Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Best Picture Nominees - by the numbers


From Meta Critic - because Rotten Tomatoes is too slow. 10 years of Best Picture nominees. In this new decade we have hit an all time low. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I love it when records are broken.
94 - The Hurt Locker
94 - LOTR: The Return of the King
94 - Sideways
93 - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
92 - There Will Be Blood
92 - LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
91 - The Queen
91 - No Country for Old Men
90 - Gosford Park
89 - Lost in Translation
89 - Letters from Iwo Jima
88 - Up
88 - LOTR: The Two Towers
88 - Capote
87 - Brokeback Mountain
86 - Million Dollar Baby
86 - The Departed
86 - Slumdog Millionaire
86 - Traffic
86 - In The Bedroom
85 - An Education
85 - The Pianist
85 - Atonement
84 - Avatar
84 - Mystic River
84 - Milk
83 - Up in the Air
82 - Chicago
82 - Michael Clayton
81 - District 9
81 - The Hours
81 - Master and Commander
81 - Juno
80 - Good Night and Good Luck
80 - Litle Miss Sunshine
80 - Frost/Nixon
79 - Precious
79 - A Serious Man
77 - The Aviator
74 - Munich
73 - Ray
73 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
73 - Erin Brockovich
72 - Gangs of New York
72 - Seabiscuit
72 - A Beautiful Mind
69 - Inglourious Basterds
69 - Crash
69 - Babel
67 - Finding Neverland
66 - Moulin Rouge!
64 - Chocolat
64 - Gladiator
58 - The Reader
53 - The Blind Side

7 comments:

Jose said...

LOL I love that you took the time to do this, even if the results depress me more than they amuse me.

Michael Parsons said...

How sad is it that 'Moulin Rouge!' is so low?

Jose said...

I know (I'm also surprised to see "Erin Brockovich" in the 70s).
But remember how divisive it was with critics. It was one of those movies that you either loved passionately or loathed with every inch of your being.
And the same could be said for "The Reader", European reviews were terrific and it got Best Picture nominations at all the major awards (even this year it got in for the European Film Awards over things like "Antichrist" and "Vincere"). This "The Blind Side" thing is just so unexpected though!

Michael Parsons said...

So unexpected, yet so bloody typical. Surprised to also see 'Inglourious Basterds' so damn low. But like 'Moulin Rouge!' it was a 'like it hate it' film.

What is so upsetting is Sandra is the lead. She will win. Only her, Carey and Gabby are in films nominated for Best Picture and neither of them will win (and Gabby is in the film with the most nominations of the bunch).

Why Sandra, Why?

Michael said...

I was talking to my Academy Voter and something interesting came up...she said if Nine had gotten a nomination more people would be okay with it even though it had worse reviews than The Blind Side. But I have to admit that The Blind Side was better than Invictus...

Oh and it is a travesty that Moulin Rouge is that low. It's really one of the best films of the decade.

Michael said...

And might I add, many critics have changed their view on Moulin Rouge to become more positive after re-watching it.

Michael Parsons said...

At least 'Invictus' ended up being about Nelson Mandela. 'The Blind Side' was offensive in the way they make Michael basically a supporting character to this nice republican white woman. The film makers should of had the balls to but him centre, but then it wouldn't have made so much money with conservative white America.