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Podcast: 2013 Oscar Predictions, 'Snitch' Review and TONS of Games

Plus several of your questions and voicemails

Rope of Silicon PodcastIt's the 2013 Oscar prediction edition of the RopeofSilicon podcast as we prepare for this weekend's Oscar ceremony and live blog. Laremy and I compare predictions and talk a lot of Oscars before reviewing Snitch, taking several of your questions and voicemails and playing a lot of games.

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  • 00:00-00:31 - Introduction
  • 00:32-4:25 - Random bits
  • 4:26-5:54 - [Listener Voicemail] William Shatner - Star Trek Movies
  • 5:55-10:12 - More random bits and box-office challenge update
  • 10:13-11:32 - The Ted remix (via)
  • 11:33-15:03 - [Listener Voicemail] Justin - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • 15:04-19:57 - [Listener Voicemail] Jordan - Physical Comedy
  • 19:58-41:19 - Oscar Predictions (including a voicemail from Steven)
  • 41:20-45:44 - [Listener Voicemail] Matt - Backlash
  • 45:45-46:49 - [Listener Question] Do you think that the Best Director Oscar is somehow "lessened" this year due to the fact that Affleck is not in the race and would have surely been the winner if he had been? By "lessened" I mean that there will always be talk about Affleck's snub even when discussing this year's winner 5, 10, or even 15 years down the line. [John D.]
  • 46:50-51:20 - [Listener Question] The reason I'm hoping for a Jessica Chastain win at the Oscars is because I feel like she was able to convey so much with a role that was more subtle in its complexities, whereas Jennifer Lawrence had a role that was loud and in your face (not saying that's a bad thing, just different from Chastain's role). Do you think it's easier to win an Oscar with a role that's more outgoing or does it not matter? [Jennifer]
  • 51:21-52:36 - [Listener Question] What happened to The Impossible stateside? The movie has been a big hit overseas, particularly Spain and the UK. Was it an uninterested audience or a poorly plotted release schedule, based too much on getting Oscar love it barely garnered? [Susan]
  • 52:37-1:01:23 - [Listener Question] Over at Grantland, they are doing a tournament for the biggest Oscar travesties. They include Kubrick never winning Best Director, Scorsese not winning until The Departed, Crash winning Best Picture, Goodfellas losing Best Picture and many others. Right now, they have Kubrick vs Scorsese in the finals. What do you think the biggest Oscar travesty is? [Steve Stager]
  • 1:01:24-1:08:46 - Snitch Movie Review (read Brad's here)
  • 1:08:47-1:12:01 - [Listener Voicemail] Wahoo - Television reviews wanted
  • 1:12:02-1:14:01 - Over / Under
    • 1.5 months until a film gets a better grade then Side Effects by you guys [JN Films]
    • 3.5 more Best Picture Oscar nominated films by Spielberg [JN Films]
    • 2 Oscar wins for Amour [Bruce]
    • 200 uses of the word "Smaug" by the time the film is released [Zack]
  • 1:14:02-1:15:01 - Buy or Sell: The winner of the Best Director Oscar at this Sunday's ceremony mentions Ben Affleck somewhere in his speech, either as a joke or not. [John D.]
  • 1:15:02-1:17:19 - Playing the Percentages:
    • % chance this years Oscar winner for best picture follows the trend since No Country of being a film rarely discussed of referred to again after winning. [Shloggs]
    • % chance Argo wins Best Picture [Bruce]
    • % chance in 2020 that Inception would be the best sci-fi film that has come out in the last 10 years [JN Films]
    • % chance that Obama could own Romney at a game of Basketball [JN Films]
  • 1:17:20-1:21:28 - Guess the Film from Its Foreign Language Title:
    • Silent Martyr
    • The Ruthless
    • The Magnificent Rogues
    • Scoop
    • Bangs
  • 1:21:29-1:24:18 - Guess the Film from Its Tagline:
    • "Some memories are best forgotten"
    • "The eye of the enemy is moving."
    • "...look closer"
    • "The movie too HOT for words!"
    • "I already forget how I used to feel about you."
  • 1:24:1-1:26:16 - Which Would be Better?
    • The Dark Knight as a Bond film or Skyfall as a Batman film. [Nav]
    • Jame Cameron directed The Hobbit 2 & 3 or Peter Jackson directed Avatar 2 & 3. [Nav]
    • Daniel Craig as Ethan Hunt or Tom Cruise as James Bond [Nav]
  • 1:26:17-1:28:08 - Guess the MPAA rating based on its reason
    • some explicit sexuality
    • crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, drugs, drinking, pervasive language, reckless behavior and mayhem - all involving teens
    • disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language
  • 1:28:09-1:30:13 - #GoodTweets
  • 1:30:14-1:31:37 - [Listener Question] With a bunch of the ceremony being dedicated to "celebrating" musicals, I feel like Hollywood may be full of artsy drama club types who'd love nothing more than to sing and dance in extravagant productions, but are not allowed by the more pragmatic producers and studio execs. As such, they must be ecstatic that Les Mis have them an excuse to go all out with the showmanship this year. What do you think? Is this fair? Am I just being prejudiced? Are there more examples of movie genres most artists would like to see and make, but that are just not that profitable? [Oyid]
  • 1:31:38-1:34:00 - Closing

