"Oscar season is getting a little narrow. They're just eighty two days between now and the Ninety Second Annual Academy Awards. Amanda how are you feeling about that. It's feeling very close. All of a sudden it's getting tight where the time went given the shortened season and we need to talk about some on the bubble double Oscar contenders. Are you ready to do that. Okay let's go to the big picture big picture in the big picture. Do you know what I mean. Okay Amanda on Friday. The Oscars announced their producers there to women who. I'm not terribly familiar with. We're going to talk about them very briefly there Stephanie Allen and Lynette Hal Taylor. They both worked in film and television over the years. They are unseen that award show production but they have a lot of experience in the field of managing talent. What do we think about the the addition Asian of these two women? Well managing talent is a major part of the actual awards show and also everything leading up to it if you conceive of the academy and the Oscars is just a bunch of egos in a room. People who have experienced that are worthwhile. I think it's also possibly to the Oscars benefit to have people who aren't Kinda in the machine. I mean yeah giving a fresh look. That was my reaction as well. First timers sometimes can be perilous but sometimes can bring something fresh. They'll have a couple of decisions in front of them particularly some things we've talked about in in the past whether there should be a host how long the show should be the way that the show is paced where musical performances go. How many montages? There are a lot of different things that go into making and constructing constructing an Oscars telecast will keep a very close watch on that and inside of that telecast. Maybe there will be some of these movies. We're GONNA talk about here. Maybe not the first movie we're GonNa talk about about opened on Friday. It's called four versus Ferrari. It had a very solid box office performance over the weekend made thirty one million dollars in America now. I don't want us to lose our heads about that because that actually if you look back at say this time last year fantastic beasts to open to about sixty eight million dollars And this time the year before. That movies like Thor Ragnarok dominating at the box office this is a significant step down even though thirty one million dollars ours is considered a success. Do you think it's box office is related at all to. It's award season strength. I think it has to be because we had talked a bit about Ford versus Ferrari in the sense of. It's coming a bit later in Oscar season and the reason that is on the bubble is because we have been talking about these news for a while. And I think you and I and in many Oscar prognosticators sense of not who the locks are kind of the front runners and there is not as much room room the closer you get to in a shortened aboard season as you as you mentioned for new big movies to elbow their way and so I think anything helps oops doing well at the box office especially. It's like a proportionate success it's a movie for adults and adults went to see it and it made like a solid amount of money and it seems like it's not going to be a disaster. Mr and everyone walked out and was like hey great movie remember when they made movies with movie stars so I think that it couldn't have gotten a best picture nominee money without this success. If it had bombed it would have been difficult for it to pull up. Yeah I'm curious. I'm really curious about this. I honestly have no idea. It does seem like it's doing doing well with older viewers and and as we know the academy for all of its efforts is older. It's mature immature group of voter. I truly maybe not in their decision making but just the linear chronology and the other thing about it is that it's very male the academies the academy Um you still sixty eight percent men and this is a movie about men and dying masculinity and it's not an assault on that idea. It's nostalgic check about that idea and so I can certainly see a world in which is an automated. It's funny that you characterize it the way you did because I agree with you that it has been kind of lagging behind the marriage. Stories reason the parasites and the once upon a time in Hollywood's in the Irishman's the sort of like Laki seeming movies that we've been talking about a lot but I feel like a movie like little women which the public is not gonna see for another another about six weeks somehow has more momentum than a movie like Ford Versus Ferrari even though it premiered back in telluride and this is a little bit about the bubble of love film discourse as well as the people who are tracking. This are allowed more excited about gut movie written directed by Greta. Gerwig starring Florence View and search Ronin and Timothy Charlemagne and a lot of internet younger friendly names and I think there is also the little women is geared towards women and there are a lot of women excited for this because we don't get that many movies which were going to have to talk more about in this episode later on and I'm really upset but I kind of think that because Ford is like the stately. Traditional almost throwback type of Oscar movie. It's not no one is advocating vacating for it seems in"