The All-New "Inside the Oscars®" Podcast Is Now Playing!
Listen up! From the network that is home to Hollywood's biggest night comes the new podcast "Inside the Oscars®," hosted by ABC News' Ginger Zee and produced by ABC Audio. The six-part series dives into everything listeners want to know in the one-month countdown to an Oscar Sunday that will be like no other, including how filmmaking and the way we enjoy movies has changed. Plus, what makes a film Oscar-worthy in 2021? And what will pass for red carpet fashion this year? The first episode of "Inside the Oscars" is available now with new episodes posting Thursdays.
"Inside the Oscars" features interviews with A-list celebrities, including first-time Oscar-nominated actress Andra Day, star of "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," as well as unsung Hollywood heroes. It explores how the pandemic changed the movie industry, goes behind-the-scenes of the intricate system of choosing the Best Picture winner and examines how the historical fights for justice portrayed in many of the nominated films relate to the challenges facing communities of color today. "Inside the Oscars" features reporting by The Undefeated's Senior Entertainment Writer Kelley Carter, ABC News Entertainment Contributor Chris Connelly, ABC News Radio Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson and ABC News Correspondent Janai Norman.
"Inside the Oscars" is available for free on major listening platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and the ABC News app. The final episode will be released on April 26, the day after the 93rd Oscars.
Episode 1: And the Nominees Are?
You can watch almost all of this year's Oscar-nominated movies from your living room, but without blockbuster releases and battles over box office rankings, many of the best new films have flown under the radar. Host Ginger Zee and ABC News entertainment contributor Chris Connelly help get you up to speed on all the extraordinary movies you may have missed. Plus, a preview of the history that could be made on Oscar Sunday and how the Academy is contending with all the curveballs of COVID ahead of Hollywood's biggest night.
LISTEN TO "EPISODE 1: AND THE NOMINEES ARE?" RIGHT NOW!
Episode 2: #OscarsSoProgressive?
Andra Day opened up on playing renowned jazz singer Billie Holiday in "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" during episode two of the ABC Audio-produced podcast "Inside the Oscars." Her conversation with The Undefeated's Kelley Carter, Day spoke about embodying the iconic artist and the significance of the film gaining more recognition during award season, among other topics. The actress is nominated for an Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal for her portrayal of Holiday in the Lee Daniels-directed film, a role for which she has already taken home several awards.
LISTEN TO "EPISODE 2: #OSCARSSOPROGRESSIVE?" RIGHT NOW!
Episode 3: Anatomy of the Academy
What does it take to win Best Picture? It's more complicated than you might think. ABC News Radio's Jason Nathanson joins host Ginger Zee for a crash course in the campaign tactics and number crunching that determines who gets to accept Hollywood's biggest honor. Plus, learn the backstory of a love story like no other between a man and an octopus.
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Ep. 4: Fashion Statements
Hollywood is synonymous with glamour, but it's not all frivolous and superficial. What the stars choose to wear on Oscar Sunday can send a powerful message. Janai Norman talks to stylist Joe Zee about the groundbreaking fashion statements we've seen on red carpet, and how the pandemic could impact how the nominees dress this year. Plus, Ginger lands her biggest "get" for this series. Academy Production and Logistics Manager Lauren Selman pulls back the curtain on Hollywood's biggest night and shares a glimpse behind the scenes.
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Ep. 5: The Stage Is Set: he 93rd Oscars are right around the corner, and we've got everything you need to know before the envelopes are opened and the statues are handed out. Ginger Zee teams up with Chris Connelly, Kelley Carter, Jason Nathanson and Janai Norman to share their predictions and favorite Oscars memories. This is the perfect primer to get you ready to enjoy Hollywood's biggest night this Sunday, April 25 at 8pm ET on ABC.
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Ep. 6: And the Oscar Goes to...
Ginger Zee and the whole ABC entertainment team are back for one final episode breaking down all the biggest moments from the 93rd Oscars. From the surprise winners and poignant speeches, to the daring production choices and unexpected dance break from one of Hollywood's most revered stars -- this awards show was one for the ages! And after a year spent in sweats, the celebrities brought their A-game with over-the-top red carpet fashion statements like the only the Oscars can deliver.
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"Inside the Oscars" is produced by ABC Audio. Liz Alesse is executive producer. The 93rd Oscars, on Sunday, April 25, 2021, will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.
Host Ginger Zee of ABC News & Good Morning America
Kelley Carter, senior entertainment writer for The Undefeated
Chris Connelly, ABC News entertainment contributor
Jason Nathanson, ABC Radio entertainment correspondent
Janai Norman, ABC News correspondent
The Oscars airs LIVE SUNDAY APRIL 25 8e|5p on ABC. See the complete Oscars 2021 nominations list right here on Oscar.com. The 93rd Oscars, produced by Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh, will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 8e|5p, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.