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fantic
Feb 28th, 2011, 09:03 PM
1934

I personally like this format better, 5 is way too little. The film that won is in bold;

1934 It Happened One Night - Columbia - Harry Cohn
The Barretts of Wimpole Street - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Irving Thalberg
Cleopatra - Paramount - Cecil B. DeMille
Flirtation Walk - First National - Jack L. Warner, Hal B. Wallis with Robert Lord
The Gay Divorcee - RKO Radio - Pandro S. Berman
Here Comes the Navy - Warner Bros. - Lou Edelman
The House of Rothschild - Twentieth Century Pictures, United Artists - Darryl F. Zanuck with William Goetz and Raymond Griffith
Imitation of Life - Universal - John M. Stahl
One Night of Love - Columbia - Harry Cohn with Everett Riskin
The Thin Man - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Hunt Stromberg
Viva Villa! - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - David O. Selznick
The White Parade - Fox - Jesse L. Lasky

Yes, yes, should be thankful that comedy got it but personally think that movie is overrated. It literally swept (got 5 core categories, I think).

I would prefer another comedy, The Thin Man, or the musical the Gay Divorcee featuring Astaire/Rogers.
To think of it GD really could've got it, too bad, musical rarely gets one..

fantic
Feb 28th, 2011, 09:07 PM
1935
Mutiny on the Bounty - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Irving Thalberg with Albert Lewin
Alice Adams - RKO Radio - Pandro S. Berman
Broadway Melody of 1936 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - John W. Considine, Jr.
Captain Blood - Warner Bros.-Cosmopolitan - Hal B. Wallis with Harry Joe Brown and Gordon Hollingshead
David Copperfield - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - David O. Selznick
The Informer - RKO Radio - Cliff Reid
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer - Paramount - Louis D. Lighton
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Warner Bros. - Henry Blanke
Les Misérables - Twentieth Century Pictures, United Artists - Darryl F. Zanuck
Naughty Marietta - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Hunt Stromberg
Ruggles of Red Gap - Paramount - Arthur Hornblow, Jr.
Top Hat - RKO Radio - Pandro S. Berman

I've heard that John Ford's Informer is pretty good, and Top Hat is one of the best musicals ever, but MOTB was The Godfather of the 30s, all 3 male leads were terrific. A RARE good choice by the Academy :tape:

fantic
Feb 28th, 2011, 09:11 PM
1936 The Great Ziegfeld - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Hunt Stromberg
Anthony Adverse - Warner Bros. - Henry Blanke
Dodsworth - Goldwyn, United Artists - Samuel Goldwyn with Merritt Hulbert
Libeled Lady - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Lawrence Weingarten
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town - Columbia - Frank Capra
Romeo and Juliet - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Irving Thalberg
San Francisco - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - John Emerson and Bernard H. Hyman
The Story of Louis Pasteur - Warner Bros. - Henry Blanke
A Tale of Two Cities - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - David O. Selznick
Three Smart Girls - Universal - Joe Pasternak with Charles R. Rogers

FAIL. UNnominated ones are better :lol: (though I loved Libeled Lady. Deeds is not bad either)

To name a few. My man Godfrey(comedy), Swing time(musical), Fury(social drama-lynch which was VERY serious in that time; yes, Americans are violent, vide the lax gun laws :lol: well they enjoyed lynching and killing blacks even in the 50,60s so)

And to top it all, Modern Times by Chaplin. But Academy probably NEVER wanted a silent film revival, so. :shrug:

fantic
Feb 28th, 2011, 09:14 PM
1937

The Life of Emile Zola - Warner Bros. - Henry Blanke

The Awful Truth - Columbia - Leo McCarey with Everett Riskin
Captains Courageous - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Louis Lighton
Dead End - Goldwyn, United Artists - Samuel Goldwyn with Merritt Hulbert
The Good Earth - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Irving Thalberg with Albert Lewin
In Old Chicago - 20th Century-Fox - Darryl F. Zanuck with Kenneth MacGowan
Lost Horizon - Columbia - Frank Capra
One Hundred Men and a Girl - Universal - Charles R. Rogers with Joe Pasternak
Stage Door - RKO Radio - Pandro S. Berman
A Star Is Born - Selznick International, United Artists - David O. Selznick

Lots of good movies, but really it should've been that witty comedy The Awful Truth. For Zola Muni can win a leading actor (and he did), but getting the best Picture is too much for me.

fantic
Feb 28th, 2011, 09:17 PM
1938

You Can't Take It With You - Columbia - Frank Capra

The Adventures of Robin Hood - Warner Bros. - Hal B. Wallis with Henry Blanke
Alexander's Ragtime Band - 20th Century-Fox - Darryl F. Zanuck with Harry Joe Brown
Boys Town - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - John W. Considine, Jr.
The Citadel - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Victor Saville
Four Daughters - Warner Bros.-First National - Hal B. Wallis with Henry Blanke
Grand Illusion (La Grande illusion) - R. A. O., World Pictures - Frank Rollmer with Albert Pinkovitch
Jezebel - Warner Bros. - Hal B. Wallis with Henry Blanke
Pygmalion - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Gabriel Pascal
Test Pilot - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Louis Lighton

SHOCKING. INCOMPREHENSIBLE :haha: :help:
Yeah, comedy is good, but come on, how can it beat the Grand Illusion? If not, how about Robin Hood, that rousing epic?
Really..:rolleyes:

fantic
Feb 28th, 2011, 09:19 PM
1939 Gone with the Wind - Selznick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - David O. Selznick

Dark Victory - Warner Bros. - David Lewis
Goodbye, Mr. Chips - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Victor Saville
Love Affair - RKO - Leo McCarey
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - Columbia - Frank Capra
Ninotchka - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Sidney Franklin
Of Mice and Men - Roach, United Artists - Lewis Milestone
Stagecoach - United Artists - Walter Wanger
The Wizard of Oz - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Mervyn LeRoy
Wuthering Heights - Goldwyn, United Artists - Samuel Goldwyn

It just shows that this period is THE BEST EVER.
Look at the nominees :bowdown:
Young Mr. Lincoln, Gunga Din, Babes in Arms, which aren't even nominated, are really good ones too.

But no choice, right? :lol: Just too bad for the other pictures.