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And the Oscar Goes To… Cinephile Hissy Fit!

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Hey all, Will Johnson here, the President of the Cinephile Hissy Fit Cinema Awards where it just so happens Marvel films win Best Picture and Samantha Robinson always wins Best Actress. Don Shanahan has no voting rights for this award ceremony, it should be noted. In the CHF world, Black Panther didn’t lose to {expletive deleted} Green Book! But I digress.

On the fifth, special edition episode of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, Don and Will go into the politics and evolution of the Best Picture category, digging through personal Oscar memories of decades past as well as predicting the flailing award show’s future. And after that discussion, they get into 2021’s nominees themselves, reviewing all eight films on a love/hate/middle scale.

Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield raise their fists in a church
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If you are looking for more in-depth reviews outside of the podcast, you can find reviews of seven of the Best Picture nominees on 25YL, linked below (somehow we missed writing on The Father!).

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So, without further ado, enjoy this special edition episode. If you are so inclined, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! We are very responsive there and will gladly answer any of your questions. But please send all hate mail to Don. Cinephile Hissy Fit is a 25YL production and part of the Ruminations Radio Network!

The Academy Awards

Listen to this episode from Cinephile Hissy Fit on Spotify. For our fifth episode, our hosts take a bonus round to debate the upcoming Academy Awards. 25YL film critics, wise dads, and expert school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan go through the Best Picture nominees and highlight their thoughts, favorites, and mindsets coming out of this very drawn-out awards season.

Written by Will Johnson

Will is the author of the little-read books Secure Immaturity: A Nostalgia-Crushing Journey Through Film and Obsessive Compulsive: Poetry Formed From Chaos. Will is a film critic at 25YL but also specializes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the occasional horror review. Will loves his hometown Buccaneers and lives in Phoenix, AZ, USA with his two daughters.

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