5 Podcasts You Need To Listen To For The Oscars Weekend

Viktoriya Ilyukhina

In full Oscar's season mode? Satisfy your curiosity before the awards ceremony by listening to these podcasts...

With the Oscars fast approaching, the excitement for the most-anticipated awards night of the year is definitely high. The nominees rehearse their speeches, the speculation continues – who will take home the golden statue? Get all of the inside scoop into this year’s films and nominees and feel welcomed into the heart of the film industry. With this in mind, Adam Martin, Director of Content of the podcasting platform Acast has curated a list of the best podcasts:

Pop Culture Confidential



Hosted by Christina Birro, a journalist with 20 years of experience in the film industry. This podcast features a number of film and TV’s most prominent and influential figures, including award winning actors and actresses, costume designers, casting directors and screenplay writers. During the Oscars weekend the podcast will throw open the stage doors of the movie business, providing insights into the casting process behind films like Forrest Gump and Wolf of Wall Street, the costume design process of the Hunger Games and interviews with the cast of the Oscar nominated The Spotlight.

Little Gold Men

This podcast, brought to you by Vanity Fair US, follows the entirety of the Oscars season. From the opening nights of the festivities through to the acceptance speeches once the winners are announced, the hosts catalogue all of the small and exciting details to give their audience the complete picture of this unmissable event. With guest appearances and occasional dips into the Oscars’ illustrious history, this podcast is everything you need before the Oscars weekend.

Awards Chatter



Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s award analyst Scott Feinberg, this weekly podcast will provide you with excellent insights into the awards seasons (Oscars, Emmys and Tonys) along with in-depth interviews from some of the nominees themselves. This year’s Oscar episodes have so far included Steven Spielberg, Alicia Vikander, Lady Gaga and Lenny Abrahamson.

The Frame

Hosted by LA-based film writer John Horn, with over 30 years as a film journalist he speaks to the figures at the centre of the buzzing film industry, as well as the influencers in TV, art and music. In addition to long-form interviews with a number of Oscar-winning actors and actresses, this podcast will also provide an incomparable insight into the diversity crisis currently affecting Hollywood.

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

Hosted by the author, journalist and cinephile, Jeff Goldsmith, this podcast takes the listener behind the glitz and glamour of the red carpet, back to the creative process that brought us some of our favourite films. Jeff’s most recent Q&A’s included the writers behind Deadpool, screenwriters behind Oscar-nominated Carol and the creators of Straight Outta Compton, providing the listener with all the behind the scenes information from some of the most creative figures in Hollywood.

Download Acast through Apple App store or Google Play to listen to these podcasts and start creating your own custom playlists.

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