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    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.

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    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.

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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.

    Listen here!

    And let me know your thoughts!

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    I actually know a fortysomething year old woman who did not like Apollo 13. She thought it was too long and too depressing.

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    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.

    Listen here!

    And let me know your thoughts!

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    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.

    The Best Picture Backstory: SCHINDLER’S LIST

    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.”

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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!

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    And let me know your thoughts!

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    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 Bull

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    Here are my predictions for the 1970’s:

    1979: Apocalypse Now
    1978: Midnight Express
    1977: Star Wars
    1976: Network
    1975: Dog Day Afternoon
    1974: Chinatown
    1973: The Exorcist
    1972: Cabaret
    1971: Fiddler on the Roof
    1970: MASH

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    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!

    Howards End (feat. Tom O’Brien)

    Bugsy (feat. Chris Beachum)

    And let me know your thoughts!

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    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!

    GoodFellas (feat. Amanda Spears)

    Let me know your thoughts!

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    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!

    Born on the Fourth of July (feat. Josh Parham)

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    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 – MASH

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    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.”
    http://www.filmsite.org/aa71.html

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    This week on And the Runner-Up Is, AwardsDaily’s Jazz Tangcay joins me to discuss Stephen Frears’ scandalous Dangerous Liaisons, which was beaten at the 1988 Oscars by Rain Man!

    Dangerous Liaisons (feat. Jazz Tangcay)

    Let me know your thoughts!

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