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The Awardist

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The Awardist

The Awardist

Entertainment Weekly

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51
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The Awardist, from Entertainment Weekly, takes you inside this year’s top contenders for the industry’s biggest awards. This season, join EW's Executive Editor Sarah Rodman & TV Critic Kristen Baldwin as they discuss 2020's Emmy contenders, chat with some of your favorite actors on TV, and engage in Emmy trivia.

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EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin react to all of the surprises, delights, and let-downs of the completely unique 2020 Emmys broadcast, including: the dominance of Schitt’s Creek, Zendaya and Billy Crudup’s upset wins, Bob Odenkirk in his shed, Randall Park’s alpaca, and more! EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go toewpoll.comto tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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The Emmys: Last Looks

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin give their final thoughts and predictions for what should be one of the most unique Emmy ceremonies we've ever seen. EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go toewpoll.comto tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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EW's Gerrad Hall hosts this Bonus Episode roundtable with six overachievers -- Emmy contenders Angela Bassett, Giancarlo Esposito, Dan Levy, Maya Rudolph, Wanda Sykes, and Ramy Youssef, all nominated in two or more categories this year. Though often competing against each other, the group gush over each other's work, discuss their nominations, taking on new challenges and genres, wearing multiple hats during projects, and much more. This roundtable also happened to be recorded on the day Democratic presidential nomineeJoe Bidenannounced his pick of Kamala Harris for vice president, prompting Rudolph (and her co-panelists) to react to the potential her SNL portrayal of Harris might soon be revived. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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BONUS Episode: EW's Emmy roundtable with Robin Thede, Sam Jay, Amber Ruffin, X Mayo and Kristen Bartlett

Join EW's Sarah Rodman and special guests Robin Thede of "A Black Lady Sketch Show," Amber Ruffin of "Late Night With Seth Meyers," Sam Jay of "Saturday Night Live," Kristen Bartlett of "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee," and X Mayo of "The Daily Show" as they recount how they kept writing for Emmy-nominated shows even in the midst of a global pandemic, continued incidents of police brutality, plus general racism and socioeconomic injustice that all made the work of being funny even harder than before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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BONUS Episode: EW's Emmy roundtable with Robin Thede, Sam Jay, Amber Ruffin, X Mayo and Kristen Bartlett

Andre Braugher of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" & Kenan Thompson of "SNL"

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin break down the Emmy nominations for Andre Braugher and Kenan Thompson, and how those nominations each relate to "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Saturday Night Live" as a whole. Then Kristen chats with Andre Braugher about his big fight scene this season, working with his canine co-star, and what he thinks needs to change about the way police are portrayed in the media. Finally, Sarah talks to Kenan Thompson about shooting SNL at home, the importance of Black representation on the show, and being Instagram buddies with Big Papi. EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go toewpoll.comto tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Matt Berry of "What We Do in the Shadows" on the scene that made him go weak in the knees

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Matt Berry of "What We Do in the Shadows" on the scene that made him go weak in the knees

Holland Taylor of "Hollywood" on how she'd like to be more like Ellen Kincaid / A Female-Centric Year of Nominations

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin break down a strong year for female-driven shows earning nominations, how the Academy has stepped up in terms of Black nominees, and where the Emmys still need to improve when it comes to inclusion. Then Sarah talks to Holland Taylor of "Hollywood" in a wide-ranging conversation about her "Bosom Buddies" past, why she wishes she was more like her "Hollywood" character Ellen Kincaid, reunitingwith Dylan McDermott, and all about her new puppy. Plus, she reveals the story behind a famous Emmy moment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 minAUG 12
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Holland Taylor of "Hollywood" on how she'd like to be more like Ellen Kincaid / A Female-Centric Year of Nominations

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36 minJUL 29
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Cate Blanchett on the "incredibly isolating" experience of playing Phyllis Schlafly in "Mrs. America" / Outstanding Limited Series

