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And The Winner Still Is: The 1984 Oscars

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Matt Taylor and our film editor Marisa Carpico are finally back for the fourth season of their Oscar retrospective podcast, And the Winner Still Is… This podcast drops every Tuesday.

In this podcast series, Matt and Marisa go in the way-back machine to break down the the Best Picture winner and nominees as well as the major categories like Director, Actresses and Actors. They discuss the context in which the winners won, looking back on things should they have win and are they still award-worthy today. They also discuss the losers, the snubs and films, directors and performers they’d nominate.

This week, Matt and Marisa return to talk about one of Matt’s favorite movies, Amadeus — which took home the Best Picture Oscar that year. Elsewhere they marvel at how well The Karate Kid holds up, disagree on Jonathan Demme’s Swing Shift and deep dive into the Best Song Score category.

For the other major categories, the nominees for the 1984 Oscars (57th Academy Awards) were:

Best Picture:

Amadeus (winner)
The Killing Fields
A Passage to India
Places in the Heart
A Soldier’s Story

Best Director:

Milos Forman – Amadeus (winner)
Woody Allen – Broadway Danny Rose
David Lean – A Passage to India
Roland Joffe – The Killing Fields
Robert Benton – Places in the Heart

Best Actress:

Sally Field – Places in the Heart (winner)
Judy Davis – A Passage to India
Jessica Lange – Country
Vanessa Redgrave – The Bostonians
Sissy Spacek – The River

Best Supporting Actress:

Peggy Ashcroft – A Passage to India (winner)
Glenn Close – The Natural
Lindsay Crouse – Plaes in the Heart
Christine Lahti – Swing Shift
Geraldine Page – The Pope of Greenwich Village

Best Actor:

F. Murray Abraham – Amadeus (winner)
Jeff Bridges – Starman
Albert Finney – Under the Volcano
Tom Hulce – Amadeus
Sam Waterston – The Killing Fields

Best Supporting Actor:

Haing S. Ngor – The Killing Fields (winner)
Adolph Caesar – A Soldier’s Story
John Malkovich – Places in the Heart
Pat Morita – The Karate Kid
Ralph Richardson – Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan

Best Song:

Prince – Purple Rain
Kris Kristofferson – Songwriter
Jeff Moss – The Muppets Take Manhattan

Marisa Carpico
Marisa Carpico
By day, Marisa Carpico stresses over America’s election system. By night, she becomes a pop culture obsessive. Whether it’s movies, TV or music, she watches and listens to it all so you don’t have to.

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