Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗

S4 E8 The Underwhelming Yet Controversial 2021 Oscars

May 03, 2021 Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗 Season 4 Episode 8
Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
S4 E8 The Underwhelming Yet Controversial 2021 Oscars
Show Notes

This episode, we unpacked our reactions to the 93rd Academy Awards that honored films created in 2020 with our dear friend Eileen Chow. Despite being a particularly underwhelming viewing experience, the Oscars created cultural moments that sparked heated discussion across China, the US, and all diaspora in between. We talked about:

  • 1:20 The “Diet Oscars” of 2021
  • 7:50 Chole Zhao’s Nomadland acceptance speech is a phenomenal cross-cultural pop-culture moment
  • 15:00 The controversy of quoting “Three Character Classic
  • 30:10 Best Male Lead -  “The Father” and many issues in Oscar planning
  • 34:31 Best Supporting Male Actor - “Judas and the Black Messiah
  • 37:10 Best Editing - “Sound of Metal”
  • 39:39 Best Animated Feature Nominee - “Wolfwalker”
  • 41:20 Best Documentary Nominee -“Crip Camp”
  • 48:50 Youn Yuh-jung couldn’t care less about Brad Pitt and we are very here for it


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