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Winter 2013 Movie Box-Office Draft
Brad vs. Laremy

Laremy's Picks
MovieDateBudgetBox-OfficeCurrent Total
Promised LandJan 4$15m$7.5m-$29.9m
The Last StandJan 18$45m$27.6m-$84.8m
Movie 43Jan 25$6m$23m$8m
Hansel and Gretel: Witch HuntersJan 25$50m$152.2m$27.2m
Stand Up GuysFeb 1$15m$3.2m-$34.2m
Side EffectsFeb 8$30m$21.2m-$53.7m
Beautiful CreaturesFeb 13$60m$17.9m-$132m
Escape from Planet EarthFeb 14$40m$23.2m-$76.7m
A Good Day To Die HardFeb 14$92m$120m-$109.9m
Dark SkiesFeb 22$0
   $396.2m-$486.2m
     
Brad's Picks
MovieDateBudgetBox-OfficeCurrent Total
Texas Chainsaw 3DJan 4$20m$34.3m-$15.6m
Gangster SquadJan 11$60m$91.8m-$58.1m
Broken CityJan 18$35m$19.5m-$67.9m
MamaJan 18$15m$89.3m$51.8m
ParkerJan 25$30m$17.1m-$57.8m
Warm BodiesFeb 1$30m$70.6m-$4.3m
Bullet to the HeadFeb 1$55m$9.3m-$128.1m
Identity ThiefFeb 8$35m$78.8m-$8.6m
Safe HavenFeb 14$28m$36.2m-$33.7m
SnitchFeb 22$0
 $447.2m-$322.7m
     

The Winter 2013 Movie Box-Office Draft competition involved both Brad and Laremy "drafting" ten films each in hopes of scoring the largest net total by taking a film's worldwide gross subtracting two-and-a-half-times the reported budget. The film must be released in January and February of 2013. The draft took place on December 21, 2012 during the RopeofSilicon Podcast which you can listen to right here.

Listed above is all the most recent data as of this post. Budgetary information is not necessarily accurate and will most likely not be accurate until closer to or after each film's release.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    I was thinking about holding an Oscar game among the commentors her on Rope. Here are the rules: Reply to this comment with your Oscar Predictions with each category ranked from 1-5 (1-9 for Picture and 1-3 for Makeup) with 1 being what you believe will be the winner and 5 the one you believe has the least chance of winning. From there, I've assigned a point system. if your 1st pick wins then you get 5 points,
    2nd pick wins - 4 points, 3rd pick wins - 3 wins, 4th pick wins - 2 points, 5th pick wins - 1 point. So the maximum amount of points is 120 and minimum is 24.

    If you're interested, then post your predictions here. If not, then that's fine.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AndrewJ.S./ Andrew J.S.

      Picture
      1. Argo
      2. Lincoln
      3. Silver Linings Playbook
      4. Life of Pi
      5. Beasts of the Southern WIld
      6. Amour
      7. Zero Dark Thrity
      8. Django Unchained
      9. Les Miserables

      Director
      1. Steven Spielberg
      2. David O. Russell
      3. Ang Lee
      4. Michael Haneke
      5. Ben Zhelit

      Actor
      1. Daniel Day Lewis
      2. Joaquin Phoenix
      3. Denzel Washington
      4. Bradley Cooper
      5. Hugh Jackman

      Actress
      1. Jennifer Lawrence
      2. Jessica Chastain
      3. Emanuella Riva
      4. Naomi Watts
      5. Quvenshane Wallis

      Supporting Actor
      1. Tommy Lee Jones
      2. Christoph Waltz
      3. Robert DeNiro
      4. Philip Seymour Hoffman
      5. Alan Arkin

      Supportng Actress
      1. Anne Hathaway
      2. Sally Field
      3. Helen Hunt
      4. Jacki Weaver
      5. Amy Adams

      Original Screenplay
      1. Amour
      2. Django Unchained
      3. Zero Dark Thirty
      4. Moonrise Kingdom
      5. Flight

      Adapted Screenplay
      1. Argo
      2. Lincoln
      3. Silver Linings Playbook
      4. Life of Pi
      5. Beasts of the Sothern Wild

      Best Animated Feature
      1. Wreck-It-Ralph
      2. Brave
      3. Frankenweenie
      4. ParaNorman
      5. Pirates! Band of Misfits

      Best Foreign Language Film
      1. Amour
      2. No
      3. A Royal Affair
      4. Kon-Tiki
      5. War Witch

      Best Documentary – Feature
      1. Searching For Sugar Man
      2. How to Survive a Plague
      3. The Invisible War
      4. The Gatekeepers
      5. 5 Broken Cameras

      Best Documentary – Short Subject
      1. Inocente
      2. Kings Point
      3. Mondays at Racine
      4. Open Heart
      5. Redemption

      Best Live Action Short Film
      1. Curfew
      2. Asad
      3. Buzkashi Boys
      4. Death of a Shadow
      5. Henry

      Best Animated Short Film
      1. Paperman
      2. Adam and Dog
      3. Head over Heels
      4. The Longest Daycare
      5. Fresh Guacamole

      Best Original Score
      1. Life of Pi
      2. Lincoln
      3. Argo
      4. Skyfall
      5. Anna Karenina

      Best Original Song
      1. Skyfall
      2. Life of Pi
      3. Chasing Ice
      4. Ted
      5. Les Miserables

