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The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Shares Their Oscar Predictions

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This is it! It’s Oscar weekend! All the precursor awards have been named. All the tea leaves have been steeped. It’s time to pick the winners and see how they turn out. The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, is there for it all. If the 95th Academy Awards can’t figure out their missing quality or importance, the podcast will make their own.

For their 102nd episode, two award-winning film critics, tuxedo-ed dads, and politicking teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan host their second of two Oscar shows two days before the 95th Academy Awards. Cati Glidewell and Lauren Knight return as guests to lay out their picks of who should win and who will on film’s biggest night. Come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!



Image of Cati Glidewell, wearing red glasses and posing behind a bead 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.


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For almost a decade, Lauren Knight has been a film programmer, live event specialist, publicist, and celebrity booker/talent wrangler in the metro Phoenix area. She is the founder of L.A. Knight Consulting. Want to add some spice to that grand opening? Want to screen your favorite movie? Don’t know where to start? Let Lauren help you!

Cinephile Hissy Fit is a Film Obsessive Radio podcast, brought to you by 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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