Episode 102: And the Award Goes To…

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In this episode, we talk about our favorite awards shows and what we like about them, then share our top Oscar picks.
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Golden Globe Awards (Cecil B. deMille Award)
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Oscars
Grammys
Latin Grammys (Shakira)

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Alene holding a real Emmy

Emmys/Daytime Emmys
Tonys
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Red Carpet Slideshow (not from an award show)
Go Fug Yourself
Academy of Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
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MTV Movie & TV Awards
The Hollywood Reporter: 10 Most-Watched Awards Shows (slideshow) (includes average viewer age)
Kids’ Choice Awards
People’s Choice Awards
Annie Awards
Gotham Independent Film Awards
Film Independent Spirit Awards
Razzie Awards
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ESPY Awards
BAFTA Awards
Writers Guild Awards
Directors Guild Awards
Producers Guild Awards
Youth Media Awards
American Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Harpers Bazaar: The 22 Moments That Defined the Oscars
Miss Golden Globe
Christian Siriano

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Julia Roberts in Valentino (not Yves Saint Laurent)

Critics’ Choice Awards

Our Oscar Picks:
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Best Picture: Black Panther
Best Director: Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite
Best Actor: Rami Malek
Best Actress: Olivia Coleman
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King
Original Screenplay: The Favourite
Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins
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Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Documentary: RBG
Score: Black Panther
Song: Shallow by Lady Gaga from A Star is Born
Sound Editing: A Quiet Place

Musical Obsessions
Alene: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga from A Star is Born
Anna: “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA from Black Panther

Obsessions
Anna and Alene: Schitt’s Creek, White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, How to be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Fleming

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Episode 29: From Foreign Shores Show Notes

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In this episode, Anna and #NumberOneFan @surlyspice talk about pop culture they’ve encountered from countries that don’t use English as their primary language. Please send us your favorites as well! Tweet at us! Comment on Facebook! Send us one of those old-fashioned email things (bellwetherfriendspodcast [at] gmail)! In the meantime, check out our new playlist on Spotify.

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Our benchmark:
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Edith Piaf’s La Vie en Rose
Eurovision
Shakira on the Latin Grammys
“Music Has No Borders” Buzzfeed list
One Hundred Years of Solitude vs. Love in the Time of Cholera
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
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Lottie and Lisa by Erich Kästner
Candide by Voltaire
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
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Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
Wings of Desire
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Foreign Film List Challenge

Musical Obsessions
Alene: Natacha Atlas’s covers
Anna: Perfume’s Chocolate Disco

Obsessions
Alene: Golden Globes red carpet, Michelle Obama at SOTU
Anna: The Normal State of Mind by Susmita Bhattacharya, Slash

P.S.
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