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What was the worst year for movies since the Oscars began?

I vote for 1981.

I hated all 5 Best Picture nominees: Chariots of Fire (winner) Atlantic City On Golden Pond Raiders of the Lost Ark Reds (liked it but it was way too long)

by Anonymousreply 1802/23/2013

The year "Out of Africa" won over "E.T." And when "Shakespeare In Love" winning over "Saving Private Ryan". I thought it was a farce.

by Anonymousreply 102/22/2013

"Gandhi" won over "E.T."


by Anonymousreply 202/22/2013

2006 was a shitfest: The Departed, Little Miss Sunshine (WTF?!?!), Letters From Iwo Jima, Babel, The Queen. The Queen was the only excellent one and even that was just a great made-for-tv picture. Remember how they LOOOVVED Clint Eastwood? Hahaha.

by Anonymousreply 302/22/2013

The year of the English Patient.

by Anonymousreply 402/22/2013

My god, where would you start? The last twenty years?

by Anonymousreply 502/22/2013

2010, the year Avatar came out. They are not all that bad but none of them is impressive enough.

by Anonymousreply 602/22/2013

I think the 2000s were particularly horrible. Of all of the Best Picture nominees, I would say only these are IMO great movies:

Gosford Park (2001)

The Pianist (2002)

Lost In Translation (2003)

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Michael Clayton (2007 was the best year of the decade)

Then they started with the 10 nominees and things got better.

by Anonymousreply 702/22/2013

Totally disagree, OP. I loved Reds, Raiders, and I liked Chariots of Fire but wouldn't have voted it Best.

This year is pretty stinky.

by Anonymousreply 802/22/2013

Avatar was 2009 - the year of great movies Up, The Hurt Locker, An Education.

by Anonymousreply 902/22/2013

The ten movies was a stupid idea. There haven't been five worthy nominees, let alone ten.

by Anonymousreply 1002/22/2013

I thought last year was horrible, if you've forgotten they were...

The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Help


Midnight in Paris


The Tree of Life

War Horse

by Anonymousreply 1102/22/2013

The Help and Midnight in Paris are the only two films from last year that I could sit through again.

by Anonymousreply 1202/22/2013

I remember 1986 being called the nadir of popular culture both cinematically and musically. A number of critics stated that there shouldn't have been a best picture nominee that year.

by Anonymousreply 1302/22/2013

I loved Midnight in Paris and I loved Michael Clayton (2007?).

by Anonymousreply 1402/22/2013

Link, R13?

by Anonymousreply 1502/22/2013

Does anyone know if the Oscars will live stream on the web? No one I know has cable television.

by Anonymousreply 1602/22/2013

You're right, r11, last year was awful.

by Anonymousreply 1702/23/2013

Agree with R11. I enjoy The Help as a guilty pleasure and The Tree of Life is certainly intriguing and should be seen by interested parties but the rest of them... I didn't see Hugo though.

Recently watched The Artist (well, the first 35 min. twice, once on my own and later with a friend). That was really shite. I thought based on the acclaim and awards that it would be slightly more authentic in its execution but no. I was really amazed that the score sounded like the composer never even watched the film. In DuJardin I expected a proper silent leading man not some comic who got on well with a dog. The female lead was completely wrong for it and the two of them dancing all the time was just tedious. I wouldn't even call them hoofers. Terrible film.

by Anonymousreply 1802/23/2013
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