And the Oscar goes to… these 9 podcasts and episodes all about the nominees
The 95th Academy Awards will air from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 12, 2023. To celebrate the Oscars, we’ve rounded up podcasts and episodes covering the nominees. On our list, episodes deep-dive into nominated films including Tár, Triangle of Sadness, Avatar, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Women Talking, and Top Gun: Maverick.
Tune into interviews from some of your favorites like Austin Butler (Elvis), Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner (The Fablemans).
Pop Culture Happy Hour
The sci-fi action comedy Everything Everywhere All At Once takes place in many dimensions and stars Michelle Yeoh. The film has several Oscar nominations, and this episode re-aired this conversation about the film. Recent “Pop Culture Happy Hour” episodes shared Oscar guides for categories like best short, best documentary feature, and best original song.
Little Gold Men
Vanity Fair’s “Little Gold Men” is counting down to the Oscars with interviews from nominated stars and chats about the award show. Tune in for conversations with Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Sarah Polley and Frances McDormand (Women Talking), and Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once). There are also episodes reliving past ceremonies, covering topics like how to fix the oddest Oscar rules, and history’s greatest Oscar scandals.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Senior Awards Editor, Gerrad Hall is joined by more movie buffs from EW to talk all about the Oscars. The podcast has interviewed some of your fave stars, and shared deep-diving convos with who they think will win.
The Big Picture
The Ringer’s “The Big Picture” dives into Oscar nominated films like Avatar, Triangle of Sadness, and Tár. In January, the podcast recapped all nominations in a “Snubs, Surprises, and WTFs” episode. The series is hosted by Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins and they’re often joined by The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Van Lathan, and Bill Simmons.
Next Best Picture Podcast
“Next Best Picture Podcast” chats all about nominated films, interviews stars, and casts Academy Awards predictions. Recent episodes interviewed Elvis‘ Austin Butler and interviewed All Quiet On the Western Front‘s” Oscar-nominated cinematographer, production designer, makeup, and sound artists. In February, the podcast interviewed Triangle Of Sadness‘ Director/Writer, Ruben Östlund. This series is presented by Evergreen Podcasts.
Cate Blanchett and Todd Field joined NPR’s “Fresh Air” to speak about the film Tár that snagged six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Director. Later in the same episode, actor Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) talked about playing Waymond, the first huge role he’s had in years after starring in 80s films like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Goonies.
Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
For his outstanding performance in Elvis, Austin Butler is nominated for an Actor in a Leading Role. He stopped by “Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist” to chat about winning a Golden Globe, hosting Saturday Night Live, and future roles. Elvis is also nominated for several awards including Best Picture.
OnWriting: A Podcast of the WGA East
Recent episodes chatted with nominees such as Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner (The Fablemans) and writer/director Sarah Polley about adapting a book into Women Talking. In January, Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole chatted about collaborating for Black Panther and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This podcast is presented by the Writers Guild of America, East.
Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast
Ta-Nehisi Coates interviews cast and crew on “Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast.” Go behind the scenes, hear about the films’ cultural impact, and pay tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. The film has a slew of nominations including Angela Bassett’s performance for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.