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:

1939 Best Picture Nominee: Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch) – Awards Don’t Matter Awards Don't Matter

The deserving Best Picture winner of 1939, Ernst Lubitsch's masterful Ninotchka, gets a deep dive discussion in this episode as co-hosts Dave and Andrew swoon over Greta Garbo, laugh over her immaculate comedic timing, and fawn over the hilarious script co-written by the one and only Billy Wilder. Dig into this Russian/France rom-com and discover your new relationship litmus film. Please, go and watch this delightful film right now. Subscribe via RSS Feed, Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify. Follow the hosts on social media at the links below: Andrew F Peirce – @TheCurbAU David Giannini – @Darnthatdave Awards Don’t Matter – @AwardsDontPod https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e3MSf6ISLk&t=1162s
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