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Jan112014

Podcast: Pre-Nom Party, Bring Your Own Dream Date

Confetti gun - it's the final pre-nomination podcast episode of the season with NathanielNickKatey and Joe. This installment, recorded last week but airing now due to jammed schedules is not a "prediction" session. That would be rendered meaningless come Thursday morn. Instead we've opted for a rambling festive discussion of general Oscar feelings... all the feelings. This podcast is dedicated with love and fan-fic to Sharon Stone and Jessica Lange chief among many others*

00:01 Intro + Golden Globe prep
03:00 Imaginary couples via Charlize + Sean rumors
10:00 Supporting Actor plus James Franco
14:00 Actress Lockdown vs. Actor Free-For-All
19:00 Cinematography/CostumesGravity, Grandmaster, HerThe Invisible Woman, Great Gatsby and more...
24:30 Out of the Furnace tangent
26:00 Original Score: Hans Zimmer, Desplat, Newman, Arcade Fire
32:00 Foreign Finalists but why no Gloria? >sniffle<
36:00 Documentary: Blackfish & Tim's Vermeer hate, 20 Feet From Stardom love
46:00 Dream dates for red carpets
51:00 Bye-eeeeee

*you know how we do with the actresses

You can listen to the podcast right here at the bottom of the post or download the conversation on iTunes

P.S. Here's the skit that Joe refers to wherein Gwyneth Paltrow poked fun at Sharon Stone.

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Reader Comments (24)

This podcast was awesome. Even funnier than usual, and that's saying something! As for same-year-winners imaginary couples... I´d say Jodie Foster and Juliette Binoche. Because Foster's a well-known lesbian (or she's 50, according to her Cecil B Demille speech) and Binoche's French, so she'll probably be game for it.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

I hope that Phedon Papamichael gets nominated for Cinematography for Nebraska because I thought it was great.

I also hope that Bradley Cooper gets nominated although I don't like American Hustle itself.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobMiles

I was hoping for an August: Osage County review this weekend because it was FINALLY out.... in more places. Loved to hear everyone's evaluations.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCMG

I, too, was hoping for a discussion on August: Osage County. I tried listening to the "Fighting In The War Room" podcast and it was unfortunate to hear Katey Rich being steamrolled over by her obnoxious co-horts (especially the always insufferable David Ehrlich). I'd much rather hear Katey discuss the film with Nathaniel, Nick and Joe.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStan

Nat, I totally agree with your stance on documentaries. Every year I say I'm going to watch more but I never end up doing so because the format just turns me off. It has to be a subject that I really care about to get me interested in watching it.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterthefilmjunkie

I'd recommend going off Robert Greene's list for docs. Like Scott Tobias, he, a documentary filmmaker, wants documentaries or rather non-fiction works to have more shape and for the critical communities to realize that they should not just be rewarding docs for stuff like advocacy.

I'm with Nat and Nick, I thought Zoo was one of the most fascinating, weirdest documentaries. I kinda wish there was more like it, albeit with a less disturbing story.

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/comment/unfiction/best-2013-cinematic-nonfiction

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCMG

My same-year Oscar couple: Daniel Day-Lewis and Tilda Swinton. They could do movies together and morph into any couple from history: DDL and Tilda as Adam & Eve! Mark Antony and Cleopatra! Thelma and Louise!

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

the imaginary couples game is incredible. Were Burt Lancaster and Liz Taylor ever co-stars? I'd like to see that. Ditto Jack Lemmon and Glenda Jackson, I can visualize an amazing 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' with those two. Andddd how about a late 60s gay Western starring John Wayne and Gig Young?

2007 is a pretty killer year for same-sex couples, what could be better than DDL/Javier and Marion/Tilda?

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSean D

The Ryan Murphy joke was funny, especially because Glenn Close is totally going to be in the season finale of AHS: Coven.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000335/

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpaco.

@Stan God, I couldn't agree more!

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

Is Actress really locked down? Nathaniel, I feel like you could really be underestimating the power of Adams and Hustle.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

Couples
Lead: William Holden and Audrey Hepburn
Supporting: Kevin Spacey and Mira Sorvino
Cross: Kevin Kline and Jodie Foster
Same-sex (male): Daniel Day Lewis and Javier Bardem
Same-sex (female): Inrgid Bergman and Dorothy Malone

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArkaan

Channing Tatum is the only option for a dream date.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Mitch -- we recorded this a week ago. and yes, it does look vulnerable to amy adams

January 11, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I felt so bad during the "Out of the Furnace" tangent because I actually liked it (I was expecting not to), and thought Bale was superb.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBVR

Thanks so much for the time-stamping.

January 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJtagliere

Please don't watch La grande bellezza on a small screen.

January 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Awesome podcast, as always! Love the winner couples game. I'm sticking to same year or else I'll be here for hours...Mercedes Ruehl and Jodie Foster lol. Or maybe Kathy Bates and Joe Pesci. Ruth Gordon and Katherine Hepburn would be a hoot and a half. Oh same goes for Geena Davis and Kevin Kline. Second x1000 Joe's pick of Marisa Tomei and Emma Thompson. Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis would last less than a week, but it would be the most drunk, irascible relationship in the history of mankind. And both of Daniel Day Lewis's actor-on-actor options would be HOT--Javier Bardem or Denzel Washington.

@Nathaniel, if you're looking for Supporting Actors who aren't on Oscar's list, check out Fill The Void, which has a lovely supporting turn from Yiftach Klein. And there's an amazing Supporting Actor performance by Waleed Zuaiter in the Palestinian film Omar, which did make Oscar's shortlist. I'm with Nick, the remaining titles are a bit of a disappointment considering how strong this year was for foreign film (though I haven't seen The Missing Picture), but I liked Omar more than The Hunt.

January 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTB

Recasting Allison Janney in The Hours?! Oh no.

January 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHayden W.

TB-- Waleed Zuaiter is indeed good, but Omar isn't a 2013 going by release dates as Nathaniel does.

But I would suggest watching The Way, Way Back if you're looking for good supporting performances. Steve Carell is great and Sam Rockwell is competing with Fassy for my favorite male supporting performance of the year.

January 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

You guys rock and I think you should remember that when at night you sometimes cry cause the world doesn't seem to appreciate the gift that you all are.

@Nathaniel - I just heard the Dexter theme (and of course I remember the awesome Catwoman theme) and they didn't sound similar to me - maybe a violin (or something) brief sound but nothing more.

@Joe - I thought Monsters University was good too. Certainly better than Frozen. Not that I expect you to agree with that.

@Nick - I haven't seen Blackfish but thanks for saying some wise things about animal abuse and the depiction of ugly things on screen (I'm not saying you implied context doesn't matter (at least a little)).

January 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

I would like to just say in retrospect that the most brilliant moment is Joe's comment about Glenn Close.

January 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNathanielR

I laughed my ass off to this episode. The Glenn Close finally going dark thing nailed me..

January 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMark The First

Ten thousand points for the Chet Haze mention.

January 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJake D

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