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Double Feature: This year's Oscar nominations are a mixed bag


Welcome back to Double Feature, the IDS film podcast where the powers that be let us in a podcast booth to give you hot takes and maybe some lukewarm ones, too.

Every year, movie nerds anticipate the nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, better known as just the Academy, to see if their favorite films of the year get any recognition leading up to the Oscars. The nominations are the moment when all the awards show buzz either falls flat or propels a picture to the canon of movies worth seeing.

This year's nominations are a mixed bag. This week, hosts Annie Aguiar and Chris Forrester are breaking the usual format to discuss the highs and lows of the nominations, which were announced earlier this week. 

For example, the thoughtful and beautiful films "Roma" and "The Favourite" are both up for Best Picture, but Barry Jenkins' latest film, "If Beale Street Could Talk," wasn't even nominated in that category. This is only a couple years after Jenkins' "Moonlight" took home the same award. But, perhaps most egregiously of all, "Paddington 2" didn't receive a single nomination. 

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