The Cinephile Hissy Fit and Cati Glidewell Finish Their 96th Academy Award Predictions

Christopher Nolan (center) on the set of Oppenheimer with Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer. Photo: Universal Pictures, 2023.

Last week, the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, celebrated making to the finish line of a long Oscar season which culminates with the 96th Academy Awards on March 10. Last week, the show covered the many below-the-line categories with discussion and eventually sure-fire predictions of who and what is taking home the 13-and-a-half inch tall and eight-and-a-half pound golden statuettes. The show wasn’t afraid to talk up the year in film and which nominees shouldn’t be there and ones that should be instead. They saved the big categories for their own episode.

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For their 147th episode, two hardware-lifting film critics, two prognosticating dads, and two accepting teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, preview the 96th Academy Awards! The Blonde in Front, Cati Glidewell, returns for the podcast’s second preview show of Oscar picks and predictions. This week, our three combined critics evaluate Best Director, the two screenplay categories, the four acting categories, and Best Picture. Don’t place your Oscar pool bets without our picks. Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!


Photo of Cati Glidewell, peering through an pearl curtain.

Cati Glidewell is a Chicago based freelance film journalist, reviewer, trivia expert, and prize-winning Oscar enthusiast. She is a lifelong cinephile who is trying everything and telling you all about it. Find her work across YouTube and social media at The Blonde in Front. Watch the 96th Academy Awards this Sunday!
Cinephile Hissy Fits is a Film Obsessive media podcast, brought to you by the Ruminations Radio Network. Please visit, rate, review and subscribe. If you enjoyed this show, we have more where that came from, with interesting hosts, and wonderful guests. All available on iTunesSpotify, and anywhere you find your favorite shows. Follow the show on Twitter at @CinephileFit and on Facebook. Also, find both Will Johnson and Don Shanahan on Letterboxd as the accumulate their viewings and build their ranks and lists.

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Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive as the Editor-in-Chief and Content Supervisor for the film department. He also writes for his own website, Every Movie Has a Lesson. Don is one of the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network and sponsored by Film Obsessive. As a school teacher by day, Don writes his movie reviews with life lessons in mind, from the serious to the farcical. He is a proud director and one of the founders of the Chicago Indie Critics and a voting member of the nationally-recognized Critics Choice Association, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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