After years of cratering in Noah’s office Oscar pool, Be Reel is dispensing with the predictive bubbling and bringing in a third voice to make sense of Hollywood’s biggest (and often most obtuse) night. 

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Returning guest and “Sweet and Low” author Nick White joins the program to help us blitz through most of the 2020 categories, pausing for historical context, announcing the favorites, and a little bit of wishful thinking.

Highlights include Noah’s surprise anointing of “The Irishman” for awards glory, Chance’s historical theories about “1917,” and Nick’s fury over the J-Lo / “Hustlers” win that will never be. Also, enjoy a surprising amount of discussion on how and how not to give an acceptance speech.

LISTEN: Loudest Laugh, Favorite Shot & More Alternative 2019 Year-End Awards [Be Reel Podcast]

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