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And the Winner Isn’t … Podcast – Good Will Hunting


Season 1 Episode 7 – Good Will Hunting (1997)

Dan and Marie explore the films which were nominated in the Oscar Best Picture category and which could possibly have won … but didn’t.

We take it in turns to pick a film, then discuss whether we think things have changed for that movie now, or if the original decision still stands; was it a deserving winner, or something only of its time?

In episode 7, Marie’s chosen one of her favourites again – Good Will Hunting. Will Dan agree with her choice, or will he be telling her “It’s not your fault”?

Although it didn’t win the Academy Award for Best Picture, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck did collect the statue for their original screenplay, one which also includes a lot of improvisational performance. It did land Robin Williams an Oscar too.

We talk about the Boston accent (love it or hate it?), our favourite scenes from the film (yes, there are fruit involved), and our enduring love and admiration for Stellan Skarsgård. 

The big hitter of 1997 though was Titanic – would Dan agree that Good Will Hunting was a more worthy winner? And what about L.A. Confidential?

Join us to see whether we can reach any kind of agreement with The Academy or each other. 

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Theme music specially composed and played by Martha O’Sullivan.

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