1935 Best Picture Nominee: Top Hat (Mark Sandrich) – Awards Don’t Matter



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Gosh, after that rather well executed sojourn into darkness with Mutiny on the Bounty, it feels appropriate to give ourselves a break as we approach the classic romantic musical Top Hat. Nominated for Best Picture, and walking away with no Oscars at all, Mark Sandrich’s enduring dance film has weathered time and stands up as one of the most joyous films ever.

For Andrew, this is a repeat viewing, but for co-host Dave, this is a first watch. As such, we’re left wondering… does Top Hat still matter? The two discuss that question, and explore why the Academy is so afraid of rewarding comedy and joy at the ceremonies.

Make sure to check out Dave’s new podcast, Off Screen Death with co-host Michael Denniston.

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1938 Best Picture Winner: You Can't Take it With You (Frank Capra) Awards Don't Matter

We return to the world of Frank Capra with his second Best Picture winner, You Can't Take it With You. Co-hosts Dave and Andrew dig into this charming film, and as they do they uncover a Hollywood that wilfully steals from its own past to weave new stories. Full of delight and whimsy, this Best Picture winner features Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart and Edward Arnold. At the end, Dave and Andrew are forced to ask… while You Can't Take it With You, does that matter? 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 Send us an email at: contact@thecurb.com.au Listen to the Sex & Lucia theme here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVDb8fZqsdM
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