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Best Song - Norma Rae vs. The Muppet Movie

Best Song - Norma Rae vs. The Muppet Movie

August 12, 2019

Uh-oh, the water works come out on this episode of The Losers. 

The ladies discuss the 52nd Academy Awards by looking at the Best Song category for that year.  In a shock to everyone, 'It Goes Like It Goes' from the film Norma Rae won over 'The Rainbow Connection' from The Muppet Movie.

Apologies, in advance, for Wendy becoming over-emotional every time Jim Henson's name is said.  

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Best Actress - 1954 - Part 2

Best Actress - 1954 - Part 2

August 4, 2019

In part two of our look at the Best Actress category at the 1954 Oscar ceremony, Shay and Wendy get down to business and discuss the final two ladies who competed with Grace Kelly. Judy 'The Gemini Queen' Garland in A Star Is Born and Jane Wyman in Magnificent Obsession.

Wow, ya'll.  Just wow. Things get heated.  You don't wanna miss this.

McGruff the crime dog gets mentioned.

Best Actress - 1954 - Part 1

Best Actress - 1954 - Part 1

July 28, 2019

The best actress race in 1954 was so crazy, Shay and Wendy decided to look at ALL the contenders.  In a special two-part episode, we'll try to dive into how Grace Kelly won best actress for The Country Girl over Dorothy Dandridge, Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, and Jane Wyman.  

In part one, we'll take a look at The Country Girl, Carmen Jones, and Sabrina.  We also go off on our love for William Holden who appears, YET AGAIN, in two of the Oscar nominated films.  

Somehow, this episode manages to be our thirstiest yet.  Sorry.  

Patreon exclusive - John Wick 3

Patreon exclusive - John Wick 3

July 21, 2019

From behind the paywall comes....

THIS BONUS EPISODE! That's right, kids, we wanted to give you a taste of what you can expect if you become a Flying Machine Patreon supporter! Each month, we'll be releasing one of these bad boys exclusively to Patreon.  We'll talk a non-Oscar movie, current or classic.  
There are three levels of sponsorship, but with just $5/mo, you'll get a bonus episode from every podcast on the network.

Go sign up today, you losers!

 

Best Editing - Raging Bull vs The Elephant Man

Best Editing - Raging Bull vs The Elephant Man

July 14, 2019

On this episode, Shay and Wendy are very excited to take a look at the 53rd Academy Awards from 1981. Why are we excited? Well, not only are we looking at two excellent films, Raging Bull and The Elephant Man, but both films were edited by women!  

Martin Scorsese regular, Thelma Schoonmaker, went up against veteran Anne Coates in the editing category this year.  Find out what the films have in common, how we think the female perspective helped these films, and what happens to the brain when you record in un-air conditioned circumstances.  

 

Best Foreign Film - Amarcord vs Catsplay

Best Foreign Film - Amarcord vs Catsplay

July 7, 2019

After a month's break, we're back!

Shay and Wendy return full force to talk about the 47th Academy Awards, the year Federico Fellini's Amarcord took home the Best Foreign Language Oscar.  We'll be putting it up against Karoly Makk's Catsplay.  Italy vs Hungry, whole town narrative vs. the tale of two sisters.  Did Amarcord really deserve this Oscar or even a nomination?  Who are the real losers, here? Are skunks really that smelly?  Questions, people, we got questions.  

Best Actress - Simone Signoret vs Doris Day

Best Actress - Simone Signoret vs Doris Day

June 3, 2019

On this week's episode, Shay and Wendy can't understand how Simone Signoret won BEST ACTRESS over Doris Day at the 32nd Academy Awards.  We ponder how Simone even got nominated for Room at the Top since she was barely in it, and squeal about Doris and Rock's chemistry in Pillow Talk.

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Best Score - Sunset Boulevard vs Samson and Delilah

Best Score - Sunset Boulevard vs Samson and Delilah

May 26, 2019

On this week's episode, Shay and Wendy travel back to 23rd Academy Awards to take a look at why Franz Waxman's score for Sunset Boulevard won over Victor Young's score for Samson & Delilah

It's BIBLE vs HOLLYWOOD, who will come out on top?

Best Visual Effects - The Golden Compass vs Transformers

Best Visual Effects - The Golden Compass vs Transformers

May 19, 2019

Wow.  Just wow.  
Shay and Wendy are back with another Listener's Choice episode!  This time, we examined how Transformers LOST Best Visual Effects to The Golden Compass. Come for the 20 minute plot summary of The Golden Compass, stay for the extreme wine-drunkenness of Shay.  
This episode is a long, wild ride.  

Best Director - Barry Levinson (Rain Man) vs. Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda)

Best Director - Barry Levinson (Rain Man) vs. Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda)

May 12, 2019

On this week's episode, Shay and Wendy take a look at the 61st Academy Awards and best director winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man).  We put him up against Charles Crichton and the brilliant A Fish Called Wanda.  While we clearly think A Fish Called Wanda was a better film, we ponder whether either director should have been nominated.  

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