Below the Line
Season 7 - Ep 16 - Below the Line at the Oscars

Season 7 - Ep 16 - Below the Line at the Oscars

May 2, 2021

Bonus Oscar episode! Today, we're talking about the ceremony itself: my guest is three-time nominee John Pritchett, nominated this year for his sound work on News of the World. We discuss the challenges and unexpected perks of attending the Academy Awards with COVID-19 protocols in place.

Season 7 - Ep 15 - Oscars - Original Score

Season 7 - Ep 15 - Oscars - Original Score

April 23, 2021

Today concludes our 10-episode Oscar series highlighting the technical awards. To discuss the nominees for Original Score, I’m joined by returning guests Louis Weeks (score composer), Mick Coogan (songwriter) and Chris Molanphy (host of the Slate podcast, Hit Parade). Enjoy the ceremony this weekend!

Season 7 - Ep 14 - Oscars - Makeup and Hairstyling

Season 7 - Ep 14 - Oscars - Makeup and Hairstyling

April 22, 2021

The Academy Awards are only a few days away, and we’ve got two more categories to discuss. Today, Angela Nogaro (makeup) and Yvonne De Patis-Kupka (hair) join me to assess the Oscar nominees for Makeup and Hairstyling.

Season 7 - Ep 13 - Oscars - Film Editing

Season 7 - Ep 13 - Oscars - Film Editing

April 20, 2021

Our Academy Awards coverage continues all week. Today, I’m joined by Josh Gitelson (former editor/current lawyer) and Christopher Angel (writer/director/editor) to discuss the Oscar nominees for Film Editing.

Season 7 - Ep 12 - Oscars - Original Song

Season 7 - Ep 12 - Oscars - Original Song

April 19, 2021

With the Oscars ceremony less than a week away, we’re still talking about Academy Award nominees in the technical categories. Today, we're breaking down Original Song with returning guests Mick Coogan (composer) and Chris Molanphy (host of the Slate podcast, Hit Parade).

Season 7 - Ep 11 - Oscars - Cinematography

Season 7 - Ep 11 - Oscars - Cinematography

April 16, 2021

Week Two of our Oscars coverage culminates with the Academy Award for Cinematography, and cinematographer David Tuttman joins me once again this year to discuss the nominated films in this category.

Season 7 - Ep 10 - Oscars - Visual Effects

Season 7 - Ep 10 - Oscars - Visual Effects

April 14, 2021

As we continue our coverage of the Oscar nominees in the technical categories, I’m joined once again by Industry veteran Kent Seki. Today, we’re talking about the films recognized by the Academy for Visual Effects. 

Season 7 - Ep 9 - Oscars - Production Design

Season 7 - Ep 9 - Oscars - Production Design

April 12, 2021

Week Two of our Academy Awards coverage starts now. Today, I'm joined by Production Designer Sam Lisenco, Set Decorator Regina Graves and Lead Man Kerry Weeks to review the Oscar nominees for Production Design.

Season 7 - Ep 8 - Oscars - Animated Feature

Season 7 - Ep 8 - Oscars - Animated Feature

April 9, 2021

Today wraps up our first week of Academy Awards coverage, and I’m joined by Kent Seki (visual effects) for a discussion of the Oscar nominees for Animated Feature.

Season 7 - Ep 7 - Oscars - Costume Design

Season 7 - Ep 7 - Oscars - Costume Design

April 7, 2021

Our discussion of Academy Award nominees in the technical categories continues! This episode, I'm joined by two costume designers, Allison Choi Braun and Katie Irish, to discuss this year’s Oscar finalists for — you guessed it — Costume Design.

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