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The Academy Museum Podcast
And The Oscar Goes To... with Jacqueline Stewart

About the Show

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and LAist Studios present a new multi-season audio series that examines the myriad of stories of our cinematic history. Jacqueline Stewart, Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and a MacArthur Fellow, hosts the series.

The Academy Awards have been a source of iconic moments and cultural impact since the award ceremony began in 1929. The awards often reflect and amplify the political, economic, and the cultural movements of the time, and that’s what season 1 of this podcast (“And the Oscar Goes To...”) is all about.

“And The Oscar Goes To…" premieres on Friday, March 25. This 10-episode season goes behind the scenes of touchstone years of the Academy AwardsⓇ, probing key social and cultural moments that have come to define the film industry and the broader artistic community. Episodes include revelatory interviews and in-depth conversations with Oscar winners, film artists, industry leaders, activists, and scholars, as well as archival audio and other exclusive content that will only be accessible through the podcast.

Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.*

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Episodes
  • Academy - Cover Art
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    Episode 10
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    1992: Tale as Old as Time
    This episode will look at the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture: Beauty and the Beast, and how we honor animation at the Oscars today. Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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    Podcast Announcement!
    Academy Museum Podcast listeners, there's no new episode this week, but tune back into the feed on August 26th for our season finale and bonus episodes to follow. And as we get to work on our second season, we'd love to hear from you, our listeners. Please leave us a comment with your thoughts - and thanks for listening and subscribing! Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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  • Academy - Cover Art
    28:10
    This episode will explore the evolution of #OscarsSoWhite, the ways the Academy continues to respond, and what this meant for the show's producers. Guests: Cheryl Boone Isaacs, former President of the Academy; writer/producer/director Reginald Hudlin, who co-produced the 2016 Oscars®; April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite and Senior Advisor for Entertainment and Media at Gauge. Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • Academy - Marquee
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    The episode will look at the history of broadcasting the Oscars®, from radio to television, the rituals fans have created around the broadcast, and a discussion of the future of presenting the Academy Awards in the age of social media. Guests: Academy president David Rubin (TBD), ABC executive Rob Mills, comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, TCM host and entertainment expert Dave Karger
  • Academy - Cover Art
    32:24
    This ceremony celebrated two films that captured the complexities of show business and its impact on women: All About Eveand Sunset Boulevard. Guests: Laura Dern, actress; Nancy Olson, actress; Matt Severson, director of the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library; Cari Beauchamp, author/historian/documentary filmmaker Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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  • Academy - Cover Art
    42:10
    This episode will revisit the speech actor Sacheen Littlefeather delivered on Marlon Brando's behalf to explore Native American representation in cinema and controversies about using the Oscars stage as a platform for activism. Guests: Sacheen Littlefeather, activist/actress; Buffy Sainte-Marie, singer/songwriter Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • Academy - Cover Art
    37:07
    This episode will explore the double-edged experience of Hattie McDaniel on the night she became the first Black Oscar® winner for Gone with the Wind. Guests: Mo’Nique, actress/comedian; Whoopi Goldberg, actress/comedian; Jill Watts, historian; Kevin John Goff, Hattie McDaniel’s great grand nephew Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • Academy - Cover Art
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    This episode will examine the history of blacklisting in Hollywood, looking at the treatment of writers including Dalton Trumbo (“Roman Holiday,” “The Brave One”) and Walter Bernstein (“The Front”). Guests: Mitzi Trumbo, daughter of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo; Howard Rodman, screenwriter, former president of the Writers Guild of America West; Randy Haberkamp, the Academy’s senior vice president of preservation and foundation programs; Irwin Winkler, film producer Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • Academy - Cover Art
    33:48
    This episode will look at the success of Mexican film artists at the Oscars―Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro Gonzalez lfiarritu, Guillermo del Toro, and Emmanuel Lubezki and why US Latinx filmmakers and films are far less prevalent in the industry overall. Guests: America Ferrera, actress/producer; Patssi Valdez, artist and founding member of the Chicano artist collective ASCO; Vanessa Erazo, entertainment journalist/critic/film curator; Carlos Aguilar, journalist/film critic; Gregory Nava, filmmaker Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live.This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • Academy - Cover Art
    32:57
    "1999: For Your Consideration" ―This episode will look at how campaigning changed the Oscars game at the turn of the century and the long history of campaigning dating back to Louis B. Mayer. Guests: Mo’Nique, actress/comedian; Scott Feinberg, columnist, The Hollywood Reporter; Donna Gigliotti, film producer; Randy Haberkamp, the Academy’s senior vice president of preservation and foundation programs Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
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  • Academy - Cover Art
    35:44
    The first episode for this season, “2002: This Door Has Been Opened,” revisits the historic night when Halle Berry became the first Black woman to win the Academy Award® for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Monster’s Ball (2001). Her emotional speech closed out a night that was marked by a celebration of Black excellence: Sidney Poitier received a lifetime achievement award and Denzel Washington won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Training Day(2001). But while the night seemed to signal a historic shift, Berry now calls her historic win "one of my biggest heartbreaks." Berry reveals to Stewart how the night felt from her perspective and the ways in which the win impacted her career. Guests: Halle Berry, actress; Whoopi Goldberg, actress/comedian; Sydney Poitier Heartsong, daughter of Sidney Poitier Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
  • Academy - Cover Art
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    The Academy Awards have been a source of iconic cultural moments and Hollywood glamour since they began in 1929. The awards are more than a ceremony and often reflect and amplify the political, economic, and social issues of the time. Season 1 of The Academy Museum Podcast, “And The Oscar Goes To…” explores the stories behind significant years of the Oscars -- the wins, the surprises, and how the ceremonies impacted and reflected social and cultural movements. In each episode, film scholar Jacqueline Stewart interviews Hollywood stars, industry leaders, artisans, activists, and scholars and discusses the moments when history was made, and society was changed forever. The show is an extension of Academy Museum exhibitions and programs and is a co-production with LAist Studios. Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
Credits
Host and Chief Artistic and Programming Officer, Academy Museum
Producer
Sound Engineer
Executive Producer