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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: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

    On Second Thought: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

    Listen to this PREVIEW of the 18th 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 Brandon Stanwyck and Joey Gentile of the Academy Queens podcast about Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "Gladiator" in 2000. 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 included on this episode:    
    "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" - Tan Dun

    • 24 min
    2019 Academy Awards Reactions

    2019 Academy Awards Reactions

    The 92nd Academy Awards have come and gone and it's time to break down what happened, the winners, the losers, and Parasite's historic victory. Kevin is joined by AwardsWatch owner Erik Anderson and Gold Derby senior editor Joyce Eng to discuss it all. This is very long but very worth it!
    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

    • 2 hr 19 min
    Sunset Boulevard (feat. Izzy from Be Kind Rewind)

    Sunset Boulevard (feat. Izzy from Be Kind Rewind)

    Kevin is pleased to welcome Izzy, the voice behind the wonderful Oscar-obsessed YouTube channel Be Kind Rewind, to talk about Billy Wilder's 'Sunset Boulevard,' the likely runner-up in the 1950 Oscar race that lost to 'All About Eve.' 
    0:00 - 1:18 - Introduction
    1:19 - 43:30 - 'Sunset Boulevard' review
    43:31 - 1:31:28 - Why 'Sunset Boulevard' lost Best Picture
    1:31:29 - 1:54:54 - Shoulda been a contender
    1:54:55 - 1:58:31 - Did 'Sunset Boulevard' deserve to win?
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:
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    @bkrewind and Be Kind Rewind
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    Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

    • 1 hr 58 min
    On Second Thought: Gosford Park (2001)

    On Second Thought: Gosford Park (2001)

    Listen to this PREVIEW of the 17th 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 Amanda Spears and Kimberly Pierce about Robert Altman's "Gosford Park," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "A Beautiful Mind" in 2001. 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 Amanda Spears on Twitter:
    @msamandaspears
    Follow Kimberly Pierce on Twitter:
    @kpierce624
    Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter:     
    @OscarRunnerUp
    Music included on this episode:    
    "The Dancing Years: Waltz of My Heart" - James Shearman

    • 23 min
    A Place in the Sun (feat. Nathaniel Rogers)

    A Place in the Sun (feat. Nathaniel Rogers)

    Kevin brings back The Film Experience owner Nathaniel Rogers to talk about George Stevens' 'A Place in the Sun,' the likely runner-up in the 1951 Oscar race that lost to 'An American in Paris.' 
    0:00 - 1:19 - Introduction
    1:20 - 36:33 - 'A Place in the Sun' review
    36:34 - 1:08:16 - Why 'A Place in the Sun' lost Best Picture
    1:08:17 - 1:27:05 - Shoulda been a contender
    1:27:06 - 1:30:48 - Did 'A Place in the Sun' deserve to win?
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:
    @Kevin_Jacobsen
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    Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

    • 1 hr 30 min
    2019 Oscar Nominations Reactions

    2019 Oscar Nominations Reactions

    The nominations for the 92nd 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 Next Best Picture writers and podcasters Casey Lee Clark and Cody Dericks to discuss it all. And be sure to stay tuned for the end for a very special segment!
    Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:
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    Follow Casey Lee Clark on Twitter:
    @CaseyLeeClark
    Follow Cody Dericks on Twitter:
    @codymonster91
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    Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

enelsonpa ,

Great 2020 Oscar Awards Review

Thank you for the thoughtful, inside the industry, commentary by 3 discussants of the 2020 award contenders, and the Oscar ceremony. Liked especially your pointing out that it is in the September-October window when nominees still up for grabs and the last opportunity for diversity and variety. Here is to the 2021 Oscars being a even stronger International competition.

Alec Quin ,

Essential listening

LOVE Kevin and all he does here. He pours everything into researching and preparing. And it shows. This podcast is essential for any Oscar obsessive, veterans or newcomers alike. Great voice and his guests are just as knowledgeable and prepared as him. A podcast for Oscar nerds made BY an Oscar nerd. Kevin stays feeding the girls and we are grateful.

MirrorBallSon465 ,

Fun Time for Cinephiles

I dig this, I need more content and it’s a great pairing to some film history

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