Sasha Stone explains why she’s now picking Big Short to win Best Picture

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  • Tom O’Neil
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    Riley
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    Welcome to the party, Sasha.  Come join us, Tom.

    Time to jump off the Ridley Scott, Brie Larson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Sorkin, Ellie Goulding and Amy Winehouse trains too, by the way.

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    Damiansport1
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    Too early…only because it missed Eddie nom?  Cant agreed. Spotlight is still frontrunner

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    Riley
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    DGA has not nominated one non-ACE nominee in the last five years.  Plus it keeps missing acting nominations.  A film with like three nominations is not going to win Best Picture.

    Good comprehensive podcast.  Bryan Cranston is indeed a huge threat at SAG (not at the Globes).  Good to hear you talking about Saoirse Ronan upsetting Brie Larson at the Oscars, although you guys still lean Larson.  Fact-check that no Star Wars has ever made PGA.

    Tom, you name Straight Outta Compton among your top two films of the year, but it was only fifth on your top ten list.

    Not sure that I believe that about The Revenant not sending out screeners to prevent piracy when it has already leaked in high quality and it is being mass-downloaded.  Nothing is stopping that now, so might as well embrace it.

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    I still think that Men dealing with Credit Crunch > Men dealing with Church/Rape.

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    Jason Travis
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    Yeah Spotlight isn’t winning. I knew that once I saw the movie and then also watched Big Short. The latter movie is fresher and more alive, not to mention it has the potential to win more Oscars. At this point I’m predicting 3 for The Big Short

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    DGA has not nominated one non-ACE nominee in the last five years.  Plus it keeps missing acting nominations.  A film with like three nominations is not going to win Best Picture.

    Good comprehensive podcast.  Bryan Cranston is indeed a huge threat at SAG (not at the Globes).  Good to hear you talking about Saoirse Ronan upsetting Brie Larson at the Oscars, although you guys still lean Larson.  Fact-check that no Star Wars has ever made PGA.

    Tom, you name Straight Outta Compton among your top two films of the year, but it was only fifth on your top ten list.

    Not sure that I believe that about The Revenant not sending out screeners to prevent piracy when it has already leaked in high quality and it is being mass-downloaded.  Nothing is stopping that now, so might as well embrace it.

    My stepmom is a SAG voter. She’s not getting the Revenant or Carol.

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    rstang00
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    Not sure that I believe that about The Revenant not sending out screeners to prevent piracy when it has already leaked in high quality and it is being mass-downloaded.  Nothing is stopping that now, so might as well embrace it.

    Screeners of “The Revenant” were sent out. If I could post pics on this site, I would. 

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    Fine I’m switching to The Big Short. I’m convinced now. Especially if McKay gets into DGA that’s gonna be big and if Carell manages to get into BA at the oscars then it will probably win. It’s not a film that seems like it would win best picture but the way things are going I think that you would be a fool not to put The Big Short at least in your top 3

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    Jalal Haddad
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    DGA has not nominated one non-ACE nominee in the last five years.  Plus it keeps missing acting nominations.  A film with like three nominations is not going to win Best Picture.

    When scratching my head about DGA the other day I decided to look at ACE, PGA, and DGA nominees and noticed the same thing. It really made me change my DGA predictions, mainly adding in Villeneuve and McKay.

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    So does ACE predicts DGA and Best Director at the Oscars?

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    Don’t get me wrong, I like THE BIG SHORT a lot and think it’s the funniest movie of the year (as well as one of the most disturbing).  But it’s discouraging to think that in a year with films like BROOKLYN, CAROL, MAD MAX, ROOM, SICARIO and INSIDE OUT, the possible Best Pic winner has absolutely no use for women, relegating them to sex objects or token spouses (or in Melissa Leo’s example, a corrupt incompetent).  It’s an ambitious movie, expertly constructed, extremely well-written, and very smart.  But it’s also pretty much a swinging dick fiesta.  At least SPOTLIGHT has one enterprising female reporter. SHORT doesn’t even have a single savvy businesswoman going for it. 

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    DGA has not nominated one non-ACE nominee in the last five years.  Plus it keeps missing acting nominations.  A film with like three nominations is not going to win Best Picture.

    Good comprehensive podcast.  Bryan Cranston is indeed a huge threat at SAG (not at the Globes).  Good to hear you talking about Saoirse Ronan upsetting Brie Larson at the Oscars, although you guys still lean Larson.  Fact-check that no Star Wars has ever made PGA.

    Tom, you name Straight Outta Compton among your top two films of the year, but it was only fifth on your top ten list.

    Not sure that I believe that about The Revenant not sending out screeners to prevent piracy when it has already leaked in high quality and it is being mass-downloaded.  Nothing is stopping that now, so might as well embrace it.

    Interesrting point about Ronan. I was listenting to the Pete Hammond/Tom podcast last night and decided that Ronan is a really strong contender for the GG this week because as Pete said her film addresses the immigrant experience witch GG voters can relate to. Plus Ronan is a true lead whereas Larson disappears in her film at times. This reminds me of the Viola Davis/Meryl Streep year when the size of the role seemed to matter.  

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    Yeah I think Ronan has a really good chance at The Oscars (currently my top pick), however I think Larson will get the GG. Room surprising with the Best Drama nom clearly shows the support for the film.

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    Great podcast. And you guys nailed it when you made the comment about  how Ampas members vote: They vote FOR something. They root for a film. They rally behind a film. That’s how Crash, Argo, Birdman and The King’s Speech pulled it off. And that’s how Philomena, Whiplash, Winter’s Bone and American Sniper got in. Films they were passionate about. Not films critics were dictating to them to vote for. So if any film other than the PGA nominees gets into Best Picture, it will be a beloved film. 

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