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This quarantine, television has become our best friend. This year, the 72nd Emmy Awards releases its list of nominations for excellence in television, and while HBO's Watchmen tops the list with the most nominations, Disney+'s breakout series The Mandalorian is nominated in thirteen (13) categories.

Here are some of the other nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Killing Eve
The Mandalorian
Stranger Things

Outstanding Limited Series
Mrs. America
Little Fires Everywhere
Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Good Place
Dead to Me
The Kominsky Method
The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel
Schitt’s Creek
What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
Paul Mescal, Normal People
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Regina King, Watchmen
Octavia Spencer, Self-Made
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
Julia Garner, Ozark
Sarah Snook, Succession
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen
Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Holland Taylor, Hollywood
Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America
Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Jean Smart, Watchmen

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Andrew Scott, Black Mirror
James Cromwell, Succession
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
Martin Short, The Morning Show
Jason Bateman, The Outsider
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Cherry Jones, Succession
Harriet Walter, Succession
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

If you like reading long lists, click here for the full list of nominees.

Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 27, discussing Netflix's The Old Guard, the awesome action sequences, and the start of direct-to-streaming franchises.

Background music used is from The Old Guard musical score composed by Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 7.75/10

Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 26, discussing Netflix's Warrior Nun, the tacky CGI in some parts, and the effectiveness of binge-baiting.

Background music used is from the Warrior Nun soundtrack.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 6.9/10
What's On Stage

Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 25, discussing Hamilton, the definition of a "true musical", and the use of hip-hop in musical theatre.

Background music used is from the Hamilton soundtrack.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 9.25/10


Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 24, discussing Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Will Ferrell's penchant for fictional characters in real-life competitions, and how Netflix is changing the game with running time.

Background music used is from the Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga soundtrack.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 6.95/10

USA Today

Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 23, discussing The Last Dance, the series' nostalgia effect, and how the timing of its release is perfect.

Background music used is from The Last Dance playlist on Spotify.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 9.25/10

The filmmakers and cast of Parasite taking home the little gold statuette for Best Picture.

2020 will go down in history as the year Hollywood finally opens its doors to the world. Parasite, my favourite film of 2019, took home a total of four (4) Academy Awards, including the top prize of Best Picture, the first non-English film to ever do so.

That should give the next generation of filmmakers from all over the world enough drive and ambition to make it in Tinseltown, the greatest cinematic playground in the world.

Below is the full list of winners and nominees of the 92nd Academy Awards, with the winners listed in bold. Hyperlinked entries will take you to the original reviews (written or podcast) on Da Couch Tomato.

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marriage Story

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once upon a Time...in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once upon a Time...in Hollywood

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

1917, Roger Deakins
The Irishman, Rodrigo Prieto
Joker, Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse, Jarin Blaschke
Once upon a Time...in Hollywood, Robert Richardson

The Irishman, Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson
Jojo Rabbit, Mayes C. Rubeo
Joker, Mark Bridges
Little Women, Jacqueline Durran
Once upon a Time...in Hollywood, Arianne Phillips

1917, Sam Mendes
The Irishman, Martin Scorsese
Joker, Todd Phillips
Once upon a Time...in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino
Parasite, Bong Joon Ho

American Factory, Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert
The Cave, Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær
The Edge of Democracy, Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan
For Sama, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts
Honeyland, Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

In the Absence, Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl), Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
Life Overtakes Me, John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
St. Louis Superman, Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
Walk Run Cha-Cha, Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

Ford v Ferrari, Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
The Irishman, Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit, Tom Eagles
Joker, Jeff Groth
Parasite, Yang Jinmo

Corpus Christi, Poland
Honeyland, North Macedonia
Les Misérables, France
Pain and Glory, Spain
Parasite, South Korea

1917, Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole
Bombshell, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker
Joker, Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou
Judy, Jeremy Woodhead
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White

1917, Thomas Newman
Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir
Little Women, Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story, Randy Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Williams

"I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" from Toy Story 4, Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman, Music by Elton John, Lyric by Bernie Taupin
"I'm Standing With You" from Breakthrough, Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
"Into The Unknown," Frozen II, Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
"Stand Up," Harriet, Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

1917, Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
The Irishman, Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves
Jojo Rabbit, Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková
Once upon a Time...in Hollywood, Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
Parasite, Production Design: Lee Ha Jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo

Dcera (Daughter), Daria Kashcheeva
Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver
Kitbull, Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson
Memorable, Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre
Sister, Siqi Song

Brotherhood, Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon
Nefta Football Club, Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi
The Neighbors' Window, Marshall Curry
Saria, Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre
A Sister, Delphine Girard

1917, Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate
Ford v Ferrari, Donald Sylvester
Joker, Alan Robert Murray
Once upon a Time...in Hollywood, Wylie Stateman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Matthew Wood and David Acord

1917, Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson
Ad Astra, Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano
Ford v Ferrari, Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow
Joker, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland
Once upon a Time...in Hollywood, Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano

1917, Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy
Avengers: Endgame, Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick
The Irishman, Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli
The Lion King, Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy

The Irishman, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit, Screenplay by Taika Waititi
Joker, Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
Little Women, Written for the screen by Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes, Written by Anthony McCarten

1917, Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Knives Out, Written by Rian Johnson
Marriage Story, Written by Noah Baumbach
Once upon a Time...in Hollywood, Written by Quentin Tarantino
Parasite, Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won; Story by Bong Joon Ho


Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 22, discussing 1917, the film's technical achievement, and how shooting with one shot actually limits the filmmaker's options.

Background music used is the 1917 score by Thomas Newman.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 9.15/10


Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 21, discussing Little Women, the unavoidable comparisons with the 1994 version, and how this film gives us something new as another remake of a certified classic.

Background music used is the Little Women score by Alexandre Desplat.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 8.7/10

The Hollywood Reporter

Da Couch Tomato Podcast, Episode 20, discussing Parasite, the film's great use of space, and the power of a great ensemble cast.

Background music used is the Parasite score by Jaeil Jung.

Hosts: Sting Lacson and Rachel

Rating: 9.3/10

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