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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 05:53 AM
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107. "Rocky" as Best Film
That was one of the worst fucking Best Picture wins I can remember.
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  -Who/What Are the Worst Oscar Winners Ever? norml  Mar-05-06 01:00 AM   #0 
  - Forrest Gump.  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-05-06 01:14 AM   #1 
  - Yes- triply so when you look at the competition that year.  bezdomny   Mar-05-06 01:52 AM   #3 
  - Not to mention Shawshank Redemption.  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-05-06 01:54 AM   #4 
     - Shawshank should have won  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 08:11 AM   #20 
        - Shawshank was nominated  fujiyama   Mar-06-06 04:48 AM   #103 
  - HATE that movie  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 08:10 AM   #19 
  - Thank you!  Punkingal   Mar-05-06 06:04 PM   #64 
  - Love that movie, but Shawshank Redemption was better  Hippo_Tron   Mar-05-06 11:59 PM   #76 
  - Behind FG, SR is the 2nd most overrated movie  Tallison   Mar-06-06 02:05 AM   #93 
     - Shawshank Redemption isn't supposed to be political  Hippo_Tron   Mar-06-06 03:21 AM   #98 
  - Agreed. A pointless CGI moneyhole.  nuxvomica   Mar-06-06 07:29 AM   #109 
  - That steaming load of guano is nothing but...  Benfea   Mar-07-06 04:18 PM   #121 
  - IMO, Lloyd Kaufman hits the nail on the head with this review:  Monkey see Monkey Do   Mar-07-06 04:36 PM   #123 
  - I've never seen it, but "The Greatest Show On Earth"  FuzzySlippers   Mar-05-06 01:19 AM   #2 
  - It's not HORRIBLE. It's just empty spectacle.  Hissyspit   Mar-05-06 03:33 AM   #7 
  - He was an abortionist, not a murderer  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 08:11 AM   #21 
     - Happy to be able to use my 6,000th post to highlight your post.  BlueIris   Mar-05-06 09:40 AM   #37 
        - Congrats on 6K!  bigwillq   Mar-05-06 09:55 AM   #41 
        - Good grief! Like I said, I never saw it. I didn't have my  FuzzySlippers   Mar-05-06 12:36 PM   #45 
        - You must be new here  aePrime   Mar-05-06 01:25 PM   #46 
           - Why don't you try backing that accusation up yourself, newbie?  Tallison   Mar-06-06 02:10 AM   #94 
              - OK  aePrime   Mar-06-06 09:56 PM   #117 
        - Back at you, BI -- I like your posts, btw!  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 04:09 PM   #57 
  - Worst "Best" Picture: Titanic, by far.  primate1   Mar-05-06 02:21 AM   #5 
  - right on the money on both of those  Wetzelbill   Mar-05-06 04:28 AM   #15 
  - Titanic is both a bad movie and a great movie  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 08:14 AM   #22 
  - I have to agree with you on that  Jennos20   Mar-06-06 01:35 AM   #91 
  - I agree, Ellen Burstyn should have taken that home! nt  Catfight   Mar-05-06 08:29 AM   #28 
  - Did not see Ellen Burstyn. My favorite that year  Calliope   Mar-05-06 03:19 PM   #53 
     - Laura Linney is ALWAYS good  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 04:10 PM   #58 
  - I am right there with you, baby.  BlueIris   Mar-05-06 09:38 AM   #34 
  - She was amazing in Requiem--everyone was--very poignant film and  Katherine Brengle   Mar-05-06 01:28 PM   #47 
  - Agreed...  primate1   Mar-05-06 03:35 PM   #54 
  - Requiem should have swept every category that year -  Nostradammit   Mar-06-06 02:29 AM   #96 
  - Accckkkk  pointblank   Mar-07-06 04:23 PM   #122 
  - Worst Picture  Archae   Mar-05-06 02:41 AM   #6 
  - I remember being confused by its critical success at the time, and I was  Hissyspit   Mar-05-06 03:34 AM   #8 
     - I'm still pissed about "Saving Private Ryan"  Hissyspit   Mar-05-06 03:35 AM   #9 
