This week on Now Conspiring, we discuss the Academy Award nominations and provide our picks for each category. Throughout, we review several movies like Dirty Grandpa, Anomalisa, Carol, and The End of the Tour.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Who do you think should win this year’s award for Best Picture? (Feel free to add any other picks for the other categories if the mood strikes).
Let us know your thoughts (and your favorite podcast moments) in the comments, which we may read on next week’s show! And be sure to rate the podcast on iTunes and/or Stitcher, where you can also download this episode. Or just Tweet us…@NowConspiring
00:00:00 – Song of the Week: “Spirits” by The Strumbellas
00:00:28 – Introductions & Overview of Show
00:05:45 – Main Segment (Part 1): Oscars Trivia for 2016, Best Actor, Best Picture
00:36:05 – Review: Dirty Grandpa
00:39:50 – Main Segment (Part 2): Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor
01:02:56 – Review: The End of the Tour
01:05:45 – Main Segment (Part 3): Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Animated Featured Film
01:19:25 – Review: Anomalisa
01:25:37 – Main Segment (Part 4): Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects
01:35:35 – Review: Carol
01:40:09 – Feedback: We read your comments from last week’s show.
01:54:02 – Coming Soon to Theaters: We wrap up the show with what’s releasing this coming weekend.