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  • FilmGuy619
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    #156416

    Which film do you think is the best to not get nominated for Best Picture?

    I’ll even throw in a few honorable mentions:

    Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
    The Wrestler (2008)
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
    Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
    Gods and Monsters (1998)
    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) 
    Memento (2001)
    Being John Malkovich (1999) 

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    BamaEd
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    #156418

    I went with one of my favorite films of all time: Rear Window. It still puts my stomach in a knot when I watch it, and I love all of the vignettes of the apartment building residents’ lives. It is an amazing piece of cinema.

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    Akash Vijay
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    Some other films that deserve a mention-
    – Psycho (1960)
    – Manhattan (1979)
    – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    – City Lights (2001)
    – Do the Right Thing (1989)
    – Blade Runner (1982)
    – Some Like it Hot (1959)
    – Vertigo (1958)
     
    Of the nominees I voted for The Dark Knight. 

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    nkb325
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    The fact that Harry Potter 7 pt. 2 was not only the highest grossing movie of the year, but the best reviewed wide release movie of the year on both metacritic and rotten tomatoes, and still couldn’t get a best picture nom in an expanded field is ridiculous. It was an amazing conclusion to one of the best film franchises of all time. 

    That said another one of my favorites to not get nominated is Pan’s Labyrinth, and that couldnt even win FL film (which still pisses me off to no end) 

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    BamaEd
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    #156421

    Some other films that deserve a mention-
    – Psycho (1960)
    – Manhattan (1979)
    – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    – City Lights (2001)
    – Do the Right Thing (1989)
    – Blade Runner (1982)
    – Some Like it Hot (1959)
    – Vertigo (1958)
     
    Of the nominees I voted for The Dark Knight. 

    Some great mentions, especially when you look at some of the movies that were nominated instead in a couple of the years 

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    babypook
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    #156422

    All great mentions. I’ll add one of my own, one among hundreds of others worthy or worthier than the nominees/winners:

     

    Cloud Atlas

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    Gain
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    Spirited Away

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    babypook
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    Spirited Away

    Gain, when will the time come when a great animated film wins Best Picture? When will the hordes that claim “there’s a category tor them and they should stay there” go away, and/or recognize that it’s just a different medium? Looks as if Beauty and the Beast was an anomaly, an experiment of sorts. A ground breaker….

    Lol. Dont say never.

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    Gain
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    [quote=”Lothlorien”]Spirited Away

    Gain, when will the time come when a great animated film wins Best Picture? When will the hordes that claim “there’s a category tor them and they should stay there” go away, and/or recognize that it’s just a different medium? Looks as if Beauty and the Beast was an anomaly, an experiment of sorts. A ground breaker….

    Lol. Dont say never.

    [/quote]If such masterpiece like Spirited Away couldn’t win,I don’t know what could,lol.

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    OnTheAisle
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    #156426

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    The African Queen

    Some Like It Hot

    Psycho

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    Morgan Henard
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    I’m a huge fan of Thelma & Louise, and we all know it had to have been sixth in line. It garnered major nominations for Director (Ridley Scott), two Lead Actress spots (Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon), Editing, Cinematography, and a win for Original Screenplay (Callie Khouri). It was definitely bumped out of the Best Picture race by Beauty and the Beast

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    [quote=”babypook”]

    [quote=”Lothlorien”]Spirited Away

    Gain, when will the time come when a great animated film wins Best Picture? When will the hordes that claim “there’s a category tor them and they should stay there” go away, and/or recognize that it’s just a different medium? Looks as if Beauty and the Beast was an anomaly, an experiment of sorts. A ground breaker….

    Lol. Dont say never.

    [/quote]If such masterpiece like Spirited Away couldn’t win,I don’t know what could,lol.[/quote]

    Sorry but this is just too much to ask (and I say this as a Miyazaki fan).  Be happy Spirited Away won the Animated Feature Oscar and Miyazaki was recognized.  It really was an incredibly long journey from the Berlin Film Festival to the Oscar ceremony the year after.  Hype built, word of mouth, praise from critics, the English dubbed release had time to gestate…it really was a special confluence of factors that led to the Oscar win.  Without a year + between the release and Oscar win, I don’t think Spirited Away would have won, as we saw this year with Wind Rises and earlier with Howl’s Moving Castle (not one of the best Ghibli films by any means) and Ponyo.  And before that, how many Miyazaki films were nominated for Best Picture?  Or even for their fantastic music scores?  I hold Mononoke as Miyazaki’s greatest; that was was completely ignored.  Knowing the Academy and how Hollywood sees animation as only one style, I’m very happy Spirited Away was on their radar; it never could have knocked out any of the BP nominees.

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    The Master and Dancer in the Dark.

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!
    Zodiac
    Inside Llewyn Davis
    The Master
    Saving Mr. Banks. 

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    manakamana
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    Most of my very favorites weren’t, but most recently A Separation was particularly shameful for me; I genuinely believe that if THAT film were the very same except for being in English and starring George Clooney that it would have swept. Says a lot about what’s flawed with the system.

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