Best Actor 1972

Calum and Chris discuss the 1972 nominees for Best Actor, which were Marlon Brando (The Godfather), Michael Caine (Sleuth), Laurence Olivier (Sleuth), Peter O’Toole (The Ruling Class), and Paul Winfield (Sounder).

Sleuth: 02:16 – 17:50
The Ruling Class: 17:50 – 32:15
Sounder: 32:15 – 46:31
The Godfather: 46:31 – 1:07:53
Listener Questions: 1:07:53 – 1:14:17
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:14:17 – 1:28:53

Best Original Song 1974

Calum and Chris discuss the 1974 nominees for Best Original Song, which were “I Feel Love” from Benji, “Blazing Saddles” from Blazing Saddles, “Wherever Love Takes Me” from Gold, “Little Prince” from The Little Prince, and “We May Never Love Like This Again” from The Towering Inferno.

Benji: 02:52 – 18:02
Blazing Saddles: 18:02 – 32:52
Gold: 32:52 – 44:07
The Little Prince: 44:07 – 54:40
The Towering Inferno: 54:40 – 1:10:13
Listener Questions: 1:10:13 – 1:11:52
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:11:52 – 1:25:52

Best Makeup 1989

Calum and Chris discuss the 1989 nominees for Best Makeup, which were The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Dad, and Driving Miss Daisy.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: 03:07 – 18:52
Dad: 18:52 – 34:08
Driving Miss Daisy: 34:08 – 52:36
Listener Questions: 52:36 – 57:18
Conclusions/Ranking: 57:18 – 1:06:08

Best Supporting Actress 1946

Calum and Chris discuss the 1946 nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, which were Ethel Barrymore (The Spiral Staircase), Anne Baxter (The Razor’s Edge), Lilian Gish (Duel in the Sun), Flora Robson (Saratoga Trunk), and Gale Sondergaard (Anna and the King of Siam).

The Spiral Staircase: 04:12 – 17:38
Duel in the Sun: 17:38 – 35:27
Saratoga Trunk: 35:27 – 56:27
Anna and the King of Siam 56:27 – 1:11:14
The Razor’s Edge: 1:11:14 – 1:23:18
Listener Questions: 1:23:18 – 1:35:53
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:35:53 – 1:48:12

Best Cinematography 2015

Calum and Chris discuss the 2015 nominees for Best Cinematography, which were Carol (Edward Lachman), The Hateful Eight (Robert Richardson), Mad Max: Fury Road (John Seale), The Revenant (Emmanuel Lubezki), and Sicario (Roger Deakins).

Carol: 03:13 – 17:04
The Hateful Eight: 17:04 – 34:11
Mad Max: Fury Road: 34:11 – 49:56
Sicario 49:56 – 59:18
The Revenant: 59:18 – 1:13:52
Listener Questions: 1:13:52 – 1:27:50
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:27:50 – 1:42:04

Best Supporting Actress 1996

Calum and Chris discuss the 1996 nominees for Best Supporting Actress, which were Joan Allen (The Crucible), Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), Barbara Hershey (The Portrait of a Lady), and Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets and Lies).

The Crucible: 02:50 – 17:08
The Mirror Has Two Faces: 17:08 – 27:34
The Portrait of a Lady: 27:34 – 40:09
Secrets and Lies: 40:09 – 54:28
The English Patient: 54:28 – 1:09:48
Listener Questions: 1:09:48 – 1:19:19
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:19:19 – 1:27:12

Best Screenplay 1938

Calum and Chris discuss the 1938 nominees for Best Screenplay, which were Boys Town (Dore Schary; Eleanore Griffin), The Citadel (Ian Dalrymple; Frank Wead; Elizabeth Hill), Four Daughters (Lenore J. Coffee; Julius J. Epstein), Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw), and You Can’t Take It With You (Robert Riskin).

Boys Town: 02:36 – 13:34
The Citadel: 13:34 – 27:08
Four Daughters: 27:08 – 36:37
You Can’t Take It With You: 36:37 – 47:00
Pygmalion: 47:00 – 1:02:58
Listener Questions: 1:02:58 – 1:06:07
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:06:07 – 1:18:45

Best Actress 2006 (with Sam Meltzer)

Calum and Chris are joined by Sam Meltzer, host of the podcast And the Oscar Doesn’t Go To, to discuss the 2006 nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which were Penélope Cruz (Volver), Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal), Helen Mirren (The Queen), Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), and Kate Winslet (Little Children).

Volver: 03:21 – 17:18
Notes on a Scandal: 17:18 – 31:14
The Devil Wears Prada: 31:14 – 46:30
Little Children: 46:30 – 1:02:07
The Queen: 1:02:07 – 1:14:36
Listener Questions: 1:14:36 – 1:27:29
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:27:29 – 1:41:38

Best Actor 1940

Calum and Chris discuss the 1940 nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role, which were Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator), Henry Fonda (The Grapes of Wrath), Raymond Massey (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), Laurence Olivier (Rebecca), and James Stewart (The Philadelphia Story).

The Great Dictator: 02:38 – 17:40
The Grapes of Wrath: 17:40 – 31:11
Abe Lincoln in Illinois: 31:11 – 43:17
Rebecca: 43:17 – 57:41
The Philadelphia Story: 57:41 – 1:09:38
Listener Questions: 1:09:38 – 1:12:41
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:12:41 – 1:22:03

Best Original Score (Musical) 1953

Calum and Chris discuss the 1953 nominees for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture, which were The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T, The Band Wagon, Calamity Jane, Call Me Madam, and Kiss Me Kate.

