August 25, 2018 at 6:00 am #1202616537
However, I am wondering what was the likely runner-up to The Silence of the Lambs in the 1991-92 Oscar race. You could almost make a case for any of the other nominees with the exception of The Prince of Tides. Although probably the least likely, Beauty & the Beast still had so much buzz when it came out, especially during a time when animated films weren’t taken seriously. Bugsy won the Golden Globe for Drama, and received the most Oscar nominations of any film that year. Then again, there was also JFK.
Probably gonna go with Bugsy here, though a case could be made for JFK.
That’s exactly what I was thinking.August 25, 2018 at 6:04 am #1202616542
I really think that in hindsight Get Out came in 2nd place for Picture behind The Shape of Water, judging by it weirdly taking down BAFTA and Globe winner and WGA-ineligible Three Billboards for Original Screenplay.
I think Get Out seemed more like a wild card choice than a runner-up given how Three Billboards managed to win more Best Picture-esque precursors such as the Golden Globe for Drama, the SAG for Ensemble, and the BAFTA for Best Film.
August 29, 2018 at 5:10 pm #1202619659
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In this week’s episode of And the Runner-Up Is, I talk with The Screeners Podcast’s Daniel Howat about Apollo 13! We discuss the film’s incredible true story, the stellar ensemble led by Tom Hanks, why Ron Howard failed to get a Best Director nomination, and why it ultimately lost Best Picture to Braveheart.
And let me know your thoughts!August 29, 2018 at 7:10 pm #1202619737
I actually know a fortysomething year old woman who did not like Apollo 13. She thought it was too long and too depressing.September 5, 2018 at 6:01 am #1202623712
In this week’s episode of And the Runner-Up Is, I talk with InSession Film’s Ryan McQuade about Pulp Fiction! We discuss the film’s non-chronological storytelling, its expert blending of genres, that dialogue, the performances by Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and John Travolta, and why it lost Best Picture to Forrest Gump.
And let me know your thoughts!September 12, 2018 at 9:04 pm #1202630758
While this week’s episode was about The Piano and why it lost Best Picture in the 1993 Oscar race, I would like to share a write-up I did on Schindler’s List several months ago on my blog page during our most recent Oscar season.
At the very end of it, I added this important message: “By the way, please stop having celebrities present awards they have a film nominated in! While it was great that Harrison Ford got to present Best Picture to his friend/colleague Steven Spielberg, he also had a film in contention that year, which was The Fugitive.”
September 13, 2018 at 5:52 am #1202630967
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In this week’s episode of And the Runner-Up Is, I talk with Awards Circuit’s Karen Peterson about The Piano! We discuss Jane Campion’s evocative imagery, its Wuthering Heights-inspired story, Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin’s Oscar winning performances, the ending, and why it lost Best Picture to Schindler’s List!
And let me know your thoughts!September 26, 2018 at 12:41 pm #1202641777
Predictions for the 1980s:
1989 – Born on the Fourth of July
1988 – Dangerous Liaisons
1987 – Moonstruck
1986 – Hannah and Her Sisters
1985 – Witness
1984 – The Killing Fields
1983 – The Right Stuff
1982 – E.T.
1981 – Reds
1980 – Raging BullSeptember 26, 2018 at 1:22 pm #1202641795
Here are my predictions for the 1970’s:
1979: Apocalypse Now
1978: Midnight Express
1977: Star Wars
1975: Dog Day Afternoon
1973: The Exorcist
1971: Fiddler on the Roof
1970: MASHSeptember 27, 2018 at 5:18 am #1202642234
Forgot to post last week!
Last week on And the Runner-Up Is, I talked with Gold Derby’s own Tom O’Brien about Howards End! We discussed its sumptuous production design, the strength of its character development, Emma Thompson’s Oscar-winning performance and why it lost Best Picture to Unforgiven!
And this week on And the Runner-Up Is, I had a very special guest, the managing editor of Gold Derby, Chris Beachum! We talk about Barry Levinson’s 1991 biopic Bugsy! We discuss its slightly romanticized view of gangster Bugsy Siegel, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening’s chemistry and why it lost Best Picture to The Silence of the Lambs!
And let me know your thoughts!October 4, 2018 at 5:28 pm #1202646448
This week on And the Runner-Up Is, Amanda Spears is back to talk with me about Martin Scorsese’s 1990 gangster epic GoodFellas! We discuss its stellar cast, the soundtrack, that one killer tracking shot, and why it lost Best Picture to Dances with Wolves!
Let me know your thoughts!October 10, 2018 at 4:40 pm #1202650253
This week on And the Runner-Up Is, Next Best Picture’s Josh Parham joins me to talk about Oliver Stone’s 1989 drama Born on the Fourth of July! We discuss its central Tom Cruise performance, the evolution of Ron Kovic, and why it lost Best Picture to Driving Miss Daisy!
Let me know your thoughts!October 10, 2018 at 5:04 pm #1202650267
My 1970s Predictions:
1979 – Apocalypse Now
1978 – Coming Home
1977 – Star Wars
1976 – Network
1975 – Jaws
1974 – Chinatown
1973 – The Exorcist
1972 – Cabaret
1971 – The Last Picture Show
1970 – MASHOctober 10, 2018 at 6:08 pm #1202650304
I thought of The Last Picture Show as a possible runner-up in the 1971 Best Picture race since it was one of three films that received the most nominations that year. But I’m giving a slight edge to Fiddler on the Roof for several reasons.
1. It was not only another one of the three films that had the most Oscar nominations that year, but also had the second most wins of the night.
2. The film itself had Norman Jewison behind it as Fiddler was his first big Oscar player since In the Heat of the Night, which won Best Picture back in 1967.
3. Given the limited precursors there were back then, Fiddler on the Roof did manage to win the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical.
4. Fiddler also had the cachet of being a big screen adaptation of one of the most celebrated Broadway musicals of all time.
5. According to FilmSite.org (though I’m not sure how reliable they are), “‘Old’ and ‘New’ Hollywood clashed with two biggest rivals in the Best Picture competition: Fiddler on the Roof and The French Connection.”
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