December 14, 2018 at 7:16 am #1202701150
After having re-watched both movies this past week*, I would’ve given Best Picture that year to Raging Bull, but I don’t really begrudge Ordinary People winning. In fact, I agree with Joyce that if I had to do a split that year, I’d give Best Picture to Ordinary People and Best Director to Martin Scorsese. However, what I find great about Robert Redford’s win is that you don’t always have to do a big technical film in order for it to be considered a directorial achievement. It’s also what I love about Kramer vs. Kramer winning both Best Picture and Best Director the year before.
Though one person who definitely thinks Raging Bull should’ve won is Michael Musto (go to 6:11).
*Sometimes when there is a new episode coming up, I’d like to check out the Best Picture winner and/or runner-up if I’ve never seen it before. Even if I have, I’d like to re-watch them to give myself a more fresh perspective on how I think the Oscar race went in a particular year.December 19, 2018 at 6:12 am #1202706010
This week on And the Runner-Up Is, OscarWatch Podcast Stephen Buja joins me to talk Francis Ford Coppola’s psychological war drama Apocalypse Now, which was beaten at the 1979 Oscars by Kramer vs. Kramer!
Let me know your thoughts!December 19, 2018 at 4:42 pm #1202706461
I think if that Oscar race took place today, we’d probably see a split with Kramer vs. Kramer winning Best Picture and Francis Ford Coppola winning Best Director for Apocalypse Now. Though I love Kramer vs. Kramer, so I’m actually glad that film won Best Picture.
When the movie was released on Blu-Ray, a review praised it for reminding audiences of the effectiveness of simple storytelling and emotional honesty.
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Kramer-vs-Kramer-Blu-ray/3255/#ReviewDecember 19, 2018 at 9:15 pm #1202706598
Apocalypse Now contains the greatest Oscar snub of all time: Marlon Brando for Best Supporting Actor! Shame on the Academy for snubbing such a transcendent performance!December 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm #1202710638
This week on the season finale of And the Runner-Up Is, The Film Experience creator and owner Nathaniel Rogers joins me to talk Hal Ashby’s romantic drama Coming Home, which was beaten at the 1978 Oscars by The Deer Hunter!
Let me know your thoughts!January 2, 2019 at 10:42 am #1202716521
It was a great debut year for And the Runner-Up Is, with many fabulous guests along the way. As we head into this new year, let’s take one last look back on 2018 by voting for your favorite episode of the year! You can pick up to five of the first 40 episodes of And the Runner-Up Is that you found most fulfilling, most insightful, funniest or most profound. Vote in the poll right here:
Results will be revealed on the Jan. 16 episode of And the Runner-Up Is. Happy voting!January 2, 2019 at 6:35 pm #1202716855
I must say that it was really hard for me to narrow my favorite episodes down to five. Yet, the ones I’ve selected were There Will Be Blood, The Aviator, Saving Private Ryan, Apollo 13, and Bugsy. I chose these episodes based on how much liked the guests you had, reviews of those films, and conversations of the Oscar races in their respective years.
January 17, 2019 at 7:16 pm #1202738079
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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
Kevin has recently updated his master list on Letterboxd, which includes the first five films he’ll be covering on season three.
They are Star Wars, Network, Dog Day Afternoon, Chinatown, and The Exorcist. 1975 was the only year you got wrong. Though if you take a look at my predictions, I was spot on.February 5, 2019 at 10:44 am #1202762333
Almost forgot to post this!
Last week on the season premiere of And the Runner-Up Is, Awards Circuit’s Karen Peterson returned to talk with me about space opera epic Star Wars, which was beaten at the 1977 Oscars by Annie Hall!
Let me know your thoughts!February 9, 2019 at 10:56 pm #1202766941
My favorite Oscar podcast ever !!
you look like your picture, thank god.
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