Academy Awards

Clone of Clone of Academy Awards: Best Picture Nominees and Winners

  1. 1927/28

  2. Wings (1927; William Wellman)
  3. The Racket (1928; Lewis Milestone)
  4. 7th Heaven (1927; Frank Borzage)
  5. 1928/29

  6. The Broadway Melody (1929; Harry Beaumont)
  7. Alibi (1929; Roland West)
  8. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929; Charles Reisner)
  9. In Old Arizona (1928; Irving Cummings)
  10. The Patriot (1928; Ernst Lubitsch)
  11. 1929/30

  12. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930; Lewis Milestone)
  13. The Big House (1930; George W. Hill, Ward Wing)
  14. Disraeli (1929; Alfred E.

All Academy Award Nominated Films

  1. Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness 1927 /28
  2. Crowd, The 1927 /28
  3. Devil Dancer, The 1927 /28
  4. Dove, The 1927 /28
  5. Glorious Betsy 1927 /28
  6. Jazz Singer, The 1927 /28
  7. Last Command, The 1927 /28
  8. Magic Flame, The 1927 /28
  9. Patent Leather Kid, The 1927 /28
  10. Private Life of Helen of Troy, The 1927 /28
  11. Racket, The 1927 /28
  12. Red Mill, The 1927 /28
  13. Sadie Thompson 1927 /28
  14. Seventh Heaven 1927 /28
  15. Ship Comes In, A 1927 /28
  16. Sorrell and Son 1927 /28
  17. Speedy 1927 /28
  18. Street Angel 1927 /28
  19. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 1927 /28
  20. Tempest 1927 /28
  21. Two Arabian Knigh

Clone of Academy Awards: Best Picture Nominees and Winners

  • 1927/28

  • Wings (1927; William Wellman)
  • The Racket (1928; Lewis Milestone)
  • 7th Heaven (1927; Frank Borzage)
  • 1928/29

  • The Broadway Melody (1929; Harry Beaumont)
  • Alibi (1929; Roland West)
  • The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929; Charles Reisner)
  • In Old Arizona (1928; Irving Cummings)
  • The Patriot (1928; Ernst Lubitsch)
  • 1929/30

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930; Lewis Milestone)
  • The Big House (1930; George W. Hill, Ward Wing)
  • Disraeli (1929; Alfred E.

Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects

  1. Engineering Effects

  2. 1927-1928

  3. Wings (1927; William Wellman)
  4. The Jazz Singer (1927; Alan Crosland)
  5. The Private Life of Helen of Troy - Ralph Hammeras
  6. Special Awards

  7. 1938

  8. Spawn of the North - Gordon Jennings, assisted by Jan Domela, Dev Jennings, Irmin Roberts and Art Smith; transparencies by Farciot Edouart, assisted by Loyal Griggs
  9. Special Effects

  10. 1939

  11. The Rains Came - E. H.

Academy Awards: Cinematography

  1. 1927/28

  2. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927; F.W. Murnau)
  3. George Barnes - The Devil Dancer (1927; Fred Niblo)
  4. George Barnes - The Magic Flame
  5. George Barnes - Sadie Thompson
  6. 1928/29

  7. Clyde De Vinna - White Shadows in the South Seas
  8. John F. Seitz - The Divine Lady
  9. Ernest Palmerv 4 Devils
  10. Arthur Edeson - In Old Arizona (1928; Irving Cummings)
  11. George Barnes - Our Dancing Daughters
  12. Ernest Palmer - Street Angel
  13. 1929/30

  14. With Byrd at the South Pole (1930; Jesse L.

The Oscars - 2012!

Best Picture

Amour ****
Zero Dark Thirty ****
Beasts of the Southern Wild ****
Silver Linings Playbook ***
Argo ***
Lincoln ***
Django Unchained ** 1/2
Les Misérables * 1/2
Life of Pi *

Since I'm completely acclimated to seeing my favorite of the nominated films not win, I usually draw a line where I'll be pleased to see anything above take home the Oscar and a second line where any movie below winning will make me frustrated and ashamed.

Author Comments: 

All categories are listed from the best to the worst. These rankings are based solely on who SHOULD win and not on guessing who WILL win.

Each time a film is mentioned for the first time, I include a rating of up to four stars. This rating applies to the film as a whole and not to the quality of whatever category where it is first mentioned.

Note: Once I've seen Anna Karnina, which is supposedly arriving here soon, I'll be able to add some of the technical categories, especially Cinematography (where I've seen the other four and Deakins' work in Skyfall is the obvious best).

Academy Awards: Best Picture Nominees

  • 2012

  • Amour
  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • 2011

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • The Tree of Life
  • War House
  • 2010

  • Inception
  • Black Swan
  • The King's Speech
  • Fighter
  • The Kid's Are All Right
  • 127 Hours
  • The Social Network
  • Toy Story 3
  • True Grit

The Oscars - 2010!

Best Picture

The Fighter
The Social Network
Winter's Bone
Toy Story 3
Inception
True Grit
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
127 Hours
Black Swan

Best Actor

Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Best Actress

Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Author Comments: 

Okay, if you know me, you know how I feel. If you haven't seen all the nominees in a category, your opinion just doesn't matter. So...

I'm only listed categories if I've seen all the nominees. I'll update this as I see more..

Choices are listed from my favorite to my least favorite.

Best Original Screenplay Movies I've Seen

  1. 1928- Underworld (Ben Hecht)
  2. 1929- The Patriot (Hanns Kraly- Achievement)
  3. 1930- The Big House (Frances Marion- Achievement)
  4. 1931- The Dawn Patrol (John Monk Saunders)
  5. 1932- The Champ (Frances Marion)
  6. 1933- One Way Passage (Robert Lord)
  7. 1934- Manhattan Melodrama (Arthur Caesar)
  8. 1935- The Scoundrel (Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur)
  9. 1936- The Story of Louis Pasteur (Pierre Collings and Sheridan Gibney)
  10. 1937- A Star Is Born (William A. Wellman and Robert Carson- Original Story)
  11. 1938- Boys Town (Eleanore Griffin and Dore Schary)
  12. 1939- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Lewis R.

Best Adapted Screenplay Movies I've Seen

  1. 1928- Seventh Heaven (Benjamin Glazer)
  2. 1931- Cimarron (Howard Estabrook)
  3. 1932- Bad Girl (Edwin J. Burke)
  4. 1933- Little Women (Victor Heerman and Sarah Y. Mason)
  5. 1934- It Happened One Night (Robert Riskin)
  6. 1935- The Informer (Dudley Nichols)
  7. 1937- The Life of Emile Zola (Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, and Norman Reilly Raine- Screenplay)
  8. 1938- Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw, Ian Dalrymple, Cecil Lewis, W.P. Lipscomb)
  9. 1939- Gone with the Wind (Sidney Howard)
  10. 1940- The Philadelphia Story (Donald Ogden Stewart)
  11. 1941- Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Sidney Buchanan and Seton I.