The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T: 03:15 – 13:41
The Band Wagon: 13:41 – 25:06
Calamity Jane: 25:06 – 34:36
Kiss Me Kate: 34:36 – 46:25
Call Me Madam: 46:25 – 1:00:00
Listener Questions: 1:00:00 – 1:05:34
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:05:34 – 1:14:35

Best Foreign Language Film 1972

Calum and Chris discuss the 1972 nominees for Best Foreign Language Film, which were The Dawns Here Are Quiet (Soviet Union), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (France), I Love You Rosa (Israel), My Dearest Senorita (Spain), and The New Land (Sweden).

The Dawns Here Are Quiet: 02:30 – 13:21
I Love You Rosa: 13:21 – 25:25
My Dearest Senorita: 25:25 – 35:24
The New Land: 35:24 – 51:53
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie: 51:53 – 1:02:39
Listener Questions: 1:02:39 – 1:07:24
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:07:24 – 1:20:07

Best Cinematography 1968

Calum and Chris discuss the 1968 nominees for Best Cinematography, which were Funny Girl (Harry Stradling Sr.), Ice Station Zebra (Daniel Fapp), Oliver! (Oswald Morris), Romeo and Juliet (Pasqualino De Santis) and Star! (Ernest Laszlo).

Funny Girl: 04:09 – 19:18
Ice Station Zebra: 19:18 – 27:34
Oliver!: 27:34 – 49:17
Star!: 49:17 – 59:06
Romeo and Juliet: 59:06 – 1:09:58
Listener Questions: 1:09:58 – 1:18:16
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:18:16 – 1:27:31

Best Actress 1935 (with Zita Short)

Calum and Chris are joined by film writer and host of The 300 Passions Podcast, Zita Short, to discuss the 1935 nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which were Elisabeth Bergner (Escape Me Never), Claudette Colbert (Private Worlds), Bette Davis (Dangerous), Katharine Hepburn (Alice Adams), Miriam Hopkins (Becky Sharp), and Merle Oberon (The Dark Angel).

Escape Me Never: 02:23 – 14:03
Private Worlds 14:03 – 27:10
Alice Adams: 27:10 – 43:17
Becky Sharp : 43:17 – 53:28
The Dark Angel: 53:28 – 1:05:49
Dangerous: 1:05:49 – 1:15:22
Listener Questions: 1:15:22 – 1:19:48
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:19:48 – 1:28:52

Best Costume Design 1977

Calum and Chris discuss the 1977 nominees for Best Costume Design, which were Airport ’77 (Edith Head & Burton Miller), Julia (Anthea Sylbert), A Little Night Music (Florence Klotz), The Other Side of Midnight (Irene Sharaff), and Star Wars (John Mollo).

Airport ’77: 02:54 – 17:36
Julia: 17:36 – 31:57
A Little Night Music: 31:57 – 44:07
The Other Side of Midnight : 44:07 – 1:00:36
Star Wars: 1:00:36 – 1:25:01
Listener Questions: 1:25:01 – 1:31:08
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:31:08 – 1:42:18

Best Screenplay 1955 (with Matthew Stewart)

Calum and Chris are joined by Gold Derby writer and Screen Time Central founder Matthew Stewart to discuss the 1955 nominees for Best Screenplay, which were Bad Day at Black Rock (Millard Kaufman), Blackboard Jungle (Richard Brooks), East of Eden (Paul Osborn), Love Me or Leave Me (Daniel Fuchs + Isabel Lennart), and Marty (Paddy Chayefsky).

Bad Day at Black Rock: 05:31 – 17:26
Blackboard Jungle: 17:26 – 32:31
East of Eden: 32:31 – 47:55
Love Me or Leave Me: 47:55 – 59:40
Marty: 59:40 – 1:16:07
Listener Questions: 1:16:07 – 1:17:03
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:17:03 – 1:29:14

Best Picture 2007

Calum and Chris discuss the 2007 nominees for Best Picture, which were Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, and There Will Be Blood.

Atonement: 02:48 – 17:08
Juno 17:08 – 29:14
Michael Clayton: 29:14 – 40:13
There Will Be Blood: 40:13 – 54:20
No Country for Old Men: 54:20 – 1:07:50
Listener Questions: 1:07:50 – 1:13:30
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:13:30 – 1:24:42

Best Supporting Actress 1975

Calum and Chris discuss the 1975 nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, which were Ronee Blakley (Nashville), Lee Grant (Shampoo), Sylvia Miles (Farewell, My Lovely), Lily Tomlin (Nashville), and Brenda Vaccaro (Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not Enough).

Farewell, My Lovely: 02:45 – 15:05
Nashville: 15:05 – 32:31
Once Is Not Enough: 32:31 – 48:30
Shampoo: 48:30 – 1:01:11
Listener Questions: 1:01:11 – 1:16:54
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:16:54 – 1:25:45

Intro Music: David Shire, “Marlowe’s Theme” (from Farewell, My Lovely)
Exit music: Henry Mancini, “Once Is Not Enough” (from Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not Enough)

Best Art Direction (B&W) 1953

Calum and Chris discuss the 1953 nominees for Best Art Direction (Black and White), which were Julius Caesar, Martin Luther, The President’s Lady, Roman Holiday, and Titanic.

Martin Luther: 03:05 – 17:14
The President’s Lady: 17:14 – 30:17
Roman Holiday: 30:17 – 45:37
Titanic: 45:37 – 58:57
Julius Caesar: 58:57 – 1:11:02
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:11:02 – 1:20:45

Intro Music: Original Score of Julius Caesar
Exit music: Original Score of Roman Holiday

Best Supporting Actor 1982 (with Eoin Daly)

Calum and Chris are joined by podcaster Eoin Daly to discuss the 1982 nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, which were Charles Durning (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), John Lithgow (The World According to Garp), James Mason (The Verdict), and Robert Preston (Victor/Victoria).

