Oscar Podcast Preview: 1927 – 1928, Louis B. Mayer’s Kingdom of Heaven
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Oscar Podcast Preview: 1927 – 1928, Louis B. Mayer’s Kingdom of Heaven

“In the beginning, there was Louis B. Mayer. And he looked over the kingdom of…

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Oscar Podcast Preview: 2010, When The King’s Speech Beat The Social Network (I’m devastated by that)
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Oscar Podcast Preview: 2010, When The King’s Speech Beat The Social Network (I’m devastated by that)

Some movies are symphonies. The Godfather comes to mind. Some movies are jazz. John Coltrane…

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New Oscar Podcast Posted
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New Oscar Podcast Posted

Oscar Podcast Preview – Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
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Oscar Podcast Preview – Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Oscar Podcast Preview – When No Country for Old Men Couldn’t Lose
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Oscar Podcast Preview – When No Country for Old Men Couldn’t Lose

“He’s a psychopathic killer but so what.” “You seem like a man who wouldn’t want…

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Dreamgirls and Robert Altman, the “Alternative Oscars” from 2006 by Ben Zuk
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Dreamgirls and Robert Altman, the “Alternative Oscars” from 2006 by Ben Zuk

In anticipation of the 2006 flashback podcast, Ben Zuk has written in ruminating on that…

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Oscar Podcast Preview: 2005 – Oscar’s Unforgettable Year, Brokeback Mountain Loses to Crash
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Oscar Podcast Preview: 2005 – Oscar’s Unforgettable Year, Brokeback Mountain Loses to Crash

The morning after Brokeback Mountain lost I got an email from a reader, a very…

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Oscar Podcast Preview: 2004 – The Last Game Changer, Million Dollar Baby
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Oscar Podcast Preview: 2004 – The Last Game Changer, Million Dollar Baby

The interesting thing about 2004 is that two things happened that year. The first, the…

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Oscar Podcast Preview – Return of the King Clean Sweeps
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Oscar Podcast Preview – Return of the King Clean Sweeps

2003 was the year Peter Jackson, and his collaborators, finally collected gold on their Middle…

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Oscar Podcast Preview: 2002, Chicago Barely Beats The Pianist
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Oscar Podcast Preview: 2002, Chicago Barely Beats The Pianist

Now that this year’s Oscar season has been put to bed we’re going to be…

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Oscar Podcast Preview 2001 – A Beautiful Mind and Halle and Denzel
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Oscar Podcast Preview 2001 – A Beautiful Mind and Halle and Denzel

2001 will always be remembered as the year the first black actress won in the…

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Oscar Podcast Preview – Gladiator beats Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Traffic
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Oscar Podcast Preview – Gladiator beats Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Traffic

Oscar Podcast Preview 1999 — American Beauty beats a dozen better movies
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Oscar Podcast Preview 1999 — American Beauty beats a dozen better movies

After feeling the sting of Oscar defeat the year before when Saving Private Ryan was…

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Oscar Podcast Preview — 1998 Shakespeare in Love beats Saving Private Ryan
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Oscar Podcast Preview — 1998 Shakespeare in Love beats Saving Private Ryan

It was a dramatic Oscar year, one where Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan was expected…

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Oscar Podcast Preview – 1997, Titanic beats As Good as it Gets, LA Confidential
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Oscar Podcast Preview – 1997, Titanic beats As Good as it Gets, LA Confidential

The year began with one film sweeping the critics awards. LA Confidential was the film…

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Oscar Podcast Preview – 1996
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Oscar Podcast Preview – 1996

The weeks are flying by as we comb through Oscar’s past. This weekend we’ll be…

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Oscar Podcast Preview: 1995 Braveheart wins.
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Oscar Podcast Preview: 1995 Braveheart wins.

Oscar Podcast Preview – 1994
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Oscar Podcast Preview – 1994

The Shawkshank Redemption might be the best film that never won Best Picture, or very…

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Oscar Podcast Preview: Schindler’s List, the Unequivocal Best Picture winner
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Oscar Podcast Preview: Schindler’s List, the Unequivocal Best Picture winner

There are very few Oscar years like 1993, when Schindler’s List won Best Picture. Inevitability…

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Oscar Podcast Preview – 1992
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Oscar Podcast Preview – 1992

Unforgiven won the Oscar for Clint Eastwood in 1992.  The best picture nominees that year…

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