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin discuss the contenders for theOutstanding Limited Series category. Then Sarah interviewsCate Blanchett of "Mrs. America," and they discuss: how Cate approached playing a character ideologicallyopposed to herself, using quarantine toinvestigate how to erase her identity, getting her fake teeth stuck on John Slattery's fake teeth, why she found playing Phyllis Schlafly "incrediblyisolating," and what she learned from that isolation. EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go toewpoll.comto tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 minJUL 13
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Cate Blanchett on the "incredibly isolating" experience of playing Phyllis Schlafly in "Mrs. America" / Outstanding Limited Series

D'Arcy Carden's emotional reaction to the finale of "The Good Place" & Manny Jacinto shares his mementos / Outstanding Lead Actress & Actor in a Comedy Series

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin delve into the potential contenders for Outstanding Lead Actress & Actor in a Comedy Series. Then Sarah interviews D'ArcyCarden of "The Good Place" to discuss: the experience ofplaying her castmates' characters, the brilliance of Ted Danson, her favorite version of Janet to play, her emotional response to the finale, and more. To wrap up the show, Sarah talks to Manny Jacinto about who he tried to crack up most on the set of "The Good Place," Jason's moments of accidental wisdom, the stress of his dance number in the finale, plus he shares some mementos from the show. EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go toewpoll.comto tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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D'Arcy Carden's emotional reaction to the finale of "The Good Place" & Manny Jacinto shares his mementos / Outstanding Lead Actress & Actor in a Comedy Series

Latest Episodes

Emmys Reactions

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin react to all of the surprises, delights, and let-downs of the completely unique 2020 Emmys broadcast, including: the dominance of Schitt’s Creek, Zendaya and Billy Crudup’s upset wins, Bob Odenkirk in his shed, Randall Park’s alpaca, and more! EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go toewpoll.comto tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 minSEP 23
Comments
Emmys Reactions

The Emmys: Last Looks

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin give their final thoughts and predictions for what should be one of the most unique Emmy ceremonies we've ever seen. EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go toewpoll.comto tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 minSEP 15
Comments
The Emmys: Last Looks

BONUS Episode: Multi-Nominated Emmy Contender Roundtable

EW's Gerrad Hall hosts this Bonus Episode roundtable with six overachievers -- Emmy contenders Angela Bassett, Giancarlo Esposito, Dan Levy, Maya Rudolph, Wanda Sykes, and Ramy Youssef, all nominated in two or more categories this year. Though often competing against each other, the group gush over each other's work, discuss their nominations, taking on new challenges and genres, wearing multiple hats during projects, and much more. This roundtable also happened to be recorded on the day Democratic presidential nomineeJoe Bidenannounced his pick of Kamala Harris for vice president, prompting Rudolph (and her co-panelists) to react to the potential her SNL portrayal of Harris might soon be revived. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 minSEP 8
Comments
BONUS Episode: Multi-Nominated Emmy Contender Roundtable

BONUS Episode: EW's Emmy roundtable with Robin Thede, Sam Jay, Amber Ruffin, X Mayo and Kristen Bartlett

Join EW's Sarah Rodman and special guests Robin Thede of "A Black Lady Sketch Show," Amber Ruffin of "Late Night With Seth Meyers," Sam Jay of "Saturday Night Live," Kristen Bartlett of "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee," and X Mayo of "The Daily Show" as they recount how they kept writing for Emmy-nominated shows even in the midst of a global pandemic, continued incidents of police brutality, plus general racism and socioeconomic injustice that all made the work of being funny even harder than before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 minSEP 1
Comments
BONUS Episode: EW's Emmy roundtable with Robin Thede, Sam Jay, Amber Ruffin, X Mayo and Kristen Bartlett

Andre Braugher of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" & Kenan Thompson of "SNL"

