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Introducing the Panel for "Smackdown '01"

Thanks for all your last minute votes for the Supporting Actress Smackdown of 2001. The Smackdown and its podcast companion will be up this Thursday so let's meet the panel after the jump...

please welcome these first time panelists!

Valerie Complex, is an entertainment freelance writer and film critic. In addition to being an approved Rotten Tomatoes critic, she has written for well known sites and magazines such as The Hollywood Reporter, Harpers Bazaar, The Playlist, The Mary Sue, IGN and many others. [Twitter | Instagram ]

Shane is a contributing writer at where his primary focus is documentaries and non-English cinema. He is based in Kingston, Jamaica and has covered the New York, Pan African and Toronto film festivals. [Twitter | Instagram]

and please welcome back returning panelists...

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch. [Twitter | Instagram]

Joe Reid is a freelance film journalist, the managing editor of Primetimer, and the co-host of the This Had Oscar Buzz podcast. [Twitter]

and your host...

NATHANIEL R (c'est moi) of course, a freelance film journalist, actressexual, crazy cat lady, film critic for, a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, Eugene O'Neill Fellow, and Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. But you know him best as the founder/editor/owner of The Film Experience. [Twitter | Instagram ]

We'll be back together as a group to discuss In the Bedroom, Gosford Park, A Beautiful Mind, and Iris and more on Thursday. 


P.S. If you have any favourite journalists, film critics, cinephile actors, or the like who you think would be perfect for a future Smackdown please do suggest them to Nathaniel who is always on the lookout for guests.


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Reader Comments (18)

Yesss, Joe Reid fanboy here. I listen to his podcast pretty much everyday.

June 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

Cool line-up.

June 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArkaan

Yay! Looking forward to hearing what this pane thinks of the nominees.

June 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNick T

valerie complex is a superhero name!

June 18, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterpar

The return of Joe Reid! And Erik! Awesome.

June 18, 2019 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

Love this panel. Expecting some great discussion and commentary on these nominated women and the place these performances hold in their filmography

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEoin Daly

Wow - Shane and Valerie Complex are great additions!

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Yayyy for Valerie, Shane, and Erik.

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTess

I know Erik from his GoldDerby days (its galgirl!). Love him!

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan (the 1st)

Lovng the line up.

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRicky

Looking forward to this, as ever!

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRob

My bussy is yours Shane.

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

Love this line up, and welcome back Joe Reid, who is always thoughtful and entertaining. I listen to
This too had Oscar Buzz regularly.

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Can we get Katie Rich or Melaine Lynskey back as panelists.

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

Mark Gordon -- Melanie & Katey both have tiny babies right now so they're not available at the moment.

June 19, 2019 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Familiar and new faces! Can't wait to read the results.

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTom G

Is it too late to send in last minute votes?

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

Can't wait for the podcast. and those pix are great!

looking forward to the 1960 Smackdown, does anyone have any tips on where to find "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs"? My library doesn't have it and I'm still looking w/o success online except for

June 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSFOTroy

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