      Best Sound Editing
      1. Skyfall
      2. Argo
      3. Life of Pi
      4. Zero Dark Thirty
      5. Django Unchained

      Best Sound Mixing
      1. Skyfall
      2. Argo
      3. Les Miserables
      4. Life of Pi
      5. Lincoln

      Best Production Design
      1. Anna Karenina
      2. Lincoln
      3. Les Miserables
      4. The Hobbit
      5. Life of Pi

      Best Cinematography
      1. Life of Pi
      2. Skyfall
      3. Lincoln
      4. Django Unchained
      5. Anna Karenina

      Best Makeup and Hairstyling
      1. Les Miserables
      2. The Hobbit
      3. Hitchcock

      Best Costume Design
      1. Anna Karenina
      2. Mirror Mirror
      3. Lincoln
      4. Les Miserables
      5. Snow White and the Huntsman

      Best Film Editing
      1. Argo
      2. Lincoln
      3. Zero Dark Thirty
      4. Silver Linings Playbook
      5. Life of Pi

      Best Visual Effects
      1. Life of Pi
      2. The Hobbit
      3. The Avengers
      4. Snow White and the Huntsman
      5. Prometheus

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

      Best Picture:
      1. Argo
      2. Lincoln
      3. Life of Pi
      4. Silver Linings Playbook
      5. Les Misérables
      6. Django Unchained
      7. Zero Dark Thirty
      8. Amour
      9. Beasts of the Southern Wild

      Best Director:
      1. Ang Lee
      2. Steven Spielberg
      3. Michael Haneke
      4. David O. Russell
      5. Benh Zeitlin

      Best Actor:
      1. Daniel Day-Lewis
      2. Hugh Jackman
      3. Bradley Cooper
      4. Denzel Washington
      5. Joaquin Phoneix

      Best Actress:
      1. Emmanuella Riva
      2. Jennifer Lawrence
      3. Jessica Chastain
      4. Naomi Watts
      5. Quvenshane Wallis

      Best Supporting Actor:
      1. Robert DeNiro
      2. Tommy Lee Jones
      4. Christoph Waltz
      4. Phillip Seymour Hoffman
      5. Alan Arkin

      Best Supporting Actress:
      1. Anne Hathaway
      2. Sally Field
      3. Amy Adams
      4. Helen Hunt
      5. Jackie Weaver

      Best Original Screenplay:
      1. Amour
      2. Django Unchained
      3. Moonrise Kingdom
      4. Zero Dark Thirty
      5. Flight

      Best Adapted Screenplay:
      1. Argo
      2. Lincoln
      3. Life of Pi
      4. Silver Linings Playbook
      5. Beasts of the Southern Wild

      Best Animated Feature:
      1. Brave
      2. Wreck-it Ralph
      3. Frankenweenie
      4. Pirates! Band of Msfits
      5. Paranorman

      Best Foreign Language Film:
      1. Amour
      2. No
      3. A Royal Affair
      4. Kon-Tiki
      5. War Witch

      Best Documentary-Feature:
      1. Searching for Sugarman
      2. How to Survive a Plague
      3. The Invisible War
      4. The Gatekeepers
      5. 5 Broken Cameras

      Best Documentary-Short Subject:
      1. Inocente
      2. Kings Point
      3. Mondays at Racine
      4. Open Heart
      5. Redemption

      Best Live Action Short Film:
      1. Curfew
      2. Asad
      3. Buzkashi Boys
      4. Death of a Shadow
      5. Henry

      Best Animated Short Film:
      1. Paperman
      2. Adam and Dog
      3. The Longest Daycare
      4. Head Over Heels
      5. Fresh Guacamole

      Best Original Score:
      1. Life of Pi
      2. Lincoln
      3. Skyfall
      4. Argo
      5. Anna Karenina

      Best Original Song:
      1. Skyfall
      2. Life of Pi - Pi's Lullaby
      3. Les Misérables - Suddenly
      4. Ted - Everybody Needs a Best Friend
      5. Chasing Ice - Before My Time

      Best Sound Editing:
      1. Life of Pi
      2. Skyfall
      3. Argo
      4. Zero Dark Thirty
      5. Django Unchained

      Best Sound Mixing:
      1. Life of Pi
      2. Skyfall
      3. Les Misérables
      4. Argo
      5. Lincoln

      Best Production Design:
      1. Anna Karenina
      2. Life of Pi
      3. Lincoln
      4. Les Misérables
      5. The Hobbit

      Best Cinematography:
      1. Life of Pi
      2. Skyfall
      3. Lincoln
      4. Django Unchained
      5. Anna Karenina

      Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
      1. Les Misérables
      2. The Hobbit
      3. Hitchcock

      Best Costume Design:
      1. Anna Karenina
      2. Les Misérables
      3. Lincoln
      4. Mirror Mirror
      5. Snow White and the Huntsman

      Best Film Editing:
      1. Argo
      2. Lincoln
      3. Life of Pi
      4. Zero Dark Thirty
      5. Silver Linings Playbook

      Best Visual Effects:
      1. Life of Pi
      2. The Hobbit
      3. The Avengers
      4. Snow White and the Huntsman
      5. Prometheus

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      Just for the record, here are my predictions

