April 21, 2021

EP. 204.6 — 2021 Oscar Special

Paul & Amy break down Nomadland, Mank, Judas & The Black Messiah, and all the Best Picture nominees before this year’s Academy Awards! They discuss which movies looked too depressing to tackle during a pandemic (and which are less depressing than you’d think), ask why the Best Picture and Best Director nominations aren’t one and the same, and give their predictions for the big category winners (and the shorts of course). Plus: some of their favorites from 2020 that didn’t get nominations!

Next week, we finish our Underdogs series with the fan-voted pick, Hoop Dreams! Learn more about the show at unspooledpod.com, follow us on Twitter @unspooled and Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. You can also listen to our Stitcher Premium game show Screen Test right now at https://www.stitcher.com/show/unspooled-screen-test, and apply to be a contestant at unspooledpod@gmail.com! Photo credit: Kim Troxall

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