Today on The Culture Show, the battle between the bomb and the blonde bombshell is over. "Barbenheimer" has officially uncoupled, with "Oppenheimer" besting "Barbie," earning 13 Oscar nominations compared to the Greta Gerwig film's eight nods. Arts and entertainment reporter Joyce Kulhawik joins The Culture Show host and GBH News Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen to sort through the list of nominees: the snubs, the surprises and the snoozers.
Then, awards season being in full swing begs the question: will the Grammys ever create a category for best song recorded by a state auditor? If so, Diana DiZoglio’s newly mastered release “This is The Time” could be a winner. The auditor joins the show to talk about her relationship to music and how singing has made her voice known and heard on Beacon Hill, all while premiering the new version of her song.
And finally, it's time to feel the burn. This Thursday, the whiskey will be flowing and the haggis will be steaming as people celebrate the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Peter Abbott, the British consul general to New England, joins us for an ultimate Robert Burns explainer and to preview an upcoming event that celebrates Burns Night and elevates Scottish culture here in Boston.
It's all on The Culture Show — listen to the full episode above!