OSCAR SPECIAL: Gravity (2013) w/CinemaJaw


It’s Oscar season this week, and on Alcohollywood we’ve got Ry from our friends at CinemaJaw to help us talk about Best Picture nominee Gravity! Acclaimed director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) gives us this simple-yet-strong tale of survival and faith in space, as astronauts Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) find themselves stranded in space after a cloud of space debris destroys their shuttle.

The two must overcome obstacle after obstacle, as Cuaron sends his camera floating right alongside them, capturing both Clooney and Bullock’s strong performances and the gorgeous visual effects. We also cap the episode by talking about Oscar picks and making our predictions for who will take home the trophies this year! Listen to our episode below, and check out our custom cocktail and drinking game!

NOTE: The audio quality drops a bit during the quiz, but picks back up to normal at the end. Apologies for the technical difficulties!


THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Houston in the Blind

Gravity cocktail

9 parts high-gravity ale

1 part spiced rum

1 part cinnamon liqueur (e.g. Goldschlager)

1 part orange liqueur

splash, cranberry-vanilla syrup*

pinch, Tang

*To make syrup: Heat a few tablespoons of sugar, vanilla extract and cranberry juice in a saucepan.



  1. Whenever the characters bump into things
  2. Anytime characters say “Houston”
  3. Every time you hear alarms


Stone mutters, “I hate space.”

Next week, we follow Gravity with another tale of space-based disaster, the Disney Star Wars cash-in The Black Hole!

CLINT AND JARED’S OSCAR POOL (w/Ry from CinemaJaw)- find out the results next week on the podcast, or check out our Facebook/Twitter!

Best Picture:

Jared – 12 Years a Slave
Clint – Gravity
Ryan – 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor:

Jared – Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Clint – Leonardo DiCaprio, Wolf of Wall Street
Ry – Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress: Jared – Judi Dench, Philomena
Clint – Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Ryan – Cate Blanchett

Best Supporting Actor: Jared – Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Clint – Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Ryan – Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress: Jared – Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Clint – Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Ryan – Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Director: Jared – Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Clint – Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Ryan – Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best Original Screenplay: Jared – American Hustle
Clint – Her
Ryan – Her

Best Adapted Screenplay: Jared – Before Midnight
Clint – Wolf of Wall Street
Ryan – Before Midnight

Best Animated Film: Jared – The Wind Rises
Clint – Frozen
Ryan – Frozen

Best Foreign Language Film: Jared – The Great Beauty
Clint – The Hunt
Ryan – Broken Circle Breakdown

Best Cinematography: Jared – Gravity
Clint – Prisoners
Ryan – Gravity

Best Editing: Jared – Captain Phillips
Clint – Gravity
Ryan – Gravity

Best Production Design: Jared – 12 Years a Slave
Clint – Her
Ryan – Her

Best Costume Design: Jared – The Invisible Woman
Clint – American Hustle
Ryan  – American Hustle

Best Hair & Makeup: Jared – The Lone Ranger
Clint – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Ryan – The Lone Ranger

Best Original Score: Jared – Saving Mr. Banks
Clint – Gravity
Ryan – Gravity

Best Original Song: Jared – Her
Clint – Frozen
Ryan – Frozen

Best Sound Mixing: Jared – The Hobbit 2
Clint – Gravity
Ryan – Gravity

Best Sound Editing: Jared – Captain Phillips
Clint – Lone Survivor
Ryan – Gravity

Best Visual Effects: Jared – Iron Man 3
Clint – Gravity
Ryan – Gravity

Best Documentary: Jared – Dirty Wars
Clint – The Act of Killing
Ryan – The Act of Killing 

Best Doc Short: Jared – The Lady in Number 6
Clint – Kurama Has No Walls
Ryan – Prison Terminal

Best Animated Short: Jared – Get a Horse!
Clint – Mr. Hublot
Ryan – Feral

Best Live Action Short: Jared – The Voorman Problem
Clint – Helium
Ryan – Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?

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