Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Ep 522: The REAL Best Picture Nominees 2000

The award season is on the fast track to the big one, the Academy Awards, and it was time to revisit some of the previous Oscar seasons... specifically, the Best Picture nominees from years gone by.

And to accomplish this feat of movie strength, Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl bring in the Spawn of Big Scott, the pride of Valdosta Georgia, the Young Movie Wunderkind Lil G Garrison Ryfun... 

First, a quick run through of the SAG Awards (as the winners were announced shortly before the show began) then onto the 2001 Academy Awards, which cover the year 2000 in movies.

Essentially... there were only five nominees for Best Picture. Within a decade, they would allow up to ten films to be nominated.  So it's our job to come up with our own lists of the other five that should have also been nominated... note: we CANNOT remove any of the existing films, we can only add to the list. 

And at the end of the show, the crew all submit one film each that should have been nominated, then a quick discussion on the final film, to come up with a Deuce Best Picture nominee list.

The existing nominees are Chocolat, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,  Erin Brockovich, Gladiator, and Traffic, with Gladiator winning... so the crew asks, "Did they get it right?"

Movies discussed:

  • Almost Famous (Hulu; Paramount+; Epix
  • American Psycho (HBO Max)
  • Best in Show (HBO Max)
  • Cast Away (TubiTV)
  • Chicken Run (Peacock Premium)
  • Chocolat (Paramount+)
  • The Contender (for rental)
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (TubiTV)
  • Erin Brockovich (Peacock Premium)
  • Frequency (for rental)
  • Gladiator (for rental)
  • High Fidelity (HBO Max)
  • In the Mood for Love (HBO Max)
  • O Brother Where Art Thou? (for rental)
  • Remember the Titans (Disney+)
  • Requiem for a Dream (TubiTV)
  • Thirteen Days (for rental)
  • Traffic (Peacock Premium) 
  • Unbreakable (for rental)
  • The Wonder Boys (HBO Max)
  • You Can Count On Me (Showtime)
  • X-Men (Disney+)

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