Thursday, June 25, 2009

And the losers were.....

What do the following movies have in common?

I'll answer the question before I give you the list, which is presented in alphabetical order. Not one of these highly regarded films was nominated for a best-picture Oscar. A reader suggested that it might be instructive to compile a list of such overlooked movies, perhaps to make the case for Wednesday's announcement that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will increase the number of movies nominated for best picture from five to 10 for its 82nd edition.

So here goes:

Body and Soul
Bringing Up Baby
City Lights
Rear Window
Red River
The Searchers
Singin' in the Rain
Some Like It Hot
Sullivan's Travels
2001: A Space Odyssey
White Heat
The Wild Bunch

If you want a comprehensive list of pictures that were not nominated for best picture, check out amc's filmsite, and feel free to add your own favorite non-nominated pictures to this list.

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