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas: 02:53 – 17:11
The World According to Garp: 17:11 – 29:55
The Verdict: 29:55 – 51:38
Victor/Victoria: 51:38 – 1:06:42
An Officer and a Gentleman: 1:06:42 – 1:19:57
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:19:57 – 1:31:16

Intro Music: Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, “Up Where We Belong” (from An Officer and a Gentleman)
Exit music: Charles Durning, “The Sidestep” (from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas)

The Hopefuls: Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, The Hand of God, The Lost Daughter (+ SAG nominations)

The third instalment of our series on this year’s Oscar hopefuls, featuring discussion of Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay), Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi), The Hand of God (Paolo Sorrentino), and The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal).

SAG nominations: 01:44 – 12:04
Don’t Look Up: 12:31 – 26:16
Drive My Car: 26:16 – 39:23
The Hand of God: 39:23 – 49:23
The Lost Daughter: 49:23 – 1:00:15

Intro Music: “Don’t Look Up” by Ariana Grande feat. Kid Cudi (from Don’t Look Up)
Exit music: Étude 3” by Nadia Sirota (from The Hand of God)

The Hopefuls: Belfast, Flee, The Power of the Dog, Procession

The second instalment of our series on this year’s Oscar hopefuls, featuring discussion of Belfast (Kenneth Branagh), Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen), The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion), and Procession (Robert Greene).

Belfast: 01:20 – 19:44
Flee: 19:44 – 30:51
The Power of the Dog: 30:51 – 49:11
Procession: 49:11 – 58:42

Intro Music: “Bright Side of the Road” by Van Morrison (from Belfast)
Exit music: “Warm Love” by Van Morrison (from Belfast)

The Hopefuls: Passing, Spencer, Tick Tick Boom, Titane

The first part of a new series, reviewing this year’s Oscar hopefuls and discussing their awards chances. First up are Passing (Rebecca Hall), Spencer (Pablo Larain), Tick, Tick Boom (Lin-Manuel Miranda), and Titane (Julia Ducornau).

Passing: 02:16 – 14:03
Spencer: 14:03 – 26:40
Tick, Tick Boom: 26:40 – 36:34
Titane: 36:34 – 51:40

Intro Music: The Zombies, “She’s Not There” (from Titane)
Exit music: Andrew Garfield, Joshua Henry, and Vanessa Hudgens, “Louder Than Words” (from Tick Tick Boom)

Bonus Episode: Best Supporting Actor 2008

Calum and Chris discuss the 2008 nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, which were Josh Brolin (Milk), Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt), Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight), and Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road).

Milk: 02:56 – 16:34
Tropic Thunder: 16:34 – 28:56
Doubt: 28:56 – 42:35
Revolutionary Road: 42:35 – 58:18
The Dark Knight: 58:18 – 1:16:20
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:16:20 – 1:30:11

Intro Music: Original Score of The Dark Knight (by Hans Zimmer)
Exit music: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire (Best Original Song winner of 2008)

Full Episode on Patreon only (previews available on other apps)

Best Documentary Feature 1976 (with Nick Davis)

Calum and Chris are joined by film critic Nick Davis to discuss the 1976 nominees for Best Documentary Feature, which were Harlan County U.S.A, Hollywood on Trial, Off the Edge, People of the Wind, and Volcano: An Inquiry Into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry.

Hollywood on Trial: 04:39 – 20:43
Off the Edge: 20:43 – 30:47
People of the Wind: 30:47 – 43:23
Volcano: 43:23 – 54:54
Harlan County, USA: 54:54 – 1:11:42
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:11:42 – 1:24:15

Intro Music: Merle Travis, “Dark as a Dungeon” (from Harlan County, USA)
Exit music: John Hanlon, “Higher Trails” (from Off the Edge)

Bonus Episode: Best Special Effects 1954

Calum and Chris discuss the 1954 nominees for Best Special Effects,which were 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Hell and High Water, and Them!

Hell and High Water: 02:21 – 18:16
Them!: 18:16 – 32:37
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: 32:37 – 47:34
Conclusions/Ranking: 47:34 – 58:20

Intro Music: Original Score of Them!
Exit music: Dinah Shore,”Three Coins in the Fountain”from Three Coins in the Fountain (Best Original Song winner of 1954)

Full Episode on Patreon only (previews available on other apps)

Best Original Screenplay 1971

Calum and Chris discuss the 1971 nominees for Best Original Screenplay, which were The Hospital (Paddy Chayfesky), Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Elio Petri and Ugo Pirro), Klute (Andy and Dave Lewis), Summer of ’42 (Herman Raucher), Sunday Bloody Sunday (Penelope Gilliat)

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion: 03:05 – 13:41
Klute: 13:41 – 22:53
Summer of ’42: 22:53 – 34:36
Sunday Bloody Sunday: 34:36 – 44:17
The Hospital: 44:17 – 57:15
Listener Questions: 57:15 – 1:05:32
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:05:32 – 1:15:13

Intro Music: Original Score of Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (by Ennio Morricone)
Exit music: Original Score of Summer of ’42 (by Michel Legrand)

Bonus Episode: Best Supporting Actress 1992

Calum and Chris discuss the 1992 nominees for Best Supporting Actress, which were Judy Davis (Husbands and Wives), Joan Plowright (Enchanted April), Vanessa Redgrave (Howards End), Miranda Richardson (Damage), and Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny).

