Dorking Out Episode 91: The Oscar Nominations 2018 – They Don’t Suck Edition

Hey there, dorks. Chris and Sonia dork out about the Oscar nominations. We have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this year’s cropped of Oscar contenders.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Dorking Out Episode 35: The Oscar Predictions by Dorking Out Studios Edition

Hey there, dorks. We are really excited about this week’s episode, because we share our Oscar predictions for Sunday night’s Academy Awards. We have been big Oscar nerds our entire lives, so the Oscars are something we REALLY dork out about, which is why you got an Oscar nomination podcast, an Oscar predictions podcast, and next week you’ll get an Oscar winners podcast, in which we reveal how we did with our Oscar picks.

We don’t wanna brag, but we have a pretty good track record, so you might want to pay attention and win your office Oscar pool. We will be posting our official ballots on right here on the blog on Saturday. Until you then, you’ll need to listen to the podcast to get our predictions.

Oh, and one more thing about the Oscars, Chris and Sonia will actually be in the same room at the same time, so we will be doing a little Facebook Live on Sunday throughout the night to update on how accurate our predictions are and offer a few thoughts on the show.

The Academy Awards air Sunday on ABC.

In our second segment, we play another round of Dorking Out Studios with Raymond Scott Dagle, Coryon Redd and Smith giving me, the head of Dorking Out Studios, their best movie pitches. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube.

Special Bulletin #6: Dorking Out About The Oscars

Hey there, dorks, Welcome to our special bulletin, Dorking Out About the Oscars.

“La La Land” is going to the dance with a record 14 nominations, tying 1950’s “All About Eve” and 1997’s “Titanic.” Other top nominees include “Arrival” and Moonlight (8 nominations), Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Lion” and “Manchester by the Sea” (six nominations) and “Fences” and “Hell or High Water” (four nominations).

Notice something about all the nominees? They are all dramas. Not one comedy, Academy Voters? Come on. #OscarsSoSerious

“La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester By The Sea”

Best picture
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Lion”
“Hidden Figures”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”

Best actress in a leading role
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Ruth Negga, “Loving”

Best actor in a leading role
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

Best director
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”
Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Actress in a supporting role
Viola Davis, “Fences”
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

Actor in a supporting role
Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel, “Lion”
Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Best documentary
“O.J.: Made in America”
“13th”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Fire at Sea”
“Life Animated”

Best foreign language film
“Toni Erdmann”
“The Salesman”
“Land of Mine”
“A Man Called Ove”
“Tanna”

Best animated feature film
“Zootopia”
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Moana”
“The Red Turtle”
“My Life as a Zucchini”

Best adapted screenplay
“Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins
“Arrival,” Eric Heisserer
“Lion,” Luke Davies
“Fences,” August Wilson
“Hidden Figures,” Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi

Best original screenplay
“La La Land,” Damien Chazelle
“Hell or High Water,” Taylor Sheridan
“Manchester by the Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan
“The Lobster,” Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou
“20th Century Women,” Mike Mills

Best original song
“How Far I’ll Go,” “Moana”
“City of Stars,” “La La Land”
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” “La La Land”
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” “Trolls”
“The Empty Chair,” “Jim: The James Foley Story”

Best original score
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”
“Lion”
“Jackie”
“Passengers”

Best cinematography
“Moonlight”
“La La Land”
“Arrival”
“Silence”
“Lion”

Best production design
“La La Land”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Arrival”
“Hail Caesar”
“Passengers”

Best visual effects
“The Jungle Book”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“Doctor Strange”
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Kubo and the Two Strings”

Best costume design
“La La Land”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Jackie”
“Allied”

Best makeup and hair styling
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad”
“A Man Called Ove”

Best animated short film
“Piper”
“Pearl”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
“Blind Vaysha”

Best live action short film
“Timecode”
“Sing (Mindenki)
“Silent Nights”
“Ennemis Interieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”

Best documentary short subject
“The White Helmets”
“Extremis”
“Watani: My Homeland”
“4.1 Miles”
“Joe’s Violin”

Best film editing
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Arrival”
“Hell or High Water”

Best sound editing
“La La Land”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Arrival”
“Sully”
“Deepwater Horizon”

Best sound mixing
“La La Land”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“Arrival”
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

The Academy Awards are airing Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC, and we will be recording a podcast after the show for your next-day listening pleasure.