“You’re going to really regret giving me this Academy Award, AFFotD.”
Earlier this week we decided on a whim (read as, while drinking whiskey in the middle of the day) that we would go through all the Academy Awards for Best Picture that were handed out in every ceremony from 1970 through 2009 and determine what movies from that year should really have come away with the win. And, well, it took us 4,500 words to cover five years. Yeah, um, this is going to take a while. So let’s keep motoring through.
But first, a quick refresher on our process here. We will list each Academy Award by the year the award was presented, as opposed to the year that the films came out. Yes, it’s frustratingly confusing, but we’ve made this arbitrary decision and are sticking to it.
So all of our entries for 1975 came out in 1974, 1976’s Oscar is for films released in 1975, you get the idea. We’ll tell you what movie won originally as well as what films were originally nominated. We will include the IMDB user ratings for each film as a widely imperfect marker of quality. Then, we’ll decide who actually deserves that Academy Award. In our first article, two films kept their statue, while three were handed out to different nominees. A film doesn’t have to have been nominated originally to get the award, but it does help.
Now, with that all being said, let’s dive into our next batch of films.
Re-Awarding the Academy Award for Best Picture (1975-1979)
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“How have I NOT won an Oscar?”
As we established in yesterday’s fun fact, the Oscars are not always fair. Sometimes they can be cruel, political film awards that completely ignore some classic American performances. That’s why we decided to do something about it, and forcibly steal other actors’ hard earned Oscars and give them to more worthy recipients. So, here, please see our final two American Oscar Award winners.
Posted in The Best of the Rest
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