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The podcast in which we watch, assess and discuss every Academy Award Best Picture winner in no particular order. Hosted by film fans John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

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The podcast in which we watch, assess and discuss every Academy Award Best Picture winner in no particular order. Hosted by film fans John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

    Marty (1955)

    Marty (1955)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 84: Marty (1955)
    Released 7 April 2021
    For this episode, we watched Marty written by Paddy Cheyefsky and directed by Delbert Mann, who both won Oscars. The stars were Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair and Joe Mantell, all of whom were nominated, Borgnine winning. It was also nominated for its Art Direction and Cinematography.
    Anna Magnani https://youtu.be/L3DdzN6Ji7M The Improv Handbook https://amzn.to/3tBbLzV BEST PICK LIVE
    We’re thrilled to announce a special one-off live stream show in which you will be able to see our faces as well as hear our voices.
    Thanks to our lovely friends at House Seats Live, we’re going to be joined by special guests Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex Girlfriend), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn 99), Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn), John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory), and more to look back at 93 years of Academy Award winning films to pick out the very best of the best in different categories. It’s the first annual “Super Oscars.”
    The show will be on Saturday 1 May at 5pm PT / 8pm ET / Sunday 2 May at 1:00am in the UK – but if those times aren’t convenient, don’t worry you can access the stream for a whole week. To get your tickets and join in the fun, click here. https://houseseats.live/2021/05/01/best-pick-live/
    Next time we will be discussing The Bridge on the River Kwai. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
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    If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O'Regan, Brad Morrison, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth Lodi, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emma Colvill, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sian Thomas, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Veryan Croggon, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    An American in Paris (1951)

    An American in Paris (1951)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Matheus Carvalho
    Episode 83: An American in Paris (1951)
    Released 24 March 2021
    For this episode, we watched An American in Paris, written by Alan Jay Lerner, inspired by and featuring the music of George Gershwin. The director was Vincente Minnelli and the stars were Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, Leslie Caron, Georges Guétary and Nina Foch. It was nominated in eight categories and won six Oscars, plus a special award for Gene Kelly.
    http://www.cinemamuseum.org.uk https://letterboxd.com/matcarvalho https://www.facebook.com/VITOProject Next time we will be discussing Marty. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
    You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.
    If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alexander Capstick, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O’Regan, Brad Morrison, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Vedhas Hirwe, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Oscar Nominations 2021

    Oscar Nominations 2021

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 82.5: Oscar Nominations 2021
    Released 16 March 2021
    For this episode we discussed the nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards which were announced on 15 March 2021 at 12:15 GMT by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas.
    Next time we will be discussing An American in Paris. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
    You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.
    If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alexander Capstick, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O'Regan, Brad Morrison, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Zarah Daniel.

    • 24 min
    12 Years a Slave (2013)

    12 Years a Slave (2013)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 82: 12 Years a Slave (2013)
    Released 10 March 2021
    For this episode, we watched 12 Years A Slave, written by John Ridley, from the memoir by Solomon Northup. The director was Steve McQueen with music by Hans Zimmer and cinematography by Sean Bobbitt and the stars were Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, and Lupita Nyong’o. As is fairly typical for this period, as well as Best Picture it only won two other awards – adapted screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Nyong’o.
    http://tomsalinsky.co.uk/blog/index.php/2010/08/19/3d-movies-kill-or-cure/ Next time we will be discussing An American in Paris. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
    You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.
    If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alexander Capstick, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O'Regan, Brad Morrison, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    You Can't Take it With You (1938) with Sam Bain

    You Can't Take it With You (1938) with Sam Bain

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Sam Bain
    Episode 81: You Can’t Take it With You (1938)
    Released 24 February 2021
    For this episode, we watched You Can’t Take it With You, written by Robert Riskin, adapted from the play by George Kaufman and Moss Hart, directed by Frank Capra and starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, and Spring Byington. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards but only won Best Picture and Best Director.
    The Stand In https://youtu.be/v4XEpOxEvLs Garrett Millerick’s new podcast. https://shows.acast.com/laughable Next time we will be discussing 12 Years a Slave. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
    You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.
    If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alexander Capstick, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O'Regan, Brad Morrison, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Zarah Daniel

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 80: Million Dollar Baby (2004)
    Released 10 February 2021
    For this episode we watched Million Dollar Baby, written by Paul Haggis, based on stories by FX Toole. It was directed by Clint Eastwood and starred Hilary Swank, Eastwood and Morgan Freeman. As well as Best Picture, Eastwood won Best Director and Swank and Freeman both won acting awards. Eastwood was nominated as Best Actor but lost to Jamie Foxx. It was also nominated for its screenplay and its editing.
    Next time we will be discussing You Can’t Take It With You. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
    You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.
    If you enjoy this podcast and you’d like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alexander Capstick, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O'Regan, Brad Morrison, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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