Cinema Royale: Talking 2022 Oscars Nominations (Special Guest: Karen Peterson Of We Live Entertainment)

The 2022 Oscar nominations were this morning! Are you okay? There were some big surprises, a few “snubs” (we hate that term around here), and some that came out of nowhere. Or did they? One person would know who were the true frontrunners, the dark horses, and the never-had-a-chance contenders really were. Cinema Royale is joined by Karen Peterson, awards editor at, to break down everything that happened in all 23 Academy Awards categories.

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Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.