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 36: The What Did I Just See On The Oscars Edition

Hey there, dorks. What the what?! In this week’s podcast, we try to make sense of what happened at last night’s Oscars.

We recorded this podcast immediately following last night’s broadcast. We share our thoughts about that Hollywood ending for this year’s Academy Awards. Plus, we rundown all the winners in every category. Oh, and Sonia does some bragging about beating Chris in this year’s Oscar pool.

And, just in case you missed it, we did some Facebook Live broadcasting throughout the show, so please like our Facebook page and check it out.

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

Dorking Out About The Oscars: Chris’s Predictions

Hey there, dorks. As promised, Chris’s Oscar picks are below. The only difference between his picks and Sonia’s picks is in the Documentary Short category, in which Sonia picked “The White Helmets,” while Chris went with “Joe’s Violins,” because it’s a Holocaust documentary, and Holocaust documentaries are a safe bet.

And don’t forget, we will be broadcasting on Facebook Live broadcasting throughout the show, so please like our Facebook page now, so you don’t miss any of it. Plus, we’re going to be recording our podcast immediately following the Oscar telecast. We don’t usually get to record in the same room together, so it should be really fun. You won’t want to miss it.

Best Picture: La La Land

Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Actor: Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences

Best Documentary: O.J.: Made in America

Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi

Best Animated Feature: Zootopia

Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, La La Land

Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea

Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight

Costume Design: Mary Zophres, La La Land

Documentary Short: Joe’s Violin

Film Editing: Tom Cross, La La Land

Makeup and Hairstyling: Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo, Star Trek Beyond

Original Score: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land

Original Song: “City of Stars,” Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul, La La Land

Production Design: David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, La La Land

Short Film, Animated: Piper

Short Film, Live Action: Ennemis Intérieurs

Sound Editing: Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright, Hacksaw Ridge

Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee, and Steve A. Morrow, La La Land

Visual Effects: Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon, The Jungle Book

Dorking Out About The Oscars: Sonia’s Predictions

Hey there, dorks. Sonia, here. I’m feeling relatively confident about the Oscar predictions I made on our Oscar podcast, so I’m going to stick with them. Second guessing has come back to haunt me in the past. So, here are my Oscar picks …

Best Picture: “La La Land”

Best Director: Damien Chazelle for “La La Land”

Best Actor: Denzel Washington for “Fences”

Best Actress: Emma Stone for “La La Land”

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight”

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis for “Fences”

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight”

Best Original Screenplay: “Manchester By The Sea”

Best Animated Feature: “Zootopia”

Best Cinematography: “La La Land”

Best Costume Design: “La La Land”

Best Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made In America”

Best Documentary Short: “The White Helmets”

Best Film Editing: “La La Land”

Best Foreign Language Film: “The Salesman”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Star Trek Beyond”

Best Original Score: “La La Land”

Best Original Song: “City Of Stars” from “La La Land”

Best Production Design: “La La Land”

Best Animated Short: “Piper”

Best Live Action Short Film: “Ennemis Interieurs”

Best Sound Editing: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Best Sound Mixing: “La La Land”

Best Visual Effects: “The Jungle Book”

Smith and I are going to actually be in the same place at the same time, and watching the Oscars at my house. We are planning on trying out some Facebook Live broadcasting throughout the show, so please like our Facebook page now, so you don’t miss any of it. Plus, we’re going to be recording Dorking Out immediately following the Oscar telecast. We don’t usually get to record in the same room together, so it should be really entertaining. Plus, Smith is going to drink a ton of Coke Zero, and I tend to get a little drinky on Oscar night. You won’t want to miss it.

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.

Dorking Out Episode 32: The Anti-heroes of Riverdale Edition

In this week’s podcast, we talk about anti-heroes. Are there too many anti-heroes on TV? What started as a really exciting storytelling idea has become the yawn-inducing standard. We talk about what Chris has labeled “Toxic Heisenberg Syndrome” and share our favorite TV anti-heroes.

And speaking of anti-heroes, in our second segment, we review The CW’s radical reimagining of the wholesome Archie comics, “Riverdale,” and NBC’s grim take of “The Wizard Of Oz,” “Emerald City” with entertainment journalist Abbie Bernstein, author of “The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Art Of The Great Wall,” which is coming out in February.

In our Favorite Headlines segment, we talk about Sunday night’s Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the impact those awards have on our Oscar picks.

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