1937 Best Picture Nominee: A Star is Born (William A. Wellman) – Awards Don’t Matter



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The first version of A Star is Born features the first ever Best Actress winner, Janet Gaynor, and Frederic March, and is directed by William A. Wellman, who collectively tell the tale of an actress on the rise, and an actor on his way down. It is a celebration of the rise and fall of greatness.

Co-hosts Dave and Andrew leap into this slightly problematic tale, questioning its importance nowadays, and going further and asking whether this narrative still matters.

Please be warned that this particular episode features discusses about mental illness, alcoholism, and suicide.

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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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