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



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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.

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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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