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And the Runner-Up Is

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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.

Latest Episodes

The Country Girl (feat. Daniel Brilliant)

Kevin welcomes InSession Film contributor and The Gayvourites podcast host Daniel Brilliant to talk about the George Seaton drama 'The Country Girl,' the likely runner-up in the 1954 Oscar race that lost to 'On the Waterfront.' 0:00 - 1:20 - Introduction 1:21 - 28:19 - 'The Country Girl' review 28:20 - 53:38 - Why 'The Country Girl' lost Best Picture 53:39 - 1:43:19 - Shoulda been a contender 1:43:20 - 1:46:56 - Did 'The Country Girl' deserve to win? Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Daniel Brilliant on Twitter: @FilmnSports21 Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

106 MIN1 d ago
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The Country Girl (feat. Daniel Brilliant)

On Second Thought: Sideways (2004)

Listen to this PREVIEW of the 14th 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 Jefferson Grubbs about Alexander Payne's "Sideways," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "Million Dollar Baby" in 2004. 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 Jefferson Grubbs on Twitter: @MrScreenAddict Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Audio clip included on this episode: "Sideways" - Fox Searchlight

27 MIN1 w ago
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On Second Thought: Sideways (2004)

Picnic (feat. Nell Minow)

Kevin welcomes RogerEbert.com assistant editor and film critic and MovieMom.com founder Nell Minow to talk about Joshua Logan's melodrama 'Picnic,' the likely runner-up in the 1955 Oscar race that lost to 'Marty.' 0:00 - 1:14 - Introduction 1:15 - 44:15 - 'Picnic' review 44:16 - 1:09:20 - Why 'Picnic' lost Best Picture 1:09:21 - 1:35:09 - Shoulda been a contender 1:35:10 - 1:38:33 - Did 'Picnic' deserve to win? Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Nell Minow on Twitter: @moviemom Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

98 MIN2 w ago
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Picnic (feat. Nell Minow)

On Second Thought: Capote (2005)

Listen to this PREVIEW of the 13th 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 Chris Feil and Karen Peterson about Bennett Miller's "Capote," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "Crash" in 2005. 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 Chris Feil on Twitter: @chrisvfeil Follow Karen Peterson on Twitter: @KarenMPeterson Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Audio clip included on this episode: "Capote" - Sony Pictures Classics

27 MIN3 w ago
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On Second Thought: Capote (2005)

Giant (feat. Alicia Malone)

Kevin brings in TCM host, podcaster, film critic and author Alicia Malone to talk about George Stevens' epic drama 'Giant,' the likely runner-up in the 1956 Oscar race that lost to 'Around the World in 80 Days.' 0:00 - 1:23 - Introduction 1:24 - 38:45 - 'Giant' review 38:46 - 1:10:30 - Why 'Giant' lost Best Picture 1:10:31 - 1:37:16 - Shoulda been a contender 1:37:17 - 1:42:04 - Did 'Giant' deserve to win? Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Alicia Malone on Twitter: @aliciamalone Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

102 MINNOV 6
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Giant (feat. Alicia Malone)

On Second Thought: Babel (2006)

Listen to this PREVIEW of the 12th 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 Zach Laws and Cody Dericks about Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Babel," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "The Departed" in 2006. 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 Zach Laws on Twitter: @zachlaws Follow Cody Dericks on Twitter: @codymonster91 Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Music included on this episode: "Deportation / Iguazu" by Gustavo Santaolalla

27 MINOCT 23
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On Second Thought: Babel (2006)

Sayonara (feat. Ryan McQuade)

Kevin welcomes back InSession Film and Awards Circuit writer/podcaster Ryan McQuade to talk about Joshua Logan's romantic drama 'Sayonara,' the likely runner-up in the 1957 Oscar race that lost to 'The Bridge on the River Kwai.' 0:00 - 1:23 - Introduction 1:24 - 51:57 - 'Sayonara' review 51:58 - 1:33:39 - Why 'Sayonara' lost Best Picture 1:33:40 - 1:53:50 - Shoulda been a contender 1:53:51 - 2:02:57 - Did 'Sayonara' deserve to win? Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Ryan McQuade on Twitter: @ryanmcquade77 Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