Husbands and Wives: 03:19 – 16:45
Enchanted April: 16:45 – 27:32
Howards End: 27:32 – 42:02
Damage: 42:02 – 58:29
My Cousin Vinny: 58:29 – 1:12:47
Listener Questions: 1:12:47 – 1:15:25
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:15:25 – 1:30:06

Intro Music: “The Last Time” from Damage (by Zbigniew Preisner)
Exit music: “A Whole New World” from Aladdin (Best Original Song winner of 1992)

Full Episode on Patreon only (previews available on other apps)

Best Art Direction (B&W) 1945

Calum and Chris discuss the 1945 nominees for Art Direction (Black & White), which were Blood on the Sun, Experiment Perilous, The Keys of the Kingdom, Love Letters, and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Experiment Perilous: 03:35 – 13:43
The Keys of the Kingdom: 13:43 – 27:06
Love Letters: 27:06 – 39:29
The Picture of Dorian Gray: 39:29 – 53:20
Blood on the Sun: 53:20 – 1:05:00
Listener Questions: 1:05:00 – 1:09:53
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:09:53 – 1:15:52

Intro Music: Dick Haymes, “Love Letters” (from Love Letters)
Exit music: Angela Lansbury, “Goodbye Little Yellow Bird” (from The Picture of Dorian Gray)

Bonus Episode: Best Original Song 1988

Calum and Chris discuss the 1988 nominees for Best Original Song, which were “Calling You” (Bagdad Cafe), “Two Hearts” (Buster), and “Let the River Run” (Working Girl).

Bagdad Cafe: 04:50 – 18:36
Buster: 18:36 – 35:15
Working Girl: 35:15 – 53:50
Conclusions/Ranking: 53:50 – 1:09:18

Full Episode on Patreon only (previews available on other apps)

Best Actress 1978 (with Fritz and the Oscars)

Calum and Chris welcome Fritz of Fritz and the Oscars to discuss the 1978 nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which were Ingrid Bergman (Autumn Sonata), Ellen Burstyn (Same Time, Next Year), Jill Clayburgh (An Unmarried Woman), Jane Fonda (Coming Home), and Geraldine Page (Interiors).

Ingrid Bergman: 03:51 – 18:46
Ellen Burstyn: 18:46 – 34:32
Jill Clayburgh: 34:32 – 48:15
Geraldine Page: 48:15 – 1:02:13
Jane Fonda: 1:02:13 – 1:16:12
Listener Questions: 1:16:12 – 1:27:40
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:27:40 – 1:36:01

Intro Music: Jane Olivor & Johnny Mathis, “The Last Time I Felt Like This” (from Same Time, Next Year)
Exit music: Donna Summer, “Last Dance” (Best Song winner, 1978)

Bonus Episode: Best Actor 1932-33

Calum and Chris discuss the 1932-33 nominees for Best Actor, which were Leslie Howard (Berkeley Square), Charles Laughton (The Private Life of Henry VIII), and Paul Muni (I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang).

Leslie Howard: 03:50 – 18:16
Paul Muni: 18:16 – 32:03
Charles Laughton: 32:03 – 43:35
Conclusions/Ranking: 43:35 – 57:19

Full Episode on Patreon only (previews available on other apps)

Best Costume Design 1994

Calum and Chris discuss the 1994 nominees for Best Costume Design, which were The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chapell), Bullets Over Broadway (Jeffrey Kurland), Little Women (Colleen Atwood), Maverick (April Ferry), and Queen Margot (Moidele Bickel).

Bullets Over Broadway: 04:27 – 16:13
Little Women: 16:13 – 28:00
Maverick: 28:00 – 38:13
Queen Margot: 38:13 – 53:05
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: 53:05 – 1:07:07
Listener Questions: 1:07:07 – 1:13:40
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:13:40 – 1:22:30

Intro Music: Village People, “Go West”
Exit music: Charlene, “Never Been To Me”

Bonus Episode: Best Original Screenplay 1985

Calum and Chris discuss the 1985 nominees for Best Original Screenplay, which were Back to the Future, Brazil, The Official Story, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and Witness.

Back to the Future: 03:16 – 18:25
Brazil: 18:25 – 31:01
The Official Story: 31:01 – 42:40
The Purple Rose of Cairo: 42:40 – 56:27
Witness: 56:27 – 1:09:04
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:09:04 – 1:21:01

Intro Music: “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis (from Back to the Future)
Exit music: “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry (from Back to the Future)

Full Episode on Patreon only (previews available on other apps)

Episode 38: Best Film Editing 1983 (with Juan Carlos Ojano)

Calum and Chris are joined by writer and podcaster Juan Carlos Ojano to discuss the 1983 nominees for Best Film Editing, which were Blue Thunder, Flashdance, The Right Stuff, Silkwood, and Terms of Endearment.

Blue Thunder: 04:16 – 20:54
Flashdance: 20:54 – 36:35
Silkwood: 36:35 – 54:42
Terms of Endearment: 54:42 – 1:13:20
The Right Stuff: 1:13:20 – 1:25:23
Listener Questions: 1:25:23 – 1:44:14
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:44:14 – 1:56:12

Intro music: “Maniac” (from Flashdance)
Exit music: “Flashdance… What a Feeling” (from Flashdance)

Bonus Episode: Best Years for Cinema: 1966 vs. 1969

Calum and Chris discuss their favourite years for cinema. 1966 and 1969, and analyse the Oscar nominees and winners from each year.

1966: 04:28 – 40:46
1969: 40:46 – 1:27:44

Intro music: The Yardbirds, “Strolling On” (from Blow Up)
Exit music: Barbra Streisand, “So Long Dearie” (from Hello Dolly)

Full Episode on Patreon only (previews available on other apps)

Episode 37: Best Picture 1957

Calum and Chris discuss the 1957 nominees for Best Picture, which were 12 Angry Men, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Peyton Place, Sayonara, and Witness for the Prosecution.

12 Angry Men: 03:16 – 17:43
Peyton Place: 17:43 – 30:32
Sayonara: 30:32 – 43:07
Witness for the Prosecution: 43:07 – 56:52
The Bridge on the River Kwai: 56:52 – 1:11:39
Listener Questions: 1:11:39 – 1:23:54
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:23:54 – 1:31:46

Intro Music: Original Score to The Bridge on the River Kwai (by Malcolm Arnold)
Exit music: Pat Kirby, “Sayonara” (from Sayonara)

Bonus Episode: Best Actress 1942

Calum and Chris discuss the 1942 nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which were Bette Davis in Now Voyager, Katharine Hepburn in Woman of the Year, Rosalind Russell in My Sister Eileen, Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees, and Greer Garson in Mrs. Miniver.

