Media Affiliations: Awards Watch, InSession Film, and FilmSpeak 

Biography: Ryan McQuade is the Executive Editor of AwardsWatch. He is a film-obsessed writer, and podcaster located in San Antonio, Texas, who was raised on musicals, westerns, and James Bond films. His taste in cinema is extremely versatile and he’s always looking to discover something he’s never seen before on the big or small screen. He has extremely fond of independent releases and director’s passion projects. Engrossed with all the aspects of the Academy Awards, he hosts the weekly AwardsWatch Podcast. At InSessionFilm, Ryan is the Managing Editor and the co-host of both the Extra Film and Chasing the Gold podcasts. He also contributes reviews for FilmSpeak and The Playlist. When he’s not watching movies, he’s rooting on all his favorite sports teams, including his beloved Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs

Favorite Films: The Godfather, The Red Shoes, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Moonlight, There Will Be Blood, The Insider, Malcolm X, The Lord of the Rings, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Mad Max: Fury Road

Favorite TV Shows: Mad Men, Lost, The Wire, Seinfeld, Twin Peaks, The Leftovers, Friday Night Lights, The Crown, Fleabag, Hannibal

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