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You’d be forgiven for thinking that any film nominated for a hallowed (sense the sarcasm) Best Picture Academy Award would be instantly memorable; this is Hollywood’s top prize, after all. And while it remains that most Best Picture nominees are memorable for one reason or another, it is also true that some have simply slipped from collective cinematic memory.
That’s not to say that they’re necessarily bad films (and indeed the ten on show here range from good to great), but rather that once the Oscar dust had settled, they kind of faded into the background. Nobody forgot them, per se, but remembering them as among the year’s cream of the crop is invariably difficult.
As the category has now been expanded to allow up to ten nominees, these kind of films are becoming more frequent, and you only have to look back »
- Taylor Burns
Coco here, ready to talk about the current Oscar race and the surprises that might pop up.
Last week, we discussed SAG's bizarre taste. The math works against it but we're desperately hoping the Academy breaks free of their influence. Perhaps we should focus our hope on a recent wave of surprising, "out-of-nowhere" nominations at the Oscars. Ever since 2011 (the year the Academy turned Best Picture into a flexible category with as little as 5 and as many as 10 nominees), there's been at least one acting nominee that landed on Oscar's list without being previously nominated at either the Golden Globes, SAG, or BAFTA.
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2012 - Everyone was surprised by the amount of support Silver Linings Playbook had »
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