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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 11:45 AM   #16
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1996: Fargo over The English Patient
2001: Mullholland Drive (not nominated for Best Picture) over A Beautiful Mind
These.

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1994: Leon (without nomination) over Forrest Gump
2000: Vita e bella over Shakespeare in Love
2004: Pianist or The Hours over Chicago
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Old Jun 28th, 2013, 11:53 AM   #17
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Re: Movies that should have won the Oscar but didn't

Shawshank Redemption over Forrest Gump.
Mulholland Drive (without a nomination) over A Beautiful Mind.
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Shawshank Redemption over Forrest Gump.
Mulholland Drive (without a nomination) over A Beautiful Mind.
This.....that movie now has a cult following and people haven't really kept up with Forrest Gump.
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These.

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1994: Leon (without nomination) over Forrest Gump
2000: Vita e bella over Shakespeare in Love
2004: Pianist or The Hours over Chicago
Absolutely agree with your 2000 pick.
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I enjoyed the Shawshank Redemption as light feel-good entertainment, but to me it seemed like a parody of every prison movie that was ever made. I'm not sure whether that was the intention, but they dragged out every cliche of the genre for that one.

The result was as I said very entertaining, but a great movie? Not in my book.
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Crap, I completely missed that Taxi Driver was also nominated that year. I have to revise my choice:

Taxi Driver > Network > (Bound for Glory > All the President's Men >) Rocky (Rocky really was the worst movie on the list that year)

It often happens that there are multiple oscar-worthy films in one year and none whatsoever (at least none nominated) in another. In 1974 three great movies - Chinatown, The Conversation and Lenny - were all beaten for the Oscar by another great movie, The Godfather II (with, weirdly, piece of crap The Towering Inferno rounding out the list). All four of those movies were better than anything nominated in, say, 1977.

Good point that the choices don't have to have been nominated.
Yup, 1976 was easily the worst. Any 3 movies that nominated was better than Rocky (Haven't seen the 'Bound for Glory' though)

And yes, 1974 was REALLY good, all excellent films.

How about

Awards for 1974
Oscar
Best Picture
WINNER
The Sting: Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips

NOMINEES
American Graffiti: Francis Ford Coppola, Gary Kurtz
Cries & Whispers: Ingmar Bergman
The Exorcist: William Peter Blatty
A Touch of Class: Melvin Frank

It's a cliche that Citizen Kane should have bested John Ford's HGWMV, but some argue that HGWMV was one of the better movies of the Oscar Winners

There are actually so many out there that can make the list
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Just browsed through the 1960s through IMDB and boy, 1960s was weak. 1970s was really a Renaissance period. 1950s weren't too good either. If not for Kazan and Wilder..

For example;

Awards for 1957
Oscar
Best Picture
WINNER
Around the World in Eighty Days: Michael Todd

NOMINEES
Friendly Persuasion: William Wyler
Giant: George Stevens, Henry Ginsberg
The King and I: Charles Brackett
The Ten Commandments: Cecil B. DeMille

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Awards for 1953
Oscar
Best Picture
WINNER
The Greatest Show on Earth: Cecil B. DeMille

NOMINEES
High Noon: Stanley Kramer
Ivanhoe: Pandro S. Berman
Moulin Rouge: John Huston
The Quiet Man: John Ford, Merian C. Cooper


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Awards for 1952
Oscar
Best Picture
WINNER
An American in Paris: Arthur Freed

NOMINEES
Decision Before Dawn: Anatole Litvak, Frank McCarthy
A Place in the Sun: George Stevens
Quo Vadis: Sam Zimbalist
A Streetcar Named Desire: Charles K. Feldman
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Awards for 1945
Oscar
Best Picture
WINNER
Going My Way: (Paramount)

NOMINEES
Double Indemnity: (Paramount)
Gaslight: (M-G-M)
Since You Went Away: (Selznick International Pictures)
Wilson: (20th Century Fox)

I actually like GMW. But DI was definitely snubbed.
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Awards for 1958
Oscar

Best Picture
WINNER
The Bridge on the River Kwai: Sam Spiegel

NOMINEES
Peyton Place: Jerry Wald
Sayonara: William Goetz
12 Angry Men: Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose
Witness for the Prosecution: Arthur Hornblow Jr.

Kazan’s A Face in the Crowd and Alexander Mackendrick’s Sweet Smell of Success tops them all

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1958

Awards for 1959
Oscar
Best Picture
WINNER
Gigi: Arthur Freed

NOMINEES
Auntie Mame: Jack L. Warner
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Lawrence Weingarten
The Defiant Ones: Stanley Kramer
Separate Tables: Harold Hecht

What film should have won: Vertigo/Some Came Running

1959
Awards for 1960
Oscar
Best Picture
WINNER
Ben-Hur: Sam Zimbalist

NOMINEES
Anatomy of a Murder: Otto Preminger
The Diary of Anne Frank: George Stevens
The Nun's Story: Henry Blanke
Room at the Top: John Woolf, James Woolf

What film should have won: Some Like It Hot
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Awards for 1980
Oscar
Best Picture

WINNER
Kramer vs. Kramer: Stanley R. Jaffe

NOMINEES
All That Jazz: Robert Alan Aurthur
Apocalypse Now: Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos, Gray Frederickson, Tom Sternberg

Breaking Away: Peter Yates
Norma Rae: Tamara Asseyev, Alexandra Rose
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Whoopi was robbed.
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The Lives of Others should have won in 2007 over the Departed, which was fun but it wasn't even one of Scorcese's best movies. Apparently the German movie was too slow-paced to even be nominated and we all know how the Oscars don't give an award to a movie that doesn't have at least 1 big explosion
I think Pan's Labyrinth should have won over The Lives of Others in the Foreign Language category. To me that was the best picture that year.
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Just browsed through the 1960s through IMDB and boy, 1960s was weak. 1970s was really a Renaissance period. 1950s weren't too good either. If not for Kazan and Wilder..

For example;

Awards for 1957
Oscar
Best Picture
WINNER
Around the World in Eighty Days: Michael Todd

NOMINEES
Friendly Persuasion: William Wyler
Giant: George Stevens, Henry Ginsberg
The King and I: Charles Brackett
The Ten Commandments: Cecil B. DeMille

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Awards for 1953
Oscar
Best Picture
WINNER
The Greatest Show on Earth: Cecil B. DeMille

NOMINEES
High Noon: Stanley Kramer
Ivanhoe: Pandro S. Berman
Moulin Rouge: John Huston
The Quiet Man: John Ford, Merian C. Cooper


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Awards for 1952
Oscar
Best Picture
WINNER
An American in Paris: Arthur Freed

NOMINEES
Decision Before Dawn: Anatole Litvak, Frank McCarthy
A Place in the Sun: George Stevens
Quo Vadis: Sam Zimbalist
A Streetcar Named Desire: Charles K. Feldman
I'd never really looked at it like that, but yeah, the 50s and 60s were pretty weak, in terms of Oscars at least. Cecil B DeMille has a lot to answer for

But there were a lot of great directors in that period that won few oscars if any: you already mentioned Wilder and Kazan, I'd add Hitchcock to that for sure, and in the sixties Kubrick, just to name a few. Can't see too many directors today making movies better than those guys made. I'm also more of a David Lean fan than you apparently are. I loved Lawrence of Arabia, and thought Bridge over the River Kwai was pretty good as well.
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