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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.

And the Runner-Up Is Kevin Jacobsen

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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.

    On Second Thought: On Golden Pond (1981)

    On Second Thought: On Golden Pond (1981)

    Listen to this PREVIEW of the 37th 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 Kim Pierce and Chels Eichholz about Mark Rydell's "On Golden Pond," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "Chariots of Fire" in 1981. 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:    
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    Music featured in this episode:
    "On Golden Pond" - Dave Grusin

    • 23 min
    On Second Thought: Tootsie (1982)

    On Second Thought: Tootsie (1982)

    Listen to this PREVIEW of the 36th 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 Andrew Carden and Cody Dericks about Sydney Pollack's "Tootsie," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "Gandhi" in 1982. 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:    
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    Follow Cody Dericks on Twitter:
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    Music featured in this episode:
    "Tootsie" - Dave Grusin, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman

    • 23 min
    2020 Oscar Nominations Breakdown

    2020 Oscar Nominations Breakdown

    The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced this week and it's time to break down what happened, who got snubbed, and who we think will win. Kevin is joined by Gold Derby colleagues Joyce Eng and Luca Giliberti and film critic Tomris Laffly to discuss it all!
    Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis!
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:
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    Follow Joyce Eng on Twitter:
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    Follow Luca Giliberti on Twitter:
    @LucaLeonardo99
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    @TomiLaffly
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    Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Q&A Wrap-Up

    Q&A Wrap-Up

    It's the Q&A episode of And the Runner-Up Is! Kevin welcomes back Sebastian Gronback to help break down your general questions about the podcast, Oscar history and so much more. Plus, Kevin reveals the top vote-getters in the And the Runner-Up Is best episodes of 2020-21 poll!
    Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis!
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:
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    Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

    • 1 hr 18 min
    7th Heaven (feat. Erik Anderson)

    7th Heaven (feat. Erik Anderson)

    In this final episode of the Best Picture era of And the Runner-Up Is, Kevin welcomes back AwardsWatch founder Erik Anderson to talk about Frank Borzage's '7th Heaven,' the presumed runner-up in the 1927-28 Oscar race that lost to 'Wings.'
    0:00 - 1:15 - Introduction
    1:16 - 39:58 - '7th Heaven' review
    39:59 - 1:33:58 - Why '7th Heaven' lost Best Picture
    1:33:59 - 1:57:57 - Shoulda been a contender
    1:57:58 - 2:10:03 - Did '7th Heaven' deserve to win?
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    https://taloson.survey.fm/and-runner-up-is-awards-2020
    Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis!
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:
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    Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    How Did They Win: "Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre (2015)

    How Did They Win: "Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre (2015)

    Listen to a PREVIEW of the seventh 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 "Writing's on the Wall" from "Spectre" winning Best Original Song at the 2015 Oscars. This episode includes a breakdown of each nominee, a discussion of why they were nominated, why four of them lost, why "Writing's on the Wall" 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.
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: 
    @Kevin_Jacobsen
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    Follow Amy Thomasson on Twitter: 
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    Music included on this episode:
    "Writing's on the Wall" - Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
    "Manta Ray" - J. Ralph and Anohni
    "Earned It" - Abel Tesfaye, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville and Ahmad Balshe

    • 23 min

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