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    With the acting categories taken care of and now there being a thread for Original Song, I figured I’d get the ball rolling and do a thread for Best Picture.

    I feel like this is a category where I frequently look back at some of the winners/nominees and end up baffled at what I see.

    I do think foreign films were far more deserving in many of the years.

    What are some of your favorite wins and the snubs that still piss you off?

    I’m also going to do a list of my personal winners as well.

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    A lot of films not in the English language were much better than the Picture nominees.

    Both Toni Erdmann and A Separation should have been nominated in Picture in their respective years and whilst I’m glad A Separation got the Original Screenplay nomination there was no reason as for why it shouldn’t have won over Midnight in ParisA Separation is truly a masterpiece!

    Amelie should have been nominated in Picture too. So should Cold War considering it was superior than most of the lineup that year in Picture.

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    Let’s talk about snubs….

    This trio from the mid 90s:
    The Age of Innocence
    Little Women
    Casino
    each one of them was worthy of being nominated for Best Picture and winning!

    Downfall was one of the most deserving foreign films. Should’ve been nominated for Best Picture.

    Walk the Line should’ve been the Best Picture of 2005 (Crash who????)

    Sherlock Holmes (2009) should’ve been nominated. It was great!

    The snub of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo still hurts. I really enjoyed the original with the great Noomi Rapace, but this was a great remake.

    In more recent years I would’ve nominated Molly’s Game and Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

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    A lot of films not in the English language were much better than the Picture nominees.

    Both Toni Erdmann and A Separation should have been nominated in Picture in their respective years and whilst I’m glad A Separation got the Original Screenplay nomination there was no reason as for why it shouldn’t have won over Midnight in Paris. A Separation is truly a masterpiece!

    Amelie should have been nominated in Picture too. So should Cold War considering it was superior than most of the lineup that year in Picture.

    Yes to all of this! I’m going to posting all of my personal choices soon but A SEPARATION easily gets my vote for BP of 2011. Amelie, Cold War, and Toni Erdmann should’ve been nominated in their years a as well.

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    Biggest Picture nomination snubs each year for me.

    2019: The Farewell
    2018: Cold War
    2017: I, Tonya
    2016: Toni Erdmann
    2015: Steve Jobs
    2014: Wild
    2013: Saving Mr. Banks
    2012: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    2011: A Separation
    2010: Dogtooth

    2009: In the Loop
    2008: The Class
    2007: Enchanted
    2006: Notes on a Scandal
    2005: Howl’s Moving Castle
    2004: Vera Drake
    2003: Thirteen
    2002: Spirited Away
    2001: Amélie
    2000: Billy Eliot

    1999: Election
    1998: The Truman Show
    1997: Jackie Brown
    1996: Romeo + Juliet

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    Let’s talk about snubs….

    This trio from the mid 90s:
    The Age of Innocence
    Little Women
    Casino
    each one of them was worthy of being nominated for Best Picture and winning!

    Downfall was one of the most deserving foreign films. Should’ve been nominated for Best Picture.

    Walk the Line should’ve been the Best Picture of 2005 (Crash who????)

    Sherlock Holmes (2009) should’ve been nominated. It was great!

    The snub of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo still hurts. I really enjoyed the original with the great Noomi Rapace, but this was a great remake.

    In more recent years I would’ve nominated Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

    PORTRAIT was robbed, plain and simple. It was my #2 after PARASITE.

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    Here are my personal selections of the Best Picture winners from every single Oscar year. I am choosing for my own favorites and not based on the nominees.

    Here’s part 1 from 1928 to 1969:

    1928: Sunrise
    1929: (unsure)
    1930: All Quiet on The Western Front
    1931: City Lights/M (I cannot decide yet)
    1932: Trouble in Paradise
    1933: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
    1934: It Happened One Night
    1935: Top Hat
    1936: Modern Times
    1937: Grand Illusion
    1938: Bringing Up Baby
    1939: The Rules of the Game
    1940: The Great Dictator
    1941: Citizen Kane
    1942: Yankee Doodle Dandy
    1943: Casablanca
    1944: Double Indemnity
    1945: Children of Paradise
    1946: A Matter of Life & Death
    1947: Out of the Past
    1948: Bicycle Thieves
    1949: Late Spring
    1950: All About Eve
    1951: Early Summer
    1952: Ikiru
    1953: Tokyo Story
    1954: Seven Samurai
    1955: Pather Panchali
    1956: Aparajito
    1957: Wild Strawberries
    1958: Vertigo
    1959: The 400 Blows
    1960: Psycho
    1961: La Notte
    1962: Lawrence of Arabia
    1963: 8 1/2
    1964: Woman in the Dunes
    1965: The Shop on Main Street
    1966: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    1967: Persona
    1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey
    1969: Z

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    Let’s talk about snubs…. This trio from the mid 90s: The Age of Innocence Little Women Casino each one of them was worthy of being nominated for Best Picture and winning!

    I wouldn’t really say Age of Innocence or Little Women were worthy of winning given the latter was up against Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, and Pulp Fiction while the former was up against Schindler’s List.

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    but A SEPARATION easily gets my vote for BP of 2011.

