And the Runner-Up Is
And the Runner-Up Is
Kevin Jacobsen
"And the Runner-Up Is" is the Oscar history podcast that highlights past races at the Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress. Host Kevin Jacobsen and special guests break down why winners won, why losers lost, and which films and contenders were the likely runners-up, falling just short of taking home the gold.
1993 Best Actress (feat. Josh Parham)
This week on And the Runner-Up Is, Kevin welcomes back writer and podcaster Josh Parham to discuss the 1993 Oscar race for Best Actress, where Holly Hunter won for her performance in "The Piano," beating Angela Bassett in "What's Love Got to Do with It," Stockard Channing in "Six Degrees of Separation," Emma Thompson in "The Remains of the Day," and Debra Winger in "Shadowlands." We discuss all of these nominated performances and determine who we think was the runner-up to Hunter.  0:00 - 9:31 - Introduction 9:32 - 35:22 - Angela Bassett 35:23 - 56:40 - Stockard Channing 56:41 - 1:22:38 - Emma Thompson 1:22:39 - 1:42:55 - Debra Winger 1:42:56 - 2:11:17 - Holly Hunter 2:11:18 - 3:02:41 - Why Holly Hunter won / Twitter questions 3:02:42 - 3:07:51 - Who was the runner-up? Buy And the Runner-Up Is merch at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/and-the-runner-up-is?ref_id=24261! Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter Follow Josh Parham on Twitter Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter and Instagram Theme/End Music: "Diamonds" by Iouri Sazonov Additional Music: "Storming Cinema Ident" by Edward Blakeley Artwork: Brian O'Meara
Feb 21
3 hr 7 min
1992 Best Actress (feat. Lauren Milberger)
This week on And the Runner-Up Is, Kevin welcomes actor, writer, and podcaster Lauren Milberger to discuss the 1992 Oscar race for Best Actress, where Emma Thompson won for her performance in "Howards End," beating Catherine Deneuve in "Indochine," Mary McDonnell in "Passion Fish," Michelle Pfeiffer in "Love Field," and Susan Sarandon in "Lorenzo's Oil." We discuss all of these nominated performances and determine who we think was the runner-up to Thompson.  0:00 - 13:01 - Introduction 13:02 - 31:27 - Catherine Deneuve 31:28 - 54:27 - Mary McDonnell 54:28 - 1:16:47 - Michelle Pfeiffer 1:16:48 - 1:33:10 - Susan Sarandon 1:33:11 - 2:01:41 - Emma Thompson 2:01:42 - 2:55:02 - Why Emma Thompson won / Twitter questions 2:55:03 - 3:00:10 - Who was the runner-up? Buy And the Runner-Up Is merch at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/and-the-runner-up-is?ref_id=24261! Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter Follow Lauren Milberger on Twitter Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter and Instagram Theme/End Music: "Diamonds" by Iouri Sazonov Additional Music: "Storming Cinema Ident" by Edward Blakeley Artwork: Brian O'Meara
Feb 14
3 hr
1991 Best Actress (feat. Michael Domanico)
This week on And the Runner-Up Is, Kevin welcomes writer Michael Domanico to discuss the 1991 Oscar race for Best Actress, where Jodie Foster won for her performance in "The Silence of the Lambs," beating Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in "Thelma & Louise," Laura Dern in "Rambling Rose," and Bette Midler in "For the Boys." We discuss all of these nominated performances and determine who we think was the runner-up to Foster.  0:00 - 12:48 - Introduction 12:49 - 46:18 - Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon 46:19 - 1:12:19 - Laura Dern 1:12:20 - 1:36:23 - Bette Midler 1:36:24 - 2:03:27 - Jodie Foster 2:03:28 - 2:48:42 - Why Jodie Foster won / Twitter questions 2:48:43 - 2:55:33 - Who was the runner-up? Buy And the Runner-Up Is merch at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/and-the-runner-up-is?ref_id=24261! Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter Follow Michael Domanico on Twitter Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter and Instagram Theme/End Music: "Diamonds" by Iouri Sazonov Additional Music: "Storming Cinema Ident" by Edward Blakeley Artwork: Brian O'Meara
Feb 7
2 hr 55 min
1990 Best Actress (feat. Eddie Mouradian)
