“And the Oscar doesn’t go to…” is a podcast hosted by Sam Meltzer. Here, Sam and one other guest discuss the films that received Best Picture nominations at the Oscars but failed to take any trophies home on Oscar night. Each episode will cover one specific film as we discuss the film itself and why we think it failed to win anything.
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Fritz was scarily knowledgable and greatly enthusiastic when it came to this amazing 1957 Wilder courtroom drama. Enjoy our discussion of its great characters and story and how the awards season played out that year.
I was thrilled to discuss this Swedish epic with Zita who was utterly enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the film itself and the surrounding awards season. Enjoy our discussion of its intimacy, the performances and following sequel.
George was more than well-qualified to discuss this utterly amazing 1978 film. Enjoy our discussions about the story and themes, Jill Clayburgh’s gorgeous performance and our sadness towards it losing many awards.
Dawn was very informative with regards to the history and time period surrounding this 1957 cultural phenomenon. Enjoy our conversation on its ensemble-driven plot and The Academy’s ideologies in the 50s.
Rosie was constantly enthusiastic and brilliantly dissected the story and development of this iconic and chaotic 1987 thriller. We had a great discussion about the film’s characters, acting, plot and Glenn Close’s Oscar snub.
Timmy was brilliant and spot on with the points he made regarding this amazing 2001 drama. We had a terrific discussion about its storyline, thematic elements and Academy Awards situation. Oh yeah, and we also had several fun Oscar tangents.