Oscars: Harvey Weinstein Discourages Boycott, Predicts Chris Rock Will 'Annihilate' Hollywood

February 26, 2016 2:19 AM

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Oscars: Harvey Weinstein Discourages Boycott, Predicts Chris Rock Will 'Annihilate' Hollywood

"I just can imagine Chris Rock's opening remarks," Harvey Weinstein, the co-chief of The Weinstein Co., says as we sit down to record an episode of the 'Awards Chatter' podcast days ahead of Sunday's Rock-hosted 88th Academy Awards. (You can listen to the entire conversation below.) "If anybody's [planning on] boycotting the Oscars, don't, because Chris Rock is gonna annihilate every one of us [leaders of Hollywood studios/distribution companies] in the first 20 minutes of the show, and it will be well worth watching. It will be an Oscars to remember."

(Click below to listen to this episode now or click here to access all of our episodes via iTunes. Past guests include Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, Amy Schumer, Samuel L. Jackson, Kristen Stewart, J.J. Abrams, Brie Larson, Ridley Scott, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Sarah Silverman, Michae...

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