      Picture
      1. Argo
      2. Lincoln
      3. Life of Pi
      4. Silver Linings Playbook
      5. Les Miserables
      6. Amour
      7. Zero Dark Thirty
      8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      9. Django Unchained

      Best Director
      1. Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
      2. Ang Lee, Life of Pi
      3. Michael Haneke, Amour
      4. David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
      5. Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

      Best Actor
      1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
      2. Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
      3. Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
      4. Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
      5. Denzel Washington, Flight

      Best Actress
      1. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
      2. Emmanuele Riva, Amour
      3. Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
      4. Quvenzhaine Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
      5. Naomi Watts, The Impossible

      Best Supporting Actor
      1. Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
      2. Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
      3. Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
      4. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
      5. Alan Arkin, Argo

      Best Original Screenplay
      1. Amour
      2. Django Unchained
      3. Zero Dark Thirty
      4. Moonrise Kingdom
      5. Flight

      Best adapted Screenplay
      1. Argo
      2. Lincoln
      3. Life of Pi
      4. Silver Linings Playbook
      5. Beasts of the Southern Wild

      Best Animated Film
      1. Wreck-It Ralph
      2. Brave
      3. Frankenweenie
      4. The Pirates! Band of Misfits
      5. ParaNorman

      Best Foreign Language Film
      1. Amour
      2. Kon-Tiki
      3. A Royal Affair
      4. No
      5. War Witch

      Best Documentary
      1. Searching For Sugar Man
      2. The Gatekeepers
      3. How to Survive a Plague
      4. The Invisible War
      5. 5 Broken Cameras

      Best Film Editing
      1. Argo
      2. Zero Dark Thirty
      3. Life of Pi
      4. Lincoln
      5. Silver Linings Playbook

      Best Cinematography
      1. Life of Pi
      2. Skyfall
      3. Lincoln
      4. Anna Karenina
      5. Django Unchained

      Best Production Design
      1. Lincoln
      2. Anna Karenina
      3. Les Miserables
      4. Life of Pi
      5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

      Best Costume Design
      1. Anna Karenina
      2. Les Miserables
      3. Lincoln
      4. Mirror Mirror
      5. Snow White and the Huntsman

      Best Original Score
      1. Life of Pi
      2. Lincoln
      3. Argo
      4. Anna Karenina
      5. Skyfall

      Best Original Song
      1. "Skyfall" from Skyfall
      2. "Suddenly" from Les Miserables
      3. "Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi
      4. "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted
      5. "Before My Time" from Chasing Ice

      Best Sound Editing
      1. Skyfall
      2. Life of Pi
      3. Zero Dark Thirty
      4. Argo
      5. Django Unchained

      Best Sound Mixing
      1. Les Miserables
      2. Life of Pi
      3. Skyfall
      4. Argo
      5. Lincoln

      Best Visual Effects
      1. Life of Pi
      2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
      3. The Avengers
      4. Prometheus
      5. Snow White and the Huntsman

      Best Animated Short
      1. Paperman
      2. Adam and Dog
      3. Head Over Heels
      4. Fresh Guacamole
      5. The Longest Daycare

      Best Lie action Short
      1. Curfew
      2. Henry
      3. Death of a Shadow
      4. Asad
      5. Buzkhashi Boys

      Best Documentary Short
      1. Open Heart
      2. Inocente
      3. Mondays at Racine
      4. Kings Point
      5. Redemption

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

        Best Makeup and Hairstyling
        1. Les Miserables
        2. The Hobbit
        3. Hitchcock

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

        Can't believe I forgot this one

        Best Supporting Actress
        1. Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
        2. Sally Field, Lincoln
        3. Helen Hunt, The Sessions
        4. Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
        5. Amy Adams, The Master

    • Thornsy

      Best Picture:
      1. Argo
      2. Silver Linings Playbook
      3. Lincoln
      4. Life of Pi
      5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      6. Les Miserables
      7. Zero Dark Thirty
      8. Django Unchained
      9. Amour

      Director:
      1. David O. Russell
      2. Ang Lee
      3. Steven Spielberg
      4. Benh Zeitlin
      6. Michael Haneke

      Actor:
      1. Daniel Day-Lewis
      2. Bradley Cooper
      3. Hugh Jackman
      4. Joaquin Phoenix
      5. Denzel Washington

      Actress:
      1. Jennifer Lawrence
      2. Emmanuelle Riva
      3. Quvenzhane Wallis
      4. Jessica Chastain
      5. Naomi Watts

      Supporting Actor:
      1. Robert De Niro
      2. Tommy Lee Jones
      3. Christoph Waltz
      4. Alan Arkin
      5. Phillip Seymour Hoffman

      Supporting Actress:
      1. Anne Hathaway
      2. Sally Field
      3. Helen Hunt
      4. Jacki Weaver
      5. Amy Adams

      Original Screenplay:
      1. Django Unchained
      2. Amour
      3. Moonrise Kingdom
      4. Zero Dark Thirty
      5. Flight

      Adapted Screenplay:
      1. Argo
      2. Silver Linings Playbook
      3. Lincoln
      4. Life of Pi
      5. Beasts of the Southern Wild

      Best Sound Editing:
      1. Life of Pi
      2. Skyfall
      3. Zero Dark Thirty
      5. Django Unchained

      Best Sound Mixing:
      1. Les Miserables
      2. Life of Pi
      3. Skyfall
      4. Argo
      5. Lincoln

