The Awardist

The Awardist

Entertainment Weekly's The Awardist takes you along the road to the Oscars! This season, join EW's Executive Editor Clarissa Cruz & Movies Editor Joshua Rothkopf as they dive into the 2022 awards season and chat with some of the biggest stars and filmmakers! New episodes Mondays, subscribe now so you don't miss a thing!

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November 22, 2021 39 min

Clarissa Cruz and Joshua Rothkopf dive into their analysis of the Best Actor Oscar race: a competitive field with room for former winners (Denzel Washington, Joaquin Phoenix), one overdue icon (Will Smith) and plenty of potential spoilers (you'll have to listen!). Then we feature our interview with Benedict Cumberbatch, on the cusp of locking in a nomination for his ferocious, committed performance in Jane Campion's 'Th...

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In our season 8 premiere, EW’s Clarissa Cruz and Joshua Rothkopf chat about the frontrunners right now, as well as some personal favorites they'd like to see become contenders for Best Picture. Unlike last year's indie-dominated Oscar race, this year has a more traditional mix of studio fare and edgy triumphs. Then we feature interviews with three hotly buzzed directors: Kenneth Branagh ('Belfast'), Questlove ('...

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Starting November 15th, The Awardist is BACK to cover the road to the 2022 Oscars! Hear interviews with this year’s best and brightest, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kenneth Branagh, Ruth Negga, and many, many more! Plus, in-depth conversations about which performances blew us away, our winner predictions, and which films were overlooked. Hosted by Entertainment Weekly’s Clarissa Cruz and Joshua Rothkopf, new e...

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Emmy-nominated Lovecraft Country stars Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Michael K. Williams, Courtney B. Vance, and Aunjanue Ellis celebrate the show’s many nominations, mourn its cancellation after one season, explain their personal connections to their characters, and share moving reaction from viewers of their supernatural horror-drama. Plus, co-hosts Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall welcome EW executive editor Patrick Gomez, to...

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SNL Emmy nominees Cecily Strong and Bowen Yang join The Awardist to talk about Bowen’s historic nomination — the first SNL featured cast member to be nominated. They take us inside some of their most memorable season 46 sketches and characters, including Jeanine Pirro and the Iceberg that sank the Titanic. Cecily also addresses her future on the show, the two tell us what it’s like behind the scenes moments before the show goes liv...

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black-ish co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross join EW’s The Awardist from the set of their Emmy-nominated comedy to discuss their favorite episodes — and why Ross has the entire hair and make-up trailer to herself. Plus EW’s Gerrad Hall and Kristen Baldwin break down the Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Comedy races, featuring the black-ish stars as well as Jason Sudeikis, Jean Smart, Kenan Thompson and more.

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Emmy winner and current nominee Kate Winslet joins The Awardist to talk about her hit HBO limited series Mare of Easttown — why audiences connected to much with her grieving mother character, getting the look just right (that’s a wig!), caring for Jean Smart after an on-set injury, SNL’s Murdur Durdur sketch, and much more. Plus, co-hosts Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall handicap the Limited/Anthology Series or Movie and Lead Actres...

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Pose co-creator/writer/director Steven Canals and star Mj Rodriguez celebrate the show’s 9 Emmy nominations — including Rodriguez’s history-making Lead Actress nod — and explain the finale’s “Sex and the City moment.” Plus, EW’s Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall handicap the Outstanding Drama Series race and the Crown-tastic Lead Actress in a Drama category.

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The Emmy-nominated ‘Ted Lasso’ star reveals how a plea to the universe in her garden resulted in a dream job that shoots 20 minutes from her house. Plus EW’s Gerrad Hall and Kristen Baldwin dive into the Comedy Series and Comedy Supporting Actress races — can anything stop ‘Ted Lasso’?

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Host/Producers: Gerrad Hall (@gerradhall) and Kristen Baldwin (@KristenGBaldwin); Producer/Edito...

