• By Kammundi
    February 22, 2012
    03:36 PM

    The greatest films tend to not be winners in that system and often not even nominated. Pretty typical of me to ridicule them, yet the Oscars continue to carry more of a cache of respectability than any other entertainment award. While I know something isn't working properly, I still remain somewhat connected to finding out what gets noms/wins and what doesn't. Once in a while it seems to work out fairly well, but more often it is shameful.
    • By repete66211
      February 22, 2012
      06:07 PM

      @Scott: Being John Malkovich is not a good movie so much as an inside joke for smug people who wear cardigans and The Social Network, though good, was a biopic about a trendy website. Hardly worthy for Best Picture Oscars, no? Thus the problem attempting to objectively evaluate the subjective.
    • By Gaydn_Deceased
      August 24, 2014
      07:59 AM

      I really only pay attention to the Best Director, Best Screenplay (Adapted and Original), and Best Foreign Language Film. Those have been pretty solid in my eyes.
  • By Filiusd99993
    July 02, 2013
    01:11 AM

    I can't believe that Midnight Cowboy beat out Z for best picture. It's such a terrible, disjunctive film. I can't say that it's the greatest upset for Best Picture (that would be Raging Bull losing out to Ordinary People) but still.
    • By Craig J. Clark
      July 02, 2013
      09:36 AM

      The argument could also be made that Missing deserved to win over Gandhi. I have nothing against Richard Attenborough's film, per se, but Costa-Gavras's is the one I can see myself returning to again and again.
  • By Moviefan777
    November 16, 2017
    10:42 PM

    Don't forget Tom Jones!
  • By Peter Rogers
    January 28, 2018
    08:25 PM

    Also, Elaphant Man for Ordinary People. Or any other film that year for Ordinary People.