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‘Always getting it wrong’: A look at the state of awards shows

Harrison Ford presenting the Oscar for Best Picture at last year’s Academy Awards, on March 12, 2023, in Hollywood, California.
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Harrison Ford presenting the Oscar for Best Picture at last year’s Academy Awards, on March 12, 2023, in Hollywood, California. The Oscar went to ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once.’

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With the Academy Awards just two weekends away, this year’s awards season is coming to a close.

With that in mind, this hour we take a Nose-ish look at awards shows — awards shows as live events, as television, and as the actual doling out of artistic accolades.

Plus: a brief history of the Academy Awards with Michael Schulman, the author of Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears.

GUESTS:

  • David Edelstein: America’s Greatest Living Film Critic
  • Alison Herman: TV critic at Variety
  • Michael Schulman: A staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of Oscar Wars

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident. Jonathan can be reached at jmcnicol@ctpublic.org.
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