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And the Oscar DOESN’T go to…

And the Oscar DOESN’T go to…

By Sam Meltzer

“And the Oscar doesn’t go to…” is a podcast hosted by Sam Meltzer. Here, Sam and one other guest discuss the films that received Best Picture nominations at the Oscars but failed to take any trophies home on Oscar night. Each episode will cover one specific film as we discuss the film itself and why we think it failed to win anything.
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95th Academy Awards RECAP (with The Film Drunk)

And the Oscar DOESN’T go to…Apr 12, 2023

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95th Academy Awards RECAP (with The Film Drunk)

95th Academy Awards RECAP (with The Film Drunk)

Jonathan Fujii (The Film Drunk) and I discuss the 95th Oscars, specifically the five films (The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, The Fabelmans, TÁR, Triangle of Sadness) that failed to win any trophies.

The pod (available on all podcast services):

@TODGTpodcast on Twitter

Me:

@SamTheParasite on Twitter
@sammeltzer on Letterboxd

Jonathan:

@thefilmdrunk on YouTube, Twitter and Letterboxd
Apr 12, 202301:10:01
A Clockwork Orange (with Gordon McNulty)

A Clockwork Orange (with Gordon McNulty)

The pod:

@TODGTpodcast on Twitter

Me:

@SamTheParasite on Twitter
@sammeltzer on Letterboxd

Gordon:

@fuck_it_dude_lets_go_bowling on Instagram
@theloneactingnominees on Instagram
@loneactingnoms on Twitter
@markwahlbird on Twitter
Oct 17, 202202:16:22
Stage Door (with Andrew Carden)
Aug 13, 202201:04:52
American Graffiti (with James Kunovski)
Jul 09, 202201:24:19
Four Weddings and a Funeral (with Valentina Starcovich)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (with Valentina Starcovich)

The pod:

@TODGTpodcast on Twitter

Me:

@SamTheParasite on Twitter
@sammeltzer on Letterboxd

Valentina:

@StarcoVision on Twitter
Jun 25, 202201:25:54
Rachel, Rachel (with Zita Short)

Rachel, Rachel (with Zita Short)

The pod:

@TODGTpodcast on Twitter

Me:

@SamTheParasite on Twitter
@sammeltzer on Letterboxd

Zita:

@Zita_Short on Twitter
@300Passions podcast
@ZitaShort on Letterboxd
Jun 17, 202202:12:17
Dr. Strangelove (with Christof)

Dr. Strangelove (with Christof)

The pod:

@TODGTpodcast on Twitter

Me:

@SamTheParasite on Twitter
@sammeltzer on Letterboxd

Christof:

@JudgeRoySnyder on Twitter
@ChristofN on Letterboxd

Jun 10, 202201:12:60
Lady for a Day (with Jackson DeStefano)

Lady for a Day (with Jackson DeStefano)

The pod:

@TODGTpodcast on Twitter

Me:

@SamTheParasite on Twitter
@sammeltzer on Letterboxd

Jackson:

@jacdeswilliams on Twitter and Letterboxd
May 22, 202254:45
42nd Street (with Cody Dericks)

42nd Street (with Cody Dericks)

The pod:

@TODGTpodcast on Twitter

Me:

@SamTheParasite on Twitter
@sammeltzer on Letterboxd

Cody:

@codymonster91 on Twitter, Instagram and Letterboxd
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May 14, 202254:07
Hell or High Water (with Ben Miller)
May 07, 202201:33:17
Winter’s Bone (with Ronaldo Sosa)

Winter’s Bone (with Ronaldo Sosa)

The pod:

@TODGTpodcast on Twitter

Me:

@SamTheParasite on Twitter
@sammeltzer on Letterboxd

Ronaldo:

@rsantana24 on Twitter
Apr 29, 202201:18:55
Grand Illusion (with Eoin Daily)

Grand Illusion (with Eoin Daily)

The pod:

@TODGTpodcast on Twitter

Me:

@SamTheParasite on Twitter
@sammeltzer on Letterboxd

Eoin:

@eoindaily on Twitter
Apr 23, 202201:35:53
Beasts of the Southern Wild (with Joey Gentile)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (with Joey Gentile)

Quvenzhané Wallis such an incredible name.
Apr 16, 202201:50:30
Five Easy Pieces (with Joey Gentile)

Five Easy Pieces (with Joey Gentile)

Jack Nicholson was kind of hot in the early 70s.
Apr 09, 202201:33:06
The Big Chill (with Gordon McNulty)

The Big Chill (with Gordon McNulty)

Was William Hurt the George Clooney of the 80s?
Apr 02, 202201:40:22
Secrets & Lies (with Will Steele)

Secrets & Lies (with Will Steele)

Getting to meet Brenda Blethyn wouldn’t be a complete experience unless she called me sweetheart.
Mar 11, 202202:01:44
Friendly Persuasion (with Matt Duffy)

Friendly Persuasion (with Matt Duffy)

Dorothy McGuire saying “thee” and “thy” as 90% of her dialogue is odd.
Mar 05, 202254:55
The Prince of Tides (with Andrew Carden)

The Prince of Tides (with Andrew Carden)

Barbra Streisand eating chili is so unhinged.
Feb 26, 202201:35:30
The Little Foxes (with James Kunovski)

The Little Foxes (with James Kunovski)

Should Tallulah Bankhead have gotten the film role instead of Bette Davis?
Feb 19, 202201:13:46
Ninotchka (with Tucker Hazell)

Ninotchka (with Tucker Hazell)

Garbo’s salary is just as thick as that Russian accent.
Feb 12, 202201:19:39
The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming (with Zita Short)

The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming (with Zita Short)

How dare they underuse Eva Marie Saint.
Feb 05, 202201:15:58
Up in the Air (with Kieran)

