On this episode, Shay and Wendy are very excited to take a look at the 53rd Academy Awards from 1981. Why are we excited? Well, not only are we looking at two excellent films, Raging Bull and The Elephant Man, but both films were edited by women!  

Martin Scorsese regular, Thelma Schoonmaker, went up against veteran Anne Coates in the editing category this year.  Find out what the films have in common, how we think the female perspective helped these films, and what happens to the brain when you record in un-air conditioned circumstances.  

 

After a month's break, we're back!

Shay and Wendy return full force to talk about the 47th Academy Awards, the year Federico Fellini's Amarcord took home the Best Foreign Language Oscar.  We'll be putting it up against Karoly Makk's Catsplay.  Italy vs Hungry, whole town narrative vs. the tale of two sisters.  Did Amarcord really deserve this Oscar or even a nomination?  Who are the real losers, here? Are skunks really that smelly?  Questions, people, we got questions.  

On this week's episode, Shay and Wendy can't understand how Simone Signoret won BEST ACTRESS over Doris Day at the 32nd Academy Awards.  We ponder how Simone even got nominated for Room at the Top since she was barely in it, and squeal about Doris and Rock's chemistry in Pillow Talk.

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On this week's episode, Shay and Wendy travel back to 23rd Academy Awards to take a look at why Franz Waxman's score for Sunset Boulevard won over Victor Young's score for Samson & Delilah

It's BIBLE vs HOLLYWOOD, who will come out on top?

Wow.  Just wow.  
Shay and Wendy are back with another Listener's Choice episode!  This time, we examined how Transformers LOST Best Visual Effects to The Golden Compass. Come for the 20 minute plot summary of The Golden Compass, stay for the extreme wine-drunkenness of Shay.  
This episode is a long, wild ride.  

On this week's episode, Shay and Wendy take a look at the 61st Academy Awards and best director winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man).  We put him up against Charles Crichton and the brilliant A Fish Called Wanda.  While we clearly think A Fish Called Wanda was a better film, we ponder whether either director should have been nominated.  

Articles Wendy brings up in the episode:

 

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After a two week hiatus, the ladies are back!

1977 may have been a bit of a lackluster year for cinema, but the Oscars must go on!  At the 50th Academy Awards, Richard Dreyfuss won best actor for The Goodbye Girl. Thank god he did, because Shay and Wendy DID NOT want to have to watch Annie Hall. We did watch Saturday Night Fever because John Travolta was nominated for his iconic role of Tony Manero.  Did the Academy make the right choice in Dick Dreyfuss?  Should the award have been given to the best chest hair instead? Who has the best chest hair out of the two of them?!

Listen, and be impressed with how little we talk about John Travolta's tiny black underwear.  

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Join us on this episode for our very first 'Listener's Choice' episode!

Back at the 56th Academy Awards, Terms of Endearment won Best Picture of The Right Stuff.  One of our listeners thinks this is an outrageous injustice.  Were they right?  Shay and Wendy dive into these two films and compare the winning 'woman's picture' versus the losing 'man picture'.  Hashtag space jizz.  

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Join us, as we travel back to just a couple of years ago, and take a look at the 88th Academy Awards.  This episode we'll be trying to figure out how Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl over Rooney Mara in Carol. Justice for Carol!

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On this episode, we travel way back to 1932 for the 5th Academy Awards!  At this awards ceremony, history was made when you had your first ever tie at the Academy Awards.  Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde) and Wallace Berry (The Champ) both won over Alfred Lunt (The Guardsman).

After two unsuccessful attempts to record this episode, Shay and Wendy exhaustively talk for a third time about these three films.  Hilarity ensues.  

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What makes a song from a film THE best song from a film? Should it be one that works both with the movie and outside of the movie?  Or a song that just perfectly conveys what is happening in the film? Shay and Wendy tackle the topic of Best Original Song on this episode.  We take a look at the 48th Academy Awards, the year Nashville's "I'm Easy" won over Funny Lady's "How Lucky Can You Get".  

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On this episode, Shay and Wendy dive into the category of Best Production Design with Grand Budapest Hotel and Into the Woods.  Both films were nominated at the 87th Academy Awards, and Grand Budapest Hotel took the Oscar home.

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How can you determine what the best film from another country is? Are the Oscars good judges in this category?


Wendy and Shay look at the 63rd Academy Awards (1990), and pit two entries against each other.  The winner from this year was Switzerland's Journey of Hope, and the LOSER is Cyrano de Bergerac. But who should have really won?

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Did you watch the Oscars?  What were your thoughts?

Shay and Wendy spend TWO HOURS going over the entire ceremony, and what the Oscars got right and what they got wrong.

We laugh a lot, shout a lot, and thirst a lot in this episode.  Buckle in, because it's a long one!

Shay and Wendy go back to 1955 this time to the 28th Academy Awards, where an absent Anna Magnani won Best Actress over Jennifer Jones.  Magnani won for her portrayal of a grieving widow in The Rose Tattoo, while Jennifer Jones lost for Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.

Tune in to hear Wendy and Shay spill the tea on how Jennifer Jones acted on set for her film, how racist Love is a Many-Splendored Thing is (and how Hollywood hasn't really changed since 1955), and we thirst over William Holden.  We also can't stop calling Jennifer Jones, Jessica Jones.  *sigh*

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On this episode, Shay and Wendy dive into the world of costumes with a discussion of the 38th Academy Awards!  Travel back to 1966 when Bill Thomas and Jean Louis LOST best costume design in a black & white film for Ship of Fools to Julie Harris with Darling.  

Tune in to hear Shay say 'Bitch' a lot, Wendy try earnestly to pronounce everyone's name, and a discussion about what the Academy is really looking for with the Best Costume award.  

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We are going WAY back this week to 1949 and the 21st Academy Awards!  Hamlet may have won the most awards that year, but it LOST in the Best Supporting Actress category. Claire Trevor's Gaye Dawn from Key Largo beat Jean Simmons' Ophelia in Hamlet.  

Tune in as Shay goes down memory lane talking about acting school, we debate and ultimately fail at remembering a scene from Hamlet correctly, and get thirsty for Humphrey Bogart and Lawrence Olivier.  

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At the 74th Academy Awards, back in 2002, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius LOST the best animated feature academy award.  It was the first time the Academy had an animated feature category, and Jimmy just wasn't as smart as Shrek.

Tune in for a discussion on different animation styles, how Jimmy Neutron probably grew up to be an incel, and how Shrek promoted ass-eating. 

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At the 75th Academy Awards, back in 2003, Daniel Day Lewis LOST the best actor academy award.  His role as Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York was no match for Adrian Brody's transformation in The Pianist.  

Tune in for a discussion on Daniel Day Lewis's performance in Gangs of New York, Adrian Brody's Oscar speech, Shay's thirst for...pretty much everyone, and why we think Cameron Diaz was never given a fair shot at drama.  

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Wendy and Shay are a couple of losers who thought it would be fun to take a look at the LOSERS of cinema's greatest achievement, an Academy Award.

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