Skip to comments.Not a single "Best Picture" winner of the last 10 years has been a hit film.
Posted on 01/03/2018 9:27:46 AM PST by Simon Green
Perhaps if the Acadamy Awards picked Best Pictures that anyone actually saw, they'd be more relevant. Here's a list of the box office rankings of the winner of the Best Picture awardvfor the last ten years:
2016 Moonlight: #101
2015 Spotlight: #62
2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): #78
2013 12 Years a Slave: #62
2012 Argo: #22
2011 The Artist: #71
2010 The King's Speech: #18
2009 The Hurt Locker: #116
2008 Slumdog Millionairee: #16
2007 No Country for Old Men: #36
To get to a year in which a Best Picture winner cracked the Top 10, you have to go back to 2003's "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King".
These may well be good films. I couldn't say, as I haven't seen a single one of them.
They’ll likely give it to that sodomy/teen rape movie this year. Typical Hollyweird.
The only one out of the bunch I saw is “The King’s Speech”.
Was the 11th year a hit film?
slumdog was entertaining, the others were 3/5 stars at best.
You haven’t defined what a “hit” movie is.
Wow! I’ve only seen one of them. “Argo”. Didn’t want to waste my time with the others.
The only one I saw was No Country for Old Men, it was very good, even though Barbara Streisands stepson was the star.
2007 - No Country for Old Men: #36
What is it with this movie? Men seem to love it.
With the exception of “Moonlight” I saw them all-———and liked most of them——hated “Birdman”
Making into the top 10 box office for the year in question.
I’ve seen the oldest four on the list and they were each good films.
Popularity does not equal quality. They can coincide, but it isn’t necessary. I’m not the least concerned that best picture winners aren’t big box office.
This is one reason I quit watching the academy award show years ago. Most the movies receiving awards I had never heard of. If I did ever get around to seeing them they generally sucked.
Haven’t seen any of them. Is No Country For Old Men worthy of watching?
No country for old men is an amazing story, and very well done, but I had to see it twice to really like it.
Most of the rest were clearly awarded as a political statement.
I thought it was OK until the ending, which was confusing and a let down.
Spotlight was okay, but the subject matter was slow (investigative journalism about sexual abuse in the catholic church).
The Hurt Locker was good but not action packed...
Argo was okay but had what’s his name as the lead actor...
If awards were ever based on the perception of popularity (which is what the People’s Choice awards purports to be. But what kind of suspense can a show engender when all you have to do to see who is going to win is to look at publicly available attendance records?), it was jettisoned about the time the award presenters went from saying, “And the winner is,” to “And the award goes to...”
In other words, nobody wins anything through any efforts of their own. We pick the winners. We’re the Committee!
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