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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1934 Best Picture Nominee The Thin Man (W. S. Van Dyke) – Awards Don't Matter Awards Don't Matter

Support The Curb on Patreon The utterly delightful and charming first entry in the six (6!) long film series, The Thin Man, was nominated for Best Picture in 1934, losing out to It Happened One Night. In this episode of Awards Don't Matter, hosts Dave and Andrew discuss the charm of this mystery film, the impact it had on films going forward, the difficulty in discussing light hearted fare, and the need for joy in moments of darkness. Dig on in. Watch the trailer for The Thin Man here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqpO6mx8WCE And check out this montage of the 'alcohol moments' from the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1tnbPBCtnI 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 https://anchor.fm/awards-dont-matter/episodes/1932-1933-Best-Picture-Nominee—42nd-Street-Lloyd-Bacon—Awards-Dont-Matter-epqidh
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