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The Perfect Oscars Show! We Fixed the Academy Awards Once And For All.- Ep 92
1 day ago
***This is a One Spoiler Episode***
We do refer to a certain song used during a certain scene at the end of Get Out at the end of this episode.
*HOW WE GOT HERE*
Intro/Recap of the Oscar News - 2:36
A Small Retraction from our Halfisode 16 - 3:51
Will the Academy go through with this? - 6:05
Recent Best Picture Stats/Trends - 9:16
Big Films Matter (The Lady Bird /Spider-Man Argument) - 11:34
*THE BROKEN APPROACHES*
Faulty Definitions of a Popular Film - 16:51
The Preferential Balloting Debacle - 23:37
What’s in a (Category) Name? - 33:47
*Mike1’s BEST PICTURE FIX (i.e: The “Blockbuster Threshold” Pitch)*
*Aka Fix #1 [Heard Only Here!]*
“Traditional” Best Picture Nom Profile - 37:22
THE WORKING THESIS/CRUX OF THE PITCH - 40:35
Defining a Blockbuster + Gatekeeping Parameters - 41:19
Addressing the Counter-Arguments - 43:09
Point-by-Point Recap Why This Works - 52:55
Clarifying the Implementation - 56:30
The “Black Panther” Devil’s Advocate Discussion- 1:00:28
*FIXING THE OSCARS SHOW OVERALL*
“The Greatest Reality Competition Ever” - 1:08:11
Is There A Disney Conspiracy? - 1:10:04
Fix #2 (RE: Voting)- 1:13:55
Fix #3 (RE: Fitting The 3 Hour Deadline) - 1:18:42
Fix #4 (RE: Categories) - 1:24:14
Fix #5 (RE: The Most Imperative New Category [Heard Only Here!]) - 1:26:05
We NEEEEED Your Feedback! - 1:28:50
Make #BlockbusterThreshold Happen - 1:29:26
We broke the Best Popular Film Oscar News last week with our Halfisode 16, and now it’s time for a much more in depth look at the 3 major changes to the Academy Award. The backlash from well, almost everyone has cast doubt on whether or not the Academy will go through with these proposals. If they do, we discuss the fallout. If they tweak their plans, we offer some alternatives that could help them save face. But our favorite part of this episode - we tell you what we’d do.
Our plan is built on many stats from years previous, and we also discuss how & why the Academy came to such desperate measures. Of course, we argue how & if & when these changes became necessary. Then we break down how we’d change the narrative from public relations nightmare to ummm… less of that.
OK, let’s be honest. Our solutions would be pretty radical. But damn, they’re fun to discuss and debate. You may find some of these ideas elsewhere, and we cite sources from Variety, THR, Indiewire, The Ringer, and our friends at Next Best Picture. But in totality, you won’t hear another set of outside the box solutions like these.
Whatever you may think of our suggestions, we hope you have fun with the ideas in play. We are always happy to extend the debate to #filmtwitter and social media. We are Mike, Mike, and Oscar on Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Gmail. We’re @MMandOscar on Twitter, where we are most active, and we’d love to hear your two cents.
We’ll continue to offer up audio content of all sizes this coming week with a planned quickisode (15 mins), halfisode (30-45 mins), and full episode in the works. Oscar contenders continue to hit theaters, VOD, and film festivals in August, and we review them as they come our way. In fact, we just reviewed Eighth Grade, BlacKkKlansman, Isle of Dogs, and previewed two full slates of Oscar contender trailers coming soon to festivals and theaters this fall. We’ll also continue to mine Oscar history for some fun retrospectives.
Thanks for making this our most successful month in our short history. It’s been an off-season for the most part, but we’re very encouraged to see our audience continue to grow. When reality has sucked, when politics and breaking news and Boards of Governors bum people out, you’ve been watching movies with us, and we sincerely thank you for it. We’re Mike, Mike, and Oscar!Read more »
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