Now, Voyager: 03:02 – 16:56
Woman of the Year: 16:56 – 26:02
My Sister Eileen: 26:02 – 36:33
The Pride of the Yankees: 36:33 – 49:03
Mrs. Miniver: 49:03 – 1:06:24
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:06:24 – 1:15:40

Intro music: News clip of Greer Garson’s Oscar win
Exit music: Mrs. Miniver score (by Herman Stothart)

Full Episode on Patreon only (previews available on other apps)

Episode 36: Best Original Song 1999 (with Kevin Jacobsen)

Calum and Chris are joined by writer and podcaster Kevin Jacobsen to discuss the 1999 nominees for Best Original Song, which were “Save Me” from Magnolia, “Music Of My Heart” from Music of the Heart, “Blame Canada” from South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan, and “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2.

Magnolia: 06:37 – 23:41
Music of the Heart: 23:41 – 37:18
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut: 37:18 – 49:49
Toy Story 2: 49:49 – 1:02:26
Tarzan: 1:02:26 – 1:16:35
Listener Questions: 1:16:35 – 1:31:55
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:31:55 – 1:44:50

Intro music: “Blame Canada” (from South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut)
Exit music: “You’ll Be In My Heart” (from Tarzan)

Episode 35: Best Visual Effects 1986 (with Andrew Carden)

Calum and Chris are joined by writer and podcaster Andrew Carden to discuss the 1986 nominees for Best Visual Effects, which were Aliens, Little Shop of Horrors, and Poltergeist II: The Other Side.

Little Shop of Horrors: 06:07 – 22:15
Poltergeist II: The Other Side: 22:15 – 37:22
Aliens: 37:22 – 55:56
Listener Questions: 55:56 – 1:10:07
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:10:07 – 1:18:37

Intro music: “Skid Row” (from Little Shop of Horrors)
Exit music: “Mean Green Mother from Outer Space” (from Little Shop of Horrors)

Episode 34: Best Sound 1973

Calum and Chris discuss the 1973 nominees for Best Sound, which were The Day of the Dolphin (Richard Portman and Larry Jost), The Exorcist (Robert Knudson and Chris Newman), The Paper Chase (Donald Mitchell and Larry Jost), Paper Moon (Richard Portman and Les Fresholtz), and The Sting (Ronald Pierce and Robert Bertrand).

The Day of the Dolphin: 02:40 – 14:35
The Paper Chase: 14:35 – 22:36
Paper Moon: 22:36 – 34:39
The Sting: 34:39 – 44:50
The Exorcist: 44:50 – 56:19
Listener Questions: 56:19 – 1:03:30
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:03:30 – 1:14:57

Intro music: Scott Joplin, “The Entertainer” (from The Sting)
Exit music: Barbra Streisand, “The Way We Were” (from The Way We Were)

Episode 33: Best Actress 2002

Calum and Chris discuss the 2002 nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which were Salma Hayek (Frida), Nicole Kidman (The Hours), Diane Lane (Unfaithful), Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven), and Renee Zellweger (Chicago).

Frida: 02:53 – 11:38
Unfaithful: 11:38 – 25:55
Far From Heaven: 25:56 – 37:27
Chicago: 37:27 – 47:49
The Hours: 47:49 – 56:58
Listener Questions: 56:58 – 1:19:47
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:19:47 – 1:24:32

Intro music: “Cell Block Tango” (from Chicago)
Exit music: “All That Jazz” (from Chicago)

Episode 32: Best Supporting Actress 1966 (with Louis Virtel)

Writer, podcaster, and Oscars obsessive Louis Virtel joins Calum and Chris to discuss the 1966 nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, which were Sandy Dennis (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Wendy Hiller (A Man For All Seasons), Jocelyne LaGarde (Hawaii), Vivien Merchant (Alfie) and Geraldine Page (You’re a Big Boy Now).

A Man For All Seasons: 05:44 – 16:52
Hawaii: 16:52 – 26:02
Alfie: 26:02 – 39:06
You’re a Big Boy Now: 39:06 – 48:45
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: 48:45 – 58:51
Listener Questions: 58:51 – 1:12:19
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:12:19 – 1:21:15

Intro music: The Lovin’ Spoonful, “Barbara’s Theme” (from You’re a Big Boy Now)
Exit music: Cilla Black, “Alfie” (from Alfie)

Episode 31: Best Picture 1930-31

Calum and Chris discuss the 1930-31 nominees for Best Picture, which were Cimarron, East Lynne, The Front Page, Skippy, and Trader Horn.

East Lynne: 06:44 – 16:24
The Front Page: 16:24 – 24:29
Skippy: 24:29 – 36:40
Trader Horn: 36:40 – 52:20
Cimarron: 52:20 – 1:01:46
Listener Questions: 1:01:46 – 1:05:27
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:05:27 – 1:11:46

Intro music: Theme from Skippy
Exit music: Theme from The Front Page

Episode 30: Best Actor in a Leading Role 1964

Calum and Chris discuss the 1964 nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role, which were Richard Burton (Becket), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady), Peter O’Toole (Becket), Anthony Quinn (Zorba the Greek), and Peter Sellers (Dr. Strangelove…).

