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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 Nominee: Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock) – Awards Don't Matter Awards Don't Matter

Subscribe via: RSS Feed // Spotify // Apple Podcasts // Google Podcasts // Pocket Casts For some reason, the last Alfred Hitchcock film to be nominated for Best Picture is his 1945 psychological thriller, Spellbound. Featuring an early performance from Gregory Peck, and another lead performance from Ingrid Bergman, Spellbound was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and winning the Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Oscar for Miklós Rózsa. While co-hosts Dave and Andrew could have gone the easy route by discussing Mildred Pierce, a much more worthy Best Picture nominee (and deserving winner too), they instead digest how psychology is presented by Hitchcock, how to present a good amnesia film, while also being surprised by the fun of the film. Spoilers abound for The Yearling too. Clips presented in this episode: Spellbound trailer // Liverwurst scene // Therapy Scene 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 Nominee: Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock) – Awards Don't Matter
  2. 1945 Academy Award Best Picture Winner: The Lost Weekend (dir. Billy Wilder)
  3. 1944 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee: Gaslight (George Cukor) – Awards Don’t Matter
  4. 1944 Academy Award Best Picture Winner: Going My Way (Leo McCarey)
  5. 1943 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee: The Ox-Bow Incident (William A. Wellman) – Awards Don't Matter
  6. 1943 Academy Award Best Picture Winner: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz) – Awards Don't Matter
  7. 1942 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee: Yankee Doodle Dandy (Michael Curtiz) – Awards Don't Matter
  8. 1942 Academy Award Best Picture Winner: Mrs Miniver (William Wyler) – Awards Don't Matter
  9. 1941 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee: Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock) – Awards Don't Matter
  10. 1941 Academy Award Best Picture Winner: How Green Was My Valley (John Ford) – Awards Don't Matter