What's the worst flick to win the Oscar for Best Picture?
it was a really weak field that year
weak field in 2009 too
I'll submit, The English Patient from 1996, which somehow beat out Fargo. I have never met a single person who says they enjoyed The English Patient, whereas Fargo is one of the best films of the 90s
Crash, Shakespeare in Love, 12 years a slave, The Artist, English Patient, and even though it didn't win Inception getting a nomination is the greatest tragedy in the history of the Academy
Not kidding. Film takes place over several decades and manages to say nothing about any of them or any of the historically significant people in them. It's not as if the cinematography, writing, or directing are spectacular either. This is even more suprising because
Hanks, Zemeckis, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, and Sally Fieldare all proven talents that have made great movies and proven they can save bad films. Hate to sound edgy but holy shit the academy are fucking overemotional children sometimes.
>It was the worst movie nominated for Best Picture that year.
Avatar – James Cameron and Jon Landau
The Blind Side – Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove, and Broderick Johnson
District 9 – Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham
An Education – Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey
Inglourious Basterds – Lawrence Bender
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire – Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, and Gary Magness
A Serious Man – Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Up – Jonas Rivera
Up in the Air – Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman, and Jason Reitman
Was it really?
Was it really?
The casuals are destroying the western world. If you give them something that makes them happy then you are complicit in that destruction. If you make something to bore and confuse them then you're fighting the good fight.
Goodfellas is complete mediocrity that marked the artistic death of Scorcese. Any person who likes Goodfellas is juvenile about cinema. I hope you aren't much older than 13 now if you still think that's a quality film.
Crash is an easy target. It was a mistake. Birdman is a disaster. Lubezki deserves all the credit for his photography but it's in service of a shitty script and a director who is a fucking moron.
>all these choices from 10 years ago
And many of these movies are acceptable or even good.
Going My Way, The Broadway Melody, Cavalcade and The Greatest Show on Earth are all far worse than Crash.
The King's Speech was less of an issue with the movie itself then winning over Black Swan or The Social Network.
Even by Academy standards that was some wacky tobacky.
Birdman was fine. It wasn't fantastic, it wasn't terrible, it was just fine.
I knew Whiplash wasn't going to win Best Picture so I was checked out of the proceedings at that point.
Normal people didn't think much about it, they don't care about camerawork and irony and cinema language, they just care about simple things like relatability, interesting characters and emotional impact, and Birdman doesn't provide a lot of these things.
I can't blame them too much cause I myself didnt think much of the film. If the award was for merit and quality Boyhood should have won
>If the award was for merit and quality Boyhood should have won
“Hipster Patriarchy” might be a better title for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Depicting a white American male from childhood to adolescence, it celebrates the emblematic figure of American social power. Starting with youth’s inherent innocence and appeal, Linklater gives his protagonist, Mason (Ellar Coltrane), centrality in the passing parade of his Texas family (including a sister and divorced parents) and then, ultimately, confers importance upon Mason and his “normalcy.”
Sure enough, the cultural media have responded on cue: Praising the deliberately mundane Boyhood fits the pattern unconsciously followed by most culture writers (who also tend to be white males) seeking to confirm their own privilege and importance — but without examining it. Some women and men of other races also worship this unscrutinized authority, which partly explains why Linklater’s lackluster filmmaking (from Suburbia, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight to School of Rock and the atrocious Bernie) almost always gets overrated.
As much as fanboys falling for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Linklater’s think-alike idolators seem to have forgotten the significant films Boyhood imitates. The widely hyped story of Boyhood’s twelve-year production ignores the similar periodic method English director Michael Apted employed on the documentary series 7 Up (he filmed a group of British schoolkids at seven-year intervals); the hype also ignores how François Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel series (from The 400 Blows, Love at Twenty, and Stolen Kisses to Bed and Board and Love on the Run) encompassed a 20-year span in the fictional youth’s life.
The script is one of Birdmans' strengths. You probably didnt like it because the ideas it explored went over your head. Cant really blame you for not liking it though since your a fat fuck mediocre human being.
OP is close
But Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan takes the cake
The English Patient
A beautiful Mind
All are travesties.
If this is an osar snub thread here it goes: the best casting in history LOTR received 0 acting academy awards despite 3 best picture nominations and 1 win.
John Rhys Davies
>worse than burn after reading
The Social Network and Inception were considerably better than the rest of the competition I think, 2010 was not a very good year but these two movies were hyped up and delivered
King Speech was still a deserving winner though, comfy with great performances, extremely likeable oscar bait.
I don't think inception deserved a best picture nom let alone a win. The prestige is nolans only best picture worthy.
The social network was very well done and tightly done but I just felt meh about it. Probably bc I like many other Fincher films. I don't think it deserved best picture but maybe that's because I just really hate Jewbook
The worst thing about Crash is not even the best movie named Crash. Every time I tell someone I love Crash, they think I'm talking about that piece of shit Oscar bait and not the Cronenberg masterpiece. Fuck Crash.
The English Patient was worse, though.
>mfw Crash also got nominated for best screenplay
I'm more pissed that Gran Torino didn't get nominated for anything that year while Milk got a shitload of nominations for being another "Sean Penn goes into Oscar bait for the 1295th time despite being a horrible actor" movie
>Some irrelevant documentary about muh nostalgic entertainment industry beat The Act of Killing
Actually made me care about the Oscars for 5 seconds.
Agreed. Not that it really deserves it either, 2000 was just a shit year for American flicks.
20 Feet from Stardom, which nobody remembers or cares about. It beat The Square too.