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Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast Roundtable on What We Got Right — And So, So Wrong — With This Year’s Oscars

That’s a wrap on Oscar season 2024 — but first, the Variety Awards Circuit Podcast’s Roundtable dives in one last time to take a final look at the highs, lows and head scratchers from Sunday night’s ceremony. “Oppenheimer” did huge, but it didn’t quite sweep. “Poor Things” over-poor-formed. (Sorry, this is the Roundtable, so dad jokes and bad puns are required!) We’re still not quite sure what Al Pacino was doing before handing out the best picture Academy

Award. But overall, this year’s Oscars gets high marks for good speeches, fun segments (“I’m Just Ken” leading that, of course), solid quips by host Jimmy Kimmel and perhaps — most importantly — ending early.

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Listen to this week’s episode, and join Clayton Davis, Jenelle Riley, Jazz Tangcay and Michael Schneider as we give our parting thoughts in another Roundtable Mega Edition below:

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Brits Dominate Oscars in Non-Acting Categories With Wins for Christopher Nolan, ‘The Zone of Interest’ and ‘Poor Things’

The ‘Oppenheimer’ Oscars Reminded Us That Movies Can Still Be the Great Mass Art Form

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Jimmy Kimmel Stops the Oscars to Fire Back at Donald Trump, Who Slammed the Show as ‘Boring’: ‘Isn’t It Past Your Jail Time?’

Oscars In Memoriam: Angus Cloud, Lance Reddick, Norman Lear Omitted From Main Segment

Emma Stone Fights Tears and a Broken Dress While Accepting Best Actress Oscar for ‘Poor Things’: ‘Thank You for the Gift of a Lifetime in Bella Baxter’

Oscars 2024: Netflix Wins Just One Award and Apple Shut Out After Streamers Combine for 32 Nominations

Cillian Murphy Wins Best Actor Oscar: I’m a ‘Very Proud Irish Man Standing Up Here Tonight’

Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell Become Oscars’ Youngest Two-Time Winners Ever, Taking Home Best Song for ‘What Was I Made For?’

Ludwig Göransson Wins His Second Oscar for ‘Oppenheimer’ Score

Ryan Gosling Electrifies Oscars With ‘I’m Just Ken’ Live as Margot Robbie, Emma Stone and More Passionately Sing Along; Slash Also Rocks Out on Stage

’20 Days in Mariupol’ Director Delivers Powerful Oscar Speech: I Wish to Exchange Award for ‘Russia Never Attacking Ukraine’

Robert Downey Jr. Wins First Oscar for ‘Oppenheimer’: ‘I’d Like to Thank My Terrible Childhood and the Academy’

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt Roast ‘Barbenheimer’ Rivalry at the Oscars; Blunt Jokingly Accuses Gosling of Spray Painting Ken’s Abs

John Cena Goes Nude on the Oscars Stage in Nod to Infamous Academy Award Streaker, Quips: ‘The Male Body Is Not a Joke!’

Da’Vine Joy Randolph Breaks Down in Tears During Emotional Oscars Acceptance Speech: ‘Thank You for Seeing Me’

Jimmy Kimmel Skewers Greta Gerwig’s Director Snub, ‘Madame Web’ and Robert Downey Jr.’s History of Drug Addiction in Oscars Monologue

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Jimmy Kimmel Doesn’t Buy That He’s Now the Oscars’ Permanent Host: ‘You Assume I’ve Been Asked’

We’re off for a few weeks as we prepare for a busy Emmy season, but keep a look out for the return of the Awards Circuit Podcast next month! Until then, we’ll see you on the circuit.

Variety’s “Awards Circuit” podcast, hosted by Clayton Davis, Jenelle Riley, Jazz Tangcay, Emily Longeretta and Michael Schneider, who also produces, is your one-stop source for lively conversations about the best in film and television. Each week, “Awards Circuit” features interviews with top film and TV talent and creatives, discussions and debates about awards races and industry headlines, and much more. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or anywhere you download podcasts. New episodes post weekly.

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