Listen to (and share) Episode 48 of our audio podcast Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond. Deadline’s awards columnist and host David Bloom preview this weekend’s big Deadline event The Contenders; ponder whether the Motion Picture Academy will have better luck with its “simplified and upgraded” online Oscar-voting system this year; and three hot late additions to this year’s Oscar race in The Wolf Of Wall Street, Lone Survivor and The Book Thief. Finally, we’ll get Pete’s take on this week’s new movie releases including sci-fi adaptation Ender’s Game, the animated Free Birds, romantic comedy About Time from Richard Curtis, the “geriatric Hangover” comedy Last Vegas, Oscar-contending drama Dallas Buyers Club and the biopic Diana.

Deadline Awards Watch, Episode 47 (MP3 format)
Deadline Awards Watch, Episode 47 (M4a format)

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