Up in the Air (with Kieran)

Every middle-aged white mom’s crush likes to fire people.
Jan 29, 202201:33:22
Gangs of New York (with Matthew Anderson)

Gangs of New York (with Matthew Anderson)

That New York CGI, though.
Jan 22, 202202:00:27
Lenny (with Andrew Fraser)

Lenny (with Andrew Fraser)

How does one pronounce Perrine?
Jan 15, 202201:21:42
The Turning Point (with Jerry Downey)

The Turning Point (with Jerry Downey)

Anne Bancroft and Shirley MacLaine fight. As do Jerry and I.
Jan 08, 202201:43:39
Broadcast News (with Valentina Starcovich)

Broadcast News (with Valentina Starcovich)

Do we think William Hurt is hot? Find out by listening!
Dec 30, 202102:07:46
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (with Ronaldo Sosa)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (with Ronaldo Sosa)

Ronaldo’s affection towards both this film and Paul Newman’s looks truly solidifies this episode.
Dec 24, 202101:35:14
The Elephant Man (with Gordon)

The Elephant Man (with Gordon)

Gordon terrified me with how much he knew about this film’s legacy and production. Enjoy our discussion about this 1980 classic!
Dec 18, 202101:43:15
The Remains of the Day (with Eoin Daily)

The Remains of the Day (with Eoin Daily)

So glad that Eoin returned to join me again! Joe Pesci should now be cast in all British period dramas.
Dec 10, 202101:50:39
Witness for the Prosecution (with Fritz)

Witness for the Prosecution (with Fritz)

Fritz was scarily knowledgable and greatly enthusiastic when it came to this amazing 1957 Wilder courtroom drama. Enjoy our discussion of its great characters and story and how the awards season played out that year.
Dec 03, 202101:22:28
The Wolf of Wall Street (with Nicholas Mesa)

The Wolf of Wall Street (with Nicholas Mesa)

Nicholas found plenty of fun facts about this 2013 Scorsese blast, one of which included Dame Julie Andrews, so I hope you enjoy our conversation.
Nov 27, 202101:28:34
The Emigrants (with Zita Short)

The Emigrants (with Zita Short)

I was thrilled to discuss this Swedish epic with Zita who was utterly enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the film itself and the surrounding awards season. Enjoy our discussion of its intimacy, the performances and following sequel.
Nov 20, 202102:02:52
An Unmarried Woman (with George Ehret)

An Unmarried Woman (with George Ehret)

George was more than well-qualified to discuss this utterly amazing 1978 film. Enjoy our discussions about the story and themes, Jill Clayburgh’s gorgeous performance and our sadness towards it losing many awards.
Nov 12, 202101:28:21
Taxi Driver (with Dylan Meetze)

Taxi Driver (with Dylan Meetze)

Enjoy the discussion that Dylan and I had about this iconic and riveting 1976 character study. We were very passionate about the Oscar ceremony that year specifically.
Nov 05, 202159:45
Peyton Place (with Dawn Lee)

Peyton Place (with Dawn Lee)

Dawn was very informative with regards to the history and time period surrounding this 1957 cultural phenomenon. Enjoy our conversation on its ensemble-driven plot and The Academy’s ideologies in the 50s.
Oct 29, 202101:22:26
The Nun’s Story (with Nicolas Carrillo)

The Nun’s Story (with Nicolas Carrillo)

Nico is a passionate Audrey Hepburn fan which allowed him to feel excited about this 1959 drama. Enjoy our discussion on the story itself and our commentary on the circumstances that nuns face.
Oct 22, 202101:28:28
Auntie Mame (with Jerry Downey)

Auntie Mame (with Jerry Downey)

Jerry was filled with delight and enthusiasm as we had a blast discussing this 1958 hilarious film. I hope you especially enjoy our favorite quotes and moments.
Oct 15, 202101:16:20
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (with Nate)

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (with Nate)

Nate was passionate and prepared as ever to discuss this 2020 legal drama. Enjoy our fun discussion on the 2021 awards season and Nate’s variations of the word empty.
Oct 08, 202101:30:05
Lady Bird (with Jackson Fleming)

Lady Bird (with Jackson Fleming)

Jackson admires and enjoys Lady Bird endlessly and beautifully showed that throughout our wonderful discussion.
Oct 01, 202101:12:26
The Insider (with Gabe Guarin)

The Insider (with Gabe Guarin)

Gabe has a clear love and admiration towards Mann’s thrilling and dense 1999 film. Enjoy our discussion and dissection of its real life events, characters and thematic elements.
Sep 24, 202101:26:15
Fatal Attraction (with Rosie Mohan)

Fatal Attraction (with Rosie Mohan)

Rosie was constantly enthusiastic and brilliantly dissected the story and development of this iconic and chaotic 1987 thriller. We had a great discussion about the film’s characters, acting, plot and Glenn Close’s Oscar snub.
Sep 17, 202101:40:20
An Education (with Eoin Daly)

An Education (with Eoin Daly)

Eoin was both enthusiastic and smart when it came to discussing this lovely 2009 Oscar-nominated drama. They brought up some terrific points about the performances, plot and character development.
Sep 10, 202101:15:04
In the Bedroom (with Timmy Kandra)

In the Bedroom (with Timmy Kandra)

Timmy was brilliant and spot on with the points he made regarding this amazing 2001 drama. We had a terrific discussion about its storyline, thematic elements and Academy Awards situation. Oh yeah, and we also had several fun Oscar tangents.
Sep 03, 202102:00:37
American Hustle (with Valentina)

American Hustle (with Valentina)

Valentina and I had a great discussion regarding American Hustle and the 2014 awards season, among other topics. She was very knowledgeable on the film itself and how the Oscars played out that year.
Aug 27, 202101:26:07