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Worst film to win an Oscar as best picture?

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Worst film to win an Oscar as best picture?

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Post by Mulholland » April 16th, 2016, 10:25 pm

I recently got the platinum on this and I have to say that Cimarron and Tom Jones were, for me, by far the worst. I also had real trouble staying awake during Hamlet...

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Post by weirdboy » April 16th, 2016, 10:26 pm

My vote goes to Gigi.

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Post by Rich » April 16th, 2016, 10:40 pm

Cavalcade or Cimarron.

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Post by clemmetarey » April 16th, 2016, 11:33 pm

I think I said Shakespeare in Love before, but since I saw Tom Jones it is definitly the worse for me. So bad that it would easily be in my top 5 of the worst films I've seen, maybe top 3.

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Post by Kasparius » April 17th, 2016, 4:21 am

Worst film to winn? Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)?
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Post by Nathan Treadway » April 17th, 2016, 5:33 am

Let's see....

1.) Tom Jones
2.) Great Ziegfeld
3.) Gigi
Those are the ones I absolutely despise. I'm not much on musicals, so, next level will be most of those that they decided to hand out in the 50's-60's. I personally didn't find Cimarron or Cavalcade all that bad. I know I'm in a minority with that.

Foreign winners:
1.) Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (maybe a victim of a terrible copy that I watched)
2.) The Great Beauty

None of the other's I disliked.. Some of them I really enjoyed (I've seen all of them besides Son of Saul, which I will see very soon, and based on the plot, and the trailer, I have a hard time thinking I'll dislike it.)
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Post by tommy_leazaq » April 17th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Tom Jones for me too.. Slumdog might be the next. May be Broadway Melody too.

At least the land rush scene was awesome in Cimarron.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » April 17th, 2016, 8:04 pm

Kasparius on Apr 16 2016, 10:21:20 PM wrote:Worst film to winn? Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)?
You mean greatest travesty of justice for the most outrageously overlooked film in Oscar history? :angry:

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Post by Cippenham » April 17th, 2016, 8:10 pm

Still Braveheart, but Crash is also terrible
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Post by sheikofhyrule » April 17th, 2016, 8:18 pm

I must be the only one who really likes Tom Jones. And it was the only film that got one of my dogs to react to it. The dogs in the fox hunting scene got him to get up off the couch and stare at the screen.

I still get mad that someone gave me a daily movie calendar and my birthday was The Greatest Show on Earth. Blah!

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Post by joachimt » April 17th, 2016, 8:20 pm

sheikofhyrule on Apr 17 2016, 02:18:17 PM wrote:I still get mad that someone gave me a daily movie calendar and my birthday was The Greatest Show on Earth. Blah!
:lol:
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Post by Cippenham » April 17th, 2016, 9:09 pm

sheikofhyrule on Apr 17 2016, 02:18:17 PM wrote:I must be the only one who really likes Tom Jones. And it was the only film that got one of my dogs to react to it. The dogs in the fox hunting scene got him to get up off the couch and stare at the screen.

I still get mad that someone gave me a daily movie calendar and my birthday was The Greatest Show on Earth. Blah!
:lol: Tom Jones is Ok , of course I have read the book which is much better,,
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Post by sheikofhyrule » April 17th, 2016, 9:39 pm

For everyone who did not like Tom Jones, which of the other movies would you say deserved it? The only one I thought was better than average was Lilies of the Field (8/10). My other ratings were America America (6/10), How the West Was Won (6/10) and Cleopatra (4/10). I guess IMDb ratings agree with you guys since Tom Jones has the worst rating (6.8) compared to AA (7.9), C (7.0), HTWWW (7.1) and LOTF (7.7.)

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Post by Nathan Treadway » April 18th, 2016, 5:17 am

sheikofhyrule on Apr 17 2016, 03:39:41 PM wrote:For everyone who did not like Tom Jones, which of the other movies would you say deserved it? The only one I thought was better than average was Lilies of the Field (8/10). My other ratings were America America (6/10), How the West Was Won (6/10) and Cleopatra (4/10). I guess IMDb ratings agree with you guys since Tom Jones has the worst rating (6.8) compared to AA (7.9), C (7.0), HTWWW (7.1) and LOTF (7.7.)
Weak year, I suppose. Looking at the winners from that year, how was Hud not nominated? I'd have probably picked that over any of the actual nominees that year. (8 1/2 came out that year too...)

Of the nominees (none of which I'm particularly fond of), I'd rank them something like

America, America
Cleopatra
How the West Was Won
Lilies of the Field (I may need to rewatch this.. I hardly remember it)





Tom Jones.

I really didn't get it, I guess, but, it's by far my least favorite best pic winner.

Edited to say: I think I had a similar problem with Tom Jones as I did with Berlin Alexanderplatz, as I really detested the main character, and found him extremely obnoxious.
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Post by Kasparius » April 18th, 2016, 1:28 pm

Slumdog Millionaire and Crash are clearly the worst films to have won the Oscar.

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Post by 3eyes » April 18th, 2016, 1:59 pm

just saw this thread - missed it 3 years ago. Haven't thought much about it but the two that made it onto my dislike list were Broadway Melody for the US and 8 1/2 for foreign. I don't pretend to have any objective standard of "worst", of course. (vent vent vent)
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Post by connordenney » April 20th, 2016, 3:37 pm

The Broadway Melody is the worst for me, hands down. I actually didn't hate Cimarron; it definitely wasn't one of my favorites, but it's probably better than Driving Miss Daisy and Rain Man.
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Post by Mulholland » April 20th, 2016, 3:56 pm

3eyes on Apr 18 2016, 07:59:42 AM wrote:I don't pretend to have any objective standard of "worst", of course. (vent vent vent)
tehe


The thing that gets me most about Tom Jones is that it just swept most of the major awards that year. At least with The Greatest Show on Earth there is solace in the fact that the National Board of Review award went to a different film.

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Post by Ebbywebby » April 25th, 2016, 3:52 am

I've only checked 65/89 Best Picture winners, but of the ones I've seen?

"The Artist."

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Post by Lammetje » February 2nd, 2020, 2:51 pm

Lammetje wrote:
April 16th, 2016, 9:47 pm
I have seen 56/89 now and it's West Side Story for me, which I just finished watching. Boy, am I glad those 2½ hours are over! :yucky:
I'm currently at 62/92. West Side Story is still the only one I really hated so far. Cimarron and Cavalcade were bad, not atrocious.

I just watched The Broadway Melody to get it out of the way (I was aware of its bad reputation), but it was actually kind of fun. Sure, I could see some flaws but at least it had a couple of good jokes.
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Post by albajos » February 2nd, 2020, 2:54 pm

When we did the poll, we decided on Crash

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