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10 Strangest Best Picture Nominations In Oscar History

25 February 2013 8:00 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The Academy Awards (or the Oscars, as they shall now forever be known) have always struck one as an insidious cabal that has been hellbent on promoting mediocrity; to put in another way, they are like a bad sports team owner. Instead of picking Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, the Academy seems to pick Danny Ferry, Sun Mingming and Tony Parker.

Many great films have been snubbed due to the poor choices of the Academy, however there have also been incredibly strange nominations for “Best Picture” throughout the history of the Oscars. In fact, these choices are so odd, it is necessary to give a short overview of the top 10 egregiously strange nominations in no particular ranking (since they all are deserving of being number 1 for a myriad of reasons)…


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