        - I didn't think 'Ryan' was jingoistic  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-05-06 03:43 AM   #11 
           - After the stark realism of the D-Day...  Hissyspit   Mar-05-06 03:59 AM   #13 
              - Okay  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-05-06 04:21 AM   #14 
              - I didn't even bother to go see Pearl Harbor.  Hissyspit   Mar-05-06 04:31 AM   #16 
                 - You're probably right  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-05-06 04:41 AM   #17 
                    - I just thought it was a horrible, boring, overlong script  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 08:17 AM   #24 
              - Right on the money  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 08:15 AM   #23 
                 - The Entertainment Weekly reviewer actually gave it  Hissyspit   Mar-05-06 03:12 PM   #52 
                    - Really? I agree.  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 04:13 PM   #60 
  - In the modern era, big studios in Amerika rarely produce the best....  Robeson   Mar-05-06 03:36 AM   #10 
  - Worst?  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-05-06 03:50 AM   #12 
  - Really on Pacino? I thought they were making up  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 08:19 AM   #25 
  - Worst Actress - Gwyneth Paltrow for "Shakespeare in Love"  AussieDave   Mar-05-06 05:03 AM   #18 
  - Worst Actress = tie for Gwyneth Paltrow and Grace Kelly  Darth_Kitten   Mar-05-06 09:54 AM   #40 
  - Good call!  alarcojon   Mar-05-06 11:54 PM   #75 
  - I can't answer all the questions but I think the  ikojo   Mar-05-06 08:24 AM   #26 
  - Jerry McGuire  bigwillq   Mar-05-06 09:40 AM   #36 
  - The Silence of the Lambs, The English Patitent, The Last Emperor. All crap  bob_weaver   Mar-05-06 08:25 AM   #27 
  - I disagree on Silence of the Lambs  bigwillq   Mar-05-06 09:39 AM   #35 
  - Agreed-- acting was great, they script was tight  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 04:14 PM   #61 
  - I Love The Last Emperor  liberalpragmatist   Mar-06-06 12:23 AM   #85 
  - I certainly agree on "silence of the lambs"  Lorien   Mar-06-06 01:06 AM   #90 
  - agreed on Silence of the Lambs  DelawareValleyDem   Mar-06-06 05:37 AM   #105 
  - Out of Africa when the Color Purple should have won! nt  Catfight   Mar-05-06 08:30 AM   #29 
  - Neither that year--"Ran" should have been the clear winner.  blondeatlast   Mar-05-06 08:42 AM   #30 
  - Worst Picture 1989: Driving Miss Daisy, up against the following:  blondeatlast   Mar-05-06 08:47 AM   #31 
  - Arguably the worst Best Picture snub: "The Greatest Show on Earth" over  blondeatlast   Mar-05-06 08:50 AM   #32 
  - Thanks for the context!  CBHagman   Mar-05-06 10:41 AM   #43 
  - Forrest Gump and Titanic  bigwillq   Mar-05-06 09:29 AM   #33 
  - I should've had this in the OP. (List of Best Picture Winners 1927 - 2004)  norml   Mar-05-06 09:50 AM   #39 
  - Hmmmm, I'd say Gladiator & Titanic out of the recent ones.  ReadTomPaine   Mar-06-06 12:11 AM   #81 
  - The Helen Hunt thing still bemuses me...  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 04:15 PM   #62 
  - Gwyneth Paltrow for Best Actress. What a joke that was!  tjdee   Mar-05-06 09:48 AM   #38 
  - Yes - especially since she beat out the wonderful Cate Blanchette  smirkymonkey   Mar-05-06 10:30 AM   #42 
  - That was the year  NV Whino   Mar-05-06 10:58 AM   #44 
  - Elizabeth was a top-notch film and Cate Blanchette really showed what  Katherine Brengle   Mar-05-06 01:30 PM   #48 
  - BEST ACTRESS AWARDS (1927-2004)  norml   Mar-05-06 03:54 PM   #56 
  - Worst "Best" Picture goes to... CHICAGO. Up against---  Katherine Brengle   Mar-05-06 01:40 PM   #49 
  - OH, and last year's Best Actress Award -----  Katherine Brengle   Mar-05-06 01:46 PM   #50 
     - Agree 100% on Kate Winslet, and all the HR noms  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 04:17 PM   #63 
  - Apparently I have more opinions about this than I thought-----  Katherine Brengle   Mar-05-06 02:09 PM   #51 
  - Gone with that Windbag, Scarlett O'Hara  kwassa   Mar-05-06 03:53 PM   #55 
  - Oh Fiddle-dee-dee, I'll think about it tomorrow!  norml   Mar-05-06 06:41 PM   #68 
  - Ummm ...  RoyGBiv   Mar-06-06 01:53 AM   #92 
  - Brenda Blethyn should have won for "Secrets and Lies"  LostinVA   Mar-05-06 04:12 PM   #59 
  - Thank you! I have always thought that. Brenda was brilliant in that movie.  bob_weaver   Mar-06-06 12:13 AM   #83 
  - The English Patient. Titanic.  faygokid   Mar-05-06 06:06 PM   #65 
  - Few people have ever seen it  flamingyouth   Mar-05-06 06:09 PM   #66 
  - BEST ACTORS AWARDS (1927-2003)  norml   Mar-05-06 06:28 PM   #67 
  - I'd have to put Gigi on the list (1958).  Matilda   Mar-05-06 07:20 PM   #69 
  - Worst "Best Actresses":  Mad_Dem_X   Mar-05-06 07:20 PM   #70 
  - Worst Best Actress:  Matilda   Mar-05-06 07:34 PM   #71 
  - Titanic  EOO   Mar-05-06 07:40 PM   #72 
  - Crash  norml   Mar-05-06 11:44 PM   #73 
  - Forrest Gump  Skittles   Mar-05-06 11:47 PM   #74 
  - Not Crash (Another Opinion)  norml   Mar-06-06 12:02 AM   #78 
  - Out of curiosity what didn't you like about it?  Hippo_Tron   Mar-06-06 12:06 AM   #79 
     - Hollywood will never live down Shawshank.  ReadTomPaine   Mar-06-06 12:13 AM   #84 
     - I just found it irritating and manipulative  Skittles   Mar-06-06 01:02 AM   #89 
     - That's part of the problem ...  RoyGBiv   Mar-06-06 02:13 AM   #95 
        - That wasn't the movie  sandnsea   Mar-06-06 03:21 AM   #97 
        - I didn't miss the point ...  RoyGBiv   Mar-06-06 04:08 AM   #101 
           - I see what you're saying  sandnsea   Mar-06-06 04:35 AM   #102 
        - It's not supposed to be deeply philisophical  Hippo_Tron   Mar-06-06 03:27 AM   #99 
           - Relax and live your life  sandnsea   Mar-06-06 03:36 AM   #100 
  - Shakespeare in Love  KitchenWitch   Mar-05-06 11:59 PM   #77 
  - The year Chariots of Fire (remember the boys in their knickers  American liberal   Mar-06-06 12:07 AM   #80 
  - The four hour long tribute to LOTR a few years ago...  cynatnite   Mar-06-06 12:13 AM   #82 
  - And in order to have a sweep for LOTR  melissaf   Mar-06-06 12:28 AM   #86 
  - "Gladiator," by a mile  DerekG   Mar-06-06 12:37 AM   #87 
  - not just an epic  melissaf   Mar-06-06 12:46 AM   #88 
  - I didn't realize  BEZERKO   Mar-06-06 05:15 AM   #104 
  - cher for best actresses  DelawareValleyDem   Mar-06-06 05:41 AM   #106 
  - "Rocky" as Best Film  terrya   Mar-06-06 05:53 AM   #107 
  - Yo! Whaddya tawking about? We liked it here  Patiod   Mar-06-06 07:59 AM   #110 
  - It is all subjective. What makes a wonderful movie to me, may not to  MrsGrumpy   Mar-06-06 06:03 AM   #108 
  - Crash, Braveheart, Gump... It always falls down on Best Picture. n/t  mondo joe   Mar-06-06 08:05 AM   #111 
  - Props To Titanic... Other guilty Pleasures  phrenzy   Mar-06-06 04:04 PM   #112 
  - The worst picture was Out of Africia when it won over Color Purple nt  Minnesota Libra   Mar-06-06 04:06 PM   #113 
  - Cher winning 'best actress'  azmouse   Mar-06-06 04:07 PM   #114 
  - "Snap out of it"  Beaverhausen   Mar-06-06 04:11 PM   #115 
     - I couldn't get through the first 1/2 hr of the movie  azmouse   Mar-06-06 04:31 PM   #116 
  - 1968 Best Picture Winner "Oliver"  LibDemAlways   Mar-06-06 10:37 PM   #118 
  - I disagee I think that Oliver! is a wonderful film  WI_DEM   Mar-07-06 04:10 PM   #120 
  - Kramer vs. Kramer  geniph   Mar-07-06 03:59 PM   #119 
  - One word: TITANIC  DarkSim   Mar-11-06 09:11 PM   #124 
 

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