1936 Best Picture Winner: The Great Ziegfeld (Robert Z. Leonard) – Awards Don’t Matter



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Welcome to the episode where Dave says the fateful line, ‘I outright refuse to ever watch (this) again’.

Yep, it’s Robert Z. Leonard’s Best Picture winner, The Great Ziegfeld, where the charismatic William Powell misplaces his charm in a bloated epic as follies producer Florenz “Flo” Ziegfeld Jr., paired with the Best Actress winner Luise Rainer, and an extended cameo by Myrna Loy.

This is a rather swear-laden episode as co-hosts Dave and Andrew vent their frustrations about this long film.

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

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1941 Best Picture Nominee: Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock) – Awards Don't Matter Awards Don't Matter

We once again return to the world of Alfred Hitchcock's with the third of his Best Picture nominated films, Suspicion. Joan Fontaine won Best Actress for her performance as Lina, a young woman who falls for a suave and confident man named Johnnie, played with ultimate-comfort by Cary Grant. Dave defends his favourite Hitchcock, delving into the complexity of the narrative, the uncertainty of the ending, and the eroticism of wanting Cary Grant to 'step on your neck'. Dig on in to this episode of Awards Don't Matter and find out why this one matters. Oh, and everything you need to know about the AFL. Clips featured in this episode: Dinner Scene // Milk Scene // Joan Fontaine Talking About  Her Oscar Win Watch the original theatrical trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23gdJ0J6TY8 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
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