Home Forums Movies Oscar winners forgotten & Oscar losers that are still remembered 90 years later

Oscar winners forgotten & Oscar losers that are still remembered 90 years later

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
Created
5 months ago
Last Reply
5 months ago
10
replies
2262
views
9
users
SHT L
2
CLongb0at_Jr
1
Dana S.
1
  • kero
    Participant
    Joined:
    Feb 21st, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503239

    1931

    forgotten: Cimarron

    remembered: City Lights

     

    1938

    forgotten: You Can’t Take It with You

    remembered: Bringing Up Baby

     

    1952

    forgotten: The Greatest Show on Earth

    remembered: Singin’ in the Rain

     

    1955

    forgotten: Marty

    remembered: Rebel Without a Cause

     

    1961

    forgotten: West Side Story

    remembered: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

     

    1967

    forgotten: In the Heat of the Night

    remembered: Bonnie and Clyde

     

    1971

    forgotten: The French Connection

    remembered: Melody

     

    1985

    forgotten: Out of Africa

    remembered: Back to the Future

     

    1990

    forgotten: Dances with Wolves

    remembered: Ghost

     

    2004

    forgotten: Million Dollar Baby

    remembered: Mean Girls

     

    2011

    forgotten: The Artist

    remembered: Bridesmaids

    Reply
    CLongb0at_Jr
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 29th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503245

    2015: Spotlight is generally now regarded as well made but not Best Picture worthy, whereas Fury Road is still lauded as the thoroughly entertaining, bombastic spectacle that it is. Not sure if any other Best Picture nominees from 2015 have particularly endured to the same degree. The Revenant might have, but I think part of its reputation will be mired to a degree by its polarizing nature and jokes about Leo eating bison liver.

    On a side note, WB and Miller need to get over that pay difference so we can get The Wasteland soon.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  CLongb0at_Jr.
    ReplyCopy URL
    Dana S.
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 10th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503250

    1961 forgotten: West Side Story

    I don’t think it’s forgotten. It’s pretty famous screen adaptation of the musical.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Delilah
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 12th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503252

    1990

    forgotten: Dances with Wolves

    remembered: Ghost

    You misspelled “Goodfellas”

    ReplyCopy URL
    Andrew D
    Participant
    Joined:
    Aug 19th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503258

    1961

    forgotten: West Side Story

    remembered: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    I agree with the rest except this one .. I think both movies are remembered … i think Tiffanys is simply remembered for a single look and West side story is remembered because of the film

    Andrewsart.etsy.com

    Check out my online store 🙂

    ReplyCopy URL
    sitizoner
    Participant
    Joined:
    Feb 25th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503371

    If it’s “forgotten”, how come you “remember” it to actually list it down?

     

    *And the thread implies that it doesn’t have to be 2 films competing against each other in the same year.

    ReplyCopy URL
    SHT L
    Participant
    Joined:
    Feb 7th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503429

    I mean there’s obvious merit when a film stands the test of time and becomes lauded for its contribution to film canon, but I think there is something to said about a movie that does not do that to nearly the same degree but managed to capture the public and/or critics and/or industry’s attention for that one award season to the point that it captured the Oscar. Some times art that was appreciated and a product of its time can be just as valuable in terms of understanding what people were responding to at that time…at least when it comes to awards as I’m sure box office receipts would show what movies really captured the public’s attention and I’m sure that and the movies that become memes and part of pop culture will be vastly different than what Oscar rewarded that year.

    Also, some times it’s critics, curators, film makers who have their own aesthetic that keeps the conversation about certain, at times underappreciated films in the conversation and keep it going to which film enthusiasts will watch and keep that going. Movies that may be more appreciated in their time may not have that same luxury. Also, I’m sure different sub-cultures remember different films.

    Speaking of You Can’t Take it With You, I remember trying to watch the Capra film version but unable to sustain an interest in going on because I felt the direction in the beginning was a mess and that there was something off about the way there was a lot going on but the film failed to capture that energy so it looked aimless. However, I saw it on Broadway with Rose Byrne and James Earl Jones and my gosh was that a fantastic piece of theatre. So much energy, perfect dialogue, and well-directed and focused acting where everything and everyone was on their A-game. I also read that the actual stage show from which the movie was adapted and that was revived was a lot more naughty and even had more adult humor than the film had because I was surprised this was considered for Capra considering how sexual a lot of the jokes were.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  SHT L.
    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  SHT L.
    ReplyCopy URL
    TheRedBoy
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 22nd, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503451

    Bette Davis and Gloria Swanson’s performances in All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard are more remembered than whatever they lost to.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Andrew Carden
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 16th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503466

    ^her name is Judy Holliday and, while inferior to Davis and Swanson, she’s still fabulous.

    For the finest in film reviews and awards analysis (and my annual Oscar predictions contest), please visit me at The Awards Connection!

    ReplyCopy URL
    SHT L
    Participant
    Joined:
    Feb 7th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503522

    Bette Davis and Gloria Swanson’s performances in All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard are more remembered than whatever they lost to.

    Whatever they lost to was Judy Holliday for her absolutely on-point performance in Born Yesterday. It’s not as good of a film as All About Eve or Sunset Boulevard but it’s a well made film with a great screenplay and a totally award-worthy performance. I think Holliday could have made more of a splash in film as she was just coming off of her Broadway triumph in Bells Are Ringing and finished the film version before she lost her ability to consistently work due to illness and later died of breast cancer. She was more of a New York comedian/actress and went back and forth before her illness.

    ReplyCopy URL
    AlexVieira
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 22nd, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202503529

    The funny thing is: The “forgotten” Oscar movies are always remembered. I mean, for instance, everyone complains about Crash, all the time. No matter what, these movies are always a topic of discussion. It’s hilarious.

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
Spencer... - Jul 15, 2018
Movies
RobertPius - Jul 14, 2018
Movies
O´Hara - Jul 14, 2018
Movies