Douglas Fairbanks said the Oscars were being created to honour and encourage the advancement in quality, tecnique and integrity of the motion picture industry, However some recipients certainly do not fit that criteria. Some films don't deserve to win because there is a superior film that year (i.e. streetcar named desire/A place in the sun beaten by An American in Paris) but these films just plain don't deserve to win.
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. (115 mins.)
“ Old French guy sings a song about how its Ok to perve on pre-pubescent girls.
(Touch of evil,Vertigo and defiant ones all released in '58) ” - WashingtonHopkins
Shakespeare in Love
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
“ 'Thin red line' and 'Saving private Ryan' split the WW2 vote to allow this very non-descript rom-com to an undeserved victory. ” - WashingtonHopkins
“ David Niven chats to various Hollywood icons of the day.
Is this film propelling the advancement of motion pictures? Really? ” - WashingtonHopkins
Going My Way
Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy... (126 mins.)
“ Maybe I just don't understand musicals but Bing Crosby crooning on a piano doesn't seem oscar worthy to me.
(Gaslight, Laura, Double Indemnity) ” - WashingtonHopkins
Driving Miss Daisy
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. (99 mins.)
“ It's a nice movie but since when does nice garner 9 nominations and 4 wins mediocrity should not be rewarded but punished. ” - WashingtonHopkins
A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot... (112 mins.)
“ Its easy to sneer at early talkies but... well actually let's just sneer this is rubbish. ” - WashingtonHopkins
A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century. (123 mins.)
“ It would be 60 odd years before a western received the top prize again. The words 'once bitten' come to mind. ” - WashingtonHopkins
The Broadway Melody
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt. (100 mins.)
“ After giving 2 best picture oscars at the first ceremony they should shelved it for a year. poor. ” - WashingtonHopkins
My Fair Lady
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. (170 mins.)
“ Does not do justice to songwriting, Acting, Cinematography, Storytelling, structure or cockney accents. ” - WashingtonHopkins
Chariots of Fire
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. (125 mins.)
“ An absolute Yawn-fest of a movie. Other than humming the theme tune afterwards for about a million years did this film actually effect 80s audiences in any palpable way? ” - WashingtonHopkins