Best & Worst: Oscar Movies

Deserved winners and embarrassing blunders

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    • Latvic

      Feb 10th 2011, 7:27

      Worst: The Hurt Locker, Titanic, Kramer vs. Kramer Best: American Beauty,

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    • minorityreport

      Feb 10th 2011, 8:29

      What, no Forrest Gump?

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    • deedeedragons

      Feb 10th 2011, 10:49

      Oh god i hate Forrest Gump!

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    • tummidge

      Feb 10th 2011, 11:10

      American Beauty is ace when Kevin Spacey is on screen, but it gets close to awful at times when he isn't. The Hurt Locker is infinitely better than Avatar, which would have won if not for THL. I feel Slumdog is vastly overrated as it was a very poor Oscar year.

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    • McSerious

      Feb 10th 2011, 11:28

      Neither Avatar nor the Hurt Locker deserved it. Should have been Moon, which also should have had best director and actor. How about Pulp Fiction being snubbed in favour of Forrest Gump? Just wrong.

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    • LouisV

      Feb 10th 2011, 11:39

      Titanic, Forrest Gump, Crash!! It all makes me feel a little ill. Like someone farting into a jar of honey (Obscure, I know... but that's all I could think of.)

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 10th 2011, 12:35

      "Alex your father has just won the Academy Award," How smug was that line? Talk about alienating the rest of the world...Anyway I thought The Departed should of been on the list, its not a bad film, its was just a obvious and feeble attempt by AMPAS to atone for the 'robbery' Scorsese endured over the decades for his actual masterpieces... ie Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, GoodFellas, Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York.

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    • SiMan

      Feb 10th 2011, 13:25

      Godfather Part 2 "went on to become the only sequel to be awarded Best Picture"...are we no longer counting Return of the King then?

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    • kardom1

      Feb 10th 2011, 13:36

      Actually very pleased to see that Total Film didn't go down the cliched route of slagging off Gump and Dances With Wolves etc. The thing is I personally think that Pulp Fiction is a better all round film than Gump however they are so different that comparing the two shows the limitation of the Academy Awards. I enjoy both films immensly but at completely different times. I feel if Fiction would have won that night then Gump would be held in people's affections more than they are. Anyway Shawshank should have beat them both!!!

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    • MattMaytum

      Feb 10th 2011, 14:02

      ^^ SiMan- D'oh! Error amended now.

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 10th 2011, 15:09

      There are 10 nominated this year, funnily enough ALL of them would be worthy of the prize. Theres no-gifts-for-the-voters-corruption a'la Shakespeare in love or blatant brown-nose like The English Patient (or anything by Stephen Daldrey).

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    • CSB23

      Feb 10th 2011, 16:43

      Ron Howard has made two very good films. Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind. A Beautiful Mind should be in the best catagory as opposed to the worst, the same goes with Crash which deserved to beat Brokeback Mountain, people just think that should of won because Heath Ledger is dead now...and why the hell is Rocky in the best!? You missed out American Beauty, Slumdog Millionaire and The Departed for the Best, and The Hurt Locker should probably be in the worst but then again most the films nominated that year wernt very deserving of an oscar..

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    • Matt164

      Feb 10th 2011, 18:06

      Definately The Departed for the best and The Hurt Locker is an excellent film.

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    • TrentNavarro

      Feb 10th 2011, 19:56

      @CSB23 From the moment Crash won the Oscar people were saying Brokeback should have won. Ledger's death has absolutely nothing to do with it. And A Beautiful Mind is the right category. It really is one of the worst films of the last 10 years.

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    • lacey473

      Feb 10th 2011, 21:38

      I'm sorry, but I personally think American Beauty should be on there for Best. Also, am I the only person in the entire world that actually liked Crash?

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    • Seedorf

      Feb 11th 2011, 0:51

      "Godfather Part 2 "went on to become the only sequel to be awarded Best Picture"...are we no longer counting Return of the King then?" Return of the King, was not a sequel, it's part of one story.

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 11th 2011, 8:42

      I don't understand the dislike for The Hurt Locker, I though it was a terrific view of how war can give certain people adrenaline fixes.

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 11th 2011, 8:50

      Oh and I can't believe they ignored Forrest Gump when it won over Pulp Fiction.

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    • Raybros

      Feb 11th 2011, 9:24

      what about Forest gump winning over Pulp Fiction and Shawshank

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    • QuietLife

      Feb 11th 2011, 16:59

      Could someone suggest the Forrest Gump/Pulp Fiction/Shawshank thing again please? I don't think it's been mentioned enough times. Christ, read the previous posts before commenting people...

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 11th 2011, 18:03

      Don't blaspheme !!!!!!!

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 11th 2011, 20:03

      Titanic over LA Confidential???

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    • Toph80

      Feb 12th 2011, 0:40

      Missed out for me personally TITanic in thwe worst section, never been so bored watching one film in all my, esp when you already know that come the end of the film the bloody thing is gonna sink, only funny bits i found was when that falling body hit the propellers and when Leo FINALLY snuffed it, only good bit of the film for me was the ever brillaint Kathy Bates as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown". And as for Crash, ok never see it, wanted to just never gotten round to it as yet, but worst or not i'm pleased it beat that DREADFUL Brokeback Mountain, 2hours of my life I wasted and will never get back again, even as an openly gay man i couldn't stand it, complete and utter total drivel. I will agree though on LOTR: Return of the King, loved the film, loved the entire series and much deserved of all the praise it got, just a pity that the Harry Potter series (waits for the moans) will never get any of the accolades thats LOTR heralded when it finally comes to an end later this year.

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 12th 2011, 21:59

      I mean 11 oscars for Titanic! A film people only remember the last half hour of, the rest is wooden characters, stock dialogue and badly dated CGI.

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    • arielnano

      Mar 31st 2011, 15:10

      You say "OK, so it shouldn't have been awarded over Taxi Driver" for Rocky, but Taxi Driver is WAY overrated when it comes to the Oscars. Best Picture should've gone to Network - that's the unknown film which won 4 Oscars that year, including 3 for acting and 1 for original screenplay.

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