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Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:43 pm

I had an idea for a game: Go through the history of the Academy Award winners in the big six categories (four acting awards, directing, picture), come up with a list of 'nominees' from those winners to vote on the best in those categories in the history of the Oscars. Posters who wish to contribute can submit up to ten nominees per category. After a period of time, we'll tot up the list to see who the top five overall were, and then put them to a vote.

Eligible Categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Here are my submissions for Best Picture:

Gone With The Wind
Casablanca
Ben-Hur
Midnight Cowboy
The Godfather
The Godfather, Part II
Schindler's List


Best Director:
Victor Fleming, Gone With The Wind
John Ford, The Grapes Of Wrath
Elia Kazan, On The Waterfront
David Lean, Bridge On The River Kwai
William Friedken, The French Connection
Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Part II
Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan
Peter Jackson, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (more of a nod for the whole trilogy)

We'll see how many participate, if any, and go from there.
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby mac5155 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:56 pm

I've watched exactly one of those movies (in its entirety)
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:10 pm

BEST PICTURE
Godfather
Silence of the Lambs
LOTR: Return of the King

BEST DIRECTOR
David Lean, Bridge over the River Kwai
Milos Froman, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Spielberg, Schindler's List

BEST ACTOR
Ben Kingsley, Gandhi
Anthony Hopkins, Silence of the Lambs
Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood

BEST ACTRESS
Kathy Bates, Misery
Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins
Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby meecrofilm on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:30 pm

Sounds like a fun idea. I think it's good to provide a long grace period between now and whenever "preliminary nominating" or what have you is closed out.
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:45 pm

Totally, this might be something that plays out for most of the year before there's enough nominations. (If that many people even want to participate)
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby relantel on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:52 pm

I like the concept. Not enough time to make nominations at the moment though.
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby Gaucho on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:53 pm

Wouldn't it be easier if everyone just voted for their favorite in each category or maybe their Top 3 or 5?
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:55 pm

YOU'RE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!!!!111!
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby Gaucho on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:58 pm

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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:59 pm

Oh great, now I made Gaucho sad.
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:59 pm

But that was, in point of fact, and accurate statement; you are not my supervisor.
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby columbia on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:11 pm

True, he didn't get fired.
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:20 pm

BEST PICTURE:

Patton
The Godfather
The Godfather, Part II
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
American Beauty
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King


BEST DIRECTOR:

Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather, Part II
Warren Beatty - Reds
Oliver Stone - Platoon
Steven Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan
Roman Polanski - The Pianist
Peter Jackson - The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby Crankshaft on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:22 pm

Where do I vote for Adam Sandler?
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby Gaucho on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:35 pm

BEST PICTURE
Lawrence of Arabia

BEST DIRECTOR
David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia

BEST ACTOR
Peter O'Toole, Lawrence of Arabia

BEST ACTRESS
There are no women in Lawrence of Arabia
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:52 pm

That's a very concise list. :lol:
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby ulf on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:54 pm

I'd like to submit on behalf of slappy :

Best picture:
The Godfather
The Godfather II
The Godfather III
Goodfellas
The Untouchables
Scarface
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby ulf on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:55 pm

On the reals though I like this idea and will get around to posting eventually
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:05 pm

Can we get a full list of categories? Not all that the academy does but a list for us.
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:21 pm

That's a good point; OP edited to include categories and links to the relevant Wikipedia pages for each category so you can see the full list of winners.
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby mac5155 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:40 pm

LOTR was that good?
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby BigMcK on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:44 pm

Movie:
Toy Story
Sideways
Apocalypse Now

Actor:
John Travolta, Pulp Fiction
Paul Giamatti, Sideways

Actress:
Frances McDormand, Fargo

Not sure if these count.
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:49 pm

mac5155 wrote:LOTR was that good?


Return of the King? Absolutely no question. Easily one of the top films of all time, IMO.
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:52 pm

BigMcK wrote:Movie:
Toy Story
Sideways
Apocalypse Now

Actor:
John Travolta, Pulp Fiction
Paul Giamatti, Sideways

Actress:
Frances McDormand, Fargo

Not sure if these count.

The only one that counts is Frances McDormand. None of the others won in their categories. ('Toy Story' wasn't even nominated)
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Re: Oscars Of The Oscars

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:54 pm

mac5155 wrote:LOTR was that good?

It's more a recognition of the achievement of making three movies like that. I personally feel that the quality of the film is a bit short of all-time status, and if they had made three movies separated by a year each I probably wouldn't include it. But they pretty much just made one 9-hour movie and then broke it up for release.
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