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Sunday, 27 February 2011

My Favourite 1930s - 1960s Best Picture Winners!!

Greer and James at the 15th Annual Academy Awards

Unlike many of my online friends, I am not watching The Oscars tonight. For one thing, we don't have Sky and my laptop does not take kindly to me watching live streams. It's also on rather late here in England. The main reason, however, is that it would be a waste of time because I've only seen one of films from 2010, Inception.If I'm honest, the only other films I'm interested in seeing from the films nominated for Best Picture are The King's Speech, 127 Hours, and Toy Story 3. Anyway, I thought I'd pick my favourite Best Picture winners and also my favourite from the films that were nominated but didn't win, from 1930s-1960s.

1930's Best Picture Winners (also including 1928 and 1929 winners)

1928 - Wings
1929 - The Broadway Melody
1930 - All Quiet on the Western Front
1931 - Cimarron
1932 - Grand Hotel
1933 - Cavalcade
1934 - It Happened One Night
1935 - Mutiny on the Bount
1936 - The Great Ziegfield
1937 - The Life of Emile Zola
1938 - You Can't Take It With You
1939 - Gone With the Wind

Favourite 1930's Nominations

1934 - The Thin Man

Honourable Mentions

1932 - Shanghai Express
1937 - Stage Door

1940's Best Picture Winners

1940 - Rebecca
1941 - How Green Was My Valley
1942 - Mrs. Miniver
1943 - Casablanca
1944 - Going My Way
1945 - The Lost Weekend
1946 - The Best Years of Our Lives
1947 - Gentlemen's Agreement
1948 - Hamlet
1949 - All the King's Men

Favourite Film From Nominations

1942 - Random Harvest

Honourable Mentions

1941 - Blossoms In the Dust
1943 - Madame Curie
1944 - Since You Went Away
1945 - Mildred Pierce

1950's Best Picture Winners

1950 - All About Eve
1951 - An American In Paris
1952 - The Greatest Show on Earth
1953 - From Here To Eternity
1954 - On the Waterfront
1955 - Marty
1956 - Around the World In 80 Days
1957 - The Bridge on the River Kwai
1958 - Gigi
1959 - Ben-Hur

Favourite Film From Nominations

1958 - Auntie Mame

Honourable Mentions

1952 - The Quiet Man
1956 - The King and I

1960's Best Picture Winners

1960 - The Apartment
1961 - West Side Story
1962 - Lawrence of Arabia
1963 - Tom Jones
1964 - My Fair Lady
1965 - The Sound of Music
1966 - A Man For All Seasons
1967 - In the Heat of the Night
1968 - Oliver!
1969 - Midnight Cowboy

Favourite 1960's Nominations

1964 - Mary Poppins

Honourable Mentions

1960 - The Sundowners
1961 - Judgement at Nuremberg

I was going to post a list of the people who should have won several Oscars but who in actual fact didn't win even one (Deborah, Stany, Maureen (she hasn't even been awarded an Honorary Oscar. HANG YOUR HEADS IN SHAME, ACADEMY!)... to name but a few) but that would take too long and I would end up bashing Grace K. and her ridiculous Oscar before moving onto Audrey Hepburn and her almost equally ridiculous RH Oscar (Really though... DEBORAH, AVA AND LESLIE (I haven't seen Maggie in TMiB) and you give the award to Audrey in one of the dullest films of all time?!! I'm sorry, I just can't help myself. You all know I love Audrey... but really?!). Anyway, have a photo of a Greer and Walter kissing at the 15th Academy Awards...

... they make everything better :D

If you're going to be watching the Oscars tonight, enjoy yourself!! And I hope The King's Speech wins everything, even though I haven't seen it, because... come on, the cast is awesome!! ;D

P.S. Let me know which are your favourite winners (and nominated!) films from each decade!!

1 comment:

  1. For 1930s, I agree with you on the best winner - It Happened One Night. Favorite nominee is probably Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.

    1940s - Casablanca for best winner, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Miracle On 34th Street for best nominees.

    1950s - All About Eve for best winner, High Noon, Friendly Persuasion, Roman Holiday and Shane...whoops, picking too many nominees here. :)

    1960s - The Sound of Music, unquestionably. To Kill A Mockingbird and Mary Poppins for best nominees.


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