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Follow along with hosts Andrew F Peirce and David Giannini as they travel through the history of the Academy Awards by looking at each of the Best Picture winners and discussing their importance in film history.

Each episode has Andrew and David asking the question, does this film matter?, all the while exploring why each film won the illustrious and highly coveted award of Best Picture.

The first episode will arrive on April 15th with a discussion on F.W. Murnau’s silent film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans and William A. Wellman’s war epic Wings.

Join along with the discussion as a new episode drops each month by following the discussion on social media on Twitter at @AwardsDontPod and Facebook at Awards Don’t Matter. And shoot through any questions or thoughts to AwardsDontMatterPod@gmail.com.

Billy Crystal Oscars Opening Monologue 1998
James Cameron wins Best Director
Quentin Tarantino Interview
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans End Music 

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1945 Academy Award Best Picture Winner: The Lost Weekend (dir. Billy Wilder) Awards Don't Matter

The Lost Weekend is Billy Wilder's first Best Picture winning film, and first time winning Best Director as well. For a director that many may know as a comedy-focused great, this journey into the darkness of alcohol addiction is bleak, powerful, and ultimately a very sobering affair. With a searing Best Actor award winning performance from Ray Milland, and a comforting supporting turn from the ever-reliable Jane Wyman, The Lost Weekend stands as a Best Picture winner that has fallen out of conversation but deserves reappraisal. On Awards Don't Matter, co-hosts Dave and Andrew discuss this noir-tinged drama at length, touching on some very sensitive and possibly triggering subjects. Ultimately, this leads them to the enduring question: does The Lost Weekend still matter? Clips in this episode: The Lost Weekend trailer // Benefits of Drinking clip Follow the hosts on social media at the links below: Andrew F Peirce – @TheCurbAU David Giannini – @Darnthatdave Awards Don’t Matter – @AwardsDontPod
  1. 1945 Academy Award Best Picture Winner: The Lost Weekend (dir. Billy Wilder)
  2. 1944 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee: Gaslight (George Cukor) – Awards Don’t Matter
  3. 1944 Academy Award Best Picture Winner: Going My Way (Leo McCarey)
  4. 1943 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee: The Ox-Bow Incident (William A. Wellman) – Awards Don't Matter
  5. 1943 Academy Award Best Picture Winner: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz) – Awards Don't Matter
  6. 1942 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee: Yankee Doodle Dandy (Michael Curtiz) – Awards Don't Matter
  7. 1942 Academy Award Best Picture Winner: Mrs Miniver (William Wyler) – Awards Don't Matter
  8. 1941 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee: Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock) – Awards Don't Matter
  9. 1941 Academy Award Best Picture Winner: How Green Was My Valley (John Ford) – Awards Don't Matter
  10. 1940 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee: The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin) – Awards Don't Matter
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