The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has invited a slew of under-represented demographics to join their voting ranks this year. So is that… good? We discuss, plus all the usual blather about big fuckin’ giants and swimming with the fishes.
Mamo’s annual Oscar night party is here! As usual, we scatter a series of short minisodes across the evening, collected here in omnibus format – it’s like watching the show with us in real time, only without the 4 hour exhaustion factor, or any farting. Joined by a veritable galaxy of guest stars, it’s the one night of Mamo you don’t want to miss! Except that you did miss it, if you’re downloading this and listening to it after the fact. Well done genius.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made some rapid changes to address the age and diversity of their voting body, and Mamo returns to discuss bootstrapping, privilege, and Wonder Woman, all of which are related. Listen in.
Mamo jumps up and down on the 2015 nominations for the Oscar, and you get to hear what happens! Are the Oscars “so white?” Is Leonardo DiCaprio “gonna win?” Does The Revenant “suck?” All this and a whole lot of Mad Max: Fury Road love on tonight’s episode.
Plus, if it sounds to you like a crazy person is moaning at the top of his lungs throughout 9/10ths of the episode, you’re not wrong: a crazy person is moaning at the top of his lungs throughout 9/10ths of the episode. And for once, it’s not Price!
The one in which Kurt doesn’t realize he’s the winner of a (much controversial) bet. In exchange, buys Andrew a present for his sunken heart after The Oscar results. We dive headlong into The Academy Awards with all its ins and outs and what-have-yous with Neil Patrick Harris and the face touching and the boring music and the severe lack of montages and the… hey hey hey don’t hurt me. We do recognize Julianne Moore as a favorite however, and we praise her Oscar win with a heartfelt review of the quite good, Still Alice. The Watch List rattles on with pro wrestling, Cronenberg, submarine movies are always awesome and… Aeon Flux? Yeah.
As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!
Glom Gazingo, and welcome to Oscar night 2015! Jamie “The Dew Over” Dew joins us on the couch for our annual slate of mini-podcasts recorded throughout the telecast, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out the golden trophy to the favourites among themselves. Plus, special guest stars Sasha and Max! Join us for this omnibus edition of our evening’s activities.
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Well that came out of nowhere! Mamo looks at American Sniper‘s perfectly-fired magic bullet, which hit the Academy, the audience, and about a billion think-piece writers in a single shot. Afterwards, we delve into Supergirl, #XFiles2015, and the equally magic, equally bullet-shaped Joaquin Phoenix.
Oscar Nomination Day is like Mamo Christmas! We get together at the pub for a quick discussion of the noms for 2014, while nomming the food that continuously arrives throughout the show. Plus, both Price and Brown announce their side projects because clearly this marriage has gotten old. It’s Mamo!
Oscar fallout! Mamo welcomes special guest star Dan Gorman from See You Next Wednesday to discuss the Kim Novak / plastic surgery issue, as raised in the previous episode. Are women, Hollywood, beauty, youth, and our expectations a circular clustercuss?
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