by Jay Cluitt · February 22, 2017 · Featured, LAMBcast · 1 Comment

You may have noticed things have gotten quite Oscar-flavoured around the LAMB recently, and this week that’s spilled out onto the Lambcast too as we take a look at who we think is going to win some of the trophies at this coming Sunday’s celebration of the 89th Academy Awards.

Jay Cluitt was present but utterly useless as anything other than a host for this feature, but fortunately he was joined by the far more well informed liked of Courtney Small, Shane Slater, Audrey Fox and newcomer Rob to discuss the nominees in the writing, acting, directing and picture categories, as well as some of the other smaller awards that proved at least as interesting to talk about.

Also on tap: Rants and Raves of the Week and a game of Last Lamb Standing.

00:00 Intros
04:44 Best Original Screenplay
10:40 Best Adapted Screenplay
15:24 Supporting Actor
18:54 Supporting Actress
20:32 Lead Actor
24:11 Lead Actress
29:05 Director
31:03 Picture
35:36 Documentary Feature
41:47 Animated Feature
49:36 Makeup & Hair
52:04 Rants and Raves
65:57 Last Lamb Standing
78:16 Plugs

Courtney’s Plugs:
Cinema AxisToronto Black Film Festival
Changing Reels podcastThe Red Turtle
Blind Vaysha on National Film Board of Canada

Shane’s Plugs:
Film, Actually
Awards CircuitOverlooked Foreign Language performances, Prediction Centre

Audrey’s Plugs:
1001 Movies and Beyond
Rated M For MacPhailHeavyweights, The Mighty Ducks, The Sandlot, Ladybugs

Rob’s Plugs:
MovieRobThe Grand Illusion, Les Miserables (1935), Genre Grandeur – Nautical Movies

Jay’s Plugs:
Life Vs Film
To The Escape HatchFavorite Scene Friday! – Up: Taking Off

LAMB Plugs:
Director’s Chair Introduction – Richard Curtis
Cult Chops – Kaiju Movies
LambScores – Split, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage & The Founder
Lamb Tracks: The Lost World: Jurassic Park commentary
The Lamb Devours The Oscars: Best Costume Design, Best Original Song, Best Documentary Short, Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Best Live Action Short, Best Editing, Best Picture Nominee: Hidden Figures
MOTM Poll Results

Vote for the Best Picture Movie Draft:

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