Chris Lowell stars in one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year, “Promising Young Woman” – it picked up two Critics Choice awards for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay – certainly in Oscar contention.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan joined the BWUC Five Timers’ Club when they called in for a chat about Sunday Night’s Oscar ceremony, including the best and worst dressed, any indicators of future fashion trends, who was the most surprisingly dressed, and Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper revisited. Once I get the presses running again in my basement, they’ll get the official 5-timers commemorative t-shirt and certificate of achievement (suitable for framing).Follow @bigwakeupcall
Hollywood gift guru Lash Fary returned to the show for a fun chat about what will be in the “Everyone Wins” nominee gift bags for the Academy Awards this year, including some amazing trips, rejuvenating procedures, carefully-crafted booze and some interesting edibles.
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