Saturday, June 25, 2022

Episode 185 - LIVE from WonderCon 2022 w/ Luke McGarry

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A new episode of podcast is here! This weeks episode is LIVE from Anaheim, CA at WonderCon 2022 with special guest, cartoonist and animator, Luke McGarry! 


I have been following Luke on social media for several years and have been a huge fan of his art. When I knew I was doing a live show at WonderCon, Luke was one of the first people I thought of and I was so excited to have him join me on the show.  

Luke McGarry

Tim and Luke during the WonderCon panel

On the episode I talked with Luke about living in the UK, finding his artistic influence, growing up surrounded by animators and cartoonists, his band Pop Noir, working for MAD Magazine, KROQ designs, working with Tenacious D, Sad Chewie and so much more!

Sad Chewie

The Texorcist

Tim and Luke following the panel

A huge thanks to Luke McGarry for taking the time to join me on the podcast at WonderCon. Thank you as well to Comic-Con International and WonderCon for allowing us to be a part of this years convention. 
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Thanks, Luke!

Enjoy the episode.








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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Episode 184 - LIVE from San Diego Comic-Con 2021: Special Edition w/ Alex Watson and Emily Perry

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We are finally back with a new episode! What better way to return to podcasting than with a LIVE episode from one of our favorite places, San Diego Comic-Con: Special Edition! 

This episode was recorded over Thanksgiving Weekend 2021 as Comic-Con International returned for their first in-person event since the pandemic began. This year was extra special to me since we were not only doing a live show again, but we were also debuting the trailer for "Bundy Manor", the horror film I spent the past year producing. 

Alex Watson, Tim Drake, Emily Perry

Since we had the entire cast of Bundy Manor in town for the panel and trailer debut, I invited my good friend, Writer/Director Alex Watson and Actress Emily Perry to join me on the podcast!

Tim, Alex, and Emily during the show

Alex was previously on the podcast years ago and I was so excited to have him back on the show to talk about the film we've been working on and what inspires him as a filmmaker and took him down the horror path. This was my first time meeting Emily in person after working with her for months on the film. Emily has such an intriguing, fun story, and a very unique collection she told us about on the show. 

Tim and Alex

Emily Perry

A huge thanks to Alex and Emily for joining me on the podcast over Thanksgiving weekend in San Diego. We had such a great time together. Also a big thank you to San Diego Comic-Con for having us back for another live show. It was so great to be back in front of a live audience! 

Thanks, Alex & Emily!

Enjoy the episode!

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Tim's 94th Oscar Picks

 It's that time of year again! The red carpet is rolled out and the Oscars are here! Which can only mean one thing, it's time for my annual Oscar Picks!


For the first time in three years we have hosts for the awards once again, welcoming in Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer! I'm excited to see what they have in store for us. 

This year's nominees are one of a kind and I had pleasure as always speaking with a number of them. This year I feel like the short film categories were honestly the hardest of all to pick. It was such an incredibly strong group of films. I absolutely loved them! There are so many nominees that have been waiting for this moment for so long and I think tonight is finally going to be their night! Without further adieu, here's my picks for the 94th Oscars. 

Best Picture

CODA


The Power of the Dog is nipping at Coda's heals, but I think Coda has this locked, especially after winning the Producers Guild last week. 


Best Actor

Will Smith


The Fresh Prince will finally take home is long awaited statue tonight!


Best Actress

Jessica Chastain


A tough category between Chastain and Penelope Cruz, but with Cruz already an Oscar winner, and this being Chastain's third nomination, I think it's her time. Especially after the SAG award win. 


Best Supporting Actor

Troy Kotsur


Honestly the Oscar I'm most excited for tonight is Troy Kotsur's win! 


Best Supporting Actress

Ariana Debose


Best Director

Jane Campion


Best Adapted Screenplay

Sian Heder - CODA


Best Original Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson - Licorice Pizza


This was the pick I have struggled the most with. It's between Licorice Pizza or Belfast. They have both split their awards all season. Belfast seems to have lost its steam going into Oscar voting, but I won't be the least bit surprised for Belfast to win this. 


Best Animated Feature

Encanto


Again, picking for what I think will win. Mitchell's VS. The Machines was honestly my favorite here.

 

Best Documentary Feature

Summer of Soul


At Sundance 2021 I said that Questlove would not only be an Oscar nominee, but that he would become an Oscar winner with this film. I can't wait to see that happen tonight. 


Best International Feature

Drive My Car


Best Production Design

Dune


Best Cinematography

Dune


Best Editing

Dune


I am so torn between  Dune and tick, tick... BOOM, but I think Dune should take it given that they also should win for sound. 


Best Visual Effects

Dune


Best Costume Design

Cruella


Best Makeup & Hairstyling

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

 

Best Original Score

Dune


Best Original Song

No Time To Die - Billie Eilish & Finneas


The moment I head this song in early 2020 I knew it would be nominated. I know Encanto's Dos Oruguitas is a tough contender, and there's a huge chance it's going to win. But James Bond songs are on a hot streak and Billie and Finneas are as well. I think they will pull this off. 


Best Sound

Dune


Best Animated Short

Robin, Robin


This film is just too damn sweet and cute that in a category Pixar usually runs away with, I fully expect this to win. I would LOVE to see Bestia sneak in and win here, but if history tells us anything, Acadmy voters LOVE the cutesy, animated short. 


Best Live Action Short

The Long Goodbye


Another insanely difficult category to pick. The Long Goodbye is wonderful and Riz Ahmed and Aneil Karia absolutely deserve this win. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see Please Hold sneak in and win. I want a feature version of Please Hold. I could also see On My Mind even win here. On My Mind broke me in the best way possible. I absolutely loved that film. 


Best Documentary Short

Audible 


I think Audible will take this, but don't be surprised if The Queen of Basketball pulls out the win.  


The Oscars air TONIGHT on ABC at 5PM PST/8PM EST

Hosted by Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer!


Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Episode 183 - Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Diaz

Oscar week is here and it's time for an all new episode of the podcast with Oscar nominees Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Diaz! 

Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Diaz

Hugo and Tevo's film "Bestia" is nominated for Best Animated Short Film in the 94th Oscars. I first watched "Bestia" at the Sundance Film Festival this year and was absolutely blown away by it. I knew immediately that it would be nominated for an Oscar and it was no surprise when the nominations were announced that "Bestia" was among them. 

Hugo and Tevo discussed the process of getting "Bestia" off the ground, the immense research that went into creating the character and story, the production design (which is incredible), filming during the pandemic, and so much more. 



It was a great time talking with Hugo and Tevo over Zoom. There were a few technical issues, but they worked themselves out as the episode rolled on. "Bestia" is a film that will stick with me forever. I can't wait to see what is next for them and wish them the best at the Oscar's this Sunday. 

You can still see "Bestia", as well as all of the nominated short films as part of ShortsTV. Click on the link below to find where it's playing near you. 

Thanks, Hugo and Tebo!

Enjoy the episode!

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

94th Oscar Nominees (Complete List)

 The 94th Oscar Nominees are here! 


This past year has had so many incredible films and I am so thrilled to see all of those that have been nominated this year. I'm personally very excited to see "Bestia" get nominated for Animated Short this year. This was one of my favorite shorts at Sundance this year. I was also thrilled to see Questlove's documentary "Summer of Soul" get nominated. I predicted at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival that "Summer of Soul" would be nominated in 2022 and I'm glad to see I was right. It is also great to see Ariana DeBose get nominated for "West Side Story"! Aside from her great performance, it's also really cool to see this role get recognized by the Academy again since Rita Moreno won the Oscar for this role in 1962. I'm also incredibly happy to see Billie Eilish and Finneas get nominated for Best Original Song for "No Time to Die". From the moment I heard that song I knew it was a future Oscar nominee. It's absolutely brilliant and chilling. The whole list of nominees is excellent! Here is the complete list of this year's nominees: 

Best motion picture of the year

  • "Belfast" Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas, Producers
  • "CODA" Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers
  • "Don't Look Up" Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers
  • "Drive My Car" Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer
  • "Dune" Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers
  • "King Richard" Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers
  • "Licorice Pizza" Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers
  • "Nightmare Alley" Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers
  • "The Power of the Dog" Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers
  • "West Side Story" Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Javier Bardem in "Being the Ricardos"
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Power of the Dog"
  • Andrew Garfield in "tick, tick...BOOM!"
  • Will Smith in "King Richard"
  • Denzel Washington in "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
 

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Ciarán Hinds in "Belfast"
  • Troy Kotsur in "CODA"
  • Jesse Plemons in "The Power of the Dog"
  • J.K. Simmons in "Being the Ricardos"
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee in "The Power of the Dog"
 

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Jessica Chastain in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye"
  • Olivia Colman in "The Lost Daughter"
  • Penélope Cruz in "Parallel Mothers"
  • Nicole Kidman in "Being the Ricardos"
  • Kristen Stewart in "Spencer"
 

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Jessie Buckley in "The Lost Daughter"
  • Ariana DeBose in "West Side Story"
  • Judi Dench in "Belfast"
  • Kirsten Dunst in "The Power of the Dog"
  • Aunjanue Ellis in "King Richard"
 

Best animated feature film of the year

  • "Encanto" Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer
  • "Flee" Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie
  • "Luca" Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren
  • "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht
  • "Raya and the Last Dragon" Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho
 

Achievement in cinematography

  • "Dune" Greig Fraser
  • "Nightmare Alley" Dan Laustsen
  • "The Power of the Dog" Ari Wegner
  • "The Tragedy of Macbeth" Bruno Delbonnel
  • "West Side Story" Janusz Kaminski
 

Achievement in costume design

  • "Cruella" Jenny Beavan
  • "Cyrano" Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran
  • "Dune" Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan
  • "Nightmare Alley" Luis Sequeira
  • "West Side Story" Paul Tazewell
 

Achievement in directing

  • "Belfast" Kenneth Branagh
  • "Drive My Car" Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • "Licorice Pizza" Paul Thomas Anderson
  • "The Power of the Dog" Jane Campion
  • "West Side Story" Steven Spielberg
 

Best documentary feature

  • "Ascension" Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell
  • "Attica" Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry
  • "Flee" Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie
  • "Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)" Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein
  • "Writing with Fire" Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh
 

Best documentary short subject

  • "Audible" Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean
  • "Lead Me Home" Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk
  • "The Queen of Basketball" Ben Proudfoot
  • "Three Songs for Benazir" Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei
  • "When We Were Bullies" Jay Rosenblatt
 

Achievement in film editing

  • "Don't Look Up" Hank Corwin
  • "Dune" Joe Walker
  • "King Richard" Pamela Martin
  • "The Power of the Dog" Peter Sciberras
  • "tick, tick...BOOM!" Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum
 

Best international feature film of the year

  • "Drive My Car" Japan
  • "Flee" Denmark
  • "The Hand of God" Italy
  • "Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom" Bhutan
  • "The Worst Person in the World" Norway
 

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • "Coming 2 America" Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer
  • "Cruella" Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon
  • "Dune" Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
  • "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh
  • "House of Gucci" Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras
 

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • "Don't Look Up" Nicholas Britell
  • "Dune" Hans Zimmer
  • "Encanto" Germaine Franco
  • "Parallel Mothers" Alberto Iglesias
  • "The Power of the Dog" Jonny Greenwood
 

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • "Be Alive" from "King Richard"
    Music and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • "Dos Oruguitas" from "Encanto"
    Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • "Down To Joy" from "Belfast"
    Music and Lyric by Van Morrison
  • "No Time To Die" from "No Time to Die"
    Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell
  • "Somehow You Do" from "Four Good Days"
    Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

Achievement in production design

  • "Dune" Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos
  • "Nightmare Alley" Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau
  • "The Power of the Dog" Production Design: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards
  • "The Tragedy of Macbeth" Production Design: Stefan Dechant; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • "West Side Story" Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo
 

Best animated short film

  • "Affairs of the Art" Joanna Quinn and Les Mills
  • "Bestia" Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz
  • "Boxballet" Anton Dyakov
  • "Robin Robin" Dan Ojari and Mikey Please
  • "The Windshield Wiper" Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez
 

Best live action short film

  • "Ala Kachuu - Take and Run" Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger
  • "The Dress" Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki
  • "The Long Goodbye" Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed
  • "On My Mind" Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson
  • "Please Hold" K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse
 

Achievement in sound

  • "Belfast" Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri
  • "Dune" Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
  • "No Time to Die" Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor
  • "The Power of the Dog" Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb
  • "West Side Story" Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy
 

Achievement in visual effects

  • "Dune" Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer
  • "Free Guy" Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and Dan Sudick
  • "No Time to Die" Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould
  • "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver
  • "Spider-Man: No Way Home" Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick
 

Adapted screenplay

  • "CODA" Screenplay by Siân Heder
  • "Drive My Car" Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
  • "Dune" Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth
  • "The Lost Daughter" Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • "The Power of the Dog" Written by Jane Campion
 

Original screenplay

  • "Belfast" Written by Kenneth Branagh
  • "Don't Look Up" Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota
  • "King Richard" Written by Zach Baylin
  • "Licorice Pizza" Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • "The Worst Person in the World" Written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and in more than 200 territories worldwide.


Monday, February 7, 2022

94th Oscar Nominations LIVE Stream

Award Season is running strong and the 94th Academy Awards are right around the corner. Tomorrow morning Traci Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan will announce the nominees for the 94th Oscars LIVE from The Academy in Beverly Hills. (VIDEO PLAYER BELOW)


As usual we will provide a live stream of the nominations starting at 5:18AM. There will be two nomination sections as there has been the past several years with the second session starting at 5:31AM. Here is the schedule for the category announcements: 

5:18 a.m. PST
(Not listed in order of presentation and subject to change)

Actor in a Supporting Role 
Actress in a Supporting Role 
Animated Short Film 
Costume Design 
Live Action Short Film
Music (Original Score) 
Sound
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Writing (Original Screenplay)

5:31 a.m. PST
(Not listed in order of presentation and subject to change)

Actor in a Leading Role 
Actress in a Leading Role 
Animated Feature Film 
Best Picture
Cinematography 
Directing 
Documentary Feature 
Documentary Short Subject 
Film Editing
International Feature Film 
Makeup and Hairstyling 
Music (Original Song) 
Production Design 
Visual Effects

Stay tuned following the announcements for the complete list of nominees

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Sundance Film Festival 2022 starts today

 The Sundance Film Festival starts today! I am so incredibly thrilled to be part of Sundance for my 10th festival. It's crazy that I have been a part of this festival for 10 years now. 


With the festival having gone digital for a second year, I will have a lot more coverage through the social media pages for the podcast. Make sure that you are following me on Instagram for all my up to the minute coverage. I will also have my annual "Best of Fest" list as the festival wraps up on January 30th.