    It not only should have gotten nominated or even won Best Picture but both the leads of the film should have gotten nominated as well. In fact I’d argue Leila Hatami was more deserving than Meryl that year.

    Same with Toni Erdmann. Both its leads should have gotten nominated (Sandra Huller is my personal winner that year). Maren Ade should have gotten nominated for both Original Screenplay and Director as well.

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    It not only should have gotten nominated or even won Best Picture but both the leads of the film should have gotten nominated as well. In fact I’d argue Leila Hatami was more deserving than Meryl that year.

    Same with Toni Erdmann. Both its leads should have gotten nominated (Sandra Huller is my personal winner that year). Maren Ade should have gotten nominated for both Original Screenplay and Director as well.

    Oh for sure the two leads should’ve gotten in! I would’ve sooner voted for Leila Hatami over any of the nominees. She and Swinton and Dunst were robbed.

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    She and Swinton and Dunst were robbed.

    And even Colman in <i>Tyrannosaur </i>(although she had no chance considering the film was ignored at the Oscars and BAFTA).

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    And even Colman in <i>Tyrannosaur </i>(although she had no chance considering the film was ignored at the Oscars and BAFTA).

    Oh I forgot about that film! She was stunning in that!

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    Here are my remaining choices for Best Picture from 1970-Present:

    1970: Women in Love
    1971: A Clockwork Orange
    1972: The Godfather
    1973: Day for Night
    1974: Scenes from a Marriage
    1975: Dog Day Afternoon
    1976: Taxi Driver
    1977: Annie Hall
    1978: Days of Heaven
    1979: Apocalypse Now
    1980: The Shining
    1981: My Dinner with Andre
    1982: Tootsie
    1983: Fanny & Alexander
    1984: Paris, Texas
    1985: Come & See
    1986: Blue Velvet
    1987: Au Revoir Les Enfants
    1988: Cinema Paradiso
    1989: Do The Right Thing
    1990: Goodfellas
    1991: The Silence of the Lambs
    1992: Malcolm X
    1993: Schindler’s List
    1994: Three Colors-Red
    1995: Toy Story
    1996: Fargo
    1997: Boogie Nights
    1998: The Truman Show
    1999: Being John Malkovich
    2000: In The Mood For Love
    2001: Mulholland Drive
    2002: City of God
    2003: Lost in Translation
    2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2005: The Squid & The Whale
    2006: Pan’s Labyrinth
    2007: The Diving Bell & The Butterfly
    2008: Wall-E
    2009: The White Ribbon
    2010: The Social Network
    2011: A Separation
    2012: Amour
    2013: Her
    2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel
    2015: Carol
    2016: Moonlight
    2017: I need to reevaluate this year but my tentative choice is Three Billboards
    2018: Burning
    2019: Parasite

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    2010: The Social Network 2011: A Separation 2012: Amour 2013: Her 2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel 2015: Carol 2016: Moonlight 2017: I need to reevaluate this year but my tentative choice is Three Billboards 2018: Burning 2019: Parasite

    All excellent

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    I can join and do personal winners since the 60s. Highlighting those I am hoping to replace in the future; not because they are bad but I just think I can find something better. Also added some honorable mentions.

    60: The Naked Island
    61: Last Year at Marienbad
    62: The Graceful Brute (HM: Harakiri)
    63: Contempt
    64: Band of Outsiders
    65: Pierrot Le Fou
    66: Diasies
    67: The Young Girls of Rochefort (HM: Elvira Madigan)
    68: Flesh
    69: Model Shop
    70: Wanda
    71: The Boy Friend
    72: The Seduction of Mimi
    73: The Holy Mountain
    74: Céline & Julie Go Boating
    75: India Song
    76: Network
    77: Baxter, Vera Baxter
    78: Autumn Sonata
    79: All That Jazz
    80: Personal Problems
    81: Lola
    82: Toute une nuit (HM: Querelle)
    83: Zelig (HM: Born in Flames)
    84: Love on the Ground
    85: Vagabond
    86: The Green Ray
    87: Four Adventures of Mirabelle and Reinette (HM: Law of Desire)
    88: Story of Women
    89: Kiki’s Delivery Service
    90: Song of the Exile
    91: La Belle Noiseuse
    92: Céline (HM: Unforgiven)
    93: The Age of Innocence
    94: A Confucian Confusion
    95: Before Sunrise
    96: The Portrait of a Lady
    97: Taste of Cherry
    98: Eternity and a Day (HM: The Hole)
    99: The Matrix
    00: In The Mood For Love
    01: Trouble Every Day
    02: Punch-Drunk Love
    03: Story of Marie and Julien
    04: Birth (HM: Tropical Malady)
    05: The New World
    06: Volver
    07: Youth Without Youth
    08: The Hurt Locker
    09: Milk of Sorrow
    10: Certified Copy
    11: Melancholia
    12: A Woman’s Revenge
    13: The Tale of Princess Kaguya
    14: The Grand Hotel Budapest
    15: Knight of Cups
    16: Elle
    17: Song to song
    18: The Image Book (HM: La Flor)
    19: Little Women
    20: Days

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