Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Academy Awards

I have a goal to watch all of the Pictures that have won the Academy Award. On the list below, I have only seen 43 out of 83. And some of those I don't have a clear memory of what they are about. Others I have seen so many times that I have them Gone With The Wind, Amadeus, The Godfather, My Fair Lady, Out of Africa, Forest Gump and Titanic. I also have the Wizard of Oz and It's A Wonderful Life memorized, for the most part, but sadly neither of these great movies won the Award. I still love to watch the Red Carpet because I had a desire in High School to become a fashion designer. I am not personally into designer clothes or jewelry or handbags, but I still love to watch the movie stars and I have heard them say that it takes them at least 3 hours to get ready for the show. I have a funny thought sometimes that it would be fun one year to have them step out of their limos not having any designer clothes and makeup put on by makeup artist, etc. Kind of like ....what would the average person wear from Macy's, or JC Penneys, or even Target. Wouldn't want to take it that far.
My all time favorite acceptance speech was for Best Supporting Actor Cuba Gooding Jr for his role in Jerry McQuire.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Oscar Acceptance Speech
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2010- "The King's Speech"

2009 - “The Hurt Locker”

2008 - “Slumdog Millionaire”

2007 - “No Country for Old Men”

2006 - “The Departed”

2005 - “Crash”

2004 - “Million Dollar Baby”

2003 - “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”

2002 - “Chicago”

2001 - “A Beautiful Mind”

2000 - “Gladiator”

1999 - “American Beauty”

1998 - “Shakespeare in Love”

1997 - “Titanic”

1996 - “The English Patient”

1995 - “Braveheart”

1994 - “Forrest Gump”

1993 - “Schindler’s List”

1992 - “Unforgiven”

1991 - “The Silence of the Lambs”

1990 - “Dances with Wolves”

1989 - “Driving Miss Daisy”

1988 - “Rain Man”

1987 - “The Last Emperor”

1986 - “Platoon”

1985 - “Out of Africa”

1984 - “Amadeus”

1983 - “Terms of Endearment”

1982 - “Gandhi”

1981 - “Chariots of Fire”

1980 - “Ordinary People”

1979 - “Kramer vs. Kramer”

1978 - “The Deer Hunter”

1977 - “Annie Hall”

1976 - “Rocky”

1975 - “One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest”

1974 - “The Godfather Part II”

1973 - “The Sting”

1972 - “The Godfather”

1971 - “The French Connection”

1970 - “Patton”

1969 - “Midnight Cowboy”

1968 - “Oliver!”

1967 - “In the Heat of the Night”

1966 - “A Man for All Seasons”

1965 - “The Sound of Music”

1964 - “My Fair Lady”

1963 - “Tom Jones”

1962 - “Lawrence of Arabia”

1961 - “West Side Story”

1960 - “The Apartment”

1959 - “Ben-Hur”

1958 - “Gigi”

1957 - “The Bridge on the River Kwai”

1956 - “Around the World in 80 Days”

1955 - “Marty”

1954 - “On the Waterfront”

1953 - “From Here to Eternity”

1952 - “The Greatest Show on Earth”

1951 - “An American in Paris”

1950 - “All about Eve”

1949 - “All the Kings Men”

1948 - “Hamlet”

1947 - “Gentleman's Agreement”

1946 - “The Best Years of Our Lives”

1945 - “The Lost Weekend”

1944 - “Going My Way”

1943 - “Casablanca”

1942 - “Mrs. Miniver”

1941 - “How Green Was My Valley”

1940 - “Rebecca”

1939 - “Gone with the Wind”

1938 - “You Can't Take It with You”

1937 - “The Life of Emile Zola”

1936 - “The Great Ziegfeld”

1935 - “Mutiny on the Bounty”

1934 - “It Happened One Night”

1932/1933 - “Cavalcade”

1931/1932 - “Grand Hotel”

1930/1931 - “Cimarron”

1929/1930 - “All Quiet on the Western Front”

1928/1929 - “The Broadway Melody”

1927/1928 - “Wings”

My favorite hosts were Bob Hope, Johnny Carson and Billy Crystal. If I had to pick one of my personal favorite films from the winners.....I think it would have to be Forest Gump. I would have said Gone With The Wind...but I have seen it so many times I can only watch it up until the part where Scarlett's Mom dies and her Dad and then Bonnie and then Melanie and then Rhett leaves her. Too depressing. A lot of my favorite movies have never even been nominated.


The Bug said...

I've only seen a handful of these movies. Probably because I'm not really into drama very much - I like action flicks & comedy :)

Renie Burghardt said...

Believe it or not, I saw almost all of the older ones, up to the 1970s, not many after that year. Bob Hope was the best host they ever had. I enjoy the red carpet, seeing all the gowns and stuff. And I watch some of the newer movies when they get on Pay per View on Direct TV.

Hope you're having a good weekend. Kind of cloudy and cool here at 43At leas I think we're done with snow, and the arctic blasts.



Gigi Ann said...

I've only seen 27 of the movies. I liked Bob Hope and Johnny Carson. It is not an easy job. All-in-all, I thought Anne Hathaway did a nice job this year. And I suppose James acted the way he did because that is how the director wanted him to.

I like watching the Red Carpet, and this year there were a few lovely dresses, but there was also a few "what were they thinking" dresses. I was on the fence about Nicole Kidman's gown. I liked it looking straight on at it, but thought it looked weird from the side view.

You always have such interesting posts, well thought out and a lot of time spend in research.

Rudee said...

Remarkably, I've seen more than half of these movies. There are some I'd never dream of watching, like Silence of the Lambs, but some I think I've missed and would like.

bettyjf1 said...

How've you been!? I agree.. the red carpet is much more fun to watch than the actual awards. Hope all is well!

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