Failed Critics Podcast: What The S**t? Coolest Name Ever

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Welcome to the Failed Critics Podcast, where hosts Steve Norman and Owen Hughes are joined by both Andrew Brooker and Paul Field to put their collective expert (ha!) minds together to predict who will win what at this year’s Academy Awards on Sunday 28th February. You too can take part! Simply leave a post in the comments box on our website to tell us which films you think will pick up the award in each of the categories listed below. The winner will pick up some DVD’s and blu-rays! OOooohhhh exciting.

Also in this episode, we feature a few new release reviews. Brooker, our residents American sports fan, finds Concussion is not all it’s cracked up to be. Meanwhile, Paul calls Steve’s heritage into question whilst reviewing British zom-rom-com Nina Forever. And then we all get together at the end to slightly gush over Deadpool‘s expletive-laden fourth wall-breaking comedy capers.

Join us again next week as Owen and Steve take part in our first ever Netflix special episode.

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1 – Best Picture
The Big Short – Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner
Bridge of Spies – Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, and Kristie Macosko Krieger
Brooklyn – Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey
Mad Max: Fury Road – Doug Mitchell and George Miller
The Martian – Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, and Mark Huffam
The Revenant – Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent, and Keith Redmon
Room – Ed Guiney
Spotlight – Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Blye Pagon Faust
2 – Best Director
Adam McKay – The Big Short
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
3 – Best Actor
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo
Matt Damon – The Martian as Mark Watney
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs as Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener
4 – Best Actress
Cate Blanchett – Carol as Carol Aird
Brie Larson – Room as Joy “Ma” Newsome
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy as Joy Mangano
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years as Kate Mercer
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn as Eilis Lacey
5 – Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale – The Big Short as Michael Burry
Tom Hardy – The Revenant as John Fitzgerald
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight as Michael Rezendes
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel
Sylvester Stallone – Creed as Rocky Balboa
6 – Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight as Daisy Domergue
Rooney Mara – Carol as Therese Belivet
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight as Sacha Pfeiffer
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman
7 – Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
Inside Out – Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, and Ronnie del Carmen
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
Straight Outta Compton – Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, and Alan Wenkus
8 – Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short – Adam McKay and Charles Randolph from The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby from Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Carol – Phyllis Nagy from The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
The Martian – Drew Goddard from The Martian by Andy Weir
Room – Emma Donoghue from Room by Emma Donoghue
9 – Best Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, and Rosa Tran
Boy & the World – Alê Abreu
Inside Out – Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
Shaun the Sheep Movie – Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
When Marnie Was There – Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura
10 – Best Foreign Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia) in Spanish – Ciro Guerra
Mustang (France) in Turkish – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Son of Saul (Hungary) in Hungarian – László Nemes
Theeb (Jordan) in Arabic – Naji Abu Nowar
A War (Denmark) in Danish – Tobias Lindholm
11 – Best Documentary – Feature
Amy – Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
Cartel Land – Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
The Look of Silence – Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
What Happened, Miss Simone? – Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, and Justin Wilkes
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom – Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor
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5 responses to “Failed Critics Podcast: What The S**t? Coolest Name Ever

  1. After last year’s success I’m having another go:
    Picture – Spotlight
    Director – Inarritu
    Actor – Di Caprio
    Actress – Larson
    S. Actor – Rylance
    S. Actress – Mara
    O. Screenplay – Spotlight
    A. Screenplay – The Big Short
    Animated – Inside Out
    Foreign – Son Of Saul
    Doc. – Amy

  2. Picture – The Martian
    Director – Alejandro G. Iñárritu
    Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio
    Actress – Jennifer Lawrence
    S. Actor – Tom Hardy
    S. Actress – Rachel McAdams
    O. Screenplay – Inside Out
    A. Screenplay – The Martian
    Animated – Inside Out
    Foreign – A War
    Doc. – Amy

  3. 1 – Best Picture
    Spotlight – Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Blye Pagon Faust

    2 – Best Director
    George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

    3 – Best Actor
    Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass

    4 – Best Actress
    Brie Larson – Room as Joy “Ma” Newsome

    5 – Best Supporting Actor
    Sylvester Stallone – Creed as Rocky Balboa

    6 – Best Supporting Actress
    Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman

    7 – Best Original Screenplay
    Ex Machina – Alex Garland

    8 – Best Adapted Screenplay
    Room – Emma Donoghue from Room by Emma Donoghue

    9 – Best Animated Feature Film
    Inside Out – Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

    10 – Best Foreign Language Film
    Son of Saul (Hungary) in Hungarian – László Nemes

    11 – Best Documentary – Feature
    Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom – Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

  4. Picture – The Martian
    Director – Alejandro G. Iñárritu
    Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio
    Actress – Jennifer Lawrence
    S. Actor – Tom Hardy
    S. Actress – Rachel McAdams
    O. Screenplay – Inside Out
    A. Screenplay – The Martian
    Animated – Inside Out
    Foreign – A War
    Doc. – Amy

  5. 1 – Best Picture
    The Revenant
    2 – Best Director
    Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
    3 – Best Actor
    Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass
    4 – Best Actress
    Brie Larson – Room as Joy “Ma” Newsome
    5 – Best Supporting Actor
    Sylvester Stallone – Creed as Rocky Balboa
    6 – Best Supporting Actress
    Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman
    7 – Best Original Screenplay
    Spotlight – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
    8 – Best Adapted Screenplay
    The Big Short – Adam McKay and Charles Randolph from The Big Short by Michael Lewis
    9 – Best Animated Feature Film
    Inside Out – Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
    10 – Best Foreign Language Film
    Son of Saul (Hungary) in Hungarian – László Nemes
    11 – Best Documentary – Feature
    Cartel Land – Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin

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