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#1
To me, it's pretty much "The King's Speech" in recent memory. Good but forgettable and total Oscar bait.


What about you guys?

If you are looking for Best Picture winners and nominees to remember, here you go:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Picture
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#2
lord of the rings ofc




#3
King's Speech won because every other nominee was meh.

Braveheart over Apollo 13 will never cease to perplex me.
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#4
How Green Was My Valley. Ordinary People. Crash. Argo. I don't think the Academy gets it drastically wrong very often, but those ones spring to mind.
#5
How The Great Ziegfeld beat out The Story of Louis Pasteur in 1936 will never cease to infuriate me.
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#7
How can a speech win an award for best picture?
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#10
Went through the list and chose only movies that I didn't like or found meh.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Dances With Wolves
Forrest Gump
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King
Slumdog Millionaire
The Hurt Locker
The King's Speech
The Artist

Actually, the only one in there that I didn't like was Dances With Wolves. The other ones are just okay and unremarkable. I don't remember how much I disliked Forrest Gump.
#11
i had to look up what's won over the years b/c i don't usually pay attention to dumb awards things, so i'm gonna say Rocky.

Hurt Locker, too.

a lot of the nominees are shit, too.

oh, yeah, and LOTR Return of the King. i mean, really?

i don't really care anyways. Hollywood circle jerk bullshit.
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#13
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Went through the list and chose only movies that I didn't like or found meh.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Dances With Wolves
Forrest Gump
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King
Slumdog Millionaire
The Hurt Locker
The King's Speech
The Artist

Actually, the only one in there that I didn't like was Dances With Wolves. The other ones are just okay and unremarkable. I don't remember how much I disliked Forrest Gump.

Sometimes Seventh I swear you're trying to make me not like you.
#14
1939: Wizard of Oz should've won over Gone With The Wind

1940: The Great Dictator over Rebecca

1947: I enjoyed both The Bishop's Wife and Miracle on 34th Street, but I've not seen Gentleman's Agreement so I can't say it was undeserving cause idk

1950: Sunset Boulevard should've won. Should've won every Oscar up until like forever from now.

1951: I've not seen Streetcar Named Desire, but it's Marlon Brando, Kazan directing, and I love the book. So I reckon I'd probably take this over An American in Paris, but I've not seen that either.

1953: Roman Holiday has Audrey Hepburn, so it basically wins automatically, despite how good other films that year were.

1954: On the Waterfront should've had all the Oscar's ever

1961: not seen any of the films, but lol @ "Fanny"

1962: To Kill a Mockingbird should've won. Thanks racist old white people.

1964: My Fair Lady is so boring, and how could Dr. Strangelove (words words words) not win? Shameful.

1973: I watched The Sting when I was younger, so I don't remember much (except thinking it was about The Police), but from what I've heard about The Exorcist (which I've also not seen) that would be a close one? idk, if someone has seen both let me know what you think.

1976: Taxi Driver for sure. And then Network.

1979: I've not seen Kramer vs Kramer, but Apocalypse Now is god tier.

1980: Raging Bull

1983: I actually really like The Right Stuff, so I'll go with that. Don't remember anything but the song from Terms of Endearment, so idk, maybe it is more deserving but I like The Right Stuff.

1984: Not seen Out of Africa, but I really like The Color Purple

1989: Do The Right Thing and Dead Poets Society should've co-won.

1996: Fargo should've had it

1997: I like Good Will Hunting a lot more than Titanic.

1998: Shakespeare in Love? Really? Life is Beautiful for sure, and Saving Private Ryan. Like come on.

1999: still haven't seen American Beauty, but Sixth Sense really is amazing

2000: I'm ok with Gladiator winning, but I like Chocolat and Crouching Tiger etc more.

2002: Chicago is boring. The Pianist is not.

2003: Lost in Translation over LotR

2005: gtfo Crash

2009: Hurt Locker was ok, but Up.

