Thursday, January 16, 2014

2014 Oscar Nominations Predictions Results/Reactions

Andrew: Hello readers! So last night I was able to get my predictions for how I thought the 86th Academy Awards nominations would go in the big categories (directing, acting, screenwriting, picture) and overall I didn't fare too poorly! Overall, in the 8 categories I made predictions for, I ended up with 37 out of 44 predictions correct which comes out to about 84.1%. 

Let's see what exactly I got right and what I got wrong. 

Best Picture
My predictions: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street, Captain Phillips, Her, Dallas Buyers Club, Savings Mr. Banks

Actual nominees: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street, Captain Phillips, Her, Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska, Philomena

Result: 7 for 9. Of the 8 predictions I made I correctly guessed 7 films. But for the third time in three years since they changed the rules for how many Best Picture nominees there can be, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences nominated 9 films, so technically I got 2 wrong.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2014 Oscar Nomination Predictions!

Andrew: Hello readers! So we're right in the middle of that time period we mentioned where Sarah's still in Connecticut and I'm down in Atlanta. But tomorrow is a big day for us movie-lovers because tomorrow morning the nominees for the 86th Annual Academy Awards will be announced!

Now, Sarah's not going to be able to partake in this exercise and I'm not going to really be able to delve into my thinking behind these, but I did want to take the time and post my predictions for who and what I think will get nominated for the big categories tomorrow morning.

Let's start with the screenplay categories and finish with the big award.

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle (David O. Russell & Eric Singer)
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
Her (Spike Jonze)
Dallas Buyers Club (Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack)
Nebraska (Bob Nelson)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Site News: We're Moving to Georgia!

Andrew: Hello dear readers! First and foremost, thank you SO MUCH for sticking with our blog these last few months as Sarah and I have been going through some craziness at our full-time jobs. We know we've been absolutely terrible at posting new content, but because of you guys we've actually had two of our most-read months ever in November and December of 2013! 

Secondly, we hate to say that we're still going to be pretty bad at posting new content for the next month because we're moving! As the title of the post might have given away, Sarah and I are moving from Connecticut to Georgia. Atlanta, to be more specific. This is a move that we've been trying to make, off and on, for the last three years. When an opportunity came up for me to return to a company I worked for previously we jumped at it.

What does this mean for Two Tickets For? In the short term it means that Sarah and I won't be posting any new reviews or articles for the rest of January, as I'm heading down south at the end of this week and she's sticking behind to finish out her work. So we won't be able to see movies together for a little while.

In the long term this could mean we'll get back to reviewing movies like we love to do and posting new content because we both may be looking at working fewer hours at our day jobs than we have been, so we'll have the time to devote to the blog again. We'll also be moving to an area of the country that has been booming in the film and TV industry and has movie theatres all over the place, so hopefully we'll be able to catch more films than every before and maybe - hopefully - get to do more interesting pieces involving the booming film and television industry in the State of Georgia. We'll see.

But for now, please continue to stick with us. We've been seeing films when we can and we feel pretty confident that come Oscar time we'll be able to crank out the analysis and predictions we have in the past. We're also looking forward to doing our third annual live Oscar blog! Big things are happening for us here at Two Tickets For and we'd love to continue sharing them with you. As always, thanks for reading!

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