1. Best Picture Outrage
The Academy has a knack of anticipating the best films in any given year/decade/career by not rewarding them at Oscar time. In 1981 it was Martin Scorsese’s still-searing boxing masterpiece Raging Bull, which lost a points decision to Robert Redford’s schmaltzy, po-faced grief ‘em up Ordinary People.
2. Bugsy’s Perfect 10
Oscar has always had his clear favourites, and arch smooth operator Warren Beatty is definitely one of them. How else to explain the fact that his dreary and disjointed glamour biopic Bugsy scored TEN nominations at the 1992 ceremony?