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"And the Runner-Up Is" is the movie review show that highlights the film that was the probable runner-up for Best Picture at the Oscars in any given year. Host Kevin Jacobsen and special guests break down the film's merits, why it got so close to winning but ultimately came up short and whether it, in fact, deserved to win Best Picture.

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"And the Runner-Up Is" is the movie review show that highlights the film that was the probable runner-up for Best Picture at the Oscars in any given year. Host Kevin Jacobsen and special guests break down the film's merits, why it got so close to winning but ultimately came up short and whether it, in fact, deserved to win Best Picture.

    Citizen Kane (feat. Kyle Stevens)

    Citizen Kane (feat. Kyle Stevens)

    Kevin welcomes film professor Kyle Stevens to talk about Orson Welles's classic 'Citizen Kane,' the likely runner-up in the 1941 Oscar race that lost to 'How Green Was My Valley.'
    0:00 - 1:26 - Introduction
    1:27 - 34:47 - 'Citizen Kane' review
    34:48 - 1:37:00 - Why 'Citizen Kane' lost Best Picture
    1:37:01 - 1:48:44 - Shoulda been a contender
    1:48:45 - 1:51:13 - Did 'Citizen Kane' deserve to win?
    Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis!
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    Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

    • 1 hr 51 min
    How Did They Win: Bong Joon-ho ('Parasite')

    How Did They Win: Bong Joon-ho ('Parasite')

    Listen to a PREVIEW of the fifth episode of How Did They Win, a special bonus series you can hear on the And the Runner-Up Is Patreon exclusive feed!
    How Did They Win is a series in which Kevin is joined by special guests in breaking down a notable Oscar category outside of Best Picture. In this episode, Kevin speaks with Tom O'Brien and Amy Thomasson about Bong Joon-ho winning Best Director at the 2019 Oscars. This episode includes a breakdown of each nominee, a discussion of why they were nominated, why four of them lost, why Bong won, and all the notable snubs.
    You can listen to more bonus episodes by going to patreon.com/andtherunnerupis and contributing at the $3 per month tier.
    Please note that there are parts of this episode where my voice is a bit muffled. I had to do a little extra editing this week by adding in my individual voice feed to all the points where I'm talking on my own, but I couldn't quite work around some of the crosstalk. Just giving you the heads up!
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: 
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    Music included on this episode:
    "Belt of Faith" by Jung Jae-il
    Clips included on this episode from:
    "Joker" (Warner Bros.)

    • 24 min
    Yankee Doodle Dandy (feat. Dave Karger)

    Yankee Doodle Dandy (feat. Dave Karger)

    Kevin is thrilled to welcome TCM host, IMDb correspondent, and 'Today Show' commentator Dave Karger to talk about Michael Curtiz's musical biopic 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' the likely runner-up in the 1942 Oscar race that lost to 'Mrs. Miniver.'
    0:00 - 1:27 - Introduction
    1:28 - 35:55 - 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' review
    35:56 - 1:29:05 - Why 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' lost Best Picture
    1:29:06 - 1:41:14 - Shoulda been a contender
    1:41:15 - 1:44:29 - Did 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' deserve to win?
    Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis!
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:
    @Kevin_Jacobsen
     Follow Dave Karger on Twitter:
    @davekarger
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    @OscarRunnerUp
    Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

    • 1 hr 44 min
    For My Consideration: Short Cuts (1993)

    For My Consideration: Short Cuts (1993)

    Listen to a PREVIEW of the third episode of For My Consideration, a special bonus series you can hear on the And the Runner-Up Is Patreon exclusive feed!
    For My Consideration is a series in which Kevin is joined by a special guest in reviewing any film nominated for an Oscar in Academy history, as requested by patrons. In this episode, Kevin speaks with Gold Derby colleague Zach Laws about "Short Cuts," Robert Altman's 1993 film that only landed a Best Director nomination. This episode includes a review of the film, a discussion of its award season, and which categories Kevin and Zach would nominate the film for at that year's Oscars.   
    You can listen to the full episode by going to patreon.com/andtherunnerupis and contributing at the $3 per month tier.
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: 
    @Kevin_Jacobsen
    Follow Zach Laws on Twitter:     
    @zachlaws
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    @OscarRunnerUp
    Music included on this episode:     
    "To Hell with Love" by Annie Ross & the Low Note Quintet

    • 22 min
    Roma (feat. Tomris Laffly)

    Roma (feat. Tomris Laffly)

    In the season premiere, Kevin welcomes back film critic Tomris Laffly to talk about Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma,' the likely runner-up in the 2018 Oscar race that lost to 'Green Book.'

    0:00 - 1:34 - Introduction

    1:35 - 47:08 - 'Roma' review

    47:09 - 2:12:33 - Why 'Roma' lost Best Picture

    2:12:34 - 2:28:47 - Shoulda been a contender

    2:28:48 - 2:32:39 - Did 'Roma' deserve to win?

    Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis!

    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:

    @Kevin_Jacobsen

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    @TomiLaffly

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    Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

    • 2 hrs 32 min
    On Second Thought: The Remains of the Day (1993)

    On Second Thought: The Remains of the Day (1993)

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    Listen to this PREVIEW of the 25th episode of On Second Thought, a special bonus series you can hear on the And the Runner-Up Is Patreon exclusive feed!
    On Second Thought is a series in which Kevin is joined by TWO special guests in breaking down another Best Picture nominee not reviewed on the regular show that could have still been the runner-up. In this episode, Kevin speaks with Murtada Elfadl and Nicole Ackman about James Ivory's "The Remains of the Day," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "Schindler's List" in 1993. This episode includes a review of the film itself, its awards run, and another fun quiz!  
    You can listen to the full episode of On Second Thought by going to patreon.com/andtherunnerupis and contributing at the $3 per month tier.
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:    
    @Kevin_Jacobsen
    Follow Murtada Elfadl on Twitter:
    @ME_Says
    Follow Nicole Ackman on Twitter:
    @nicoleackman16
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    @OscarRunnerUp
    Music included on this episode:    
    "Opening Titles, Darlington Hall" - Richard Robbins

    • 25 min

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