      Best Production Design:
      1. Anna Karenina
      2. Life of Pi
      3. Les Miserables
      4. Lincoln
      5. The Hobbit

      Cinematography:
      1. Life of Pi
      2. Skyfall
      3. Anna Karenina
      4. Lincoln
      5. Django Unchained

      Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
      1. Les Miserables
      2. The Hobbit
      3. Hitchcock

      Best Costume Design:
      1. Anna Karenina
      2. Les Miserables
      3. Lincoln
      4. Mirror Mirror
      5. Snow White and the Huntsman

      Best Film Editing
      1. Argo
      2. Lincoln
      3. Life of Pi
      4. Zero Dark Thirty
      5. Silver Linings Playbook

      Best Visual Effects:
      1. Life of Pi
      2. The Hobbit
      3. The Avengers
      4. Snow White and the Huntsman
      5. Prometheus

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

        I need Animated Film, foreign language film, documentary feature, and shorts

        • Thornsy

          Oh, right. Silly me.

          Best Animated Feature
          1. Brave
          2. Wreck-It Ralph
          3. Frankenweenie
          4. ParaNorman
          5. Pirates! Band of Misfits

          Best Foreign Language Film
          1. Amour
          2. No
          3. A Royal Affair
          4. Kon-Tiki
          5. War Witch

          Best Documentary – Feature
          1. Searching For Sugar Man
          2. How to Survive a Plague
          3. The Invisible War
          4. The Gatekeepers
          5. 5 Broken Cameras

          Best Documentary – Short Subject
          1. Inocente
          2. Open Heart
          3. Mondays at Racine
          4. Kings Point
          5. Redemption

          Best Live Action Short Film
          1. Curfew
          2. Death of A Shadow
          3. Buzkashi Boys
          4. Asad
          5. Henry

          Best Animated Short Film
          1. Paperman
          2. Adam and Dog
          3. Head over Heels
          4. The Longest Daycare
          5. Fresh Guacamole

          Best Original Score
          1. Life of Pi
          2. Anna Karenina
          3. Lincoln
          4. Skyfall
          5. Argo

          Best Original Song
          1. Skyfall
          2. Life of Pi
          3. Chasing Ice
          4. Ted
          5. Les Miserables

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Corbin/ Corbin

      Picture:
      1. Argo
      2. Silver Linings Playbook
      3. Lincoln
      4. Life of Pi
      5. Amour
      6. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      7. Les Miserables
      8. Django Unchained
      9. Zero Dark Thirty

      Director
      1. David O. Russell
      2. Steven Spielberg
      3. Ang Lee
      4. Michael Haneke
      5. Benh Zietlen

      Actor:
      1. Daniel Day-Lewis
      2. Hugh Jackman
      3. Bradley Cooper
      4. Joaquin Phoenix
      5. Denzel Washington

      Actress:
      1. Jennifer Lawrence
      2. Emanuelle Riva
      3. Jessica Chastain
      4. Quvenzhaine Wallis
      5. Naomi Watts

      Supporting Actor:
      1. Robert De Niro
      2. Tommy Lee Jones
      3. Christoph Waltz
      4. Alan Arkin
      5. Phillip Seymour Hoffman

      Supporting Actress:
      1. Anne Hathaway
      2. Jacki Weaver
      3. Sally Field
      4. Amy Adams
      5. Helen Hunt

      Original Screenplay:
      1. Django Unchained
      2. Zero Dark Thirty
      3. Amour
      4. Moonrise Kingdom
      5. Flight

      Adapted Screenplay:
      1. Argo
      2. Lincoln
      3. Silver Linings Playbook
      4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      5. Life of Pi

      Foreign Language:
      1. Amour
      2. A Royal Affair
      3. Kon-Tiki
      4. No
      5. War Witch

      Documentary Feature:
      1. Searching for Sugar Man
      2. The Gatekeepers
      3. The Invisible War
      4. 5 Broken Cameras
      5. How to Survive a Plague

      Animated Feature:
      1. Wreck-it Ralph
      2. Brave
      3. Frankenweenie
      4. Paranorman
      5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits

      Cinematography:
      1. Life of Pi
      2. Skyfall
      3. Lincoln
      4. Anna Karenina
      5. Django Unchained

      Costumes:
      1. Anna Karenina
      2. Mirror Mirror
      3. Snow White and the Huntsman
      4. Lincoln
      5. Les Miserables

      Editing:
      1. Argo
      2. Life of Pi
      3. Silver Linings Playbook
      4. Zero Dark Thirty
      5. Lincoln

      Makeup:
      1. Les Miserables
      2. The Hobbit
      3. Hitchcock

      Score:
      1. Argo
      2. Lincoln
      3. Life of Pi
      4. Anna Karenina
      5. Skyfall

      Song:
      1. Skyfall
      2. Everybody Needs a Best Friend
      3. Pi's Lullaby
      4. Suddenly
      5. Before my Time

      Production Design:
      1. Anna Karenina
      2. Lincoln
      3. Les Miserables
      4. Life of Pi
      5. The Hobbit

      Sound Editing:
      1. Skyfall
      2. Life of Pi
      3. Zero Dark Thirty
      4. Argo
      5. Django Unchained

      Sound Mixing:
      1. Skyfall
      2. Les Miserables
      3. Life of Pi
      4. Argo
      5. Lincoln

