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Who Will Win at the 95th Academy Awards, Hollywood’s Biggest Night?

Film experts share their picks and predictions for this year’s Oscars; Plus, a history and behind-the-scenes look at movie’s most celebrated awards show.


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Michael Schulman, Staff Writer for The New Yorker, joins us to discuss his book Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears, a look at the history and behind-the-scenes drama of the Academy Awards.

Schulman also shares his thoughts on memorable and shocking moments of the Oscars, the recent "Oscar slap" that took place during last year's ceremony, and what it was like to witness that moment as an audience member.

Then, we talk with Rebecca Sun, Senior Editor of Diversity and Inclusion at The Hollywood Reporter, about her thoughts on the representation of this year's nominees and the Academy's changing inclusion standards.

Also, joining the conversation is Nate Jones, Senior Writer for, who, along with Sun, shares his personal picks and predictions on who could take home the gold statue during the big night.

The 95th Academy Awards is on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT/ 7 p.m. CT.



Michael Schulman

  • Staff Writer, The New Yorker
  • Author, Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears

Nate Jones

  • Senior Writer,

Rebecca Sun

  • Senior Editor of Diversity and Inclusion, The Hollywood Reporter

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