Sunday, May 06, 2012

The Best Pictures, Continued

Earlier this year I composed a list of all the movies I've seen that were nominated for AMPAS' Best Picture Academy Award. Since then I've added quite a few nominees to my list, and here they are:

The Racket (1927/28)
In Old Arizona (1928/29)
The Divorcee (1929/30)
The Love Parade (1929/30)
Cimarron (1930/31)
Five Star Final (1931/32)
42nd Street (1932/33)
Little Women (1932/33)
Top Hat (1935)
Great Expectations (1947)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Tender Mercies (1983)
Babe (1995)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
The Cider House Rules (1999)
Chocolat (2000)
In the Bedroom (2001)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Hours (2002)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Seabiscuit (2003)
Sideways (2004)
Capote (2005)
The Queen (2006)
Atonement (2007)

Of the 494 nominated films, I have now seen 252, or 51 percent of them. Over halfway home!

Oldest nominees I've seen: Wings (1927/28; first Best Picture winner) and The Racket (1927/28).
Newest nominee I've seen: Moneyball (2011)
Second-oldest: In Old Arizona (1928/29)

Years in which I've seen every nominated film: 1982, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010

Years in which I've seen all but one nominated film: 1927/28, 1954, 1962, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008

Years in which I've seen none of the nominated films: 1958, 1968


Earl's favourites among this batch of nominees: Five Star Final, Great Expectations, The Last Picture Show, Babe, Good Will Hunting, In the Bedroom, Lost in Translation.

Earl's least favourite among this batch of nominees: Seabiscuit, The Deer Hunter, Three Coins in the Fountain, Cimarron

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