Awards Chatter
Awards Chatter
Nov 25, 2020
Billy Crystal - 'Standing Up, Falling Down'
Play • 1 hr 29 min

The legendary funny man reflects on how, as a teen, he was impacted by his father's sudden death; how a crushing disappointment as a standup actually paved the way for his TV and movie stardom, which, in turn, led to him hosting the Oscars more times than anyone except Bob Hope; and how it feels, at 72, to be garnering some of the best reviews of his career (for a non-comedic part, no less).

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.

And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan
And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan
Big Deal Music // Mega House Music
Ep. 113: Luke Combs
Hailed as “the most promising and influential new country star of the last five years" by The New York Times, he is a multi-platinum, ACM, CMA, CMT, and Billboard Music Award-winning artist from Asheville, NC. His new deluxe album, What You See Ain't Always What You Get, recently debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. It also set the new weekly streaming record for a country album with 102.26 million on-demand streams, breaking his own record, which was set last November with the release of his platinum-certified, global #1 album, What You See Is What You Get. The new deluxe album features all 18 tracks from What You See Is What You Get as well as five new songs including “Forever After All,” which debuted at #2 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart—the highest entrance ever for a male country solo artist. Adding to a series of groundbreaking and historic years, Combs recently made history as the first artist ever to have their first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held record at 24 weeks. The achievement comes as What You See Is What You Get topped the chart for the 25th time, while his 2017 debut, This One’s For You, has spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at #1—tying the record for the longest reign atop the chart. Moreover, Combs recently won two awards at the 55th ACM Awards, three awards at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, and two awards at the 54th CMA Awards. Continuing his triumphant run at country radio, Combs’ recent single, “Lovin’ On You,” spent multiple weeks at #1 on both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart and the Billboard Country Airplay chart. This is Combs’ ninth-consecutive #1 single—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart—as well as his eighth single to spend multiple weeks at #1. His current single, “Better Together,” is already top 10 at country radio and rising. And The Writer Is… Luke Combs! Artwork: Michael Richey White   See for privacy and opt-out information.
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talks Watchmen, Trial of the Chicago 7
Yahya Adbul-Mateen II has skyrocketed himself as a new, impressive star with a growing resumé that includes Watchmen, The Trial of the Chicago 7 with Aaron Sorkin and DC's Aquaman. He isn't slowing down with roles in the Candyman reboot from breakout director Nia DaCosta, The Matrix 4 and George Miller's Mad Max spinoff Furiosa. We managed to cover much of his work, and he proved to yet another incredible guest, a first of hopefully many appearances on the show for the actor moving forward. This week's show also includes out top 5 most anticipated movies of 2021, Netflix's movie-a-week release schedule for 2021, we review the first 2 episodes of WandaVision and discuss the ever-shifting return of the theatrical experience. What's your favorite performance or film from the iconic Christopher Walken? We get into our personal picks this week, and prepare for next week's game in which we'll debate our favorite movie dogs. Let us know on social using #MovieDogBlend. This Week In Movies ------------------- * The Marksman * Promising Young Woman (VOD) * Locked Down (HBO Max) * One Night in Miami (Amazon Prime Video) * Outside the Wire (Netflix) * WandaVision (Disney+) ReelBlend Premium! ------------------ Sign up for an extra episode a week, a bi-weekly newsletter from Sean, and ad-free episodes at ReelBlend on YouTube Be sure to subscribe to ReelBlend on YouTube ( for full episodes of the show in video form. Follow The Show --------------- ReelBlend - @ReelBlend Sean - @Sean_OConnell Jake - @JakesTakes Kevin - @KevinMcCarthyTV Gabe - @gabeKovacs ReelBlend Merch --------------- We have all kinds of fun merch for dedicated Blenders to flaunt their fandom with pride. ( Timestamps (approx. only) ------------------------- 3:42 - Weekly Poll 13:04 - Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Interview 30:40 - Morbius and More Dates Moving? 42:56 - Netflix 2021 Slate 50:44 - Gotham Awards Winners 58:40 - Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies of 2021 1:12:43 - This Week In Movies 1:24:23 - Our Favorite Christopher Walken Movies 1:36:35 - Outro/Review Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
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