January 26, 2023

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‘New Moon’ Raúl and Coleman Domingo could make history as Oscar nominees

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More than a dozen married couples have been nominated for Academy Awards in the same year. The list begins with Lynn Fontaine and Alfred Lunt, who were nominated for best actor and actress in 1932 for “The Guardsman.” Most recently, that list includes Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, nominated in 2021 for “Being the Ricardos” and “Parallel Mothers.” This year, if the animated short film “New Moon” is among the five films approved in January 24, co-writers and producers Coleman Domingo and Raul Domingo will be the first same-sex married couple to be nominated in any category.

In this phase of awarding Dr diversity Awards Circuit Podcast, we talk to both Coleman and Raúl Domingo about collaborating on their new short film, which was announced as one of 15 shortlisted by the Academy Awards. The pair discussed working together and bringing this personal story to the screen. Also, Coleman Domingo played “Mr.” in the musical adaptation of “The Color Purple” and George C. Baird Rustin teases his upcoming roles in Wolff’s play “Rustin.” More importantly, he confirmed exclusively diversity He will make his feature directorial debut in 2023. Listen below:

An imaginative journey, “New Moon” tells the story of young JJ and his mother Edie, as their inner-city dreams are illuminated by the new moon in their West Philadelphia backyard.

Also in this episode, we sit down with “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” star Janelle Monae to discuss her multifaceted role in Rian Johnson’s Whodunit sequel. The star also teased when we can expect new music and her journey into acting that began with the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the Oscar-nominated “Hidden Figures” (2016).

Finally, the awards circuit roundtable discusses the box office performance of Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon,” the drop of “Glass Onion” on Netflix and how our holidays went.

Listen to Variety’s “Awards Circuit” podcast, produced by Michael Snyder, who also co-hosts with Clayton Davis, for lively conversation about the best of film and television. Each week “Awards Circuit” features interviews with top film and TV talent and creatives; Discussions and debates on award competitions, industry titles and more. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you download podcasts. New episodes posted weekly.

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