122 MINOCT 16
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Sayonara (feat. Ryan McQuade)

On Second Thought: Juno (2007)

Listen to this PREVIEW of the 11th 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 Casey Lee Clark and Ashley Kus about Jason Reitman's "Juno," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "No Country for Old Men" in 2007. 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 Casey Lee Clark on Twitter: @CaseyLeeClark Follow Ashley Kus on Twitter: @KusReporter Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Music included on this episode: "All I Want Is You" by Barry Louis Polisar

25 MINOCT 2
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On Second Thought: Juno (2007)

How Did They Win: Tilda Swinton ('Michael Clayton')

Listen to a PREVIEW of the second 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 Winis a series in which Kevin is joined by TWO special guests in breaking down a notable Oscar category outside of Best Picture. In this episode, Kevin speaks with Tom O'Brienand Amy Thomasson about Tilda Swinton winning Best Supporting Actress at the 2007 Oscars. This episode includes a breakdown of each nominee, a discussion of why they were nominated, why four of them lost, why Swinton won, and all the notable snubs. You can listen to more bonus episodes 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 on this episode: "Main Titles" by James Newton Howard Clips included on this episode from: "Atonement" (Focus Features) "Gone Baby Gone" (Miramax)

30 MINSEP 18
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How Did They Win: Tilda Swinton ('Michael Clayton')

The Defiant Ones (feat. Josh Parham)

Kevin welcomes back Next Best Picture contributor Josh Parham to talk about Stanley Kramer's crime drama 'The Defiant Ones,' the likely runner-up in the 1958 Oscar race that lost to 'Gigi.' 0:00 - 1:15 - Introduction 1:16 - 34:30 - 'The Defiant Ones' review 34:31 - 51:42 - Why 'The Defiant Ones' lost Best Picture 51:43 - 1:32:05 - Shoulda been a contender 1:32:06 - 1:40:50 - Did 'The Defiant Ones' deserve to win? Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Josh Parham on Twitter: @JRParham Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

108 MINSEP 11
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The Defiant Ones (feat. Josh Parham)

Latest Episodes

The Country Girl (feat. Daniel Brilliant)

Kevin welcomes InSession Film contributor and The Gayvourites podcast host Daniel Brilliant to talk about the George Seaton drama 'The Country Girl,' the likely runner-up in the 1954 Oscar race that lost to 'On the Waterfront.' 0:00 - 1:20 - Introduction 1:21 - 28:19 - 'The Country Girl' review 28:20 - 53:38 - Why 'The Country Girl' lost Best Picture 53:39 - 1:43:19 - Shoulda been a contender 1:43:20 - 1:46:56 - Did 'The Country Girl' deserve to win? Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Daniel Brilliant on Twitter: @FilmnSports21 Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

106 MIN1 d ago
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The Country Girl (feat. Daniel Brilliant)

On Second Thought: Sideways (2004)

Listen to this PREVIEW of the 14th 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 Jefferson Grubbs about Alexander Payne's "Sideways," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "Million Dollar Baby" in 2004. 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 Jefferson Grubbs on Twitter: @MrScreenAddict Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Audio clip included on this episode: "Sideways" - Fox Searchlight

27 MIN1 w ago
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On Second Thought: Sideways (2004)

Picnic (feat. Nell Minow)

Kevin welcomes RogerEbert.com assistant editor and film critic and MovieMom.com founder Nell Minow to talk about Joshua Logan's melodrama 'Picnic,' the likely runner-up in the 1955 Oscar race that lost to 'Marty.' 0:00 - 1:14 - Introduction 1:15 - 44:15 - 'Picnic' review 44:16 - 1:09:20 - Why 'Picnic' lost Best Picture 1:09:21 - 1:35:09 - Shoulda been a contender 1:35:10 - 1:38:33 - Did 'Picnic' deserve to win? Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Nell Minow on Twitter: @moviemom Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

98 MIN2 w ago
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Picnic (feat. Nell Minow)

On Second Thought: Capote (2005)

