I had so much fun last week talking to Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan from Go Fug Yourself about throwing an Oscar bash at home that I wanted to have them back on to give their thoughts about the fashions at Sunday night’s ceremonies. We discussed whether or not fashion is “back with a vengeance,” surprise fashion winners, and why after the bonanza of Oscar-related free stuff I got last week this week so far I’ve received nothing. (Perhaps that portion of the segment was slightly self-indulgent.)Follow @bigwakeupcall
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan from “Go Fug Yourself” called in to offer their helpful hints on throwing a red carpet-style Oscar party at home. Along with party drinks and snacks, discussion topics included everyone being an hour late, Canadian Tuxedos, amateur Project Runway competitions, and floating heads.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of “Hidden Figures,” the bestselling book that inspired the Oscar-nominated film. We discussed how she grew up in Virginia and knew the women portrayed in the film, How the movie went into production while she was still writing the book, and why she wanted to tell this story — and why so many of us had never heard it before.
Ryan Jay is a nationally syndicated radio film critic who joined us to talk all about last night’s ceremonies. We discussed the best picture announcement debacle, Oscar fashion, and Jimmy Kimmel’s performance.Follow @bigwakeupcall
James Berardinelli writes for reelviews.net and called in to chat about this year’s Oscars. We discussed the timing of the ceremonies, the broadcast, why the Best Picture category was expanded (and why they still don’t recognize the films they should), and what movie’s got the momentum to be a winner going into Oscar night.
The Movie Man called in exactly on time and not a second later to give us his thoughts on “Ride Along 2,” “13 Hours,” and why the Oscar nominations are “Straight Outta Diversity.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Glenn Kenny is a film critic for Roger Ebert’s website and also the author of “Anatomy of An Actor: Robert DeNiro.” Glenn called in to share his thought’s on last night’s ceremonies, and agreed with me that while Neil Patrick Harris generally did well, it’s not wise to mess with The Oprah.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Last year, The Movie Man correctly predicted ALL of the major Oscar categories. Listen to his picks for this year’s awards, and also learn why he’s staying home to watch this year and why Hot Tub Time Machine 2 needs a gallon of bleach.