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Episode 43: The 2015 Academy Awards

Episode 43: The 2015 Academy Awards

“Benedict Cumberbatch: It’s not only the most awesome name in show business. It’s also the sound you get when you ask John Travolta to pronounce ‘Ben Affleck.’”

— Neil Patrick Harris

“When I was 16 years old I tried to kill myself. … This is for that kid out there who feels weird or feels different — stay weird, stay different.”

— Graham Moore
This week we welcome Kyle Aaronson, a film major, to explain some of the dynamics of the Academy Awards and the 2015 Oscars in particular. In our discussion, we examine the roles that actors, directors and film-makers play in determining the popularity and relevance of films. We also talk about the Academy as an organization and its tendencies and general composition.Talk to us on Twitter, Facebook and leave us a review on iTunes! We would love to hear your thoughts!

Further Reading:Complete List of NomineesGrantland, "Is the Best Picture Race Already Over? Hollywood Sel