November 1, 2018 at 7:21 am #1202666248
My 1960s Predictions:
1969 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1968 – The Lion in Winter
1967 – The Graduate
1966 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1965 – Doctor Zhivago
1964 – Mary Poppins
1963 – America, America
1962 – To Kill a Mockingbird
1961 – Judgment at Nuremberg
1960 – Elmer GantryNovember 1, 2018 at 7:49 am #1202666260
I agree with most of those predictions, though I’m not sure if Mary Poppins was truly the runner-up in the 1964 Best Picture race. Sure, it had the most nominations of any film that year and won the second most wins of the night, so it does appear to be a viable option. Though Becket probably had more of a prestige factor. It tied with My Fair Lady for the second most nominations, won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Drama and the WGA for Best Written American Drama.
Andrew Carden probably has the answer to this.November 1, 2018 at 9:12 am #1202666300
Before the preferential ballot, was it just a straight up vote for Best Pic? If so, it’d be interesting if the runner-ups would have been the winners if the Best Picture winner wasn’t in the group because just because a movie was runner-up doesn’t mean the people who voted for the BP winner would have voted for the movie that came in second. Obviously, it depends on how much the runner-up lost by and if there was a viable third or even fourth choice.November 14, 2018 at 2:59 pm #1202675155
For those wondering which films Kevin Jacobsen will be covering within the next few weeks, he has recently updated his master list on Letterboxd.
The remaining films include Tender Mercies, E.T., Reds, Raging Bull, Apocalypse Now, and Coming Home.November 17, 2018 at 11:47 am #1202677101
My predictions for the 1950s:
1959 – The Diary of Anne Frank
1958 – The Defiant Ones
1957 – Sayonara
1956 – Giant
1955 – The Rose Tattoo
1954 – The Country Girl
1953 – Roman Holiday
1952 – The Quiet Man
1951 – A Place in the Sun
1950 – Sunset BoulevardNovember 21, 2018 at 5:59 am #1202679482
This week on And the Runner-Up Is, Michael Domanico from the Not Her Again podcast is back to discuss Bruce Beresford’s character study Tender Mercies, which was beaten at the 1983 Oscars by Terms of Endearment!
Let me know your thoughts!November 21, 2018 at 6:41 am #1202679507This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.November 21, 2018 at 7:30 am #1202679549
He already covered the 2010 Oscar race. The subject of that episode was The Social Network, which swept through all the critics awards before the industry had their say, which was The King’s Speech.
I’m not sure how close Black Swan might’ve been that year given how polarizing it was coupled with the fact that it was not nominated for Best Original Screenplay.November 28, 2018 at 12:21 pm #1202684290
This week on And the Runner-Up Is, Amy Thomasson from the OscarWatch Podcast joins me to discuss Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which was beaten at the 1982 Oscars by Gandhi!
Let me know your thoughts!
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