It’s once again that time of year: the Academy Awards are just around the corner. In anticipation of the winners being revealed on Sunday, Film Comment Editors Devika Girish and Clinton Krute teamed up with some colleagues from Tinseltown—the editors of the Los Angeles Review of Books—to preview this year’s nominees. Eric Newman, editor-at-large at LARB, and Annie Berke, the publication’s film & TV editor, joined us for a special collaboration with their podcast, the LARB Radio Hour. We had spirited debates about all the Best Picture nominees—from Oppenheimer to Killers of the Flower Moon to The Holdovers—and also talked about trends, surprises, and snubs.

The Los Angeles Review of Books is a reader-supported online magazine and quarterly print journal that publishes incisive, rigorous, and engaging writing on contemporary literature and culture.  If you’re interested in supporting their mission, consider becoming a member at, where you can get access to LARB’s exclusive book club, featuring members-only chats with editors and luminary authors, in addition to a subscription to their Quarterly journal.