Stew Over Episode 1.4: 2012 Oscar Predictions – Long Live King Ralph!

On this week’s Stew Over, I’m joined by Ed, Burner and Roger to predict the victors at the 2012 Academy Awards on February 26, 2012. Whoever gets the most predictions correct will win a huge prize! Huge, i say!


  • Woody Allen is confused with Roman Polanski and denied entry to the 84th Academy Awards
  • Chas refuses to go to Purgatory and pays dearly
  • Moneyball is determined “Money-boring”
  • Ed learns the health benefits of Coca-cola
  • Burner gets “Verbinski-ed”
  • Christopher Plummer is 1,000 years old and will die within minutes
  • Chas butchers the pronunciation of Charlotte Brontë’s most famous book
  • Roger illuminates us on how the Academy hates listening to foreigners
  • King Ralph wins an Oscar
  • John Williams consistently disappoints the world
  • Roger is still mad about winning the Oscar Predictions Game a few years ago and receiving Ben & Arthur as a prize
  • Ed has an aggressive, unusual idea on how Hollywood celebrates when someone wins Best Picture

It’s time to Stew Over.

Recapping our 2012 Oscars predictions:

  • Best picture: War Horse; The Artist; Moneyball; The Descendants; The Tree of Life; Midnight in Paris; The Help; Hugo; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    1. Burner: The Help
      Chas: The Artist
      Ed: The Artist
      Roger: The Artist
  • Actor: Demián Bechir, A Better Life; George Clooney,The Descendants; Jean Dujardin, The Artist; Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Brad Pitt; Moneyball
    1. Burner: George Clooney,The Descendants
      Chas: Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
      Ed: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
      Roger: George Clooney,The Descendants
  • Actress: Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs; Viola Davis, The Help; Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo; Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady; Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
    1. Burner: Viola Davis, The Help
      Chas: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
      Ed: Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
      Roger: Viola Davis, The Help<
  • Supporting actor: Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn; Jonah Hill, Moneyball; Nick Nolte, Warrior; Christopher Plummer, Beginners; Max Von Sydow,Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    1. Burner: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
      Chas: Nick Nolte, Warrior
      Ed: Nick Nolte, Warrior
      Roger: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
  • Supporting actress: Bérénice Bejo, The Artist; Jessica Chastain, The Help; Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids; Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs; Octavia Spencer, The Help
    1. Burner: Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
      Chas: Octavia Spencer, The Help
      Ed: Jessica Chastain, The Help
      Roger: Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist; Alexander Payne, The Descendants; Martin Scorsese, Hugo; Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris; Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
    1. Burner: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
      Chas: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
      Ed: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
      Roger: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Original screenplay: The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius); Bridesmaids (Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig); Margin Call (J.C. Chandor); Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen); A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
    1. Burner: Midnight in Paris
      Chas: Bridesmaids
      Ed: Midnight in Paris
      Roger: Midnight in Paris
  • Adapted screenplay: The Descendants (Alexander Payne; Nat Faxon; Jim Rash); Hugo(John Logan); The Ides of March (George Clooney; Grant Heslov; Beau Willimon); Moneyball (Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; story by Stan Chervin); Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Bridget O’Connor; Peter Straughan)
    1. Burner: The Descendants
      Chas: The Descendants
      Ed: Moneyball
      Roger: The Descendants
  • Animated film: A Cat in Paris; Chico & Rita; Kung Fu Panda 2; Puss in Boots; Rango
    1. Burner: A Cat in Paris
      Chas: Rango
      Ed: Rango
      Roger: Rango
  • Original song: Man or Muppet from The Muppets (music and lyric by Bret McKenzie);Real in Rio from Rio (music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown; lyric by Siedah Garrett
    1. Burner: Man or Muppet from The Muppets
      Chas: Man or Muppet from The Muppets
      Ed: Man or Muppet from The Muppets
      Roger: Man or Muppet from The Muppets
  • Original score: The Adventures of Tintin (John Williams); Ludovic Bource; The Artist;Hugo (Howard Shore); Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Alberto Iglesias); War Horse (John Williams)
    1. Burner: Ludovic Bource; The Artist
      Chas: Ludovic Bource; The Artist
      Ed: Ludovic Bource; The Artist
      Roger: Ludovic Bource; The Artist
  • Documentary; feature: Hell and Back; If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front; Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory; Pina; Undefeated
    1. Burner: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
      Chas: Pina
      Ed: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
      Roger: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
  • Foreign-language film: Bullhead (Belgium); Footnote (Israel); In Darkness (Poland); Monsieur Lazhar (Canada); A Separation (Iran)
    1. Burner: A Separation
      Chas: A Separation
      Ed: In Darkness
      Roger: Footnote
  • Cinematography: Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist; Jeff Cronenweth, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo; Robert Richardson, Hugo; Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life; Janusz Kaminski, War Horse
    1. Burner: War Horse
      Chas: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
      Ed: Hugo
      Roger: The Tree of Life
  • Film editing: The Artist (Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius); The Descendants(Kevin Tent); The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Kirk Baxter and Angus Well); Hugo(Thomas Schoonmaker); Moneyball (Christopher Tellefsen)
    1. Burner: The Artist
      Chas: The Artist
      Ed: The Artist
      Roger: The Artist
  • Documentary, short: The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement; God Is the Bigger Elvis; Incident in New Baghdad; Saving Face; The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
    1. Burner: The Barber of Birmingham
      Chas: The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
      Ed: Incident in New Baghdad
      Roger: Incident in New Baghdad
  • Animated short: Dimanche/Sunday; The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore; La Luna; A Morning Stroll; Wild Life
    1. Burner: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
      Chas: La Luna
      Ed: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
      Roger: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  • Short film, live action: Pentecost; Raju; The Shore; Time Freak; Tuba Atlantic
    1. Burner: Tuba Atlantic
      Chas: Raju
      Ed: Time Freak
      Roger: Tuba Atlantic
  • Sound editing: Drive (Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis); The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Ren Klyce); Hugo (Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty); Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl); War Horse (Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom)
    1. Burner: War Horse
      Chas: Hugo
      Ed: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
      Roger: Hugo
  • Sound mixing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson); Hugo (Tom Fleischman and John Midgley); Moneyball (Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick); Transformers: Dark of the Moon(Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin); War HorseGary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson
    1. Burner: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
      Chas: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
      Ed: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
      Roger: Hugo
  • Visual effects: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson); Hugo (Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning); Real Steel (Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg); Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett); Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier)
    1. Burner: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
      Chas: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
      Ed: Harry Potter
      Roger: Hugo
  • Costume design: Anonymous (Lisy Christl); The Artist (Mark Bridges); Hugo (Sandy Powell); Jane Eyre (Michael O’Connor); W.E. (Arianne Phillips)
    1. Burner: The Artist
      Chas: Anonymous
      Ed: Hugo
      Roger: Jane Eyre
  • Art direction: The Artist (Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould); Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan); Hugo (Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo); Midnight in Paris (Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil); War Horse (Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales)
    1. The Artist: Burner, Chas
      Hugo: Roger, Ed
  • Makeup: Albert Nobbs (Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle);Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin); The Iron Lady (Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland)
    1. Albert Nobbs: Ed, Burner and Roger.
      Harry Potter: Chas
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