2007 by far
Well, everyone who I wanted to win last year won. So 2013 Oscars
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.
2007 they got everything right in the main categories except director. So ya, 2007 for the win.
I voted 1982 bc it’s the only year listed in which not one of the winners was my personal choice. However I am perfectly fine with the lead actor, lead actress and supporting actress choices the oscars made, despite them not being my choices. Gossett winning over any of the other nominees (maybe except for Mason) is mind boggling.
2004 had a good group and 1994
I still look at 2007 and think, “Wow. They got it completely perfect.” With Swinton, I would have taken her or Amy Ryan. It’s a career-best for Ryan, and up until that point, a career-best for Swinton (which she would soon top with We Need To Talk About Kevin). If only I was on board with the Picture/Director/Adapted Screenplay wins for No Country for Old Men. I was rooting for There Will Be Blood in all those categories.
I’d have to agree with 2007. My favorite Oscar line-up ever. Any of the films and their actors would have been a deserving winner.
I wrote up this big post and for whatever reason, I was redirected to my predictions page when I posted it, and the post I guess never showed up. Pain in the ass. Anyways, the only year in which all four winners were my personal preferences out of the nominees (from what I’d seen) is 1953 (the ceremony was in 1954).
2007, while I would have replaced Cotillard with Ellen Page, was the closest I could think of to being truly perfect.