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Podcast: 'Hottest Guy in the Room' (Not 'The Boy Who Lived')

Post Oscar Podcast Part 2! We left off talking about Meryl Streep's win in Part One. We pick that back up for a wee bit before a grab bag of shiny golden goodies to send you on your way.

Topics include but are not limited to...

  • "the hottest guy in the room"
  • Christopher Plummer and the best 'Best Supporting Actor' run ever
  • Busy Phillips ♥ Michelle Williams
  • Who will be the holdover nominee this year to next?
  • Brad Pitt. Nathaniel tries to let go. Everyone else resists
  • Best Original Song Death Watch
  • Oscar Hosting & Oscar Blogging
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Shunning Part 3
  • Goodbyes

You can download the podcast on iTunes or listen right here at the bottom of the post.

And that's a wrap on this Oscar year. We hope you enjoyed the coverage. I want to give a shout out to everyone who helped out during The Film Experience's biggest year ever. In addition to these podcast pals, big love to Michael, Kurt, Amir, Alexandra, Jason, Joanna, Robert, Jose and all of you reading whose passion for the site helps keep it going even when movies go sour or finances and times are tight.

Mwah! Now some sleep.

Regularly scheduled blogging resumes on Tuesday. Until then enjoy the podcasts and any pieces you might have missed along the way. Click around.

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Reader Comments (21)

I'm hugging all four of you right now. Can you feel it?
So much fun. Thanks again!

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

This whole podcast was such a joy to listen to. I listened twice back to back and i still dont think i've had enough!
Thanks guys! And please get together as often as possible.

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmir

It's so hard to let it go!!!

Pitt is so good at listening in "Moneyball". I've always heard that is the hardest thing when you're acting. Anyway, he has always been very Redford. I think he will end up directing and winning for a well-balanced drama.

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

great podcast , thanks guys. Always fun to hear.

As for hottest guy in room, yes Tate Taylor's hotness was a discovery this season. But the hottest guy has to be Jean Dujardin - that smile, those moves, that charm, the continuos joy . HOT.

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMurtada

Nick you are right on in regards to the Streep aceptance speech!!

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJay

I thought that Octavia Spencer was talking about the Oscar statuette when she said she was next to the hottest guy in the room. Wish her speech was better, but she was overwhelmed.

Nice podcasts! You guys are very funny and clearly great friends. Do these more often.

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian

What I love in this award season is the comeback of the queens of the '80! I mean OK, streep is always there, but What a joy to see Glenn Close nominated again for Albert Nobbs (and Damages), jessica Lange winning for a tour de force performance in American Horror Story and Sissy Spacek being a part in the award winning ensemble of The Help!
it was a pure joy to see all of them in the same room!
The joy would be perfect if Pfeiffer would be around .... but no! this year she chose New Year's Eve :(

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercole

re - and now, except of course Streep, they all have 6 oscar nominations! Pretty Amazing

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercole

You guys talk about Brad Pitt's prospects. I believe he could get recognition for Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave. It's supposed to come out in 2013, co-starriing Fassbender. However, the real protagonist will be Chiwetel Ejiofor, playing a free black man the 1850s who is sold back into slavery. I haven't been able to establish who Pitt and Fassbender will play, but there's the role of the evil plantation owner. Who knows. Pitt is part of the production team. Maybe he will reserve something juicy for himself... Best Supporting Actor?

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarcos

I've only seen short clips. Not even the youtube channel oscars has the winners with the presentations by Firth and Portman, but I loved the applause of the audience when Plummer mentioned McGregor in his speech. I don't think he's ever going to win an Oscar, mainly because of his choices, but he's getting some momentum after The Ghost Writer and Beginners back to back.

I hope the nominee from this year that will be there soon, will be Viola Davis. I'm not optimistic about it, but if she manages to get a meaty part this year, she'll be next year's Colin Firth (Single Man - The King's Speech). If it doesn't happen this year nor next. I'm afraid she'll lose the momentum and she'll go back to thankless supporting roles (Eat, Pray, Love was already after her first nomination!) or to TV. I still find it unbelievable that from the same movie, Spencer has an Oscar and Davis hasn't. It's some sort of bad joke.

Anyway, I was going to say something else, but I forgot. Next year.

PS. I think you should consider a star-studded podcast with all the contributors + the usual suspects to wrap up the awards season. Just like in New Year's Eve, but good.

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

I'm pretty sure Octavia was talking about the Oscar when she said "thanks to the Academy for putting me with the hottest guy in the room" because she looked at the Oscar when she said that, and she would've been with Tate Taylor with or without the Oscars (I mean it's not like he was nominated). I thought it was obvious when I saw it? I don't know why people are confused, lol.

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

Philip -- totally. that's what she meant/. We just thought it was funny that peopple were interpreting it differently.

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Oh... well now I sound dumb, lol. Ignore me! :P

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

Nat, you have a really sexy voice. Woa.

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWinWin

I agree, I thought this would be Pitt's year after the New York Film Critics Award. I really thought he would pick up steam, but the Globes really halted that and then the SAGs.

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBia

I enjoyed these two podcasts so much I listened to the first half of the first one repeatedly. Actually for some reason the slider bar never showed up on my iTunes, but I didn't care, I just enjoyed listening to the conversation so much I didn't mind. What a joy to hear, especially after all the high drama of this season.

This may be my favorite podcast that the four of you have ever done - light, graceful, flowed beautifully, esp pt 1 - but also I could HEAR everyone clearly. What a difference that makes.

March 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

Nick...where are you going to rank Meryl on your "Ranking the WInners" page? (I'm obsessed with that page, as well as your Side by Side by Side...I always refer to them). Is she a Fantastic, Fetching, Fair or Feh...my guess is Fetching...although I think she is a Fantastic.

I saw Iron Lady for the first time yesterday...wow! Why didn't the Academy (or any other televised awards org for that matter) feature her monologue in the doctor's office, or her demented, emasculating tirade in the conference room, as her awards clip? Such great moments...seriously, The Iron Lady is a culmination of the best elements from her last three lead nominations. As much as I love Viola, Meryl was a worthy winner.

And I'm really optimistic about Viola's future...she will have her moment.

March 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSoSueMe

SoSueMe: I am also very optimistic about Viola's future career and Oscar record. She has already broken the jinx of Africanamerican actresses. Only Whoopi Goldberg has ever received two nominations, and that was 20 years ago! ALL the others have received only one (Hattie McDaniel, Dorothy Dandrige, Cicely Tyson, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, etc.) That's why I think Viola stands a good chance of continuing to attract good roles and Oscar love!
What's more. Oscar has paid close attention to black actresses in recent years: Hudson, Sidibe, Davis, Spencer, Mo'Nique, Henson, Ruby Dee. I feel confident that this trend will continue and will improve Davis' chances.

March 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarcos

Viola can win Supporting Actress anytime after this loss. The hurt is behind being women of color are shut out of Best Actress. Penelope Cruz can get a nomination there but her win and subsequent nominations will be Supporting Actress only, unless Alomodovar builds another movie around her.

March 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Sorry Pedro.


March 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Viola can win Supporting Actress anytime after this loss. The hurt's behind women of color being shut out of Best Actress.
Penelope Cruz can get a nomination there but her win and subsequent nominations will be Supporting Actress only--unless Almodovar builds another movie around her.

March 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful
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