Awards Shows during a Pandemic, plus WBUR's "Anything for Selena" podcast : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders What's an awards season when many theaters are still closed and it's harder to track which movies and shows deserve buzz? Louis Virtel and Ira Madison III, co-hosts of Keep It chat with Sam about who's being selected and who's being overlooked, and whether the pandemic further exposes awards' irrelevance or not. Plus, Sam talks with Maria Garcia about her podcast, Anything for Selena, and why honoring Selena is political.

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A Weird Awards Season, Plus "Anything for Selena"

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A Weird Awards Season, Plus "Anything for Selena"

A Weird Awards Season, Plus "Anything for Selena"

A Weird Awards Season, Plus "Anything for Selena"

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Golden Globe statuettes on display on January 6, 2009. Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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Golden Globe statuettes on display on January 6, 2009.

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What's an awards season when many theaters are still closed and it's harder to track which movies and shows deserve buzz? Louis Virtel and Ira Madison III, co-hosts of Keep It chat with Sam about who's being selected and who's being overlooked, and whether the pandemic further exposes awards' irrelevance or not.

Plus, Sam talks with Maria Garcia about her podcast, Anything for Selena, and why honoring Selena is political.

This episode of 'It's Been a Minute' was produced by Jinae West, Andrea Gutierrez and Sylvie Douglis. Our intern is Liam McBain. Our editor is Jordana Hochman. Our director of programming is Steve Nelson. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at samsanders@npr.org.