This week on the season premiere of And the Runner-Up Is, Kevin welcomes writer Eddie Mouradian, to discuss the 1990 Oscar race for Best Actress, where Kathy Bates won for her performance in "Misery," beating Anjelica Huston in "The Grifters," Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman," Meryl Streep in "Postcards from the Edge," and Joanne Woodward in "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge." We discuss all of these nominated performances and determine who we think was the runner-up to Bates.  0:00 - 12:13 - Introduction 12:14 - 37:29 - Anjelica Huston 37:30 - 1:09:44 - Julia Roberts 1:09:45 - 1:34:14 - Meryl Streep 1:34:15 - 1:54:30 - Joanne Woodward 1:54:31 - 2:18:45 - Kathy Bates 2:18:46 - 2:56:05 - Why Kathy Bates won / Twitter questions 2:56:06 - 3:01:43 - Who was the runner-up? Buy And the Runner-Up Is merch at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/and-the-runner-up-is?ref_id=24261! Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter Follow Eddie Mouradian on Twitter Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter and Instagram Theme/End Music: "Diamonds" by Iouri Sazonov Additional Music: "Storming Cinema Ident" by Edward Blakeley Artwork: Brian O'Meara
Jan 31
3 hr 1 min
How Did They Win: Dead Poets Society (1989)
Listen to a PREVIEW of the 14th episode of How Did They Win, a special bonus series you can hear on the And the Runner-Up Is Patreon exclusive feed! How Did They Win is a series in which Kevin is joined by special guests in breaking down a notable Oscar category outside of Best Picture. In this episode, Kevin speaks with Tom O'Brien and Amy Thomasson about "Dead Poets Society" winning Best Original Screenplay at the 1989 Oscars. This episode includes a breakdown of each nominee, a discussion of why they were nominated, why four of them lost, why "Dead Poets Society" won, and all the notable snubs. You can listen to the full episode of How Did They Win by going to patreon.com/andtherunnerupis and contributing at the $3 per month tier. Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:  @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Tom O'Brien on Twitter:  @thomaseobrien Follow Amy Thomasson on Twitter:  @athomasson11 Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Music included in this episode: "Keating's Triumph" by Maurice Jarre Clip included in this episode: "Do the Right Thing" - Universal Pictures
Jan 24
24 min
For My Consideration: Seconds (1966)
Listen to a PREVIEW of the 11th episode of For My Consideration, a special bonus series you can hear on the And the Runner-Up Is Patreon exclusive feed! For My Consideration is a series in which Kevin is joined by a special guest in reviewing any film nominated for an Oscar in Academy history, as requested by patrons. In this episode, Kevin speaks with Jay Ledbetter about 1966's "Seconds," which was nominated for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White. This episode includes a review of the film, a discussion of its award season, and which categories Kevin and Jay would nominate the film for at that year's Oscars.    You can listen to the full episode of For My Consideration by going to patreon.com/andtherunnerupis and contributing at the $3 per month tier. Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Jay Ledbetter on Twitter: @MrJayLedbetter Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter:      @OscarRunnerUp Clip included on this episode:      "Seconds" - Paramount Pictures
Dec 27, 2023
26 min
1989 Best Actress (feat. Fritz)
This week on the season finale of And the Runner-Up Is, Kevin welcomes back Fritz, of Fritz and the Oscars, to discuss the 1989 Oscar race for Best Actress, where Jessica Tandy won for her performance in "Driving Miss Daisy," beating Isabelle Adjani in "Camille Claudel," Pauline Collins in "Shirley Valentine," Jessica Lange in "Music Box," and Michelle Pfeiffer in "The Fabulous Baker Boys." We discuss all of these nominated performances and determine who we think was the runner-up to Tandy.  0:00 - 9:56 - Introduction 9:57 - 32:56 - Isabelle Adjani 32:57 - 52:48 - Pauline Collins 52:49 - 1:11:06 - Jessica Lange 1:11:07 - 1:35:30 - Michelle Pfeiffer 1:35:31 - 1:58:20 - Jessica Tandy 1:58:21 - 2:58:31 - Why Jessica Tandy won / Twitter questions 2:58:32 - 3:03:51 - Who was the runner-up? Buy And the Runner-Up Is merch at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/and-the-runner-up-is?ref_id=24261! Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter Follow Fritz on Twitter and YouTube Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter and Instagram Theme/End Music: "Diamonds" by Iouri Sazonov Additional Music: "Storming Cinema Ident" by Edward Blakeley Artwork: Brian O'Meara
