Tariq Khan just can’t control his notorious itch to pick Oscar longshots. I can’t stand it anymore. In our latest podcast battle (listen in, below), I take out hammer, tongs, bazooka and nuclear weaponry to knock some sense into him after viewing his latest predictions. He actually ranks “Boyhood” below “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Birdman” and “The Imitation Game” to win Best Picture!
Granted, Tariq has been right about some longshot picks in the past (Meryl Streep, Marion Cotillard), but he’s also fallen off a few Oscar cliffs (Emanuelle Riva, Robert De Niro) and somehow managed to survive.
Last year he beat me with his prediction score. Two years ago, I clobbered Tariq. So who do you believe now — me or Tariq? Tune in and decide. To hear more of our podcasts, do a search at the iTunes music store or check out our Gold Derby channel at Libsyn.