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And The Winner Still Is: The 2009 Oscars

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Don’t forget to check out our other podcast: The Way Too Early Oscar Podcast a year-long Oscar podcast hosted by Marisa Carpico (Film Editor at ThePopBreak.com) and Matt Taylor that covers all the latest Oscar contenders and film festivals plus Oscar-related news and trends.

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 they think 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, Marisa and guest Ben Murchison discuss the first year the Academy reinstated 10 Best Picture nominees, 2009. They talk about the surprise staying power of The Hurt Locker, their love for A Serious Man and remember what it was like when there was only one Avatar movie.

Here are the nominees for the 2009 Oscars (82nd Academy Awards) were:

Best Picture:

The Hurt Locker (winner)
A Serious Man
An Education
District 9
Inglourious Basterds
The Blind Side
Up in the Air

Best Director:

Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker (winner)
James Cameron – Avatar
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
Lee Daniels – Precious
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

Best Actress:

Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side (winner)
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
Helen Mirren – The Last Station
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actress:

Mo’Nique – Precious (winner)
Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart
Penélope Cruz – Nine
Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air

Best Actor:

Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart (winner)
Colin Firth – A Single Man
George Clooney – Up in the Air
Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker
Morgan Freeman – Invictus

Best Supporting Actor:

Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds (winner)
Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
Matt Damon – Invictus
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger

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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