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Smackdown Companion - The Shape of Phantom Billboards

NEW PODCAST! *Updated with correct podcast file*

For this week's podcast Nathaniel R presents a companion conversation to our Supporting Actress Smackdown (which we'll presume you've read already!). Joining him to discuss the Best Picture race and more generalized discussion about supporting actressing in 2017 are: Andrew Carden (Awards Connection / Gold Derby) Chris Feil (The Film Experience), Candice Frederick (Reel Talker), Erica Mann (NYC Film Chick), and Kevin P O'Keeffe (Into). 

Index (42 minutes)
00:01 Intros & Rewatches
02:30 Favs That Weren't Nominated
13:00 Mary J Blige and Carey Mulligan and Mudbound
17:00 Shape of Water, Get Out, or Three Billboards to Win?
31:00 Switching Roles Around: Octavia Spencer
37:30 Allison Janney and Julianne Nicholson and I Tonya
40:00 Lesley Manville, Laurie Metcalf and Goodbyes

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunesContinue the conversations in the comments, won't you? 

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Reader Comments (10)

Hey Nathaniel, I believe you attached last week's podcast. Not this week's.

February 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlexD

Wrong podcast sir.

February 27, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

omg HOW EMBARRASSING. fixed. (too little sleep this week)

February 27, 2018 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

That was a really good conversation. I appreciated the discussion of the new academy members and how they may very possibly be voting more with an eye toward posterity/longevity. Which is how I would vote if I were an academy member. My other takeaway is that yes: Hollywood needs to give Octavia Spencer more challenging roles in the future.

February 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Huge fan of the podcast, and a smack down reader since the Stinky Lulu day’s, but found today’s conversation overly negative. Maybe we’re just at that point of the year, but I was just bummed out to hear people so dismissively talking about really great work by actresses like Laurie Metcalf and Lesley manville.

February 27, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermaybe next time

Thank you guys that was great! Keep up the good work!!

February 28, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterstjeans

I disagreed with a lot of what was discussed here (Candice’s disdain for Phantom Thread and Lady Bird hurts), but I really enjoyed the conversation. The idea of Octavia Spencer as Cyril is inspired!

February 28, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterthefilmjunkie

Betty Gabriel was fine - nothing more than that.

February 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterUlrich

I am still stunned at Janney's steamroll this season. Laurie Metcalf's work in Lady Bird is extraordinary--why she's not winning everything can only be explained by Janney's extreme popularity. I just don't get it.

March 2, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Why invite people to discuss the supporting actresses if they don't like any of the nominees? What a downer.

March 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHustler

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