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And The Winner Still is (Season Finale): The 1975 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 bid adieu to their long-awaited fourth season of their Oscar retrospective podcast, And the Winner Still Is. Thank you for joining them on this journey which started during the pandemic.

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.

Matt and Marisa’s final episode discusses an all-timer year — 1975. Though they’re disappointed by The Best Picture Winner (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) they discuss heavy hitters like Robert Altman’s Nashville and the blockbuster that started it all, Jaws. 1975 was also the year that ABC took over the Oscar telecast right from NBC and still retain it to this day.

Here are the nominees for the 1975 Oscars (48th Academy Awards) were:

Best Picture:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (winner)
Barry Lyndon
Dog Day Afternoon

Best Director:

Milos Forman – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (winner)
Federico Fellini – Amarcord
Stanley Kubrick – Barry Lyndon
Sidney Lumet – Dog Day Afternoon
Robert Altman – Nashville

Best Actress:

Louise Fletcher – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (winner)
Isabelle Adjani – The Story of Adele H.
Ann-Margret – Tommy
Glenda Jackson – Hedda
Carol Kane – Hester Street

Best Supporting Actress:

Lee Grant – Shampoo (winner)
Roee Blakley – Nashville
Sylvia Miles – Farewell, My Lovely
Lilly Tomlin – Nashville
Brenda Vaccaro – Jacqueline Susan’s Once is Not Enough

Best Actor:

Jack Nicholson  – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (winner)
Walter Matthau – The Sunshine Boys
Al Pacino – Dog Day Afternoon
Maximillian Schell – The Man in the Glass Booth
James Whitemore – Give ’em Hell, Harry!

Best Supporting Actor:

George Burns – The Sunshine Boys (winner)
Brad Dourif – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Burgess Meredith – The Day of the Locust
Chris Sarandon – Dog Day Afternoon
Jack Warden – Shampoo

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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