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  • Laactingnyc
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    What year was the last time you agreed with the Academy voters on a Best Picture win?

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    Logan
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    The Hurt Locker – decades from now, when people go over the Oscars, I think this choice is going to stand out among the recent sea of rainbows and sunshine winners.

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    Conrado
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    Well, it depends on whether you mean your favorite out of the nominees won or your overall favorite movie of the year won. 

    The last time I agreed with the Academy was when they went with The Hurt Locker (although I’d probably picked Inglourious Basterds as my favorite of those nominees). The last time I absolutely agreed with them, was when No Country for Old Men won. 

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    Scottferguson
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    Since I started watching the Oscars, the only times the best picture winner was in my opinion also the best eligible English language film have been Unforgiven (my 29th Oscars, so it took forever), Titanic, Million Dollar Baby and The Hurt Locker

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    Bill Buchanan
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    Return of the King I guess…

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    Fishbiscuit
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    The Silence of the Lambs 

    I will say the choice between No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood is one that I still fight with.     

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    Pretty in White
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    The Hurt Locker, easily. 

    There have only been like…3 good ones this century so far. eek

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    24Emmy
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    2012 — Lincoln
    2011 — Moneyball
    2010 — The Social Network
    2009 — Inglourious Basterds
    2008 — The Dark Knight
    2007 — There Will Be Blood
    2006 — The Departed

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    2008-Slumdog Millionaire

     

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    dinasztie
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    I’d say out of the nominees, I agreed with Slumdog Millionaire, but Wall-E was my personal choice for that year. However, No Country For Old Men deserved to win. And we have to go back to Schindler’s List before that.

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    allabout oscars
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    Since 2000….I have agreed with these….

    2004…. million dollar baby
    2010…. the king’s speech

    If i get lucky with 2-3 a decade….I’m a happy camper..

    There are many over the years that have irked me so badly
    that I need time to recover..LOL.

    2012  LINCOLN  losing to argo
    2007 THERE WILL BE BLOOD losing to no country for old men
    1998 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN  losing to shakespeare in love
    1990 GOOD FELLAS  losing to dances with wolves
    1982 E.T. losing to gandhi
    1981 REDS  losing to chariots of fire
    1976 NETWORK losing to rocky
    1971  A CLOCKWORK ORANGE  losing to the french connection
    1967 THE GRADUATE losing to in the heat of the night
    1966 VIRGINIA WOOLF  losing to a man for all seasons

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    vinny
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    Almost every year except for 1998 and 1990

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    Beau S.
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    Argo is a very good film but not the best of the bunch.
    The Artist had a lot of heart but was up against better films.
    The King’s Speech’s win is pathetic. It was up against one of the strongest best picture lineups of all time.
    The Hurt Locker was second in its year only to Inglourious Basterds.
    Slumdog is the best of the nominees but the real best picture of the year (The Dark Knight) was not even nominated.
    I loved No Country, There Will Be Blood and Juno equally. Would’ve preferred There Will Be Blood (especially because Coens deserved Picture/Director for Fargo).
    I loved both The Departed and Little Miss Sunshine, but The Departed a little bit more.

    So…The Departed.

    Others I agree with: Schindler’s List, Unforgiven, The Silence of the Lambs, Amadeus, Terms of Endearment, The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, Godfathers 1 and 2, Patton

    Cuckoo’s Nest v. Jaws v. Dog Day Afternoon is a really hard decision.
    The Sting v. The Exorcist is also quite hard.
    French Connection is brilliant but was up against some insane competition.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    No Country for Old Men.
     

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    Tye-Grr
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    Hmm… Well, that depends. There have been wins that I was perfectly fine with (‘No Country For Old Men’, ‘The Hurt Locker’, ‘The Departed’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’), but in all of those years they were not my personal favorite (but maybe my 2nd or 3rd choice). The last Best Picture winner that was also my personal choice would’ve been 2003’s ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’. 

    After 2003, none of my personal winners were Best Picture winners, and roughly half of them weren’t even nominated:

    2004: ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ 
    2005: ‘Brokeback Mountain’
    2006: ‘Children of Men’
    2007: ‘Ratatouille’
    2008: ‘Milk’
    2009: ‘Inglourious Basterds’
    2010: ‘The Social Network’
    2011: ‘Melancholia’
    2012: ‘Django Unchained’ 

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