Becket: 04:00 – 20:25
Zorba the Greek: 20:25 – 31:39
Dr. Strangelove: 31:39 – 45:33
My Fair Lady: 45:33 – 1:04:30

Intro music: “Wouldn’t it be lovely?” (from My Fair Lady)
Exit music: “We’ll Meet Again” (from Dr. Strangelove)

Episode 29: Best Original Screenplay 1946 (with Farran Smith Nehme)

Film writer, historian and author Farran Smith Nehme joins Cal and Chris to discuss the 1946 nominees for Best Original Screenplay, which were The Blue Dahlia (Raymond Chandler), Children of Paradise (Jacques Prévert), Notorious (Ben Hecht), Road to Utopia (Melvin Frank and Norman Panama), and The Seventh Veil (Muriel and Sydney Box).

The Blue Dahlia: 08:57 – 19:06
Children of Paradise: 19:06 – 33:38
Notorious: 33:38 – 46:04
Road to Utopia: 46:04 – 57:28
The Seventh Veil: 57:28 – 1:10:31
Listener Questions: 1:10:31 – 1:13:55
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:13:55 – 1:29:02

Intro music: Bing Crosby, “It’s Anybody’s Spring” (from Road to Utopia)
Exit music: Dorothy Lamour, “Personality” (from Road to Utopia)

Episode 28: Best Director 1976

Calum and Chris discuss the 1976 nominees for Best Director, which were Alan J. Pakula (All the President’s Men), Ingmar Bergman (Face to Face), Sidney Lumet (Network), John G. Avildsen (Rocky), and Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties).

All the President’s Men: 03:12 – 14:49
Face to Face: 14:49 – 25:58
Network: 25:59 – 39:19
Seven Beauties: 39:19 – 49:16
Rocky: 49:16 – 1:00:33
Listener Questions: 1:00:33 – 1:07:36
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:07:36 – 1:19:35

Intro music: “Gonna Fly Now” (from Rocky)
Exit music: “You Take My Heart Away” (from Rocky)

Episode 27: Best Original Score (Not a Musical) 1968

Calum and Chris discuss the 1968 nominees for Best Original Score (Not a Musical), which were The Fox (Lalo Schifrin), The Lion in Winter (John Barry), Planet of the Apes (Jerry Goldsmith), The Shoes of the Fisherman (Alex North), and The Thomas Crown Affair (Michel Legrand).

The Fox: 03:44 – 17:42
Planet of the Apes: 17:42 – 30:46
The Shoes of the Fisherman: 30:46 – 43:06
The Thomas Crown Affair: 43:06 – 50:44
The Lion in Winter: 50:44 – 1:00:59
Listener Questions: 1:00:59 – 1:02:15
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:02:15 – 1:12:14

Intro music: “Dr Zaius” (from The Simpsons)
Exit music: Noel Harrison, “The Windmills of Your Mind” (from The Thomas Crown Affair)

Episode 26: Best Screenplay 1928-29 (with Zita Short)

Film writer and podcast host Zita Short joins Calum and Chris to discuss the nominees for the Best Screenplay of 1928-29, which were The Cop (lost), In Old Arizona, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, The Leatherneck, Our Dancing Daughters, The Patriot (lost), Sal of Singapore (lost), Skyscraper, The Valiant, A Woman of Affairs, and Wonder of Women (lost).

In Old Arizona: 03:32 – 13:18
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney: 13:18 – 21:06
The Leatherneck: 21:06 – 27:50
Our Dancing Daughters: 27:50 – 37:20
Skyscraper: 37:20 – 47:06
The Valiant: 47:06 – 57:17
A Woman of Affairs: 57:17 – 1:08:25
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:08:25 – 1:20:40

Exit clip: Scene from The Valiant, referenced in our review

Episode 25: Best Actress in a Leading Role 1955

Calum and Chris discuss the nominees for 1955’s Best Actress in a Leading Role, which were Susan Hayward (I’ll Cry Tomorrow), Katharine Hepburn (Summertime), Jennifer Jones (Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing), Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo), and Eleanor Parker (Interrupted Melody).

Susan Hayward: 03:30 – 14:17
Katharine Hepburn: 14:18 – 24:43
Jennifer Jones: 24:43 – 35:53
Eleanor Parker: 35:53 – 47:54
Anna Magnani: 47:54 – 58:32
Listener Questions: 58:32 – 1:17:43
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:17:43 – 1:22:15

Exit music: The original Score from Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (by Alfred Newman)

Episode 24: Best Art Direction 1972

Calum and Chris discuss the nominees for 1972’s Best Art Direction, which were Cabaret, Lady Sings the Blues, The Poseidon Adventure, Travels with My Aunt, and Young Winston.

Lady Sings the Blues: 04:06 – 15:00
The Poseidon Adventure 15:00 – 28:57
Travels with My Aunt: 28:57 – 39:38
Young Winston: 39:38 – 49:39
Cabaret: 49:39 – 1:01:51
Listener Questions: 1:01:51 – 1:12:14
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:12:14 – 1:20:12

Exit music: Maureen McGovern, “The Morning After” (from The Poseidon Adventure)

Episode 23: Best Original Song 1984 (feat. Mike McCahill)

Film critic Mike McCahill joins Calum and Chris to discuss the nominees for 1984’s Best Original Song, which were “Against All Odds” from Against All Odds, “Footloose” from Footloose, “Ghostbusters” from Ghostbusters, “I Just Called to Say I Love You” from The Woman in Red, and “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” from Footloose.

Against All Odds: 04:10 – 19:07
Footloose: 19:07 – 38:49
Ghostbusters: 38:49 – 53:53
The Woman in Red: 53:53 – 1:07:43
Listener Questions: 1:07:43 – 1:15:37
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:15:37 – 1:34:21

Exit music: Stevie Wonder scene from High Fidelity (2000)


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 22: Best Cinematography 2004

Calum and Chris discuss the nominees for 2004’s Best Cinematography Oscar, which were The Aviator (Robert Richardson), House of Flying Daggers (Zhao Xiaoding), The Passion of the Christ (Caleb Deschanel), The Phantom of the Opera (John Mathieson), and A Very Long Engagement (Bruno Delbonnel).