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Emmy nominations have been announced, and co-hosts Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall discuss the snubs and surprises, break down some of the top contenders — including The Crown, The Mandalorian, WandaVision, and Ted Lasso — and take a look at some of this year’s double nominees, including Jean Smart and Kenan Thompson. Plus, we talk to The Crown stars Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor — who played Princess Diana and Prince Charles on th...

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Co-hosts Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall break down the packed supporting actor and actress in a drama categories, plus ‘It’s a Sin’ creator Russell T. Davies and stars Olly Alexander and Lydia West join us to talk about their powerful HBO Max limited series about the rise of HIV/AIDS in England and its impact on one group of friends. 

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Kaley Cuoco talks to The Awardist co-host Kristen Baldwin about coping with a lot of “up and down emotions” as star and exec producer of the HBO Max comedy-thriller The Flight Attendant. Plus, Kristen and co-host Gerrad Hall analyze the hotly-contested Drama categories, featuring everything from The Crown to The Mandalorian.

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Can you imagine launching a late-night talk show during a global pandemic? Amber Ruffin can! The host of Peacock’s The Amber Ruffin Show talks to The Awardist about breaking through in late night with music, hard truths presented with humor, and beautiful bow ties. Plus, Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall wonder what it will take to mix up the Outstanding Variety Talk and Outstanding Variety Sketch races — no offense to Last Week Toni...

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Co-hosts Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall examine the state of the race in the supporting comedy categories, which include the stars of Ted Lasso, Saturday Night Live, and The Flight Attendant. And Chad star Nasim Pedrad joins Gerrad to talk about her TBS comedy and a Persian American high school boy who’s desperate for popularity, reaction to the cringe comedy, her physical and mental transformation, her early career goals, what sh...

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Co-hosts Gerrad Hall and Kristen Baldwin dive into the packed race for Outstanding Comedy Series, featuring Ted Lasso, The Flight Attendant, black-ish, Cobra Kai and more. Plus, Cobra Kai star and co-exec producer William Zabka on redeeming Johnny Lawrence, comparing bruises with co-star Ralph Macchio, and why he never thought The Karate Kid producers would cast him in the first place.

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EW’s Kristen Baldwin and Gerrad Hall examine the very competitive Limited Series race, including The Undoing, The Queen’s Gambit, WandaVision, and more. Plus, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, and Teyonah Parris, creator/writer/executive producer Jac Schaefer, and director/executive producer Matt Shakman join Gerrad for an extensive chat about the Disney+ Marvel series.

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Starting May 10th, The Awardist is BACK to bring you sizzling takes and juicy interviews as we dive into Emmys Season 2021! We're serving up conversations with some of this year's biggest award contenders, like: Kaley Cuoco, Amber Ruffin, the cast of WandaVision, and more! Plus in-depth discussions about who we think will (and should) win, Emmys trivia, and more! Hosted by Entertainment Weekly's Gerrad Hall and Kristen ...

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For the season finale, hosts David Canfield and Clarissa Cruz welcome a star-studded panel including awards expert Joey Nolfi and critic Leah Greenblatt to break down the 2021 Oscar ceremony, from the groundbreaking highs to the shocking lows. Among their many questions: What lessons did we learn, and what might this mean for Oscars going forward? Plus: Leslie Odom Jr., double nominated for One Night in Miami..., sits down with Cla...

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The big night is just a week away, which means after months of discussing, it’s time for The Awardist’s final Oscar predictions. Cohosts Clarissa Cruz and David Canfield are joined by EW awards expert Joey Nolfi as they go category by category and break down the locks, frontrunners, and potential upsets. Then, Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan joins the show for a rich conversation with Joey about her complex, provocative perform...

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This week, Best Actor nominee Riz Ahmed joins the show to discuss his powerhouse performance in Sound of Metal. Plus, in a special Awardist panel discussion, cohost Clarissa Cruz gathers four groundbreaking Oscar nominees in below the line categories, from hair & makeup to sound design, for a conversation about their craft and this history-making year.

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