Dust off the tuxedos, slip into those evening gowns, and don your shiniest pair of shoes because it’s Oscar time on The Countdown! Yes the 88th Academy Awards are nigh, and to mark the occasion, Paul and Wayne are taking a look back at the worst decisions the “illustrious” Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have made over the last 40 or so years. Best Pictures, Actors, Actresses as well as an Academy award winning song are called into question, and not at all surprisingly, Paul gets a little hot under the collar regarding the injustices inherent in some of the decisions. Wayne attempts to play peace maker by saying most of the films were “delightful” as often as possible, but does it have a calming effect? Hit play to find out …
Then the guys take a look at seven of the major categories for this year’s awards and nominate both what they want to win and what they think will win. Just to make it interesting they agree to stakes on who will get more of the latter choices correct – stakes that will affect a future episode of The Countdown in a significant way!
The boys also premiere a new segment, and of course, such an occasion demands a new opener drawing upon a dodgy old song …
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As always, a special shout out to our good friends and all round great podcasters, Nick and Justin, aka the Epic Films Guys! Check out their fantastic show at http://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/ and please rate or review them at https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/epic-film-guys-podcast/id1027239734?mt=2 We'll be guesting on their show next month so get in and sample their excellent work if you haven't already!
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