Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Episode 523: The REAL Best Picture Nominees 2001

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 Mr Independent himself, Jeremy Burgess!  

First, Burgey's take on movies you should see, both in a theater and streaming... then 2002 Oscar talk. 

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 Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings, and Moulin Rouge!, with A Beautiful Mind winning... so the crew asks, "Did they get it right?"

Finally, Jeremy gives his take on the assigned Burgentine's Day films... 

And all through the episode, the nominations for the 9th annual Deucie Awards are announced! 

Movies discussed and where to find them: 

  • Ali (Netflix; Hulu)
  • Amelie (not available)
  • A Beautiful Mind (for rental)
  • Black Hawk Down (HBO Max)  
  • Blow (Hulu)
  • Bridget Jones's Diary (HBO Max) 
  • The Devils Backbone (for purchase)
  • Gator (not available)
  • Gatorbait (AMC; Shudder)
  • Ghost World (for rental)
  • Gosford Park (for rental)
  • Heist (Netflix)
  • In the Bedroom (Showtime)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings (HBO Max)
  • Memento (HBO Max)
  • Monsters Ball (HBO Max)
  • Monsters Inc (Disney+)
  • Moulin Rouge! (Hulu; Paramount+; Epix)
  • Mulholland Drive (The Criterion Channel)
  • No Man's Land (TubiTV; Criterion Channel)
  • Ocean's Eleven (HBO Max)
  • The Others (not available)
  • Pootie Tang! (BET+)
  • Royal Tenenbaums (Hulu; Paramount+; Epix)
  • Sexy Beast (for rental)
  • Spirited Away (HBO Max)
  • Training Day (HBO Max)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (HBO Max)
  • The Worst Person in the World (in theaters)

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