Listen to this PREVIEW of the 13th 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 Chris Feil and Karen Peterson about Bennett Miller's "Capote," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "Crash" in 2005. 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 Chris Feil on Twitter: @chrisvfeil Follow Karen Peterson on Twitter: @KarenMPeterson Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Audio clip included on this episode: "Capote" - Sony Pictures Classics

27 MIN3 w ago
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On Second Thought: Capote (2005)

Giant (feat. Alicia Malone)

Kevin brings in TCM host, podcaster, film critic and author Alicia Malone to talk about George Stevens' epic drama 'Giant,' the likely runner-up in the 1956 Oscar race that lost to 'Around the World in 80 Days.' 0:00 - 1:23 - Introduction 1:24 - 38:45 - 'Giant' review 38:46 - 1:10:30 - Why 'Giant' lost Best Picture 1:10:31 - 1:37:16 - Shoulda been a contender 1:37:17 - 1:42:04 - Did 'Giant' deserve to win? Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Alicia Malone on Twitter: @aliciamalone Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

102 MINNOV 6
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Giant (feat. Alicia Malone)

On Second Thought: Babel (2006)

Listen to this PREVIEW of the 12th 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 Zach Laws and Cody Dericks about Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Babel," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "The Departed" in 2006. 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 Zach Laws on Twitter: @zachlaws Follow Cody Dericks on Twitter: @codymonster91 Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Music included on this episode: "Deportation / Iguazu" by Gustavo Santaolalla

27 MINOCT 23
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On Second Thought: Babel (2006)

Sayonara (feat. Ryan McQuade)

Kevin welcomes back InSession Film and Awards Circuit writer/podcaster Ryan McQuade to talk about Joshua Logan's romantic drama 'Sayonara,' the likely runner-up in the 1957 Oscar race that lost to 'The Bridge on the River Kwai.' 0:00 - 1:23 - Introduction 1:24 - 51:57 - 'Sayonara' review 51:58 - 1:33:39 - Why 'Sayonara' lost Best Picture 1:33:40 - 1:53:50 - Shoulda been a contender 1:53:51 - 2:02:57 - Did 'Sayonara' deserve to win? Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Ryan McQuade on Twitter: @ryanmcquade77 Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

122 MINOCT 16
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Sayonara (feat. Ryan McQuade)

On Second Thought: Juno (2007)

Listen to this PREVIEW of the 11th 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 Casey Lee Clark and Ashley Kus about Jason Reitman's "Juno," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "No Country for Old Men" in 2007. 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 Casey Lee Clark on Twitter: @CaseyLeeClark Follow Ashley Kus on Twitter: @KusReporter Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Music included on this episode: "All I Want Is You" by Barry Louis Polisar

25 MINOCT 2
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On Second Thought: Juno (2007)

How Did They Win: Tilda Swinton ('Michael Clayton')

Listen to a PREVIEW of the second 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 Winis a series in which Kevin is joined by TWO special guests in breaking down a notable Oscar category outside of Best Picture. In this episode, Kevin speaks with Tom O'Brienand Amy Thomasson about Tilda Swinton winning Best Supporting Actress at the 2007 Oscars. This episode includes a breakdown of each nominee, a discussion of why they were nominated, why four of them lost, why Swinton won, and all the notable snubs. You can listen to more bonus episodes 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 on this episode: "Main Titles" by James Newton Howard Clips included on this episode from: "Atonement" (Focus Features) "Gone Baby Gone" (Miramax)

30 MINSEP 18
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How Did They Win: Tilda Swinton ('Michael Clayton')

The Defiant Ones (feat. Josh Parham)

Kevin welcomes back Next Best Picture contributor Josh Parham to talk about Stanley Kramer's crime drama 'The Defiant Ones,' the likely runner-up in the 1958 Oscar race that lost to 'Gigi.' 0:00 - 1:15 - Introduction 1:16 - 34:30 - 'The Defiant Ones' review 34:31 - 51:42 - Why 'The Defiant Ones' lost Best Picture 51:43 - 1:32:05 - Shoulda been a contender 1:32:06 - 1:40:50 - Did 'The Defiant Ones' deserve to win? Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Josh Parham on Twitter: @JRParham Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich

108 MINSEP 11
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The Defiant Ones (feat. Josh Parham)
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