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  • Jason Travis
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    This is fun!

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    WHO I THOUGHT WAS RUNNER-UP FOR BEST PICTURE 1980-PRESENT

    1980: Raging Bull
    1981: Reds
    1982: E.T.
    1983: The Right Stuff
    1984: A Passage to India
    1985: Prizzi’s Honor
    1986: Hannah and Her Sisters
    1987: Moonstruck 
    1988: Mississippi Burning
    1989: Born on the Fourth of July
    1990: Goodfellas
    1991: Bugsy
    1992: The Crying Game
    1993: The Piano
    1994: Pulp Fiction
    1995: Apollo 13
    1996: Fargo
    1997: As Good As It Gets
    1998: Saving Private Ryan
    1999: The Cider House Rules
    2000: Traffic
    2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2002: The Pianist
    2003: Mystic River
    2004: The Aviator
    2005: Brokeback Mountain
    2006: Little Miss Sunshine
    2007: There Will Be Blood
    2008: Milk
    2009: Avatar
    2010: The Social Network
    2011: Hugo
    2012: Lincoln 

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    2012: Silver Linings Playbook
    2011: Hugo (With the sweep of this year, it’s hard to say, though I’d consider The Descendants as a close runner-up)
    2010: The Social Network
    2009: Avatar (precedence would dictate otherwise, but I can’t tell if anything really had enough support)
    2008: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2007: There Will Be Blood
    2006: Little Miss Sunshine
    2005: Brokeback Mountain
    2004: The Aviator
    2003: Lost in Translation
    2002: The Hours? (Wins the Golden Globe, yet The Pianist sweeps the Director-Screenplay combo. Then you have Gangs of New York. Odd year)
    2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (or Gosford Park)
    2000: Traffic
    1999: The Cider House Rules
    1998: Saving Private Ryan
    1997: L.A. Confidential
    1996: Fargo
    1995: Apollo 13
    1994: Pulp Fiction
    1993: The Piano
    1992: Howards End
    1991: JFK
    1990: Goodfellas
    1989: Born on the Fourth of July
    1988: Dangerous Liaisons
    1987: Moonstruck 
    1986: Hannah and Her Sisters
    1985: The Color Purple (or Witness)
    1984: The Killing Fields
    1983: The Right Stuff
    1982: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
    1981: Reds
    1980: Raging Bull
    1979: Apocalypse Now
    1978: Coming Home
    1977: Star Wars
    1976: Network
    1975: Nashville
    1974: Chinatown
    1973: The Exorcist
    1972: Cabaret
    1971: Fiddler on the Roof
    1970: MASH
    1969: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
    1968: The Lion in Winter
    1967: The Graduate
    1966: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    1965: Doctor Zhivago
    1964: Becket (or Dr. Strangelove)
    1963: How the West Was Won (or Cleopatra)

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    Jason Travis
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    NOTES ON SOME OF MY PICKS:

    1987: I think the academy really digged Moonstruck– it won 3 Oscars for Actress, Supporting Actress and Screenplay. And in a relatively weak year for film, where The Last Emperor was a sweeping epic, I think they prefered this over Broadcast News- which while a critical favorite, didn’t gnar a director nomination and won zilch Oscar night. Fatal Attraction was the box-office smash of the group but it was a mixed review popcorn fest, so not expected to win anything but for Close. (Funny how Glenn Close’s last name represents how her chances for Best Actress often are- thank you!!!!)

    1997: Most say L.A.Confidential; could be, it won the screenplay and Supporting Actress trophy (the latter being undeserved, in my opinion). But it’s still film noir and I don’t think a lot of voters warmed up to it as much. I think As Good As It Gets had the box-office appeal, 3 Golden Globe wins, and the 2 lead acting Oscars it won is a rarity and shows the voters warmed up to it (despite a lack of director nod). Close call though. This was a year where you had one movie way out front (Titanic) and nothing was stopping it.

    1999: You look at the lineup now and think “It’s got to be The Sixth Sense or The Insider“, but back in 1999 those movies were not going into the ceremony with guns blazing. This was strictly Miramax vs. DreamWorks- round two. The Cider House Rules won 2 competitie prizes in writing and acting, and Weinstein still thought he could push the core voters to give it top dice- but American Beauty was pretty much a done deal. This was def runner-up though.

