7 episodes

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and LAist Studios present a new multi-season audio series that examines the myriad of stories of our cinematic history. Jacqueline Stewart, Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and a MacArthur Fellow, hosts the series. 

The Academy Awards have been a source of iconic moments and cultural impact since the award ceremony began in 1929. The awards often reflect and amplify the political, economic, and the cultural movements of the time, and that’s what season 1 of this podcast (“And the Oscar Goes To...”) is all about. 

“And The Oscar Goes To…," premieres on Friday, March 25. This 10-episode season goes behind the scenes of touchstone years of the Academy AwardsⓇ, probing key social and cultural moments that have come to define the film industry and the broader artistic community. Biweekly episodes include revelatory interviews and in-depth conversations with Oscar winners, film artists, industry leaders, activists, and scholars, as well as archival audio and other exclusive content that will only be accessible through the podcast.

Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.*

This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.*

The Academy Museum Podcast LAist Studios

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    • 3.8 • 92 Ratings

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and LAist Studios present a new multi-season audio series that examines the myriad of stories of our cinematic history. Jacqueline Stewart, Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and a MacArthur Fellow, hosts the series. 

The Academy Awards have been a source of iconic moments and cultural impact since the award ceremony began in 1929. The awards often reflect and amplify the political, economic, and the cultural movements of the time, and that’s what season 1 of this podcast (“And the Oscar Goes To...”) is all about. 

“And The Oscar Goes To…," premieres on Friday, March 25. This 10-episode season goes behind the scenes of touchstone years of the Academy AwardsⓇ, probing key social and cultural moments that have come to define the film industry and the broader artistic community. Biweekly episodes include revelatory interviews and in-depth conversations with Oscar winners, film artists, industry leaders, activists, and scholars, as well as archival audio and other exclusive content that will only be accessible through the podcast.

Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.*

This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.*

    1973: Marlon Brando Cannot Accept This Very Generous Award

    1973: Marlon Brando Cannot Accept This Very Generous Award

    This episode will revisit the speech actor Sacheen Littlefeather delivered on Marlon Brando's behalf to explore Native American representation in cinema and controversies about using the Oscars stage as a platform for activism.

    Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.
    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 42 min
    1940: A Credit To My Race

    1940: A Credit To My Race

    This episode will explore the double-edged experience of Hattie McDaniel on the night she became the first Black Oscar® winner for Gone with the Wind.

    Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.
    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 37 min
    1957: The Brave One(s)

    1957: The Brave One(s)

    This episode will examine the history of blacklisting in Hollywood, looking at the treatment of writers including Dalton Trumbo (“Roman Holiday,” “The Brave One”) and Walter Bernstein (“The Front”).

    Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 43 min
    2019: Muchas Gracias, Mexico

    2019: Muchas Gracias, Mexico

    This episode will look at the success of Mexican film artists at the Oscars―Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro Gonzalez lfiarritu, Guillermo del Toro, and Emmanuel Lubezki and why US Latinx filmmakers and films are far less prevalent in the industry overall.

    Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 33 min
    1999: For Your Consideration

    1999: For Your Consideration

    This episode will look at how campaigning changed the Oscars game at the turn of the century and the long history of campaigning dating back to Louis B. Mayer.

    Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 32 min
    2002: This Door Has Been Opened

    2002: This Door Has Been Opened

    The first episode for this season, “2002: This Door Has Been Opened,” revisits the historic night when Halle Berry became the first Black woman to win the Academy Award® for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Monster’s Ball (2001). Her emotional speech closed out a night that was marked by a celebration of Black excellence: Sidney Poitier received a lifetime achievement award and Denzel Washington won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Training Day (2001). But while the night seemed to signal a historic shift, Berry now calls her historic win "one of my biggest heartbreaks." Berry reveals to Stewart how the night felt from her perspective and the ways in which the win impacted her career.

    Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

ClintonBeau ,

Potentially good, but confusing

Why was the Boys Don’t Cry episode deleted? How is this podcast released?

Juaneees ,

Great content…just don’t know when to expect it

I LOVE this podcast and find the editing and interviews and engaging. My one issue that is having me struggle to become a subscriber is the cadence of releases. I don’t know when to expect it and neither the bio nor the audio say when it will be dropped. I want to look forward to it but I don’t when my listening sessions will be. Consistency is key for me as a consumer.

MJS Records ,

This podcast could be way better but….

I was excited about this podcast series but the excitement went away quickly.

By the time the next episode is released, it will be next year’s (2023) Oscars ceremony.

Also, why did y’all release episode 4 on May 4th and then take it down the next day? I was trying to listen and then it was taking down across all platforms.

How about recording and producing all ten episodes and then releasing them instead of what you’re currently doing?

I was subscribed to show support but why support when you don’t release episodes on a consistent schedule? Isn’t that how you build an audience of loyal listeners.

So I unsubscribed/unfollowed and truly don’t care about this slowly released podcast series.

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