2010: Black Swan, Inception, Social Network, and Toy Story 3 all could've had it. I would put The FIghter in there as well but I haven't seen it :o just heard good things

2011: Hugo or Tree of Life

2013: Her

2014: Selma. but Birdman is still very good.


:y:

Also for shame that Iron Giant wasn't nominated. I'd take it over Up for sure.
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#17
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Cuckoo's Nest and Hurt Locker specifically
#18
Woah first person to ever negatively refer to OFOTCN. Are you even human?
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#19
I'm gonna answer in the film thread, so we don't fill this thread with that talk, 'kay ?

EDIT: Regarding Cuckoo's Nest. I don't remember The Hurt Locker because it was extremely forgettable apart from that long scene when they try to dismantle the bomb in that street or something. The Hurt Locker is already a movie that is extremely divisive, so please don't hate me for that
#20
I'll comment on the ones I've seen.

Shawshank should have won in 1994 over Forrest Gump, although Forrest Gump is very good.

Saving Private Ryan was robbed by Shakespeare In Love in 1998.

Slumdog was not that great but with the other nominees it was probably deserved.

The Hurt Locker was very good but I am amazed it won against Avatar, Inglourious and Up.

The King's Speech was also very good but personally I preferred Black Swan, Inception and True Grit.
#21
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Slumdog was not that great but with the other nominees it was probably deserved.

Between the ones on that year, I'd put them like this:

- Frost/Nixon
- Milk
- The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
- Slumdog Millionaire
- The Reader

For real, Frost/Nixon is one of the most underrated ( and forgotten ) movies of the last decade. Slumdog Millionaire isn't even close to being as good as those other three imo.
#22
I hadn't seen any from that year, but I have been interested in Frost/Nixon. So I guess I should watch that or something
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#23
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1989: Do The Right Thing and Dead Poets Society should've co-won.

LOL

also "i've not" is ****ing weird as shit say "i haven't" instead you god damn yahoo




#24
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King's Speech won because every other nominee was meh.

Black Swan is ****ing incredible

Still haven't seen 12 Years a Slave but I seriously doubt it was anywhere close to being as good as Her (the fifth best film ever made) so I'm going to say that's the least deserved
#25
technically it's grammatically incorrect, because some grammar thing that I can't explain well.

i don't care tho fight me or osmehting but pls don't i'm not v strong
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#26
"i've not" is acceptable especially in england.
king's speech was boring. feel good for 40 yo women
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#27
Crash is definitely the first one that jumps to mind. There have been several best picture winners that I didn't particularly care for, but Crash was just plain bad.

On a side note, I attended a screening of the first-ever best picture winner, Wings, a few years ago. The film made the rounds to historic theaters across the US, along with the organist who composed the soundtrack for the re-release, which he performed live.

The movie stars Clara Bow (the "it girl"), Buddy Rogers, and a young Gary Cooper. The sheer scale of the production and the lengths that Wellman went to, to film it, are astounding. If you're interested, you should check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(1927_film)
#28
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"i've not" is acceptable especially in england.
king's speech was boring. feel good for 40 yo women

yeah well baby joel is american so he needs to get his shit together hmu
#29
okay so i guess i now know to disregard joel's movie opinions altogether
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#30
wait are you people serious? How did Crash suck? Lol how was it not worth the Oscar?
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#32
Crash is a white person feel good about how we can overcome racism and blah blah blah. I don't think Crash is awful, it's decent, but it is far from Oscar worthy.
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yeah well baby joel is american so he needs to get his shit together hmu

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#35
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king's speech was boring. feel good for 40 yo women

Just call me The King's Speech from now on, BOO YA
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#36
None of you white boys are men enough to mention 12 years a slave?
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#37
I've not seen it. And Her is god level so idk.
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#38
I've not seen Her but I feel like if I watched it I wouldn't be having fun. Wolf of Wall Street tho.
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#39
oooooooh i see

you're one of those guys who only likes films for fun

i bet you only listen to Jack Johnson as well

pff
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#40
I mean that song from Curious George was pretty catchy...
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