Thursday, January 26, 2012

Countdown to Oscar's

So I can't believe that almost a year ago I started this blog.  I started it on Oscar's Night 2011.  I love the Oscar's.  I love movies.  I love disappearing into another life if only for a couple of hours.  I'm getting ready for 31 days of Oscar on TCM (Turner Classic Movie- cable channel). The whole month they show movies that have been nominated or won a beloved "gold guy".  Their schedule isn't quite out yet, but the promo is great.  Go here to view their trailer for 31 days of Oscar . I'm struggling to find the list for this year's schedule, but will keep you posted once I find it.  I thought since I've been struggling with treadmill runs I should look at seeing how many "Best Picture" winners I've actually seen.  So at the end of this post will be a list of all "Best Picture" winners and a Yes/No whether I've seen it or not.  Some of the movies I feel like I've seen parts of, but not the whole thing (i.e. The Deer Hunter- just to name one). 
Now for the tough part: What "1" movie out of this list would I put as my all time Oscar Favorite?  This is extremely tough. 
And the winner is: gut reaction scrolling down the list below... Gone With the Wind
All time favorite seconds, thrids, etc: Out of Africa, Schindler's List, Sound of Music, Chariot's Fire, Amadeus
Year Film Yes/No 
1927/28 Wings No
1928/29 Broadway Melody No
1929/30 All Quiet on the Western Front No
1930/31 Cimarron No
1931/32 Grand Hotel No
1932/33 Cavalcade No
1934  It Happened One Night No
1935  Mutiny on the Bounty No
1936  The Great Zigfield No
1937  The Life of Emile Zola No
1938  You Can't Take it With You No
1939  Gone With the Wind Yes
1940  Rebecca Yes
1941   How Green is My Valley Yes
1942  Mrs Miniver No
1943  Casablanca Yes
1944  Going My Way Yes
1945  The Lost Weekend No
1946  The Best Year's of our Lives No
1947  Gentleman's Agreement No
1948  Hamlet No
1949  All The King's Men No
1950  All About Eve Yes
1951  An American in Paris Yes
1952  The Greatest Show on Earth Yes
1953  From Here to Eternity No
1954  On The Waterfront No
1955  Marty No
1956  Around the World in 80 Days No
1957  Bridge on the River Kwai Yes
1958  Gigi No
1959  Ben Hur Yes
1960  The Apartment No
1961  West Side Story Yes
1962   Lawrence of Arabia Yes
1963  Tom Jones No
1964  My Fair Lady Yes
1965   Sound of Music Yes
1966   A Man for All Seasons No
1967 I n the Heat of the Night Yes
1968  Oliver! Yes
1969  Midnight Cowboy No
1970   Patton No
1971  The French Connection No
1972  The Godfather Yes
1973  The Sting Yes
1974  The Godfather II Yes
1975  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest No
1976  Rocky Yes
1977  Annie Hall Yes
1978  The Deer Hunter No
1979  Kramer vs Kramer Yes
1980  Ordinary People Yes
1981  Chariot's of Fire Yes
1982  Ghandi Yes
1983  Terms of Endearment Yes
1984  Amadeus Yes
1985   Out of Africa Yes
1986  Platoon Yes
1987  The Last Emperor Yes
1988  Rain Man Yes
1989   Driving Miss Daisy Yes
1990  Dances with Wolves Yes
1991  Silence of Lambs Yes
1992  Unforgiven Yes
1993   Schindler's List Yes
1994  Forrest Gump Yes
1995  Braveheart Yes
1996  The English Patient Yes
1997  Titanic Yes
1998  Shakespeare in Love Yes
1999  American Beauty Yes
2000  Gladiator Yes
2001  A Beautiful Mind No
2002  Chicago Yes
2003  The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King No
2004  Million Dollar Baby No
2005  Crash Yes
2006  Departed Yes
2007  No Country for Old Men Yes
2008  Slumdog Millionaire No
200 9 The Hurt Locker No
2010  The King's Speech No

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