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    The JAZZ.FM91 Oscar Round Table

    Wednesday, 22 February 2017 16:14

    Written by Mark Wigmore

    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore moderates a 2017 Academy Awards Round Table with Now Magazine’s Norman Wilner and CBC’s Karen Gordon.



    The 89th Academy Awards will be broadcast Sunday night beginning at 7pm on ABC. It’s been a spirited awards season, with plenty of debate on the best performances, and a good looking overall crop of nominees.



    One of the year’s biggest stories is the record setting 14 nominations for the whimsical romantic comedy musical, La La Land. And thanks to films like Moonlight, Fences, Lion, Hidden Figures and Loving - progress has been made within Hollywood’s diversity issues.



    Once again, the Best Picture Oscar race is a crowded affair filled with titles of all stripes and colours, budgets and genres. They include:

    Arrival
    Fences
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Hell or High Water
    Hidden Figures
    La La Land
    Lion
    Manchester by the Sea
    Moonlight




    Mark Wigmore leads a spirited JAZZ.FM91 Oscar Round Table on the stories of 2017, and overall nominee list.

    Joining him in the JAZZ.FM91 studios: Now Magazine film critic and host of the ‘Someone Else’s Movie’ Podcast, Norman Wilner. And writer, host and film critic for CBC Radio One, Karen Gordon.



    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the JAZZ.FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.

    To get in touch with Mark it’s mwigmore@jazz.fm.

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