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lachyas's avatar


The 2017 entry is incorrect the best picture winner was actually Emma Stone.
5 years 11 months ago
bluewonder's avatar


all watched :)
8 years 10 months ago
dvdjunkie's avatar


In my DVD or Blu-ray collection I love having the movie that won the Academy Award as Best Movie for that particular year. I have also tried, unsuccessfully I might add, to expand my collection to include those nominated for that high honor each year. That is where my collection is incomplete. I still would date anyone who views my collection to not be able to pick out a movie that has won some award.
9 years 2 months ago
KatForsyth's avatar


Finally completed this list! I was surprised to see that only 176 other users have Platinums on it; out of over 131 000 iCM users that's surprisingly few! Of course, now I feel extra awesome. :-)
9 years 7 months ago
igordebraga's avatar


Now comes a time where we scream "Argo **** yourself", I mean, update with the latest.
9 years 11 months ago
BPsandman84's avatar



Technically it did win. There were TWO Best Picture categories in the first year. It's just that for record's sake, they usually only count the Best Picture category Wings was in.
10 years 11 months ago
Brantastic16's avatar


@greenhorg Although I agree with your thoughts on Academy bias, I must correct you. Double Indemnity was, in fact, nominated for Best Picture, as well as six other awards (though it didn't win any).
11 years ago
jacktrewin's avatar



while i dont doubt most of the films you pick out that missed out on oscars are great masterpieces you can't just dismiss ones like ordinary people that took the award in 1980. your two sources are academy award winners and imdb scores. both of those only really show the popularity of a film. it is down to our own personal response to a film and not on what arbitrary awards other people decide to give it, and especially the academy
11 years 1 month ago
Nuked's avatar


Greenhorg, I can tell that your points are good because your source is IMDb, and we know IMDb to have the definitive ratings of all-time. /sarcasm

Get over it, jackass.
11 years 1 month ago
greenhorg's avatar


Audiences and critics *did* appreciate Chaplin, Hitchcock, and Star Wars, etc., at the time of their release. They did not receive the awards they deserved only because of a systematic academy bias against most genres of film that are not dramas (or musicals).
11 years 1 month ago
MM's avatar


While I appreciate your post you do realise that many films go unappreciated at their time of release, both critically and commercially, and only decades later gain the regard which they deserved at the time.
11 years 1 month ago
greenhorg's avatar


IMDb ratings are good at revealing the biases and blind spots of the academy over the years. For instance many films that are now rated as the best comedies of all time were made in the 1930s, but they weren’t even considered worthy of nomination at the time. Instead the Oscar kept going to melodramas that are now considered bad or mediocre.

Winner: Cimarron 6.1 imdb (lowest rated best picture winner)
Robbed: City Lights 8.6 (not nominated; now the highest rated comedy on imdb, #46 top 250)

Winner: Cavalcade 6.4 (second lowest rated winner)
Robbed: Duck Soup 8.1 (not nominated)

Winner: The Great Ziegfeld 6.9 (seventh lowest rated winner)
Robbed: Modern Times 8.5 (not nominated; fifth best comedy, # 61 top 250)
11 years 1 month ago
greenhorg's avatar


The bias in favor of drama continues into the 1940s and 1950s where some of the highest rated thrillers and film-noirs of all time are consistently overlooked. Alfred Hitchcock wins in 1940 and then is robbed of the Oscar (or even the courtesy of a nomination!) a dozen times over the next 20 years.

Winner: Going My Way 7.4
Robbed: Double Indemnity 8.6 (not nominated, #54 top 250)

Winner: An American In Paris 7.2 (tenth lowest rated winner)
Robbed: Strangers on a Train 8.3 (not nominated, #139 top 250)

Winner: Around the World In 80 Days 6.8 (fifth lowest rated winner)
Robbed: The Killing 8.2 (not nominated, #197 top 250)

Winner: Gigi 6.9 (sixth lowest rated winner)
Robbed: Vertigo 8.5 (not nominated, #47 top 250)

Not even a nomination for Rope (1948; #234 top 250), Rear Window (1954; #22 top 250), North By Northwest (1959; #37 top 250) or Psycho (1960; #26 top 250).
11 years 1 month ago
greenhorg's avatar


The bias in favor of drama continues into 1980s where a number of dull, forgettable films win 'Best Picture' against the best adventure movies ever made:

Winner: Ordinary People 7.8
Robbed: Empire Strikes Back 8.8 (not nominated, #11 top 250)

Winner: Chariots of Fire 7.2 (10th lowest rated winner)
Robbed: Raiders of the Lost Ark 8.7 (#23 top 250)_

Winner: Terms of Endearment 7.3
Robbed: Return of the Jedi 8.3 (not nominated, #97 top 250)

Winner: Out of Africa 7.0 (ninth lowest rated winner)
Robbed: Back to the Future 8.4 (not nominated, #66 top 250)

Winner: Driving Miss Daisy 7.4
Robbed: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 8.3 (not nominated, #100 top 250)

In each case -- comedy in the 30s, suspense in the 40s and 50s, and adventure in the 80s -- the academy has failed to acknowledge or appreciate the unique genius of the era because it has been narrowly biased towards one film genre (drama) for almost 9 decades, to the point where poorly made dramas are consistently chosen over amazing films of other genres (animation, horror, and action need not even apply).
11 years 1 month ago
Wallmasterz's avatar


@merlynwise: "Actually,"

Sunrise was the same year as Wings, 1927-1928, and received a different award. Some people consider Wings and Sunrise co-winners but Wings won the award that eventually became "Best Picture."
11 years 1 month ago

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