The show moves to the Elm City for its annual snort of/at The Oscars, this time from the lobby of The Study at Yale in front of a live audience numbering in the dozens!
Our panel talks about #oscarssowhite. Richard Brody calls it The Oscar Whiteness Machine. FiveThirtyEight finds that part of the problem is that non-white actors and films barely get any support from their studios.
And, of course, there will be changes to the Academy Awards broadcast this year. For one thing, winners' thank-you lists will crawl across the screen while they hopefully say something somewhat interesting in their acceptance speeches rather than a roll call of hairdressers and publicists. We’ll see how that goes.
Plus: Even if the Oscars don't quite get it right, this was actually a pretty good year for movies. Wasn't it? At least it wasn't 2012.
- Tom Breen - Reporter for The New Haven Independent and host on WNHH Community Radio
- Arnold Gorlick - Owner, Madison Art Cinemas
- Vivian Nabeta - Marketing Director, The Stowe Center
Colin McEnroe, Eugene Amatruda, Greg Hill, Betsy Kaplan, Catie Talarski, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.