Dec 13, 2023
3 hr 3 min
1988 Best Actress (feat. Barbara VanDenburgh)
This week on And the Runner-Up Is, Kevin welcomes former USA Today book editor Barbara VanDenburgh to discuss the 1988 Oscar race for Best Actress, where Jodie Foster won for her performance in "The Accused," beating Glenn Close in "Dangerous Liaisons," Melanie Griffith in "Working Girl," Meryl Streep in "A Cry in the Dark," and Sigourney Weaver in "Gorillas in the Mist." We discuss all of these nominated performances and determine who we think was the runner-up to Foster.  0:00 - 10:20 - Introduction 10:21 - 36:00 - Glenn Close 36:01 - 1:01:38 - Melanie Griffith 1:01:39 - 1:24:15 - Meryl Streep 1:24:16 - 1:45:40 - Sigourney Weaver 1:45:41 - 2:09:00 - Jodie Foster 2:09:41 - 2:59:30 - Why Jodie Foster won / Twitter questions 2:59:31- 3:04:07 - Who was the runner-up? Buy And the Runner-Up Is merch at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/and-the-runner-up-is?ref_id=24261! Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter Follow Barbara VanDenburgh on Twitter Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter and Instagram Theme/End Music: "Diamonds" by Iouri Sazonov Additional Music: "Storming Cinema Ident" by Edward Blakeley Artwork: Brian O'Meara
Dec 6, 2023
3 hr 4 min
A Woman Robbed: Tallulah Bankhead and Deborah Kerr
Listen to this PREVIEW of the 9th episode of A Woman Robbed, a special bonus series you can hear on the And the Runner-Up Is Patreon exclusive feed! A Woman Robbed is a series in which Kevin is joined by a special guest in discussing women who had significant Oscar buzz heading into the nominations but were ultimately robbed/snubbed/omitted from the Best Actress lineup. In this episode, Kevin speaks with Dashiell M. Silva about two performances that won Best Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards but weren't even nominated at the Oscars: Tallulah Bankhead ("Lifeboat") and Deborah Kerr ("Black Narcissus"). We discuss their performances, talk about why they came up short, and reveal whether we would have nominated them.    You can listen to the full episode of A Woman Robbed by going to patreon.com/andtherunnerupis and contributing at the $3 per month tier. Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Dashiell M. Silva on Twitter: @dashiellsilva Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter:      @OscarRunnerUp Clips included in this episode: "Lifeboat" - 20th Century Fox
Nov 29, 2023
24 min
1987 Best Actress (feat. Sebastian Gronback)
This week on And the Runner-Up Is, Kevin welcomes back his boyfriend/partner/best supporting actor Sebastian Gronback to discuss the 1987 Oscar race for Best Actress, where Cher won for her performance in "Moonstruck," beating Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction," Holly Hunter in "Broadcast News," Sally Kirkland in "Anna," and Meryl Streep in "Ironweed." We discuss all of these nominated performances and determine who we think was the runner-up to Cher.  0:00 - 8:56 - Introduction 8:57 - 40:23 - Glenn Close 40:24 - 1:08:16 - Holly Hunter 1:08:17 - 1:27:53 - Sally Kirkland 1:27:54 - 1:44:25 - Meryl Streep 1:44:26 - 2:07:39 - Cher 2:07:40 - 3:03:07 - Why Cher won / Twitter questions 3:03:08- 3:10:41 - Who was the runner-up? Buy And the Runner-Up Is merch at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/and-the-runner-up-is?ref_id=24261! Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter Follow Sebastian Gronback on Twitter Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter and Instagram Theme/End Music: "Diamonds" by Iouri Sazonov Additional Music: "Storming Cinema Ident" by Edward Blakeley Artwork: Brian O'Meara
Nov 22, 2023
3 hr 10 min
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