FYMP Podcast #11 – The Shape of Water, and the Oscars

In this episode we talk about Academy Award Best Picture winner The Shape of Water (beware: there are spoilers) and the controversy surrounding it. Hilarity ensues. In our second segment we talk about the relevance of the Oscars from the 90s onward and discuss notable films and notable years for the award festival.  

Timestamp Recap
(05:00) Thoughts on The Shape of Water
(11:15) The problematic relationship in the film
(17:50) The Russian side-plot
(20:35) The Hellboy connection
(23:50) Why Best Picture?
(29:53) Other nominees & the Shape of the Academy Awards
(35:40) Oscar rundown segment: the 90’s
(45:07) Oscar rundown segment: the 00’s
(54:30) Oscar rundown segment: the 2010’s
(1:02:40) A final word on a Shape of Water theory

Stories Discussed
Movies – The Shape of Water, Bicentennial Man, Her, Amelie, Lady Bird, Forrest Gump, Dunkirk, American Beauty, Gladiator, Crash
Creators –  Guillermo del Toro, Richard Jenkins
TV – Beauty and the Beast

Dis/Honorable Mention
Movies – The Shape of Water, Bicentennial Man, Free Willy, Malcolm X, Training Day, Monster’s Ball, Saving Private Ryan, Tropic Thunder, Godfather Part III, Unforgiven, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, War Horse, The Shawshank Redemption, Reservoir Dogs, Magnolia, Life is Beautiful, Shakespeare in Love, Fight Club, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Unbreakable, O Brother Where Art Thou, Snatch, Castaway, Memento, Requiem for a Dream, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Cold Mountain, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Mystic River, Seabiscuit, Lost in Translation, School of Rock, The Matrix: Reloaded, Daredevil, Big Fish, Oldboy, Daredevil, Kill Bill, The Last Samurai, Doom, Serenity, Argo, Beast of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Lincoln, Cloud Atlas, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Birdman, American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash, Interstellar, Gone Girl, Children of Men, Spotlight, The Post, The Big Short, The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Out
Creators –  Zhang Ziyi, Keanu Reeves, James Caviezel, Richard Donner, Gregory Peck, Christopher Reeves, Henry Cavill, Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Sidney Poitier, Cillian Murphy, Kevin Spacey, Wes Anderson
TV – Person of Interest
Comics – MiracleMan, All-Star Superman

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