Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 31: Full Oscar Rundown, Early Django Screenings, Academy Idol Results and Wild Cards

It’s a lengthy podcast today but it’s Oscar-filled and we run through nearly every single category.  Even talk about the Globes a bit.

  • We work through the Shorts first.  Has anyone seen them?
  • Original Song – Who’s is it to lose?
  • Original Score – Editor drops Desplat, so who can win?  John Williams posed for Oscar #8123?
  • Visual Effects – Where’ The Impossible?  Overage of superhero films.
  • Sound categories – Skyfall gaining steam.  Is it Greg P. Russell’s time?  
  • Questions from the Readership.
  • We talk about the early screenings of Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, with Terence finally catching up on Silver Linings Playbook and Anna Karenina.
  • Film Editing – Matches with Picture?  Action film-friendly?
  • Costume Design – Posthumous win for Ishioka?
  • Cinematography – Is there anyone that can trump Claudio Miranda?  Does Roger Deakins lose again?
  • Production Design – Les Miserables vs. Lincoln vs. Anna Karenina
  • Animated Feature – Is it really Brave?  Really?
  • Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway and her four guests.
  • Supporting Actor – If Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t there, who wins?
  • Lead Actress – Is their room for young Wallis, two foreign actresses, and two hot girls whose names start with a J?
  • Lead Actor – Denzel Washington is vulnerable we think.  What about Bradley Cooper?  Richard Gere?  Can Jackman really win?
  • Director – Repeated winners?  First-timer Ben Affleck?
  • Picture – How many nominees will there be?
  • Academy Idol Results! – The five films to make the Adapted cut and the 12 Wild Cards chosen!  Voting opens Monday morning!