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And the Oscar DOESN’T go to…

And the Oscar DOESN’T go to…

By Sam Meltzer
“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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42nd Street (with Cody Dericks)
The pod: @TODGTpodcast on Twitter Me: @SamTheParasite on Twitter @sammeltzer on Letterboxd Cody: @codymonster91 on Twitter, Instagram and Letterboxd Halloweeners podcast Next Best Picture podcast, articles
May 14, 2022
Hell or High Water (with Ben Miller)
The pod: @TODGTpodcast on Twitter Me: @SamTheParasite on Twitter @sammeltzer on Letterboxd Ben: @NeblsBen on Twitter
May 07, 2022
Winter’s Bone (with Ronaldo Sosa)
The pod: @TODGTpodcast on Twitter Me: @SamTheParasite on Twitter @sammeltzer on Letterboxd Ronaldo: @rsantana24 on Twitter
April 29, 2022
Grand Illusion (with Eoin Daily)
The pod: @TODGTpodcast on Twitter Me: @SamTheParasite on Twitter @sammeltzer on Letterboxd Eoin: @eoindaily on Twitter
April 23, 2022
Beasts of the Southern Wild (with Joey Gentile)
Quvenzhané Wallis such an incredible name.
April 16, 2022
Five Easy Pieces (with Joey Gentile)
Jack Nicholson was kind of hot in the early 70s.
April 09, 2022
The Big Chill (with Gordon McNulty)
Was William Hurt the George Clooney of the 80s?
April 02, 2022
Secrets & Lies (with Will Steele)
Getting to meet Brenda Blethyn wouldn’t be a complete experience unless she called me sweetheart.
March 11, 2022
Friendly Persuasion (with Matt Duffy)
Dorothy McGuire saying “thee” and “thy” as 90% of her dialogue is odd.
March 05, 2022
The Prince of Tides (with Andrew Carden)
Barbra Streisand eating chili is so unhinged.
February 26, 2022
The Little Foxes (with James Kunovski)
Should Tallulah Bankhead have gotten the film role instead of Bette Davis?
February 19, 2022
Ninotchka (with Tucker Hazell)
Garbo’s salary is just as thick as that Russian accent.
February 12, 2022
The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming (with Zita Short)
How dare they underuse Eva Marie Saint.
February 05, 2022
Up in the Air (with Kieran)
Every middle-aged white mom’s crush likes to fire people.
January 29, 2022
Gangs of New York (with Matthew Anderson)
That New York CGI, though.
January 22, 2022
Lenny (with Andrew Fraser)
How does one pronounce Perrine?
January 15, 2022
The Turning Point (with Jerry Downey)
Anne Bancroft and Shirley MacLaine fight. As do Jerry and I.
January 08, 2022
Broadcast News (with Valentina Starcovich)
Do we think William Hurt is hot? Find out by listening!
December 30, 2021
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (with Ronaldo Sosa)
Ronaldo’s affection towards both this film and Paul Newman’s looks truly solidifies this episode.
December 24, 2021
The Elephant Man (with Gordon)
Gordon terrified me with how much he knew about this film’s legacy and production. Enjoy our discussion about this 1980 classic!
December 18, 2021
The Remains of the Day (with Eoin Daily)
So glad that Eoin returned to join me again! Joe Pesci should now be cast in all British period dramas.
December 10, 2021
Witness for the Prosecution (with Fritz)
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.
December 03, 2021
The Wolf of Wall Street (with Nicholas Mesa)
Nicholas found plenty of fun facts about this 2013 Scorsese blast, one of which included Dame Julie Andrews, so I hope you enjoy our conversation.
November 27, 2021
The Emigrants (with Zita Short)
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.
November 20, 2021
An Unmarried Woman (with George Ehret)
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.
November 12, 2021
Taxi Driver (with Dylan Meetze)
Enjoy the discussion that Dylan and I had about this iconic and riveting 1976 character study. We were very passionate about the Oscar ceremony that year specifically.
November 05, 2021
Peyton Place (with Dawn Lee)
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.
October 29, 2021
The Nun’s Story (with Nicolas Carrillo)
Nico is a passionate Audrey Hepburn fan which allowed him to feel excited about this 1959 drama. Enjoy our discussion on the story itself and our commentary on the circumstances that nuns face.
October 22, 2021
Auntie Mame (with Jerry Downey)
Jerry was filled with delight and enthusiasm as we had a blast discussing this 1958 hilarious film. I hope you especially enjoy our favorite quotes and moments.
October 15, 2021
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (with Nate)
Nate was passionate and prepared as ever to discuss this 2020 legal drama. Enjoy our fun discussion on the 2021 awards season and Nate’s variations of the word empty.
October 08, 2021
Lady Bird (with Jackson Fleming)
Jackson admires and enjoys Lady Bird endlessly and beautifully showed that throughout our wonderful discussion.
October 01, 2021
The Insider (with Gabe Guarin)
Gabe has a clear love and admiration towards Mann’s thrilling and dense 1999 film. Enjoy our discussion and dissection of its real life events, characters and thematic elements.
September 24, 2021
Fatal Attraction (with Rosie Mohan)
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.
September 17, 2021
An Education (with Eoin Daly)
Eoin was both enthusiastic and smart when it came to discussing this lovely 2009 Oscar-nominated drama. They brought up some terrific points about the performances, plot and character development.
September 10, 2021
In the Bedroom (with Timmy Kandra)
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.
September 03, 2021
American Hustle (with Valentina)
Valentina and I had a great discussion regarding American Hustle and the 2014 awards season, among other topics. She was very knowledgeable on the film itself and how the Oscars played out that year.
August 27, 2021