“WHAT DO WE WANT?” - “OSCARS THAT ARE MORE PROGRESSIVE THAN THE INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS!” - “WHEN DO WE WANT IT?” - “YESTERDAY!”
In our latest podcast episode, Jim Slotek, Bonnie Laufer, Kim Hughes, Liam Lacey and Karen Gordon ponder what stands to be the most “commercial” Oscars in decades, an Oscars with more diversity than we’ve ever seen. And yet, the complaints rain down harder than ever.
Also, hurray for Canada! Three entrants in the animated shorts category are either Canadian or made by a Canadian. The one that most captured our hearts: Pixar’s Bao, by Toronto native Domee Shi, about a barbecued pork bun that is raised as a human child. Included: A clip of Bonnie Laufer’s interview with Oscar-nominee Shi.