150 episodes

"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

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 84 Ratings

"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.

    93rd Academy Awards Reactions

    93rd Academy Awards Reactions

    The 93rd Academy Awards have come and gone and it's time to break down what happened, the winners, the losers, and Nomadland's victory. Kevin is joined by Sebastian Gronback to discuss it all!
    Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis!
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:
    @Kevin_Jacobsen
    Follow Sebastian Gronback on Twitter:
    @sebasgronback
    Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter:
    @OscarRunnerUp
    Theme Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich
    End Music is "Seven Days Walking / Day 1: Golden Butterflies" by Ludovico Einaudi

    • 1 hr 50 min
    On Second Thought: Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

    On Second Thought: Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

    Listen to this PREVIEW of the 38th 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 Sophia Ciminello and Nick Ruhrkraut about Michael Apted's "Coal Miner's Daughter," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "Ordinary People" in 1980. 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 Sophia Ciminello on Twitter:
    @sophia_cim
    Follow Nick Ruhrkraut on Twitter:
    @sauerkraut27
    Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter:     
    @OscarRunnerUp
    Music featured in this episode:
    "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl" - Loretta Lynn

    • 25 min
    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:    
    @Kevin_Jacobsen
    Follow Kim Pierce on Twitter:
    @kpierce624
    Follow Chels Eichholz on Twitter:
    @Chels725
    Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter:     
    @OscarRunnerUp
    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:    
    @Kevin_Jacobsen
    Follow Andrew Carden on Twitter:
    @AwardsConnect
    Follow Cody Dericks on Twitter:
    @codymonster91
    Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter:     
    @OscarRunnerUp
    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:
    @Kevin_Jacobsen
    Follow Joyce Eng on Twitter:
    @joyceeng61
    Follow Luca Giliberti on Twitter:
    @LucaLeonardo99
    Follow Tomris Laffly on Twitter:
    @TomiLaffly
    Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter:
    @OscarRunnerUp
    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:
    @Kevin_Jacobsen
     Follow Sebastian Gronback on Twitter:
    @sebasgronback
    Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter:
    @OscarRunnerUp
    Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

DaniRickard09 ,

I Really Love this Show

I listen to three or four podcasts on one topic - just to get the full 360 of perspectives.

And, I love CliffsNotes for books!

This podcast is like CliffsNotes for movies! Highly intellectual insights with a very intelligent host and well-rounded guests!

I also love that the episodes are bite size - perfect for a short drive, a waiting room or a sink full of dishes!

Bravo!

rkenny4 ,

Nailed it

I’ve listened to every episode and the dives into each Oscar year is fascinating. Love it!

Chels725 ,

Finest of Wines

Required listening for any movie lover/film buff. Donate to their Patreon for even more delightful episodes and deep dives.

Top Podcasts In TV & Film

Listeners Also Subscribed To