Please scan this “Academy Award for Best Picture” Wikipedia page and vote to take back and re-award five Best Picture Oscars. Choose, in other words, the five most appalling and fundamentally criminal Best Picture winner decisions and give that Oscar to the film that should’ve won. Simple enough.
The 20th Century had its share of Best Picture embarassments and black marks (Around The World in Eighty Days, Driving Miss Daisy, The Greatest Show on Earth), but the 21st Century totally ruled in this realm. You know which films I’m referring to. Five groaners in particular.
4th Worst Best Picture winner: Ben Affleck‘s Argo (2012) — in a tie vote, the Oscar is re=awarded to Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal‘s Zero Dark Thirty and David O. Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook.
5th Worst Best Picture winner: Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; the Oscar is re-awarded to Peter Weir‘s Master and Commander.
WORST BEST PICTURE CONTENDER YEAR OF THE 21ST CENTURY: 2008, as all five Best Picture contenders — Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk and The Reader — were less than the cat’s meow. HE choice for Best Picture of 2008: Burn After Reading. 2nd place: I’ve Loved You So Long.
MOST EMOTIONALLY SATISFYING BEST PICTURE WINNER OF THE 21ST CENTURY: Green Book. Not because it was truly the best film of 2018 in the eyes of the Movie Godz or the greatest thing since sliced bread, but because the Green Book triumph signified that mainstream Hollywood could and would stand up to the politically correct wokester scolds who did everything they could to shit all over Peter Farrelly‘s congenial, 100% harmless, true-life fable.