Oscar Losers

Episode 98: Her


Skimming through Netflix’s Award Winners category led us to this week’s movie, 2013’s Her. In this episode, we recap delirious fever texts, Katie learns what airports look like from the air, we learn what movie Wesleigh’s mom refuses to watch with her, and decide that Theodore Twombly is the most Enneagram 4 of all time.

Show Notes

IMDb: Her (2013)
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Rated: R

Park and Recs: RuPaul’s Drag Race, Surviving R Kelly, Pretty Woman, Marty
Nina West
Mississippi Pot Roast
Two Bossy Dames
Cats Mirror the Personalities of Their Owners via BH&G
speculative fiction
Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake
LeVar Burton
Katey Segal
Chris Pratt in this movie:

chriss pratt her.jpg


Wesleigh: 7 Tatums
Katie: 7 Tatums

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Love Actually

  • Being John Malkovich

  • Where the Wild Things Are

  • her smell

  • In Her Shoes

  • Stranger Than Fiction

  • The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Lars and the Real Girl

  • Smart House

  • Futurama

  • Married with Children

  • Minority Report

  • Law & Order

  • CSI: Miami

  • Isn’t It Romantic

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

Episode 49: Inception w/ Victoria


For our final Oscar Loser pick, we watch Inception with the elusive Victoria! The 2010 film, that lost Best Picture to The King's Speech, introduced the world to the term "inception" and American women to Tom Hardy (and his lips). In this episode, we discuss mustache guards, our new nickname for Cillian Murphy, what we hope wins Best Picture this year, and glam-shaming.

Meet our guest, Victoria!


Longtime friend and unofficial third host Victoria finally joins us on the podcast! You’ve probably heard us mention her…in lots of episodes, actually. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram (also follow her cute polar bear Insta @polarbear_paparazzi!)


Show Notes

IMDb: Inception (2010)
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Rated: PG-13

Park and Rec: Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Dunkirk, The Shape of Water
Agatha Christie
AMC’s Assistive Moviegoing
Inception trailer:

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Oscars that Inception won:

  • Cinematography
  • Sound Mixing
  • Sound Editing
  • Visual Effects

Manatee soul mate convo in the Phantom episode
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Atonement by Ian McEwan / 2007 Film
Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me with Jordan Peele
Trailer for A Quiet Place:

Revival by Stephen King
Tom Hardy’s dog on the red carpet (living his best life):

tom hardy and dog.jpg

So here’s the earth…

Monitoring audience’s heart rates during the Revenant

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • It (2017)
  • The Bachelor: Winter Games
  • Hamilton
  • mother!
  • Community
  • The Dark Knight
  • Social Network
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Martian
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Red Eye
  • Batman Begins
  • Peaky Blinders
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Interstellar
  • Atonement
  • Get Out
  • A Quiet Place
  • Annihilation
  • Black Panther
  • Juno
  • Legend
  • Dear John
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Better Call Saul
  • SOLO
  • The Revenant
  • Down With Love

Episode 48: Babe


Continuing Oscar Loser month, we found one of the most surprising titles nominated for Best Picture: 1995's talking animal flick, Babe. A trip down memory lane reminded us that this movie is a lot better — and darker — than we ever noticed as children. In this episode, Katie shares her theory for the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward, discover that Wesleigh knows a lot about Rugrats, and have a conversation about the awfulness of school shootings and our awe of Gen Z's response.

Show Notes

IMDb: Babe (1995)
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Rated: G

Park and Rec: PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Black Panther
Columbus Curling Club
Facebook curling video:

Florida student Emma Gonzalez speech on CNN (video and transcript)
Nominated for 6 Oscars (and won 1)??
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Mark Mothersbaugh / Devo
Chuck E. Cheese is voiced by Bowling for Soup lead Jared Reddick
Carmen Sandiego

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005-2014)
  • Apollo 13
  • Il Postino (The Postman)
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Braveheart
  • Pocahontas
  • Toy Story
  • Water world
  • LOTR
  • The Matrix
  • Air Bud
  • Gladiator
  • The Lion King
  • Dexter’s Laboratory
  • Rugrats
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Gordy


Episode 47: The Philadelphia Story


We’re going pretty far back in the Academy’s archives for this week’s Oscar Loser — all the way to 1940 for Wesleigh’s pick, The Philadelphia Story. In this episode, we rave about TLC programming in the early 2000s, share our favorite Parks and Recreations jokes for Galentine’s Day, and discuss just how delightful and saucy Katherine Hepburn truly is.

Show Notes

IMDb: The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Rated: N/A

Space Bags
Park and Rec: new Queer Eye on Netflix, do not rec Pretty Ugly People, The Bachelor
Network Connectivity Issues:

Stop Pooping:

13th Academy Awards
Play: The Philadelphia Story
Showing here in Columbus at AMC Lennox on Sunday, Feb. 18

Shows/Movies Mentioned

Parks and Recreations
Queer Eye (early 2000s)
How to Look Good Naked
What Not to Wear
Trading Spaces
Rebecca (1940)
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Much Ado About Nothing
Skateboard Kid
The Mountain Between Us
Fifty Shades Freed
Gilmore Girls

Episode 46: Juno


In honor of the Academy Awards next month, we’re spending February watching Oscar Losers: Best Picture nominees that *didn’t* win. This week is Katie's pick, Juno, a standout title that lost to No Country for Old Men in 2008. In this episode we gush over the fashion at the Black Panther Hollywood premiere, discuss how creepy Jason Bateman is in this film, and Katie reveals the fun fact she shares with friends pregnant with sons.

Show Notes

IMDb: Juno (2007)
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Rated: PG-13

Park and Rec: Pushing Daisies, The Intern
Adam Devine / Adam Levine
Childish Gambino at the Grammys:

Billy Eichner twitter about Hakuna Matata:

Aladdin's hot dad in The Return of Jafar:

aladdin dad.jpg

The Midas Touch from Muppet Classic Theater:

Sesame Street Star Wars parody:

Popcorn bucket award: MTV Movies & TV (Spaceman award is MTV Music)
Oscars 2008, hosted by Ellen Degeneres
American Idol: Adam Lambert, now touring as lead singer for Queen
2008 Best Picture Nominees: There Will Be Blood, Michael Clayton, Atonement, Juno, No Country for Old Men
Lupita’s twitter collage:

a sonogram is the printed image from an ultrasound
Juno's opening title sequence on Art of the Title
Napoleon Dynamite title sequence

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • The Internship
  • The Lion King (2019)
  • Aladdin: The Return of Jafar
  • Iron Man
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Mean Girls
  • The Princess Diaries
  • A Walk to Remember
  • She’s the Man
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Easy A
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Sky High
  • High School Musical
  • Hairspray
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Superbad
  • A Cinderella Story
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • Arrested Development