The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/4/20): renowned film critic, Richard Roeper, having 5th Annual Academy Awards Preview Show

By Bernard Lee
February 06, 2020

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews renowned film critic and avid poker player, Richard Roeper. During the interview, Bernard and Richard discusses the 2020 Academy Awards as they have their 5th annual Academy Awards preview show. For all the six major categories, Richard predicts his picks to help any listeners who may enter any possible Academy Award pools.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be renown film critic and avid poker player Richard Roeper for the show’s 5th Annual Academy Awards preview show.
0:13WSOP Circuit in Potawatomi, WI and RunGood Poker Series kicks off in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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3:33Bernard welcomes Richard Roeper to the show, where they discuss the top six categories: Best Supporting Actress and Actor, Best Actress and Actor, Best Director and Picture
4:24Richard joins the show.
6:47Richard describes some other categories that will have some overwhelming favorites.
8:29Bernard and Richard analyze the Best Supporting Actress category, including snub Jennifer Lopez. “Yes. That was definitely the biggest snub of this season.”  Richard picks Laura Dern (Marriage Story).
15:54Richard analyzes the Best Supporting Actor category. Richard picks Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood).
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25:17Bernard continues his interview with renown film critic, Richard Roeper, discussing the 2020 Academy Awards.
25:35Bernard and Richard analyze the Best Actress category, including snub Awkwafina (The Farewell). “If I had a vote in the Academy Awards, I actually would have voted for her (Awkwafina). Richard picks Renee Zellweger (Judy).
31:34Bernard and Richard analyze the Best Actor category, including snubs Robert DeNiro (The Irishman) and Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems). “I think Adam Sandler 100% deserved it for Uncut Gems.” Richard picks Joaquin Phoenix (Joker).
36:36Bernard and Richard analyze the Best Director category, including snubs Greta Gerwig (Little Women) and Lulu Wang (The Farewell). “I absolutely think Lulu Wang deserved it for The Farewell” as did Greta Gerwig. Also, they discuss possibly increasing the category to seven nominations. Richard picks Sam Mendes (Joker).
43:24Bernard and Richard analyze the Best Picture category. “1917 is the favorite, but not by much.”  Parasite and Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood are slightly behind. Richard picks 1917.
47:48Richard discusses the lack of host again this year. “It works better with a host… Bring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on as hosts for the next Oscars and it will be fine.”


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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]


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