Blade Runner 2049 - Roger Deakins Cinematography

2018 Academy Awards Predictions

Is it just me, or did the wait for the Academy Awards feel like an eternity this year? We’ve been talking about the show and the nominees for so long that I’ve reached a point of indifference (which is weird because this is my Super Bowl). It doesn’t help that the current social and political climate makes one month feel like three years. Also, I don’t care to watch Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri win everything again. Whatever it is, I’m just kind of meh about the whole show this year. Anyway, let’s get to the reason you clicked! Below are my Oscar predictions. You can see the full list of nominees here. Continue reading “2018 Academy Awards Predictions”

Moonlight wins Best Picture

Recap of 2017 Academy Awards with GIFs!

Oh, don’t you worry. We’ll be talking about what’s probably the most awkward (and amazing) moment in Oscar history coming up here. But first…I swear these ceremonies get longer every year. And it’s not the speeches! It’s the bits! Like it’s one thing for a host to have a few bits (though Jimmy Kimmel did have A LOT of bits that could’ve and should’ve been cut), but does every presenter need to make sassy small talk? No. And come on, Hollywood. You do this on Sunday night before everyone has to wake up early? Ugh. Continue reading “Recap of 2017 Academy Awards with GIFs!”

Moonlight (2016)

2017 Academy Awards Predictions

Well, the 89th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, so we talked predictions on Pat & JT this morning (You can listen to the podcast here). I’m confident in my “Big Six” picks—that is, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. However, I’m a little iffy on awards like Sound Editing and Sound Mixing, which always throw me for a loop. Check out the full list of nominees here, and we’ll talk predictions below! Continue reading “2017 Academy Awards Predictions”

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land (2016)

2017 Academy Awards Nominations

After dominating the 2017 Golden Globes, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that La La Land scooped up the most 2017 Academy Award nominations, followed by Moonlight. Of course, there’s been La La Land backlash since the Globes (i.e., It’s another movie about white people falling in love. It’s a movie about jazz that doesn’t feature people of color prominently. It’s not better than Moonlight). But Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, so here we are. Continue reading “2017 Academy Awards Nominations”