On the February 10, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the 92nd annual Academy Awards.

Opening Banter


The Oscars

  • How Going Hostless Hurt the Oscars This Year
  • Best Moments
    • Janelle Monae intro (background dancers repping movies that otherwise didn’t get mentioned)
    • Practically every moment Bong Joon-ho was on screen
    • Into the Unknown performance, Cynthia Erivo’s song
    • Cats moment
  • Worst Moments
    • Jokes about diversity (“all women are superheroes”) – contrast that with Hildur Gudnadottir’s speech
    • Female conductor (or was that actually good?)
    • Jacob hated the “songs in movies” montage
    • Renee Zellweger’s speech
  • Big Winners
    • Bong Joon-ho: Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Best Director, Best Picture
    • Laura Dern: Best Supporting Actress
    • Toy Story 4: Best Animated Feature (Klaus won seven Annie Awards, seemed to be a contender)
  • Big Losers
    • Netflix (The Irishman, Klaus, and The Two Popes shut out, Marriage Story’s only win went to Laura Dern)
    • Avengers: Endgame and The Lion King for VFX
    • Little Women in everything but costume design
    • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood won two Oscars, but still feels like a bit of a loser
  • Who Should Host Next Year?
    • Hosting duos: Martin/Rock, Wiig/Rudolph, Ferrell/Louis-Dreyfus
  • What Does Parasite’s Win Mean for the Future of the Oscars?


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