Vodcast Roundtable: Discussing Eight Oscar Nominees in Eight Minutes

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Eight Oscars in Eight Minutes | Plugged In 2016 Academy Awards Roundtable

Oscars weekend is upon us. Are you ready for the 88th Academy Awards? Do you even care?

We here at Plugged In don’t tend to put much stock into what the Academy likes or dislikes. Our criteria for what makes a film great differs pretty significantly, after all. But, in spite of all the debate about its relevance, the myriad conversations surrounding the Oscars make one thing pretty clear: the culture still cares about them and pays them heed.

As such, we think it’s important to talk about the stories that the culture is soaking up. Because if we are to guard our hearts and minds, it’s beneficial to know about that with which we are grappling. It allows us the opportunity to not only shine a light on the world of popular entertainment, but also into that same world.

So, without further ado, I present to you the return of the Plugged In Oscars Roundtable wherein we attempt to discuss all eight of this year’s Academy Award Best Picture nominees (The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road, Brooklyn, Room, The Revenant, Bridge of Spies, Spotlight, and The Big Short) in eight minutes or less.

Who wrote this?

Jake Roberson is Plugged In’s social media manager and strategist. He’s the father of four children and husband of one wife, and he quite likes life that way. He also likes writing about entertainment, pop culture, dadhood … and food. He’s also a former Guinness World Record holder for participating in the largest hacky sack circle. Catch up with him on Twitter @jake_roberson

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David Higgins More than 1 year ago
There were so many great themes and messages I got out of Room and Spotlight. Room especially was such a beautiful film. I don't think it can win Best Picture but it has my vote for sure