The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has named Best Picture every year since 1929. That means there have been nearly 100 films to win the Oscar for Best Picture. This week, host Eric Rezsnyak and panelists Karissa Kloss, Kevin Dillon, and Mike Rapin debate the dramas, the musicals, the thrillers, and the occasional comedy to win the Academy’s highest honor. Warning: this acceptance speech goes on a little long, but we promise it’s worth it — don’t play us off. Make sure to come back after intermission for Part 2, where the panel declares a WINNAH!
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I was moved to pop in here nearly a year later (I’m a recent listener, and I’m still catching up on past seasons) to stand with Kevin in absolute loathing for American Beauty. I thought that movie was trash then, and I still think it now. And Sound of Music is iconic, but I probably would have voted for literally any other movie in the bracket over American Beauty.