In advance of the Academy Awards this Sunday, we’re talking about Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which was nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Actress for Viola Davis and Best Actor for Chadwick Boseman. We also answer a question from the ‘Hotline’ about the wigs and costumes that have taken us out of a movie. And, as always, we’ve got ‘Staff Picks.’

In news, Steven Soderbergh tries to make the Academy Awards “feel like a movie,” disgraced producer Scott Rudin “steps back” from all of his projects, and Dave Bautista demands to play Bane.

Staff Picks:
Ify – Moulin Rouge
Alonso – The Fabulous Allan Carr
Drea – Together Together

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, and Alonso Duralde