At the presentation of the Oscar for best film hit the tempers sometimes heated. Sometimes completely justified. Those times that the Academy ball se-ri-eus missloeg.
How Green Was My Valley vs Citizen Kane (1941)
John Ford‘s adaptation of the eponymous book about the mijnwerkersfamilie Morgan may safely, under the title ‘classic’ can be classified. That the film’s five Oscars won, is therefore in itself not a problem. Unless the competition Citizen Kane is called, according to many film critics the best film of all time. Orson Welles got nine nominations, but was only for Best Original Screenplay cashing. It is a decision that many a movie buff is still heartache brings.
Oliver! usa 2001: A Space Odyssey (1969)
Stanley Kubrick must be one of the most ignored filmmakers in the history of the Academy Awards. That he is one of the most influential directors ever, is generally known. Even so, he won himself, strangely enough, never an Oscar for best director. 2001: A Space Odyssey had it again with a consolation prize, that for best visual effects. The masterpiece was not even nominated in the category Best Picture. What movie or won? The musical Oliver! of Carol Reed.
Rocky vs Taxi Driver usa Network (1977)
Rocky, a good boksfilm with a strong Sylvester Stallone, beat the competition in 1977 knock out. But who is honest, must admit that Network or the Taxi Driver the statuette for best picture had earned. The satirical, media critical Network is today still relevant. With four Oscars was the distress fortunately, a little softened. Taxi Driver was a droever fate to be doomed. The iconic movie from Martin Scorsese with an equally iconic Robert De Niro in the lead role won’t énkele category.
Forrest Gump vs Pulp Fiction (1994)
Agree, Tom Hanks was disarming as the dopey Forrest Gump. But that the tranentrekker was chosen over Pulp Fiction (and also: The Shawshank Redemption) is doing the questions. Although Forrest Gump still in the collective memory, the influence of Pulp Fiction without a doubt critical. The Oscars are like a box of chocolate: zeemzoet, and very predictable.
Shakespeare in Love vs Saving Private Ryan (1999)
That it is for the Academy not to daring do, she proved yet again in 1999. Then it was beautiful, but brave Shakespeare in Love the great slokop with seven Oscars, including best film. Steven Spielberg won his war drama Saving Private Ryan, five, with those for best director as jewel in the crown. But that he for the best film not to take home if take, still needs to be a little pinched.
The Lord of The Rings:The Return of The King vs Lost in Translation (2004)
After two Lord of the Rings movies had Peter Jackson still no statuette for best film to dust. So it was decided the Academy him one for his third, The Return of The King. With ten other awards on the mantelpiece, share the film the Oscarrecord with Ben-Hur (1959) and Titanic (1997). Unfortunately for Sofia Coppola, because this left her irresistible Lost in Translation behind with only one award, that for Best Original Screenplay.
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