Our topic this week: With all of the controversy this year, is it time to fix The Oscars?

The Oscars have always been the premiere awards event, the best of the best, the most prestigious award in entertainment is The Academy Award. This year’s nominees have arrived not with excitement and elation, but with vitriol and controversy. For the 2nd year in a row, not a single actor of color was nominated for an acting award. But is that because of blatant racism, like many involved with the #OscarsSoWhite movement claim, or is it simply because those were the best performances of the year? We take a look at this divisive topic, in our own special way.

Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Movie and TV Podcast:

  • (0:00 – 25:54) Movie and TV News: Do we need more origin stories from aging heroes, Laurel and Hardy get a biography, Star Wars gets a release date shift, and much more | Trailer discussion on Suicide Squad, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • (25:55 – 1:28:56) From The Outside In Topic: Is it time to fix the Oscars? | Listener topic comments
  • (1:28:57 – 1:53:08) What’s This Movie? | Reviews of Ride Along 2, Naz and Maalik, The X-Files Premiere and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi | Upcoming Attractions The 5th Wave, The Boy and Dirty Grandpa | VOD and Blu-Ray Releases
  • (1:53:09 – 2:03:15) Emails | Closing
  • (2:03:16 – 2:11:51) Goodbye, Alan Rickman
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