Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 124: Into the Woods and Interview with Damien Chazelle of ‘Whiplash’


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Walt Disney showed AMPAS and critics Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods.  We talk about the reactions and its Oscar chances.  Same for Ava DuVernay’s Selma and its star David Oyelowo.

Supporting Actress is a topic of conversation.  Lots of names trying to make a play.

Finally, our exclusive interview with writer/director Damien Chazelle of Whiplash.  He talks his chances at Oscar as well as the process in making the film.  Clip provided by Sony Pictures Classics.

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  • Sam Coff

    Enjoy, friends–and remember, I’m the one that’s right about Supporting Actress 😉

    • Mark DePew

      Sam—what was the play that Clayton told Blunt she should star in if it ever becomes a movie & Blunt replied Anne Hathaway should star in it? It was muffled on the podcast.


  • Jeffrey Edwards

    I agree that the ‘Supporting Actress’ line up will probably be:

    1. Patricia Arquette
    2. Jessica Chastain
    3. Emma Stone
    4. Keira Knightley
    5. Meryl Streep

    But, what about Kristen Stewart? Apparently, ‘Still Alice’ was received very well during AMPAS screenings and, with Julianne Moore being as likely to win ‘Brst Actress’ as what Cate Blanchett was last year, perhaps Kristen Stewart could be this years’ “Sally Hawkins” and gain a nomination partially based on the strength of her own performance but also bring swept in by the strength of Moore’s likelihood of winning.

    • Sam Coff

      I had Stewart in my lineup for a while, based off similar logic to yours. But I just can’t argue with the “Presumes Five” in this category. Until further notice (AMVY isn’t their cup of tea, Into the Woods bombs, Keira too much of a nothing role to HBC her way in, Arquette suffer from over-hype, Stone can’t campaign bc of Cabaret, etc.) I’m sticking to this.

  • RobMiles

    The difference between Helena Bonham-Carter and Keira Knightley is that Helena was third billed after Colin and Geoffrey, whereas Keira is second billed after Benedict.

  • Ryan

    Power Hour Question:
    If Interstellar doesn’t win anything, what films take the awards for themselves?
    Also, what are the odds of Gone Girl winning anything?