Reader Andy Smith is adding Cimarron (1931) to the list of Best Picture Oscar Embarassments. “Most people have forgotten it but it took the prize in 1931, beating out the likes of The Front Page, Public Enemy and City Lights,” says Smith. “Seems to have won primarily due to its scope and general ‘bigness’ (i.e., ‘must be a great…look how much it cost to make!’)”