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842 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 20 years ago by pauleky

Do you think the `Best Picture` usually wins the `Best Picture` Oscar?
I can only think of a handful that were truly deserving. How about you?

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20 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 6/4/02 - 5:33:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
In SOME cases, but sometimes I don't think the winenr should've won, but thats my own preference in movies I suppose
20 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 6/4/02 - 5:34:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah, we all have our own opinions.. and in my opinion, hell no! the best picture could be one that's not even nominated!
20 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 6/10/02 - 9:09:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think Lord of the Rings should have won for 2002.
20 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 7/12/02 - 6:53:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sometimes the film that will cause the most controversy if it wins is usually the films that wins regardless whether it is the best or not.
20 yrs ago - Monday 7/29/02 - 1:03:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Its all fixed
20 yrs ago - Monday 7/29/02 - 1:06:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Each person has his own opinion. In my opinion a movie that won might have been terrible while others would love it and vice versa
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 9:57:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
no,it hardly ever happens,the only time i can think of when the Best Picture went to a deserving movie was American Beauty
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 10:19:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's all preference. There is a lot more that goes into the decision than the storyline itself. Of course, that is a huge and integral part but not the complete basis for the decision.
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 10:21:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Does anyone in this world think Forest Gump is better than Pulp Fiction? What a joke.
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 10:21:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Forrest Gump is the best movie ever. But still, it's only preference. lol
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 10:22:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pulp Fiction had a lot going for it as well. The cast was incredible. But I think Forrest Gump deserved it.
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 10:24:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Forrest Gump was way better than Pulp Fiction,Pulp was overrated.but Gump wasnt better than Shawshank Redemption,that should have won
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 10:35:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Feeble Forest is better than Pulp? I'm gasping right now, literally gasping... I think Forest Gump was perfectly entertaining, but it was such a safe, tepid movie. It told Americans exactly what they wanted to hear. I mean, that whole scene with Jenny wobbling on the ledge--high--in her disco outfit was straight-up camp. And of course, in the end, the whore gets what she deserves. And the Vietnam scenes--all these faceless "Orientals" surrounding the good ol' Americans. It was exhausting trying to process all the sterotypes being hurled at me. I did like the scene where Jenni has her tacky emotional meltdown in front of her old shack (because remember, all girls who are sexual are really molestation victims), but that's just because I'm a big ol' softy for stuff like that. Pulp was bold, daring, and hugely subversive at the time. It brought postmodernism into mainstream speak, and helped spark the revolution that "The Crying Game" had started.
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 10:36:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pulp was pivotal to the culture in a way that Forest could never be.
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 10:38:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
ooww puuuuleeeze,Reservior Dogs was 100 times better
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 10:39:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
As much as I hate to admit it b/c I am such a HUGE Forrest Gump lover, you do have a point. Which is why I hold true to my "it's all preference" comment.
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 10:40:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Perhaps there should be an Oscars ceremony each year for films from five years ago - a little distance and retrospect might come up with different or more deserved winners.
20 yrs ago - Friday 8/9/02 - 11:48:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
That would be interesting, phoenix. That would help the films be honored for what they are, instead of for how well their production companies can influence voters.
19 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 10/5/02 - 5:34:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hmmm.. let me think... Forrest Gump and Titanic... nope.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 4/8/03 - 2:50:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Taking a look back at the winners of the last 10 years, I can say that Unforgiven (1993), Schlinder's List (1994), Braveheart (1996), American Beauty (2000),and Gladiator (2001) all deserved the oscar. However, movies such as Pulp Fiction, Fargo, Saving Private Ryan, and L.A. Confidential were all robbed of best picture imho. So that makes me believe that best picture wins best picture oscar 50% of the time :)
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 4/8/03 - 2:52:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hell no! The Academy Awards are just a chance for the big Hollywood names to kiss each other's asses.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 4/8/03 - 3:18:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think best picture goes to whoever's studio did the most behind the scene lobbying and also who happens to be Hollywood's and the media's darling at the moment. I also agree 100% with camelboy's statement. I think the whole thing is irrelevant.
19 yrs ago - Tuesday 8/12/03 - 3:40:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
No way its too much to do with the politics of the film industry
19 yrs ago - Tuesday 8/12/03 - 3:56:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think there were movies from the past that definetely deserved Best Picture (including but not limited to) "The French Connection" (1971), "One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest" (1975), "Unforgiven" (1992), "Silence of the Lambs" (1991). Then there were some films that won..."Titanic"??? What the hell were they thinking??
19 yrs ago - Tuesday 8/12/03 - 4:29:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Titanic was a great movie. The special effects were very well done. The recreation of the ship. The recreation of the events. The only negative was the stupid 'romantic' plotline. Other than that, it was certainly worthy of capturing the best picture award.

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