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin break down the Emmy nominations for Andre Braugher and Kenan Thompson, and how those nominations each relate to "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Saturday Night Live" as a whole. Then Kristen chats with Andre Braugher about his big fight scene this season, working with his canine co-star, and what he thinks needs to change about the way police are portrayed in the media. Finally, Sarah talks to Kenan Thompson about shooting SNL at home, the importance of Black representation on the show, and being Instagram buddies with Big Papi. EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go toewpoll.comto tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

60 minAUG 25
Comments
Andre Braugher of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" & Kenan Thompson of "SNL"

Matt Berry of "What We Do in the Shadows" on the scene that made him go weak in the knees

EW's Kristen Baldwin interviews Matt Berry of "What We Do in the Shadows" about his favorite running gags on the show, working with an idol of his in Mark Hamill, his strategy for improvising lines on set, the number one rule for performing comedy songs, how he is similar to Jemaine Clement, whether he would be in favor of a Jackie Daytona spinoff, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23 minAUG 18
Comments
Matt Berry of "What We Do in the Shadows" on the scene that made him go weak in the knees

Holland Taylor of "Hollywood" on how she'd like to be more like Ellen Kincaid / A Female-Centric Year of Nominations

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin break down a strong year for female-driven shows earning nominations, how the Academy has stepped up in terms of Black nominees, and where the Emmys still need to improve when it comes to inclusion. Then Sarah talks to Holland Taylor of "Hollywood" in a wide-ranging conversation about her "Bosom Buddies" past, why she wishes she was more like her "Hollywood" character Ellen Kincaid, reunitingwith Dylan McDermott, and all about her new puppy. Plus, she reveals the story behind a famous Emmy moment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 minAUG 12
Comments
Holland Taylor of "Hollywood" on how she'd like to be more like Ellen Kincaid / A Female-Centric Year of Nominations

Breaking Down the Emmy Nominations

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin break down the newly-announced nominees in the top categories for the72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Sarah and Kristen discuss the most offensive snubs, the biggest surprises, rave about theirfavorites, and make their expert predictions regarding who is in the best position to take home trophies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 minJUL 29
Comments
Breaking Down the Emmy Nominations

Cate Blanchett on the "incredibly isolating" experience of playing Phyllis Schlafly in "Mrs. America" / Outstanding Limited Series

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin discuss the contenders for theOutstanding Limited Series category. Then Sarah interviewsCate Blanchett of "Mrs. America," and they discuss: how Cate approached playing a character ideologicallyopposed to herself, using quarantine toinvestigate how to erase her identity, getting her fake teeth stuck on John Slattery's fake teeth, why she found playing Phyllis Schlafly "incrediblyisolating," and what she learned from that isolation. EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go toewpoll.comto tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 minJUL 13
Comments
Cate Blanchett on the "incredibly isolating" experience of playing Phyllis Schlafly in "Mrs. America" / Outstanding Limited Series

D'Arcy Carden's emotional reaction to the finale of "The Good Place" & Manny Jacinto shares his mementos / Outstanding Lead Actress & Actor in a Comedy Series

EW's Sarah Rodman and Kristen Baldwin delve into the potential contenders for Outstanding Lead Actress & Actor in a Comedy Series. Then Sarah interviews D'ArcyCarden of "The Good Place" to discuss: the experience ofplaying her castmates' characters, the brilliance of Ted Danson, her favorite version of Janet to play, her emotional response to the finale, and more. To wrap up the show, Sarah talks to Manny Jacinto about who he tried to crack up most on the set of "The Good Place," Jason's moments of accidental wisdom, the stress of his dance number in the finale, plus he shares some mementos from the show. EW would love your feedback on our podcasts and what else you're listening to right now. Go toewpoll.comto tell us more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

61 minJUL 10
Comments
D'Arcy Carden's emotional reaction to the finale of "The Good Place" & Manny Jacinto shares his mementos / Outstanding Lead Actress & Actor in a Comedy Series
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