The race for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and other recognition as the film world's best compete for the highest honors. Longtime Hollywood watchers John Horn and Kyle Buchanan talk about the week's developments, talk to leading actors, directors and filmmakers and let you in on insider gossip, confer with other awards-season pundits, and track industry buzz to figure out who's up, who's down, and who's currently leading the race for a coveted awards.
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How savvy campaigns shape the Oscar race

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How do savvy Oscar campaign strategists like Harvey Weinstein shape narratives that propel one film to glory and leave another in the dust? Co-hosts John Horn ( Kyle Buchanan ( make comparisons to the political messaging of Trump v. Hillary when parsing what works in Hollywood. They note how the campaign for "Manchester by the Sea" had to pivot from its original message and how "Lion" took advantage of real world events around Trump's travel ban in its Oscar campaign. Meanwhile, "Moonlight" has resisted the media's push to pit it against "La La Land," instead stressing the narratives of each creative person behind the film. Subscribe to The Awards Show Show podcast on iTunes: