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Are The Oscars Predictable?

You are invited to the Annual Life Elsewhere Oscar Special, with actress, writer, raconteur and media aficionado, Lisa Jane Persky, and renowned film and media critic, Bob Ross. This year our show will air before a live studio audience, a few hours before the big shindig in Hollywood. Make sure you listen in to hear if you agree with Lisa Jane and Bob’s predictions, and the reactions of our live studio audience. Take a look at the list below, what are your predictions for the 2015 Oscars? The Annual Life Elsewhere Oscar Special airs Sunday, February 22 at 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3 and Monday, February 23 at 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Steve Carell in Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall in The Judge
Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
Edward Norton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons in Whiplash

Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore in Still Alice
Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon in Wild

Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette in Boyhood
Laura Dern in Wild
Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game
Emma Stone in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Meryl Streep in Into the Woods

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Boyhood – Richard Linklater
Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
The Imitation Game – Morten Tyldum


Lisa Jane & Bob Talk Oscars


Lisa Jane PerskyBob Ross







The always brilliant and erudite Lisa Jane Persky joined esteemed film and media critic Bob Ross for Life Elsewhere’s World Famous Post Oscar Show. Reporting live from Hollywood, Lisa Jane, who attended the awards ceremony, had the inside scoop, revealing that the audience were instructed “not to clap” during the tribute segment. The inimitable Bob Ross, although suffering from a nasty cold, offered his usual high-standard of commentary and observations. We managed to pack an incredible amount of information in as well as sound-clips from the nominated movies, plus The Hit That Never Was featured Merry Clayton with her own version of The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter.

Download the complete Life Elsewhere Podcast here

The El-Bo Connection




When we were putting together our Elvis & Bowie Birthday Special, we spoke with Lisa Jane Persky, a regular contributor to Life Elsewhere and a true Renaissance woman, for her input. Lisa, known for her wit, suggested we title the show, The El-Bo Connection. Lisa Jane will join us on Monday March 3, for a live post-Oscar report. Ms. Persky will be attending the grand ceremony in Hollywood and promises to “get up close, peer down cleavages, smell breath, watch who goes to the bathroom with who and generally dish the dirt on the movie world’s biggest night!”

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