House of Flying Daggers: 03:03 – 14:42
The Passion of the Christ: 14:43 – 27:55
The Phantom of the Opera: 27:56 – 38:07
A Very Long Engagement: 38:08 – 46:14
The Aviator: 46:15 – 1:00:33
Listener Questions: 1:00:34 – 1:05:24
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:05:25 – 1:12:08

Exit music: John Debney’s score for The Passion of the Christ


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 21: Best Actress in a Supporting Role 1969 (feat. Brian Herrera)

Supporting Actress aficionado Brian Herrera joins Calum and Chris to discuss the nominees for 1969’s Best Actress in a Supporting Role, which were Catherine Burns (Last Summer), Dyan Cannon (Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice), Goldie Hawn (Cactus Flower), Sylvia Miles (Midnight Cowboy), and Susannah York (They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?).

Catherine Burns: 06:35 – 17:49
Dyan Cannon: 17:50 – 27:59
Sylvia Miles: 28:00 – 38:29
Susannah York: 38:30 – 49:53
Goldie Hawn: 49:54 – 1:02:06
Listener Questions: 1:02:07 – 1:14:49
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:14:50 – 1:22:43

Exit music: “What the World Needs Now” (from Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice)


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 20: Best Screenplay 1949

Calum and Chris discuss the nominees for Best Screenplay of 1949, which were All the King’s Men, Bicycle Thieves, Champion, The Fallen Idol, and A Letter to Three Wives.

All the King’s Men: 04:05 – 17:49
Bicycle Thieves: 17:50 – 28:02
Champion: 28:03 – 37:42
The Fallen Idol: 37:43 – 51:01
A Letter to Three Wives: 51:02 – 1:02:53

Exit music: Bicycle Thieves score by Alessandro Cicognini


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 19: Best Short Film Animation 1982

In a festive special, Calum and Chris discuss the nominees for Best Animated Short Film of 1982, which were The Great Cognito, The Snowman, and Tango. We also chat a bit about the history of Christmas films at the Oscars.

The Great Cognito: 03:49 -08:47
The Snowman: 08:48 – 14:48
Tango (and why it won): 14:49 – 25:02
Christmas Films at the Oscars: 25:03 – 45:14

Exit music: Peter Auty, “Walking in the Air” (from The Snowman)


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 18: Best Costume Design 1978

Calum and Chris discuss the nominees for Best Costume Design of 1978, which were Caravans (Renié Conley), Days of Heaven (Patricia Norris), Death on the Nile (Anthony Powell), The Swarm (Paul Zastupnevich), and The Wiz (Tony Walton).

The Elliot Page Situation: 01:23 – 08:35
Caravans: 10:10 – 18:54
Days of Heaven: 18:55 – 28:53
The Swarm: 28:54 – 39:49
The Wiz: 39:50 – 51:33
Death on the Nile: 51:34 – 1:00:54
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:00:55 – 1:10:08

Exit music: “Ease on Down the Road” (from the cast of The Wiz)


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 17: Best Picture 1939 (Part II)

The second part of our discussion on the 1939 nominees for Best Picture. This episode includes conversation on Of Mice and Men, Stagecoach, The Wizard of Oz, Wuthering Heights, and Gone with the Wind.

Of Mice and Men: 01:36 – 12:09
Stagecoach: 12:10 – 23:07
The Wizard of Oz: 23:08 – 33:22
Wuthering Heights: 33:33 – 43:41
Gone with the Wind: 43:42 – 59:54
Listener questions: 59:55 – 1:03:30
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:03:31 – 1:11:30

Exit music: Ray Bolger and Judy Garland – If I Only Had a Brain (from The Wizard of Oz)


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 16: Best Picture 1939 (Part I)

In the first of a two-parter, Cal and Chris discuss the 1939 nominees for Best Picture. This episode includes conversation on Dark Victory, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Love Affair, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Ninotchka.

Dark Victory: 03:10 – 12:22
Goodbye Mr. Chips: 12:23 – 25:26
Love Affair: 25:27 – 35:31
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: 35:32 – 47:13
Ninotchka: 47:14 – 56:26
Best Actress Discussion + Ranking (so far): 56:27 – 1:03:18

Exit music: Frank Sinatra – All the Way (from 1957’s The Joker Is Wild)


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 15: Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1993 (feat. Tim Robey)

Film critic at The Daily Telegraph, Tim Robey, joins Cal and Chris to discuss the 1993 nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, which were Leonardo Di Caprio (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape), Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List), Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive), John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire) and Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father).

Leonardo Di Caprio: 05:07 – 15:26
Ralph Fiennes: 15:27 – 25:27
John Malkovich: 25:28 – 34:11
Pete Postlethwaite: 34:12 – 42:32
Tommy Lee Jones: 42:33 – 54:06
Listener Questions: 54:07 – 1:01:37
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:01:38 – 1:12:56

Exit music: Schindler’s List theme by John Williams


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 14: Best Actress in a Leading Role 1960

Cal and Chris discuss the 1960 nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which were Greer Garson (Sunrise at Campobello), Deborah Kerr (The Sundowners), Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment), Melina Mercouri (Never On Sunday) and Elizabeth Taylor (Butterfield 8).

Greer Garson: 01:46 – 11:57
Deborah Kerr: 11:58 – 20:02
Shirley MacLaine: 20:03 – 27:45
Melina Mercouri: 27:46 – 37:06
Elizabeth Taylor: 37:07 – 46:59
Listener Questions: 47:00 – 1:00:18
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:00:19 – 1:10:07

Exit music: “Gloria’s Theme” by John Rose (originally part of the Butterfield 8 soundtrack)


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 13: Best Director 1951

Cal and Chris discuss the 1951 nominees for Best Director, which were John Huston (The African Queen), Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire), Vincente Minnelli (An American in Paris), George Stevens (A Place in the Sun), and William Wyler (Detective Story).

