Devin and I started recording an episode just after finishing the 2018 Oscars. This is not that episode, but it’s close enough.
Having finally recovered from last year’s Best Picture snafu, Devin and I are back with our best guesses for this year’s Oscar winners. Here are our respective ballots, compiled separately.
(Devin and I discussed several of this year’s nominated films on our podcast. Do us a favor and check out our thoughts on Get Out; Baby Driver and Dunkirk; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Lady Bird; Molly’s Game and Call Me By Your Name; and Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Post. Subscribe to The M&M Report on iTunes and Spotify, and check your feeds Monday morning for our fifth annual post-Oscars recap, to be recorded just minutes after the telecast ends.)
West Coast correspondent Erin Vail returns to nerd out with me and Devin over Star Wars: The Last Jedi (0:00-23:20). Then they poke gentle fun at The Post for being, well, not unsubtle (23:20-38:50). Before she leaves, Erin drops a few pop culture recommendations of her own (38:50-end).
On our latest episode, Devin and I had some thoughts on Colossal, a monster movie of sorts starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. But before that, we introduced a new segment! It doesn’t have a name yet, but it’s a “quick hit,” if you will, on a current pop culture news topic of our choosing. This time, it’s the impending threat of a Writers’ Guild of America strike.
0:00-10:35: Possibility of a writers’ strike
Few things in life are predictable anymore…but Devin and I are trying anyway. Here are our respective ballots, compiled separately. (Two M&M Report episodes worth listening to before the show: our knock-down-drag-out fight over La La Land, and our Oscar preview with discussions of six other nominated films.)
And the winners on Sunday night’s show, starting at 8:30 p.m., will be: