This Never Should Have Happened
We're just a few days from the Academy Awards and I'm ready to make my picks for winners.
Before I do that, I wanted to run down some gigantic tragedies that never should have been. There have been plenty of movies that get Oscar nominated but do not deserve the credit they receive.
Here's my list of the Best Picture nominee worst offenders over the past 20 years.
2009 - Avatar - Sure it'll do well for special effects, but the film is not otherwise Oscar worthy.
2006 -Letters To Iwo Jima - Before you get upset at this one, know that I think it was largely picked because of it's epic war drama-ness, and the fact that Clint Eastwood directed. As a movie, I was not thrilled with the results. The Departed won this year.
2005 - Munich - Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. The story of the Olympians murdered at the 1972 Munich games didn't do them justice. Crash won this year. Good call.
2003 - Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World - Sorry Russell Crowe, this one was as long and drawn out as the title. Please Mr. Crowe, don't hit me for saying that. Lord Of The Rings: Return of the King won this year.
2001 - Moulin Rouge - Now musical lovers are upset. Hey, I like musicals. Just not this one. A Beautiful Mind won this year.
2000 - Gladiator - Russell Crowe is really gonna be pissed now, especially since Gladiator won the award. This just wasn't my style of movie. It was trying to be too graphic instead of deep.
1997 - Titanic - Yeesh. Need I say more? Titanic won, beating out LA. Confidential, Good Will Hunting and The Full Monty. A movie sin was committed this year.
1996 - The English Patient - It won, beating out Fargo. FARGO FOR JUMPIN' JIMMINEY SAKE!!!!
1995 - Babe - Yes, this was that talking pig movie that was nominated. Luckily Mel Gibson from Braveheart won that year. I heard William Wallace later roasted Babe and ate him for supper.
1994 - Forrest Gump - How did this happen? Gump beat out The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction! The movie gods became angry with mankind this year.
1990 - Godfather, Part III - Way to beat a dead horse...head. Dances With Wolves won this year, but Goodfellas couldn't have been far behind.