Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oscars, now and then

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it will nominate 10 films for Best Picture next year. It has been speculated that this decision was due to lack of nominations for movies that don't fit the stereotype. Hopefully, this will open the field to more "unusual" nominees (which, ironically, might mean some more mainstream movies).

So, this got me thinking: what are some movies I wish had been nominated in past years?
Tropic Thunder Find it in the catalog!
Bourne Ultimatum
Find it in the catalog!
Rescue Dawn Find it in the catalog!
Best in Show Find it in the catalog!

Give us your list-- what do you wish had been nominated? Are there any films so far this year that should be nominated?

1 comment:

  1. I was very excited to hear this announcement. Last year I think WALL-E without a doubt deserved a Best Picture nomination. I also found The Dark Knight and Iron Man to be much more enjoyable films than several of the nominated films at the past Oscar ceremony (I'm talking to you, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, Benjamin Button). By nominating 10 films I hope animated films, quality summer blockbusters, and comedies especially get their due.

    A couple more from past years that I think should have received a Best Picture nomination: The 40 Year Old Virgin, Once, The Bourne Ultimatum, Hustle & Flow, and Finding Nemo.