    2006: Despite Babel winning early on with the Drama Globe, this was a divided year. When Little Miss Sunshine won the Producer’s Guild, it was clear the passion wave was working. Thank God it was Marty’s “year” so to speak. 

    2008: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button had a whopping 13 nominations- but by Oscar night it only went home with 3 trophies, all in the tech fields. I am someone that looks at the whole picture- and I think by then most knew Slumdog was it, but I think Milk was closer then we think and it’s wins in writing and lead acting make it a logical thought- I don’t think Frost/Nixon or The Reader had a chance. 

    2012: Despite Ang Lee winning for Life of Pi, I still think Lincoln was runner-up in four categories- Picture, Director, Supporting Actor and Adapted Screenplay. Hurts but there you go.  

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    Beau S.
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    2012 – Silver Linings Playbook
    2011 – Hugo
    2010 – The Social Network
    2009 – Inglourious Basterds
    2008 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2007 – There Will Be Blood
    2006 – Little Miss Sunshine
    2005 – Brokeback Mountain
    2004 – Sideways
    2003 – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    2002 – The Pianist
    2001 – way too close to call (lots of passion for LOTR and Moulin Rouge, critical favorites Gosford Park and In the Bedroom)
    2000 – Traffic
    1999 – The Cider House Rules
    1998 – Saving Private Ryan
    1997 – L.A. Confidential
    1996 – Fargo
    1995 – Apollo 13
    1994 – Pulp Fiction
    1993 – The Piano
    1992 – The Crying Game
    1991 – Bugsy
    1990 – Goodfellas 

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    AroundU
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    2012 – Silver Linings Playbook
    2011 – The Descendants / Moneyball
    2010 – The Social Network
    2009 – Precious
    2008 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2007 – There Will Be Blood
    2006 – Little Miss Sunshine
    2005 – Brokeback Mountain
    2004 – The Aviator
    2003 – Lost in Translation
    2002 – The Pianist
    2001 – Moulin Rouge!

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    1990: Goodfellas
    1991: Bugsy
    1992: The Crying Game
    1993: The Piano
    1994: Pulp Fiction
    1995: Babe
    1996: Fargo
    1997: The Full Monty
    1998: Saving Private Ryan
    1999: The Cider House Rules
    2000: Traffic
    2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2002: The Pianist
    2003: Lost in Translation
    2004: The Aviator
    2005: Brokeback Mountain
    2006: Little Miss Sunshine
    2007: Atonement
    2008: Milk
    2009: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    2010: The Social Network
    2011: The Descendants
    2012: Silver Linings Playbook

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    Daniel B.
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    2012: Life of Pi
    2011: Hugo
    2010: The Social Network
    2009: Inglourious Basterds
    2008: Milk
    2007: There Will Be Blood
    2006: Little Miss Sunshine
    2005: Brokeback Mountain
    2004: The Aviator
    2003: Mystic River
    2002: The Pianist
    2001: The Lord of the Rings (but I agree, too close to call)
    2000: Traffic

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    Ggloria-1
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    These were my choices:

