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The Academy Awards are the pinnacle of success for filmmakers all over the globe. Each year, a film is voted by a peer group to be the 'Best Picture' of that year. On Awards Don't Matter, hosts David and Andrew look at each winner, from Wings to Parasite, asking the question, does this film matter? Is it important and worthy of the illustrious claim of being the 'Best Picture' of that year?

Find out each month as they take a tour through film history.

Awards Don't Matte‪r‬ Andrew Peirce & David Giannini

    • Film History
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

The Academy Awards are the pinnacle of success for filmmakers all over the globe. Each year, a film is voted by a peer group to be the 'Best Picture' of that year. On Awards Don't Matter, hosts David and Andrew look at each winner, from Wings to Parasite, asking the question, does this film matter? Is it important and worthy of the illustrious claim of being the 'Best Picture' of that year?

Find out each month as they take a tour through film history.

    1930-1931 Best Picture Winner - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles) - Awards Dont Matter

    1930-1931 Best Picture Winner - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles) - Awards Dont Matter

    From the peaks of All Quiet on the Western Front to the possible valley of Wesley Ruggles Best Picture winner, Cimarron. As the Academy Awards first major epic film to win the big prize, this outwardly racist and categorically theatrical film covers the decades after the historic Oklahoma land rush in the late 1800's, following the Cravat family.

    In this episode, hosts Andrew and Dave have their first disagreement about the value of this Best Picture winner. Andrew stumbles in his defence of a film that is possibly indefensible, while Dave stands steadfast in the evisceration of this Western film.

    Clips used in this episode are pulled from Cimarron, copyright owned by Fox Pictures. The music at the end is from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, copyright owned by Sony ATV Publishing.

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    David Giannini - @DaveAGiannini

    • 44 min
    Cimarron Teaser Episode - Awards Don't Matter

    Cimarron Teaser Episode - Awards Don't Matter

    Join hosts David and Andrew on July 15th as they discuss 1931/1932 Best Picture winner, Cimarron.

    Join along with the discussion as a new episode drops each month by following the discussion on social media on Twitter at @AwardsDontPod and Facebook at Awards Don't Matter. And shoot through any questions or thoughts to AwardsDontMatterPod@gmail.com.

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    • 6 min
    1929-1930 Best Picture Winner - All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone) - Awards Dont Matter

    1929-1930 Best Picture Winner - All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone) - Awards Dont Matter

    From the valley of The Broadway Melody, Andrew and Dave reach a peak with the exceptional All Quiet on the Western Front, a masterful anti-war epic that looks at World War One through the perspective of German soldiers. Directed by Lewis Milestone, this powerful film has been banned in many countries around the world, from Germany to Australia, and leaves a searing mark on anyone who watches it.

    In this discussion, Andrew and Dave explore their relationships to war, alongside the importance of telling this kind of narrative on film. Eventually, the two hosts ask the important question: Does the Best Picture winner All Quiet on the Western Front matter anymore?

    Clips used in this episode are all pulled from All Quiet on the Western Front, copyright owned by Universal Pictures.

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    David Giannini - @DaveAGiannini

    • 1 hr 4 min
    All Quiet on the Western Front Teaser Episode - Awards Dont Matter

    All Quiet on the Western Front Teaser Episode - Awards Dont Matter

    Join hosts David and Andrew on June 15th as they discuss 1929/1930's Best Picture winner, All Quiet on the Western Front.

    Join along with the discussion as a new episode drops each month by following the discussion on social media on Twitter at @AwardsDontPod and Facebook at Awards Don't Matter. And shoot through any questions or thoughts to AwardsDontMatterPod@gmail.com.

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    David Giannini - @DaveAGiannini

    • 5 min
    1928-1929 Best Picture Winner - The Broadway Melody (Harry Beaumont) - Awards Don't Matter

    1928-1929 Best Picture Winner - The Broadway Melody (Harry Beaumont) - Awards Don't Matter

    Ah, after a stellar start, David and Andrew encounter the first bonafide dud Best Picture winner: Harry Beaumont's musical The Broadway Melody. This pioneering musical film should be the benchmark for genre to go forth with, but as David and Andrew discover, that's not the case!

    Dig on in and find out more about this Oscar winner.

    Join along with the discussion as a new episode drops each month by following the discussion on social media on Twitter at @AwardsDontPod and Facebook at Awards Don't Matter. And shoot through any questions or thoughts to AwardsDontMatterPod@gmail.com.

    Clips in this episode:

    Clips from The Broadway Melody
    Van and Schenck - Stay Out of the South

    Also, if you need a much, much better 'Melody' movie to watch, then check out The Dogwash Melody.

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    Andrew F Peirce - @TheCurbAU
    David Giannini - @DaveAGiannini

    • 54 min
    2nd Best Picture Winner: The Broadway Melody Episode Teaser

    2nd Best Picture Winner: The Broadway Melody Episode Teaser

    Join hosts David and Andrew on May 15th as they discuss 1928/1929's Best Picture winner, The Broadway Melody.

    Join along with the discussion as a new episode drops each month by following the discussion on social media on Twitter at @AwardsDontPod and Facebook at Awards Don't Matter. And shoot through any questions or thoughts to AwardsDontMatterPod@gmail.com.

    Subscribe to the show via the links here:

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    Follow the hosts on social media at the links below:

    Andrew F Peirce - @TheCurbAU
    David Giannini - @DaveAGiannini

    • 5 min

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