MIDG Podcast #3: 87th Academy Awards Oscars Predictions

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Posted 21 Feb 2015 in Film Industry News, Film Reviews, Hollywood Beat, Movies I Didn't Get, Movies I Got

By Jason A. Hill & Ezra Stead

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The MIDG Oscars Podcast, 2015 edition.

Oscar discussion and predictions for the show Sunday night, February 22nd, on ABC.

 

Part 1: 1 hour and 6 minutes.

 

Part 2: 1 hour and 11 minutes.

 

Intro Music: Theory Of Everything Theme

Outro Music: Whiplash Title Theme

 

Oscar Predictions:

Best Picture

Jason’s Prediction: Birdman

Jason’s Favorite: Whiplash

Ezra’s Prediction: Boyhood

Ezra’s Favorite: Whiplash

Snubs and Recommendations: Nightcrawler, Leviathan, Dear White People, The Lego Movie

 

Best Directing

Jason’s Prediction: Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Jason’s Favorite: Bennet Miller – Foxcatcher

Ezra’s Prediction: Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Ezra’s Favorite: Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Snubs and Recommendations: Lars von Trier – Nymphomaniac, Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Jason’s Prediction: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Jason’s Favorite: Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

Ezra’s Prediction: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Ezra’s Favorite: Micheal Keaton – Birdman

Snubs and Recommendations: Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler, David Oyelowo – Selma, Tom Hardy – Locke, Miles Teller – Whiplash

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Jason’s Prediction: Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Jason’s Favorite: Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Ezra’s Prediction: Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Ezra’s Favorite: Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Snubs and Recommendations: Tessa Thompson – Dear White People

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Jason’s Prediction: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Jason’s Favorite: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Ezra’s Prediction: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Ezra’s Favorite: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Snubs and Recommendations: Michael Parks – Tusk

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Jason’s Prediction: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Jason’s Favorite: Laura Dern – Wild

Ezra’s Prediction: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Ezra’s Favorite: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Snubs and Recommendations: Uma Thurman – Nymphomaniac

 

Best Animated Feature

Jason’s Prediction: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Jason’s Favorite: How To Train Your Dragon 2

Ezra’s Prediction: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Ezra’s Favorite: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Snubs and Recommendations: The Lego Movie

 

Best Animated Short

Ezra’s Prediction: Feast

 

Best Cinematography

Jason’s Prediction: Birdman

Jason’s Favorite: Mr. Turner

Ezra’s Prediction: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ezra’s Favorite: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Snubs and Recommendations: The Immigrant

 

Best Costume Design

Jason’s Prediction: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Jason’s Favorite: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ezra’s Prediction: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ezra’s Favorite: The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

Best Documentary Feature

Jason’s Prediction: Last Days in Vietnam

Jason’s Favorite: Last Days in Vietnam

Ezra’s Prediction: Finding Vivan Maier

Ezra’s Favorite: (None nominated)

Snubs and Recommendations: The Immortalists, The Final Member, The Dog

 

Best Film Editing

Jason’s Prediction: Whiplash

Jason’s Favorite: Whiplash

Ezra’s Prediction: Whiplash

Ezra’s Favorite: Whiplash

 

Best Foreign Language Film

Jason’s Prediction: Leviathan

Jason’s Favorite: Leviathan

Ezra’s Prediction: Ida

Ezra’s Favorite: (None nominated)

Snubs and Recommendations: We Are The Best!, Why Don’t You Play In Hell

Films in English from a foreign country: Calvary, Nymphomaniac

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Jason’s Prediction: Foxcatcher

Jason’s Favorite: Foxcatcher

Ezra’s Prediction: Foxcatcher

Ezra’s Favorite: The Guardians of the Galaxy

Snubs and Recommendations: Tusk

 

Best Original Score

Jason’s Prediction: The Theory of Everything

Jason’s Favorite: The Theory of Everything

Ezra’s Prediction: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ezra’s Favorite: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Snubs and Recommendations: Whiplash

 

Best Original Song

Jason’s Prediction: “Glory” – Selma

Jason’s Favorite: “Glory” – Selma

Ezra’s Prediction: “Glory” – Selma

Ezra’s Favorite: “Everything is Awesome” – The Lego Movie

 

Best Production Design

Jason’s Prediction: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Jason’s Favorite: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ezra’s Prediction: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ezra’s Favorite: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Snubs and Recommendations: Snowpiercer

 

Best Visual Effects

Jason’s Prediction: Interstellar

Jason’s Favorite: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Ezra’s Prediction: Interstellar

Ezra’s Favorite: The Guardians of the Galaxy

Snubs and Recommendations: Edge of Tomorrow

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Jason’s Prediction: The Theory of Everything

Jason’s Favorite: The Theory of Everything

Ezra’s Prediction: American Sniper

Ezra’s Favorite: Whiplash

Snubs and Recommendations: Obvious Child

 

Best Original Screenplay

Jason’s Prediction: Foxcatcher

Jason’s Favorite: Nightcrawler

Ezra’s Prediction: Boyhood

Ezra’s Favorite: Nightcrawler

Snubs and Recommendations: Blue Ruin, Dear White People

 


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    Jason

    I left out our sound predictions! For the record:

    Best Sound Mix: (Winner: Whiplash)
    Jason’s Prediction: Whiplash
    Jason’s Favorite: Whiplash
    Ezra’s Prediction: Whiplash
    Ezra’s Favorite: Whiplash

    Best Sound Editing: (Winner: American Sniper)
    Jason’s Prediction: Birdman
    Jason’s Favorite: Interstellar
    Ezra’s Prediction: American Sniper
    Ezra’s Favorite: American Sniper

    Snub: Whiplash
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