Yep, we took another week off last week. But we spent it prepping for this massive podcast on this year's Oscar nominees. Why is it massive? Well, in keeping with the Oscar tradition of running overtime, this podcast had to be broken up into two parts. It's that big.Plus, we’ve brought back an old friend and movie lover, Todd Klick, to give us his insights on the Academy Awards nominees, mainly because he’s seen more movies than both Scott and I combined this year. Todd is the best selling author of Something Startling Happens: The 120 Story Beats Every Writer Needs to Know, which means he literally wrote the book on knowing movies inside and out.
In this installment we cover the supporting actor/actress nominees, the lead actor/actress nominees, and the adapted/original screenplay nominations. This one is packed full of heated discussion on each nominee, who deserves to win and who is actually going to win based on their talent, the role, and the political tinkering behind the scenes that decides it all. When you’re done with this one, look for part 2 in just 2 days so you’re prepared for this year’s Oscar live telecast on ABC, Sunday, February 26th, at 7pm ET, 4pm PT.
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Whether you’re an established or wannabe screenwriter, or you’re enough of a movie buff to wonder what movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Juno, the Matrix, Being John Malkovich, and Halloween have in common, pick up Todd’s book, Something Startling Happens: The 120 Story Beats Every Writer Needs to Know on Amazon or by shopping at any major book retailer.