1931-1932 Best Picture Winner: Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding) – Awards Don’t Matter

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As expected, going through the Best Picture winner history, we were bound to find a forgotten classic, neglected by time and popular culture, and worthwhile celebrating. Well, here we are with Edmund Goulding’s Best Picture winner, Grand Hotel.

Featuring stellar performances from an all star cast, with Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, and more, Grand Hotel was nominated for one single Oscar – Best Picture – and triumphed in its sole category.

Hosts Andrew and Dave discuss the tragedy of its sole nomination, and the value of a talkie like this. Dig on in.

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Watch the Grand Hotel premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood:

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Andrew F Peirce

Andrew is passionate about Australian film and culture. He is the co-chair of the Australian Film Critics Association, a Golden Globes voter, and the author of two books on Australian film, The Australian Film Yearbook - 2021 Edition, and Lonely Spirits and the King. You can find him online trying to enlist people into the cult of Mac and Me.

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