Which Best Picture Oscar winner was the most undeserving?

Our forum posters have run down the least deserving performers to take home Oscars in debates over: Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress and Best Actor. Now they turn their attention to the worst of the Best Picture winners.  

Below, just a sample of their thoughts. Join in with your opinion as to which winner was the biggest loser. 

Couch Potato

There a lot to choose from, but I must always pick “Crash.” Man, what an overrated film. Second, would be “Gladiator” because it is not that great and there were other films to choose from, like “Traffic” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” I love “The Sting,” but I wish “The Exorcist” or “American Graffiti” had won.

Julian Stark

I might have chosen “The King’s Speech” – a pleasant, well-acted, good film, but Best Picture? – had it been there, but I went with “Rocky” – a movie that I admittedly love – because it beat the masterpiece “Network.”

Peaches La Roux

“Crash” because it is the kind of movie that wallows in racist stereotypes while simultaneously condemning racism, and because it stole BP from “Brokeback Mountain” which is unforgivable. “Braveheart” is a close second, such a nasty piece of work to win Best Picture.

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I have serious problems with the majority of the films listed, but I would cast my vote for “Cavalcade.” And smarting over “Citizen Kane” or not, “How Green Was My Valley” has ABSOLUTELY no business being on a list like this. I can name fifty winners off the top of my head that should have been considered first.


“Crash” is the worst winner, ever.


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