John Huston: 02:42 – 13:31
Elia Kazan: 13:32 – 24:42
Vincente Minnelli: 24:43 – 34:18
William Wyler: 34:19 – 46:23
George Stevens: 46:24 – 1:00:49
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:00:50 – 1:11:55

Exit music: “Our Love Is Here to Stay” sung by Gene Kelly (from An American in Paris)


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 12: Best Actor in a Leading Role 1979

Cal and Chris discuss the 1979 nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role, which were Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer), Jack Lemmon (The China Syndrome), Al Pacino (And Justice for All), Roy Scheider (All That Jazz), and Peter Sellers (Being There).

Jack Lemmon: 04:45 – 14:45
Al Pacino: 14:46 – 24:19
Roy Scheider: 24:20 – 34:01
Peter Sellers: 34:02 – 45:34
Dustin Hoffman: 45:35 – 55:30
Listener Questions: 55:31 – 1:04:07
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:04:08 – 1:09:32

Exit music: “Everything Old Is New Again” by Peter Allen (from All That Jazz)


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 11: Best Original Screenplay 1964

Cal and Chris discuss the 1964 nominees for Best Original Screenplay, which were Father Goose, A Hard Day’s Night, One Potato Two Potato, The Organizer, and That Man From Rio.

A Hard Day’s Night: 03:35 – 14:57
One Potato, Two Potato: 14:58 – 27:28
The Organizer: 27:29 – 35:28
That Man From Rio: 35:29 – 43:34
Father Goose: 43:35 – 52:12
Listener Questions: 52:13 – 1:01:05
Conclusions/Ranking: 1:01:06 – 1:07:05

Exit music: The Beatles – “And I Love Her” (from A Hard Day’s Night)


Listen on:
Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 10: Best Actress in a Leading Role 1941

Cal and Chris discuss the 1941 nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which were Bette Davis (The Little Foxes), Olivia De Havilland (Hold Back the Dawn), Joan Fontaine (Suspicion), Greer Garson (Blossoms in the Dust) and Barbara Stanwyck (Ball of Fire).

The Little Foxes: 1:34 – 10:09
Blossoms in the Dust: 10:10 – 18:55
Ball of Fire: 18:56 – 27:53
Hold Back the Dawn: 27:54 – 37:19
De Havilland + Fontaine Feud: 37:20 – 40:58
Suspicion: 40:59 – 48:45
Listener Questions: 48:46 – 58:00

Exit music: “Drum Boogie” from Ball of Fire


Download as mp3

Listen on:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 9: Best Foreign Language Film 2015

Cal and Chris discuss the Best Foreign Language Film nominees of 2015, which were Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia), Mustang (France), Son of Saul (Hungary), Theeb (Jordan), and A War (Denmark).

Embrace of the Serpent: 7:56 – 20:12
Mustang: 20:13 – 29:18
Theeb: 29:19 – 37:39
A War: 37:40 – 48:40
Son of Saul: 48:41 – 59:25

Exit music: Theeb’s Theme (Jerry Lane)


Download as mp3

Listen on:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts |
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 8: Best Director 1997

Cal and Chris discuss the Best Director nominees of 1997, which were James Cameron (Titanic), Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty), Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting).

The Full Monty: 2:30 – 14:50
The Sweet Hereafter: 14:51 – 24:10
L.A. Confidential: 24:11 – 34:46
Good Will Hunting: 34:47 – 42:54
Titanic: 42:53 – 59:42


Download as mp3

Listen on:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 7: Best Cinematography 1956

Cal and Chris discuss the Best Cinematography (Black & White) nominees of 1956, which were Baby Doll, The Bad Seed, The Harder They Fall, Somebody Up There Likes Me, and Stagecoach to Fury.

Baby Doll: 3:27 – 13:26
The Bad Seed: 13:26 – 22:52
The Harder They Fall: 22:53 – 31:52
Stagecoach to Fury: 31:53 – 40:07
Somebody Up There Likes Me: 40:08 – 50:15


Download as mp3

Listen on:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 6: Best Picture 1970

Cal and Chris discuss the Best Picture nominees of 1970, which were Airport, Five Easy Pieces, Love Story, MASH, and Patton.

Airport: 2:20 – 13:25
Five Easy Pieces: 13:26 – 24:04
Love Story: 24:05 – 36:15
MASH: 36:16 – 45:48
Patton: 45:59 – 56:09

Download as mp3

Listen on:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 5: Best Actor in a Leading Role 2003

Cal and Chris discuss the 2003 nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role, which were Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), Ben Kingsley (House of Sand and Fog), Jude Law (Cold Mountain), Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) and Sean Penn (Mystic River).

Download as mp3

Listen on:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 4: Best Actress in a Leading Role 1934

Cal and Chris discuss the Best Actress nominees of 1934, which were Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night), Grace Moore (One Night of Love), and Norma Shearer (The Barretts of Wimpole Street). We also discuss the year’s controversial snub and write-in nominee Bette Davis (Of Human Bondage).

Download as mp3

Listen on:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 3: Best Original Screenplay 1989

Cal and Chris discuss the Best Original Screenplay nominees of 1989, which were Crimes and Misdemeanors, Dead Poets Society, Do the Right Thing, Sex Lies and Videotape, and When Harry Met Sally.

Download as mp3

Listen on:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher

Episode 2: Best Director 1965

Cal and Chris discuss the Best Director nominees of 1965, which were David Lean for Doctor Zhivago, John Schlesinger for Darling, Hiroshi Teshigahara for Woman in the Dunes, Robert Wise for The Sound of Music, and William Wyler for The Collector.

Download as mp3

Listen on:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts
Podcast Addict | Spotify | Stitcher