On a recent episode of What Do You Wanna Watch? Ashley, Dylan and Nick were joined by Buddy Watson (who we are legally required to say is from dashgamer.com) to give their predictions for this year’s Academy Awards. As has become custom for What Do You Wanna Watch? predictions, the wager was set that the winner would pick something for the losers to watch and discuss on an upcoming episode.
Were now a few weeks removed from the Academy Awards and the winners being announced, so here are the final results for this year’s Oscar predictions:
Ashley – 16
Buddy – 16
Dylan – 9
Nick – 7
Congratulations to Buddy and Ashley! Unfortunately their tie made organizing the punishment for Dylan and Nick a little more difficult. Buddy and Ashley came to the agreement that they would each put forward two films and then let a Twitter poll decide which film Nick and Dylan have to watch.
Please vote here:
Help us decide which one it should be:
— Explosion Network (@ExplosionPod) February 27, 2020
If you are undecided, here’s a full breakdown of the four films Ashley and Buddy have put together for you to vote on:
A Ghost Story
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Year of Release: 2017
Directed by: David Lowery
Written by: David Lowery
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham, Sonia Acevedo, Rob Zabrecky, and Liz Franke
Jack hates Thanksgiving because of his twin sister Jill’s annual visit. He is forced to bear with her for longer after actor Al Pacino, whom he needs for an ad, develops a crush on Jill.
The pic’s general stupidity, careless direction and reliance on a single-joke premise that was never really funny to begin with are only the most obvious of its problems. – Andrew Barker, Variety
Both Nick and Dylan really liked Adam Sandler’s performance in Uncut Gems, possibly the best performance of his long career. But can they really appreciate this highest of highs without experiencing Sandler’s lowest of lows? Jack and Jill was one of the worst reviewed films of Sandler’s career and, if you believe some recent interviews with Academy members, one of the reasons he didn’t receive an Oscar nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
Year of Release: 2019
Directed by: Steven Knight
Written by: Steven Knight
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, and Jeremy Strong