      Visual Effects:
      1. Life of Pi
      2. The Hobbit
      3. The Avengers
      4. Prometheus
      5. Snow White and the Huntsman

      Animated Short:
      1. Paperman
      2. Adam and Dog
      3. Head Over Heels
      4. The Longest Daycare
      5. Fresh Guacamole

      Live Action Short:
      1. Curfew
      2. Buzkashi Boys
      3. Henri
      4. Asad
      5. Death of a Shadow

      Documentary Short:
      1. Inocente
      2. Open Heart
      3. Redemption
      4. King's Point
      5. Mondays at Racine

    • Mykael

      BEST PICTURE -

      1. Lincoln
      Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers.

      2. Argo
      Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers.

      3. Life of Pi
      Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers.

      4. Zero Da rk Thirty
      Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers.

      5.Silver Linings Playbook
      Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers.

      6. Amour
      Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, ProducerS.

      7. Django Unchained
      Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers.

      8. Les Misérables
      Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward andCameron Mackintosh, Producers

      9. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers.

      ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -

      1. Robert De Niro
      Silver Linings Playbook

      2. Tommy Lee Jones
      Lincoln

      3. Philip Seymour Hoffman
      The Master

      4. Christoph Waltz
      Django Unchained

      5. Alan Arkin
      Argo

      ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -

      1. Anne Hathaway
      Les Misérables

      2. Amy Adams
      The Master

      3. Sally Field
      Lincoln

      4. Helen Hunt
      The Sessions

      5. Jacki Weaver
      Silver Linings Playbook

      ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE -

      1. Daniel Day-Lewis
      Lincoln

      2. Joaquin Phoenix
      The Master

      3. Hugh Jackman
      Les Misérables

      4. Bradley Cooper
      Silver Linings Playbook

      5. Denzel Washington
      Flight

      ACTRESS IN LEADING ROLE -

      1. Emmanuelle Riva
      Amour

      2. Jessica Chastain
      Zero Dark Thirty

      3. Jennifer Lawrence
      Silver Linings Playbook

      4. Naomi Watts
      The Impossible

      5. Quvenzhané Wallis
      Beasts of the Southern Wild

      ANIMATED FEATURE FILM -

      1. Wreck-It Ralph
      Rich Moore

      2. Frankenweenie
      Tim Burton

      3. Brave
      Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

      4. ParaNorman
      Sam Fell and Chris Butler

      5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits
      Peter Lord

      CINEMATOGRAPHY -

      1. Skyfall
      Roger Deakins

      2. Life of Pi
      Claudio Miranda

      3. Django Unchained
      Robert Richardson

      4. Lincoln
      Janusz Kaminski

      5. Anna Karenina
      Seamus McGarvey

      COSTUME DESIGN -

      1. Anna Karenina
      Jacqueline Durran

      2. Lincoln
      Joanna Johnston

      3. Les Misérables
      Paco Delgado

      4. Mirror Mirror
      Eiko Ishioka

      5. Snow White and the Huntsman
      Colleen Atwood

      DIRECTING -

      1. Lincoln
      Steven Spielberg

      2. Life of Pi
      Ang Lee

      3. Amour
      Michael Haneke

      4. Silver Linings Playbook
      David O. Russell

      5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      Benh Zeitlin

      DOCUMENTARY FEATURE -

      1. Searching for Sugar Man
      Malik Bendjelloul

      2. The Gatekeepers
      Dror Moreh

      3. How to Survive a Plague
      David France

      4. The Invisible War
      Kirby Dick

      5. Broken Cameras
      Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

      DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT -

      1. Open Heart
      Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern

      2. Inocente
      Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

      3. Kings Point
      Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider

      4. Mondays at Racine
      Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan

      5. Redemption
      Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

      FILM EDITING -

      1. Zero Da rk Thirty
      Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

      2. Argo
      William Goldenberg

      3. Lincoln
      Michael Kahn

      4. Life of Pi
      Tim Squyres

      5. Silver Linings Playbook
      Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers

      FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM -

      1. Amour
      Austria

      2. No
      Chile

      3. Kon-Tiki
      Norway

      4. A Royal Affair
      Denmark

      5. War Witch
      Canada

      MAKEUP and HAIRSTYLING-

      1. Les Misérables
      Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

      2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
      Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane

      3. Hitchcock
      Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin
      Samuel

      MUSIC (Original Score) -

      1. Life of Pi
      Mychael Danna

      2. Skyfall
      Thomas Newman

      3. Lincoln
      John Williams

      4. Argo
      Alexandre Desplat

      5. Anna Karenina
      Dario Marianelli

      MUSIC (Original Song) -

      1. Skyfall
      Skyfall
      Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

      2. Pi’s Lullaby
      Life of Pi
      Music by Mychael Danna
      Lyric by Bombay Jayashri

      3. Suddenly
      Les Misérables
      Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
      Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

      4. Before My Time
      Chasing Ice
      Music and Lyric by J. Ralph

      5. Everybody Needs A Best Friend
      Ted
      Music by Walter Murphy
      Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

      PRODUCTION DESIGN -

      1. Life of Pi
      Production Design: David Gropman
      Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

      2. Anna Karenina
      Production Design: Sarah Greenwood
      Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

      3. Les Misérables
      Production Design: Eve Stewart
      Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson

      4. Lincoln
      Production Design: Rick Carter
      Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

      5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
      Production Design: Dan Hennah
      Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright

