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This episode, we unpacked our reactions to the 93rd Academy Awards that honored films created in 2020 with our dear friend Eileen Chow. Despite being a particularly underwhelming viewing experience, the Oscars created cultural moments that sparked heated discussion across China, the US, and all diaspora in between. We talked about:
- 1:20 The “Diet Oscars” of 2021
- 7:50 Chole Zhao’s Nomadland acceptance speech is a phenomenal cross-cultural pop-culture moment
- 15:00 The controversy of quoting “Three Character Classic”
- 30:10 Best Male Lead - “The Father” and many issues in Oscar planning
- 34:31 Best Supporting Male Actor - “Judas and the Black Messiah”
- 37:10 Best Editing - “Sound of Metal”
- 39:39 Best Animated Feature Nominee - “Wolfwalker”
- 41:20 Best Documentary Nominee -“Crip Camp”
- 48:50 Youn Yuh-jung couldn’t care less about Brad Pitt and we are very here for it
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