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  • babypook
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    Three films have the record for most Oscar wins: 11

    Ben Hur (12 nominations)

    Titanic (14 nominations)

    The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King (11 for 11)

    RU: West Side Story,  (10 for 11)

    All About Eve and TLotR/King, hold the record for most nominations with 14

    These BP films won for each of their nominations:

    Wings 2

    It Happened One Night 5

    Grand Hotel 1

    Gigi 9

    The Last Emperor 9

    Grand Hotel being an anomaly, what are your thoughts on these films? Are the days of grand slam wins mostly over?  Will we be seeing more ‘spread of the wealth’ in the future?

    And, do you agree or disagree with these accolades and historic wins?

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    I don’t see wide all-over sweeps happening anymore, unless there’s a Titanic-style film that is a huge hit critically and financially. Gravity was almost at that level, but it just couldn’t beat 12 Years.

    The films that win all over need to be huge technical achievements (LOTR) but films can still sweep with fewer nominations like it happened one night did. I thought Boyhood could have done it this year, but it’s no longer looking that way.

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    harposboy
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    I don’t think sweeps are impossible anymore, but the trend towards awarding smaller, more intimate films is certainly going strong.

    As was said, the performances of Gravity and Hugo would seem to indicate that a sweep with a big, technically ambitious film is not out of the question. I would imagine both had respectable showings in the final tallys

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    I don’t see wide all-over sweeps happening anymore, unless there’s a Titanic-style film that is a huge hit critically and financially. Gravity was almost at that level, but it just couldn’t beat 12 Years.

    Yeah, Gravity came soo close. It lose Picture (12 Years a Slave), Lead Actress (Cate Blanchett), and Production Design (The Great Gatsby) but won its seven other categories. I feel like if Bullock hadn’t won for The Blind Side, she would have won everything for Gravity (trumping Cate Blanchett everywhere for Blue Jasmine). Even then, however, it wouldn’t have won in Picture or Production Design. This does make me wonder how close it was to winning Best Picture.  

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