      SHORT FILM (Animated)

      1. Paperman
      John Kahrs

      2. Adam and Dog
      Minkyu Lee

      3. Fresh Guacamole
      PES

      4. Head over Heels
      Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly

      5. Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Da ycare”
      David Silverman

      SHORT FILM (Live Action) -

      1. Curfew
      Shawn Christensen

      2. Death of a Shadow (Dood van een
      Schaduw)
      Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele

      3. Asad
      Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura

      4. Buzkashi Boys
      Sam French and Ariel Nasr

      5. Henry
      Yan England

      SOUND EDITING -

      1. Skyfall
      Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers

      2. Zero Dark Thirty
      Paul N.J. Ottosson

      3. Life of Pi
      Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton

      4. Argo
      Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn

      5. Django Unchained
      Wylie Stateman

      SOUND MIXING -

      1. Les Misérables
      Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

      2. Life of Pi
      Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin

      3. Lincoln
      Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins

      4. Skyfall
      Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

      5. Argo
      John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio
      Garcia

      VISUAL EFFECTS -

      1. Life of Pi
      Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron,
      Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

      2. Marvel’s The Avengers
      Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and
      Dan Sudick

      3. Prometheus
      Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley
      and Martin Hill

      4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
      Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and
      R. Christopher White

      5. Snow White and the Huntsman
      Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan,
      Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

      WRITING (Adapted Screenplay) -

      1. Lincoln
      Screenplay by Tony Kushner

      2. Argo
      Screenplay by Chris Terrio

      3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
      Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin

      4. Silver Linings Playbook
      Screenplay by David O. Russell

      5. Life of Pi
      Screenplay by David Magee

      WRITING (Original Screenplay ) -

      1. Amour
      Written by Michael Haneke

      2. Zero Dark Thirty
      Written by Mark Boal

      3. Django Unchained
      Written by Quentin Tarantino

      4. Moonrise Kingdom
      Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola

      5. Flight
      Written by John Gatins

  • Joseph McDonald

    Listener Question
    Which, out of all the major sci-fi films (for example Star Trek, Gravity, Snowpeirecer ect.) will be good? And which one do think has the best chance at the awards season next year? [Grasshopper]

  • Thornsy

    Over/Under:
    2 more Oscar nominations for Bradley Cooper

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Even if Affleck was nominated, do you really think he deserves it more than Ang Lee purely on direction basis? I think Ang Lee had a much harder, challenging task to pull of Life of Pi as a director. A movie being called unfilmable, attempted by other before and Ang Lee finally stepping up. Even if Affleck was nominated, I don't think its Best Director win worthy. And even if he was nominated and won, its probably because they dont want a director-picture split. There is noting special in Argo that makes Affleck a winner over Ang Lee or Spielberg.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

      *nothing

  • Gautam

    Laremy, though you made some brave predictions, I have to say you are going to lose this.

    I am going to make prediction on predictions. I predict Brad will score 18-20 and Laremy will dangle somewhere around 15-17.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Guess the MPAA rating based on its reason :

    Disturbing and graphic depiction of violent anti-social behavior, sexuality and language

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      I did #AGoodResearch on the Sound Editing/Mixing Oscar and here's what I've got:

      Since 1990:

      The same film has won both awards 11 times (that's 11/22 - 50%).

      Musicals (when nominated for Sound Mixing) have won 3/5 times (60%)

      Boom.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    [Listener Question]
    What is the reason why good Art House films such as 'Drive' and 'Moonrise Kingdom' don't receive major award recognition? [Xarnis]

    Over/Under
    3 Oscar nominations for 'Snowpiercer' [Xarnis]
    4 2014 Oscar Best Picture Nominees that are on Brad's 2013 Top 10 [Xarnis]
    10 years before a Bond film gets major award recognition at the Oscars (I.e. Picture, Director, Screenplay) [Xarnis]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Please don't do Disqus. It sucks.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

      My thoughts exactly

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Best exchange of the podcast:

    Laremy: "I'm going with Phillip Seymour Hoffman"

    Brad: "So you've decided not to win this..."

    • Susan

      Winner!

  • http://hypethemovies.wordpress.com Jordan B.

    There goes #ClassicAngryBrad bashing on my beloved Taylor Swift.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

      There's only one way to go once you've reached the top!! That's no reflection of what I think of her so much as how once you are the most "whatever" people start trying to look for ways to see you fail.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JoshP./ Josh P.

    I wasn't a huge fan of the live action shorts this year either, but they were a whole lot better than the lot last year. The consensus seems to be Curfew is the best, and I'd have to agree, with Death of a Shadow being a close second. I'm slowly becoming a fan of Matthias Schoenearts and the concept of the film I thought was really interesting. Of the five, I think it has the greatest potential to actually be expanded into feature length. My least favorite was Buzkashi Boys: well intentioned but so overwrought with messages and felt way too long.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jennifer/ Jennifer

    Do you think that because there were several Oscar nomination surprises and snubs this year we will see a more predictable batch of nominees and winners for next years Oscars?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    I really enjoyed todays podcast. Thanks B & L. Keep up the good work. Im looking forward to sundays special edition. I have a new approach this year after listening to a ton of "experts" spout off their predictions and the variety of logic they use to make conclusions. Now i have a better idea of how the game is played. I still have my fabs that I refuse to bet against for fear of ruining any good juju. So I can go into the show informed and watch the results unfold. Im playing it more like a game. A sick game! But oh the fun!!!

  • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

    Really unsure why people are going DeNiro, as Laremy said, you will both be getting it wrong as it's TLJ or Waltz ;) Happy to apologize and give credit where it's due if DeNiro or Hoffman win. I don't think Amour is no chance for Original Screenplay, but it's definitely behind Django and ZDT for mine. You guys are continuously surprising me with your picks, Searching for Sugar Man is going to win Doco Laremy ;). Sound Editing = Zero Dark Thirty, Prod Design I think Les Mis just gets up over Anna.

    Brad, are you going to tally all the votes from people posting in the comments section? See if anyone can out-tip you!

    Also, interested to know if you guy's watch Archer? Seems like a show you two would like.

    Respect Bradley, I seem to be the only one amongst friends that hates that Taylor Swift song... so... painful.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

      If I were you, I'd seriously reconsider that Production Design pick. There's very little love for Les Mis, so if Anna doesn't win it, it will surely be Life of Pi.

      • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

        Life of Pi is no chance in my opinion but I found it hard to split Les Mis and Anna. I went safe as the betting odds have Les Mis just ahead. Definitely one of the categories I have less of an idea on, maybe the bookies have it wrong :)

      • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

        And there ya go, neither LES MIS, ANNA or LIFE OF PI.

  • Travis C.

    Though I love Eternal Sunshine, I must say I'm not a huge fan of his (though I've only seen three of his films, including the lackluster Human Nature, but Laremy you forgot to list seemingly your favorite documentary which Gondry directed, Dave Chapelle's Block Party.

  • http://www.seensome.com SeenSome

    It makes me sad any time you guys talk about Brave and severely underrate it.

    It isn't vintage Pixar by any means but it's a good movie with a strong central relationship between mother and daughter. I liked Wreck-It Ralph too but once you get past the novelty factor of the video game setting and classic character cameos, it feels a lot more like a generic kid's movie, especially once it gets settled in Sugar Rush.

    Brave is the more visually beautiful film with a more complex and engaging central relationship. I hope it wins the Oscar tonight and thing it will.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/the%20colleague/ the colleague

    Laremy must be loving that Dark Skies budget. Only $3.5 million!

    Over/Under:
    - C+, Brad's grade for Jack the Giant Slayer [the colleague]

    Playing the Percentages:
    - % chance whoever loses the winter draft will try and make the other one forget about the bet [the colleague]

    Buy/Sell:
    - the name of the director who showed his voting process will get revealed within the next month [the colleague]
    - Razzies will eventually go away [the colleague]

    Would You Rather:
    - continue being a critic in the US, knowing full well you'll have to at some point review drek such as Movie 43 or live as a critic abroad where sometimes crap like that isn't released, but the downside is you'd have to wait longer than your US peers to see most movies [the colleague]

    Watch This or Watch That (Digital Backlot):
    - Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow or Sin City
    - Sucker Punch or The Spirit
    - 300 or Avatar
    - Speed Racer or Alice in Wonderland
    - Oz the Great and Powerful or Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

  • http://flewellenfilms.tumblr.com Flewellen

    Listener Question: If you could fix ONE thing from the Oscars telecast (host, an announcer, musical number, a particular winner), what would it be?

  • Kristen K.

    What do you guys think about using movies like Lincoln to teach history in schools? Could it be a great initial event to get kids interested in history? Or should it be re-thought as a lot of Hollywood films change historical events for the benefit of the greater story...

    *This was sparked by this story: http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/steven-speilberg-lincoln-coming-soon-school-near-013753394.html

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    Was Daniel Day-Lewis' humorous Oscar speech a hint that he may be considering comedic roles now that he has won 3 Best Actor awards?

    Given how closely tied directing and the quality of a movie are, do you think the Academy will expand the director nominees to more than 5? (especially given the Argo backlash)

    What are your guys' thoughts of Joaquin Phoenix blatantly disrespecting the Oscars at their own show?

    Over / Under:

    3.5 - Years before Jessica Chastain wins an Oscar

  • Mykael

    Over/ under -
    1. 1.5 times, Seth MacFarlane returns as Oscar host.
    2. 4.5 years, Roger Deakins finally wins his first Oscar Best Cinematography.

    Buy/ sell -
    1. Ang Lee wins another Best director Oscar for a Best Picture win in foreseeable future.
    2. Seth MacFarlane as Oscar host. Bought or sold.

    Playing them percents -
    1. % chance, Christoph Waltz grabs a major role in the next Tarantino film as well, if he ever makes one, possibly the aforementioned closure to the revenge trilogy.
    2. % factor, bad Wienstein's marketing cost the Master its technical awards' snubs.

  • JN Films

    Over/Under
    2.5 years till Christian Bale wins another Oscar [JN Films]
    55% RT Score for Jack the Giant Slayer [JN Films]
    45% RT Score for Oz: I don't Care [JN Films]

  • Mykael

    For the record, it was Inception, not The Social Network, which won both the sound categories in 2011 along with Visual Effects and Cinematography.
    Sorry.
    Thank You.

  • oyid

    This comment is an episode late :P but thank you for answering, and I guess it's a fair point.