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Episode Info: It's Oscar time! We love an awards show here at Beyond The Box Set, so in honour of the biggest one of all, we're taking a quick detour from pitching ridiculous sequels to compare notes on the 2018 Academy Award nominees for Best Picture.  Over the past few months, we've sat through all nine of the Best Picture nominees, plus as many of other other major award contenders as we could squeeze in. Some were great, some were mediocre, but none of them sucked as much as Hacksaw Ridge.  Join us as we rank the nominees from worst to best, predict the winners of the other major trophies - including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score and the always thrilling Best Sound Editing.  We also talk about some of the films we think got a raw deal this Oscar season - and attempt to right some wrongs with our very own Beyond The Box Set awards, featuring categories that actually matter, such as Hottest Sex Scene, Achievement in Wigs and Least Necessary Celebrity Cameo.  Whether you're a hardened Oscar nerd or a casual follower, this episode offers the perfect primer for Sunday night's show. Stay tuned for our hung over post-Oscars reaction episode too, due out whenever we manage to drag ourselves out of bed on Monday... The Academy Award nominees for Best Picture in 2018 are - Call Me By Your Name - The Darkest Hour - Dunkirk - Get Out - Lady Bird - Phantom Thread - The Post - The Shape of Water - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missourri  ----- Beyond The Box Set is a top ten TV & Film podcast officially rated 'Binge Worthy' by Apple Podcasts. Each week, we take a classic standalone movie and compete to pitch the most ridiculous sequels, prequels and spin-offs to bring them back to the big screen.  We're available on virtually all major Podcasting platforms and most forms of social media. We're also now available on Patreon, where you can support us for as little as $2 per month in return for a host of exclusive perks, including access to our weekly bonus show 'Beyond BTBS', a 30 second ad slot on Beyond The Box Set and the chance to appear as a character in one of our sequels! 00.00: Ranking The Best Picture Nominees 02.30: Horrible Lighting and Redundant Female Characters  06.40: Nice Kaftans, Shame About The Movie 09.30: Needed More Fabulous Dresses 12.40: Weird Sex and Poor Casting Choices 15.15: High Hopes and A Quick Finish  18.20: This Film Gave Me Whiplash 22.40: Something Fishy 28.00: The Superior WW2 Movie 34.55: The People's Champion 39.00: Quickfire Oscar Predictions 1.06.10: The Beyond The Box Set Awards...
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