Baconsale Episode 94: 2017 Oscar Predictions

It’s time to put on our snooty film geek hats and try to predict the winners of the 89th Academy Awards. Kent, Joel and Jacob (Jackie?) have done some actual research and are going to discuss who deserves the Oscar for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture and, yes, Best Documentary Short Subject! We do our best to keep things interesting for those of you who don’t care about the Oscars, so we’ve even added some music clips, an “In Memoriam” section and plenty of pointless, yet stupid facts.

So print out your own Oscars bracket below, press play and join us as we make our 2017 Oscar predictions!

Printable Oscar Ballot:

Baconsale Episode 85: Star Wars vs. Lord of the Rings (with Brandon Mull)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Baconsale decided to take on one of the biggest sci-fi/fantasy debates ever: Star Wars versus Lord of the Rings. However, we knew that we couldn’t bear the burden of this geek culture topic alone, so we formed a fellowship with Brandon Mull, New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms book series. Together, we will host a series of mini-battles, such as box office numbers, critical reception, acting, musical scores and even the attractiveness of the cast for both franchises. We will declare a winner for each round, and then, in the end, we will declare an ultimate winner between the science fiction blockbuster and the ambitious adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels.

It’s time to press play, leave the Shire, join the rebellion against the Galactic Empire and listen to this latest episode of Baconsale.

BaconBit: And the Winner Is…

Now that the Oscars are over and people are done talking about it, Joel and Kent are finally ready to discuss the 88th Academy Awards. And since we made predictions three episodes ago, it’s time to see who won the Baconsale Oscar ballot contest, too.

SPOILER ALERT: It’s not Jacob. He didn’t win. He didn’t even make any real predictions on the show. Nope. No matter what he says may or may not have happened outside of the show, he did not win our official Baconsale Oscar predictions contest. No, he did not.

And here is the link for our GoFundMe campaign to help us meet Kate Beckinsale at Salt Lake Comic Con:

Baconsale Episode 45: It Was the Best of Pictures, It Was the Worst of Pictures

Film snobs unite! There are 87 Academy Award winners for Best Picture so far, and Kent, Joel and Jacob have watched each and every one of them so you don’t have to. In this episode, we’re bringing our top five Best Picture picks and our bottom five Best Picture picks to the table. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we argue and sometimes Jacob explains WAY too much of the plot. Join us as we guide you through the minefield of Oscar-winning films and let you know which ones to watch and which ones to avoid — because, you know, the Academy doesn’t always get it right.

Baconsale Episode 44: And the Nominees Are…

Kent and Joel go full film geek as they make their predictions for the 88th Academy Awards. Sometimes they go with their heart and pick what they want to win, other times they go with their head and pick what they think the Academy will choose and sometimes they just make wild guesses based on how the title sounds. Even if you’re not a fan of the Oscars, we do our best to entertain, even when discussing the throwaway categories that no one really cares about.

We’ve also included an “In Memoriam” section, where we leave out important and relevant people, just like the real Academy Awards!

Here is the link for that Quick Wits Kickstarter project Joel was talking about:

And here is a printable bracket for your own Oscar predictions: