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End of an era for Entertainment Weekly, Oscar nominations breakdown

This week on “TheWrap-Up,” host Sharon Waxman and TheWrap guest co-host and associate audience editor Adam Chitwood take a look at the latest Hollywood headlines, including everything has moved on since Jeff Zucker’s quick exit to CNN last Wednesday, and the latest with the HFPA member who has been placed on probation with the organization, a move that followed exclusive reporting from TheWrap.

Next, special guest – Ben Svetkey, Editor of TheWrap – joins Sharon and Adam to discuss the news that Entertainment Weekly’s parent company is ceasing publication of the print edition of the legacy magazine. Ben, who spent his formative years at EW, reflects on the brand going digital-only and shares memories of his time as a young reporter.

After Sharon shares her weekly Wax-on/Wax-off picks, we move on to Oscar nominations.

It’s awards season, so TheWrap Awards editor Steve Pond is back to break down this year’s nominations, which were announced on Tuesday, including who was snubbed and whose nomination was surprising. Plus, Dr. Courtney Baker, an associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside who specializes in African-American literary and visual cultures, gives us her perspective on the state of the Oscars, including whether the The Academy’s push to increase diversity is seeing results.

And finally, listen to Sharon’s conversation with those involved in ‘The Janes’ documentary, which played at Sundance. The film, which will air on HBO, focuses on a group of Chicago women who performed abortions on women in need in the years leading up to the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. overturned laws prohibiting a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. . Sharon sat down with directors Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin, as well as two members of the Jane Collective – Diane Stevens and Judith Arcana – to discuss this powerful film.

Listen to this week’s “Wrap-Up” below:

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“TheWrap-Up” won the 2021 LA Press Club Best News Article Award for “The Complexities Black Journalists Face This Week Covering Protests” segment. It is moderated weekly by Founder and Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman. She dives into the biggest headlines of the week in the world of film, TV, streaming and technology.

Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes