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Turn on the TV, it's Emmys Season! Join Entertainment Weekly's Senior Awards Editor, Gerrad Hall and other opinionated, TV-loving EW staffers Mondays as they cover the long road to TV’s biggest night. This season will feature exclusive interviews with your favorite tv 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 Emmys content. 

The Awardist Entertainment Weekly

    • TV & Film
    • 3.6 • 157 Ratings

Turn on the TV, it's Emmys Season! Join Entertainment Weekly's Senior Awards Editor, Gerrad Hall and other opinionated, TV-loving EW staffers Mondays as they cover the long road to TV’s biggest night. This season will feature exclusive interviews with your favorite tv 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 Emmys content. 

    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
    2022 Emmy winner predictions: Succession, Abbott Elementary, The White Lotus

    2022 Emmy winner predictions: Succession, Abbott Elementary, The White Lotus

    A year full of incredible television has made predicting some 2022 Emmy winners more difficult than in previous seasons. Can Squid Game beat Succession? Will Abbott Elementary sweep the comedy categories? Can anything take down The White Lotus and its stars Jennifer Coolidge and Murray Bartlett? Will RuPaul add two more wins to his collection? EW editor in chief Patrick Gomez and critic Kristen Baldwin join executive editor and Awardist podcast host Gerrad Hall to break down the drama, comedy, limited series, variety sketch, and competition races, making their picks for winners across 19 categories.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    RuPaul’s Drag Race winners Willow Pill, Jinkx Monsoon, Kylie Sonique Love, and Symone dish on season 14

    RuPaul’s Drag Race winners Willow Pill, Jinkx Monsoon, Kylie Sonique Love, and Symone dish on season 14

    RuPaul’s Drag Race has won the Outstanding Competition Series Emmy the past four years, and it could take home its fifth trophy on Sept. 12. EW Sr. Writer Joey Nolfi leads a conversation with season 14 winner Willow Pill and three other recent winners — All Stars 6 and 7 winners Kylie Sonique Love and Jinkx Monsoon, and season 13’s Symone — to dish on the Emmy-nominated season of the trailblazing reality competition.
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    • 48 min
    SNL alums Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Seth Meyers, Martin Short, and Kate McKinnon, and Emmys host Kenan Thompson

    SNL alums Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Seth Meyers, Martin Short, and Kate McKinnon, and Emmys host Kenan Thompson

    Live from The Awardist, it’s an SNL extravaganza! Saturday Night Live alums Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Seth Meyers, Martin Short, and Kate McKinnon join each other for a laugh-filled walk down memory lane, revealing the hosts who had them starstruck, their favorite sketches featuring each other, when they realized the power of comedy, and whether the show should continue when Lorne Michaels retires. Plus, SNL star and 2022 Emmys host Kenan Thompson shares his hopes for this year’s ceremony, why he was so keen to host the show, and more.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Hacks stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder, Nailed It host Nicole Byer

    Hacks stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder, Nailed It host Nicole Byer

    The Awardist chats exclusively with ‘Hacks’ stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder, and co-creators Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky backstage at a live script read of the season 2 finale. Find out why Einbinder thought she was being fired from the show, the scene that Smart thinks is her best comedic work in the season, and what the show runners have in store for season 3. Nicole Byer, who’s nominated as host and executive producer of ‘Nailed It!’ and for writing her comedy special ‘Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)’ joins us for a hilarious and thoughtful chat the audition that changed her perspective on her career, why kids love her, and more. Plus, EW editor in chief joins Awardist podcast host Gerrad Hall to break down this year’s reality categories.
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ted Lasso stars Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein, and The White Lotus' Murray Bartlett

    Ted Lasso stars Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein, and The White Lotus' Murray Bartlett

    Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein took home Emmys in 2021 — can they make those back-to-back wins this year? EW Sr. TV Editor Samantha Highfill joins The Awardist host and EW Executive Editor Gerrad Hall to discuss that as well as her interview with the two supporting stars. And we examine the rest of the comedy categories to break down which shows and actors have the best chances of winning. Plus, The White Lotus breakout star Murray Bartlett sits down with Gerrad to reveal who's idea it was for him to have a mustache on the show, his reaction after learning his character's fate after he was already on his way to Hawaii, why Sydney Sweeney's performance scared him, and more.
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    • 1 hr 20 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.

SavannahG93 ,

Julie Andrew

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

DJ on TV ,

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

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