Archive for July 25th, 2009

Although this years best picture Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire was a great film I actually think The Dark Knight is a better film. This has got me thinking so I have compiled a list of the last ten best Oscar winners along with the films I would have chosen.


2000: Winner: American Beauty (1999) – My Choice: Fight Club(1999)

American Beauty

fight club 











2001: Winner: Gladiator (2000) – My Choice: Crouching Tiger, hidden Dragon (2000)


Crouching Tiger, hidden Dragon












2002: Winner: A Beautiful Mind (2001) – My Choice: Amelie (2001)

 A Beautiful MindAmelie












2003: Winner: Chicago (2002) – My Choice: Hero (2002) 













2004: Winner: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – My Choice: City of God (2002)

The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King

City of God













2005: Winner: Million Dollar Baby (2004) – My Choice: Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby












2006: Winner: Crash (2004) – My Choice: Oldboy (2003)*













2007: Winner: The Departed (2006) – My Choice: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) The Departed Pans labyrinth











2008: Winner: No Country for Old Men (2007) – My Choice: Juno (2007)

No Country for Old Men












  2009: Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) – My Choice: The Dark Knight (2008)

slumdog millionaire

The Dark Knight












Lost in TranslationTo summarise I agreed with the academy once. More than half my choices were foreign language films. I desperately wanted to award Lost in Translation but City of God was just that little bit better.





*Oldboy was not nominated for any Oscars; it was released in America in 2005, therefore I have put it against 2006 films. All other films are competing in year they where nominated in at least one category.

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