    1928

    7th Heaven

    1929

    In Old Arizona

    1930

    The Big House

    1931

    Skippy

    1932

    Bad Girl

    1933

    A Farewell to Arms

    1934

    The Thin Man

    1935

    The Informer

    1936

    The Story of Louis Pasteur

    1937

    The Good Earth

    1938

    Boys Town

    1939

    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    1940

    The Grapes of Wrath

    1941

    Sergeant York

    1942

    Yankee Doodle Dandy

    1943

    The Song of Bernadette

    1944

    Wilson

    1945

    The Bells of St. Mary’s

    1946

    It’s a Wonderful Life

    1947

    Crossfire

    1948

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1949

    The Heiress

    1950

    Sunset Boulevard

    1951

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    1952

    The Quiet Man

    1953

    Roman Holiday

    1954

    The Country Girl

    1955

    The Rose Tattoo

    1956

    Giant

    1957

    Sayonara

    1958

    The Defiant Ones

    1959

    Room at the Top

    1960

    Elmer Gantry

    1961

    Judgment at Nuremberg

    1962

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1963

    How the West Was Won

    1964

    Becket

    1965

    Doctor Zhivago

    1966

    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    1967

    The Graduate

    1968

    The Lion In Winter

    1969

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1970

    M*A*S*H

    1971

    The Last Picture Show

    1972

    Cabaret

    1973

    The Exorcist

    1974

    Chinatown

    1975

    Dog Day Afternoon

    1976

    Network

    1977

    Julia

    1978

    Coming Home

    1979

    All That Jazz

    1980

    Raging Bull

    1981

    Reds

    1982

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1983

    Tender Mercies

    1984

    The Killing Fields

    1985

    Witness

    1986

    Hannah and Her Sisters

    1987

    Moonstruck

    1988

    Dangerous Liaisons

    1989

    Born on the Fourth of July

    1990

    Goodfellas

    1991

    Bugsy

    1992

    Howards End

    1993

    The Piano

    1994

    Pulp Fiction

    1995

    Apollo 13

    1996

    Fargo

    1997

    Good Will Hunting

    1998

    Saving Private Ryan

    1999

    The Cider House Rules

    2000

    Traffic

    2001

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2002

    The Pianist

    2003

    Mystic River

    2004

    The Aviator

    2005

    Brokeback Mountain

    2006

    Babel

    2007

    There Will Be Blood

    2008

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    2009

    Avatar

    2010

    The Social Network

    2011

    The Descendants

    2012

    Lincoln

    2013

    American Hustle

    2014

    Boyhood

    2015

    The Big Short

    2016

    La La Land

    2017

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    2018

    Roma

    I made some questionable decisions. If you disagree on any of the choices I made feel free to respond.

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    Chimichanggas
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    I’m going back as far as the 70s.

    1970: Airport
    1971: The Last Picture Show
    1972: Cabaret
    1973: The Exorcist
    1974: Chinatown
    1975: Jaws
    1976: Taxi Driver
    1977: Julia
    1978: Midnight Express
    1979: Apocalypse Now

    1980: Raging Bull
    1981: Reds
    1982: E.T. the Extraterrestrial
    1983: The Right Stuff
    1984: A Passage to India
    1985: The Color Purple
    1986: A Room with a View
    1987: Broadcast News
    1988: Dangerous Liaisons
    1989: Dead Poets Society

    1990: Goodfellas
    1991: Bugsy
    1992: The Piano
    1993: Howards End
    1994: The Shawshank Redemption
    1995: Apollo 13
    1996: Fargo
    1997: L.A. Confidential
    1998: Saving Private Ryan
    1999: The Cider House Rules

    2000: Traffic
    2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2002: The Pianist
    2003: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    2004: The Aviator
    2005: Brokeback Mountain
    2006: Little Miss Sunshine
    2007: There Will Be Blood
    2008: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2009: Avatar

    2010: The Social Network
    2011: Hugo
    2012: Lincoln
    2013: Gravity
    2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel
    2015: Mad Max: Fury Road
    2016: La La Land
    2017: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    2018: Roma

    The Irishman and Parasite rocks!

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    Mickmack
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    Boyhood in 2014

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    Chimichanggas
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    Boyhood in 2014

    As much as I wanted to pick Boyhood as a runner-up for Birdman, my mind keeps telling me that Boyhood is not even deserving for the runner-up status. If we get its “how-many-years” narrative, what we have is an average movie.

    The Irishman and Parasite rocks!

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    Mickmack
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    As much as I wanted to pick Boyhood as a runner-up for Birdman, my mind keeps telling me that Boyhood is not even deserving for the runner-up status. If we get its “how-many-years” narrative, what we have is an average movie.

    The movie wasnt very good in my opinion but im pretty sure the conversation at the time was birdman vs boyhood.

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    Chimichanggas
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    The movie wasnt very good in my opinion but im pretty sure the conversation at the time was birdman vs boyhood.

    I know but just leave me with this one please. My heart just can not.

    The Irishman and Parasite rocks!

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