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AwardsBlend Podcast #2: The Last Jedi Reviews And Our Top 5 Lists


AwardsBlend is a regular podcast at CinemaBlend that covers every inch of the ongoing march to the Academy Awards. The show's three hosts -- Managing Editor Sean O'Connell, Fox 5 DC Entertainment Reporter Kevin McCarthy, and Fox 32 Chicago Entertainment Reporter Jake Hamilton -- are ready to dissect each win at every awards show between the Hollywood Film Awards to them Independent Spirit Awards. But before they could step into 2018, they had to put 2017 to bed.

In AwardsBlend #2, Sean, Kevin and Jake talked about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and its awards chances (they are slim). They discussed their disappointment in the film, and the backlash being thrown at Rian Johnson by Star Wars fans. From there, the trio offered up their individual Top 5 films of the year. And if you know Kevin McCarthy, then you know that Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk received a lot of love. Give the second episode of AwardsBlend a listen:

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AwardsBlend is just getting warned up. Now that we're into 2018, we have a number of important Awards shows handing our hardware, and the podcast's hosts are ready to tell you why each win matters... and why the snubs can be costly. Be sure to come back week after week for the insight into the Oscar race that only Sean, Jake and Kevin can provide. Subscribe to us on iTunes. For news on the AwardsBlend podcast, be sure to follow @CinemaBlend on Twitter, as well as your hosts, @Sean_OConnell, @JakesTakes, and @KevinMcCarthyTV.

Sean O'Connell
Managing Editor

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.