal (@shananaomi) and Carly Usdin (@carlytron).
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    • 50 min
    SNL’s Cecily Strong and Bowen Yang on Jeanine Pirro, the Titanic Iceberg, more

    SNL’s Cecily Strong and Bowen Yang on Jeanine Pirro, the Titanic Iceberg, more

    SNL Emmy nominees Cecily Strong and Bowen Yang join The Awardist to talk about Bowen’s historic nomination — the first SNL featured cast member to be nominated. They take us inside some of their most memorable season 46 sketches and characters, including Jeanine Pirro and the Iceberg that sank the Titanic. Cecily also addresses her future on the show, the two tell us what it’s like behind the scenes moments before the show goes live, how their approach to comedy changed and responded to everything happening in the world, and so much more. Plus, co-hosts Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall break down the comedy guest actor and actress categories, where SNL guest hosts fill many of the slots. Can anyone beat Maya Rudolph and Dave Chappelle?
    More at ew.com, ew.com/awardist, and @EW.
    Host/Producers: Gerrad Hall (@gerradhall) and Kristen Baldwin (@KristenGBaldwin); Producer/Editor: Lauren Klein (@ltklein); Executive Producers: Shana Naomi Krochmal (@shananaomi) and Carly Usdin (@carlytron).
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    • 54 min
    A boisterous conversation with black-ish nominees Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross

    A boisterous conversation with black-ish nominees Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross

    black-ish co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross join EW’s The Awardist from the set of their Emmy-nominated comedy to discuss their favorite episodes — and why Ross has the entire hair and make-up trailer to herself. Plus EW’s Gerrad Hall and Kristen Baldwin break down the Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Comedy races, featuring the black-ish stars as well as Jason Sudeikis, Jean Smart, Kenan Thompson and more.
    More at ew.com, ew.com/awardist, and @EW.
    Host/Producers: Gerrad Hall (@gerradhall) and Kristen Baldwin (@KristenGBaldwin); Producer/Editor: Lauren Klein (@ltklein); Executive Producers: Shana Naomi Krochmal (@shananaomi) and Carly Usdin (@carlytron).
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    • 44 min
    Mare of Easttown’s Kate Winslet on wigs, Murdur Durdur, and going grim

    Mare of Easttown’s Kate Winslet on wigs, Murdur Durdur, and going grim

    Emmy winner and current nominee Kate Winslet joins The Awardist to talk about her hit HBO limited series Mare of Easttown — why audiences connected to much with her grieving mother character, getting the look just right (that’s a wig!), caring for Jean Smart after an on-set injury, SNL’s Murdur Durdur sketch, and much more. Plus, co-hosts Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall handicap the Limited/Anthology Series or Movie and Lead Actress in a Limited/Anthology Series or Movie categories.
    More at ew.com, ew.com/awardist, and @EW.
    Host/Producers: Gerrad Hall (@gerradhall) and Kristen Baldwin (@KristenGBaldwin); Producer/Editor: Lauren Klein (@ltklein); Executive Producers: Shana Naomi Krochmal (@shananaomi) and Carly Usdin (@carlytron).
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    • 52 min
    Steven Canals and Mj Rodriguez on Pose’s legendary final season, plus the very dramatic Outstanding Drama Series race

    Steven Canals and Mj Rodriguez on Pose’s legendary final season, plus the very dramatic Outstanding Drama Series race

    Pose co-creator/writer/director Steven Canals and star Mj Rodriguez celebrate the show’s 9 Emmy nominations — including Rodriguez’s history-making Lead Actress nod — and explain the finale’s “Sex and the City moment.” Plus, EW’s Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall handicap the Outstanding Drama Series race and the Crown-tastic Lead Actress in a Drama category.
    More at ew.com, ew.com/awardist, and @EW.
    Host/Producers: Gerrad Hall (@gerradhall) and Kristen Baldwin (@KristenGBaldwin); Producer/Editor: Lauren Klein (@ltklein); Executive Producers: Shana Naomi Krochmal (@shananaomi) and Carly Usdin (@carlytron).
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    • 48 min
    How Hannah Waddingham manifested her ‘Ted Lasso’ role, and handicapping the Outstanding Comedy Series category

    How Hannah Waddingham manifested her ‘Ted Lasso’ role, and handicapping the Outstanding Comedy Series category

    The Emmy-nominated ‘Ted Lasso’ star reveals how a plea to the universe in her garden resulted in a dream job that shoots 20 minutes from her house. Plus EW’s Gerrad Hall and Kristen Baldwin dive into the Comedy Series and Comedy Supporting Actress races — can anything stop ‘Ted Lasso’?
    More at ew.com, ew.com/awardist, and @EW.
    Host/Producers: Gerrad Hall (@gerradhall) and Kristen Baldwin (@KristenGBaldwin); Producer/Editor: Lauren Klein (@ltklein); Executive Producers: Shana Naomi Krochmal (@shananaomi) and Carly Usdin (@carlytron).
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

AppleUser83 ,

Putting Up A Good Fight

A fun awards podcast

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The Awardist

Good Awards season podcast, loved your Emmys coverage from last season & this seasons Oscars race, only criticism is Joey Nolfi, he thinks he’s funny with his constant penguin Bloom mentions buts it’s just anoying $ wasn’t funny after the second mention

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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