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  • Marcus James Dixon
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    Everyone knows that the Oscars hate blockbusters. Just look at how they snubbed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Interstellar” and “The Dark Knight” for Best Picture. Shameful!

    Hmm, should the Academy add a Best Blockbuster race, for films making over $200 million domestically? If so, which films would have won over the past several years?

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    My answer would be a resounding hell no but, with that said, I suspect these pictures would’ve won such a category in recent years:

    ’15: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    ’14: American Sniper
    ’13: Gravity
    ’12: Skyfall
    ’11: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2
    ’10: Inception
    ’09: Avatar
    ’08: The Dark Knight
    ’07: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    ’06: Cars
    ’05: King Kong

    Think I’ll stop there.

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    james14
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    Horrible list of potential winners all around –

    2007 – Ratatouille
    2008 – The Dark Knight
    2009 – Avatar
    2010 – Inception
    2011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2
    2012 – Skyfall
    2013 – Gravity
    2014 – American Sniper
    2015 – The Martian

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    Marcus James Dixon
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    What is horrible about the movies you mentioned? Many won Oscars in other categories.

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    FilmGuy619
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    As someone who champions the idea of blockbusters getting more proper respect, I don’t think they should have a Best Blockbuster category. They should man up and award one Best Picture one of these days. Remember when they nominated Star Wars, Jaws, The Exorcist, The Sixth Sense, E.T., and Raiders Of The Lost Ark were up for Best Picture? What ever happened to that Academy?

    Sure, they recently nominated Mad Max: Fury Road for Best Picture. But I still kind of wish it won so that blockbusters can get their proper due.

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    GusCruz
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    What is horrible about the movies you mentioned? Many won Oscars in other categories.

    It’s one thing to win a VFX Oscar and a whole different thing winning Best Picture.

    BTW this “Best Blockbuster” category is a terrible idea. Think of late December releases. And movies like Silver Linings Playbook would qualify against superhero films. Do we really want Deadpool to be Oscar-nominated?

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    No. Don’t add a category like that. It’s insulting to all, including the audience.
    Besides, plenty of “Aint-I-Oscary” types of films makes huge monies.

    What about the films which, cost more than $200,000,000 millions to make?

    Hmmm…I like most of the mentions above. How about, Paranormal Activity? How would you like to make a film for pocket change, and make sooo much cash you can go on to make (the gawdawful) The Chernobyl Diaries?

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