Worst Best Pic nominees Ever?
Only the fact that I didn’t even bother to see THE READER prevents me from declaring this the lamest Best Picture lineup of all time. – Mike D’Angelo via Twitter.
Well, I have seen all the Best Pic nominees, and I’m having a hard time refuting that claim. My ratings below:
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 3.5/5.0
Frost/Nixon – 2.5/5.0
Milk – 3.5/5.0
The Reader – 2.0/5.0
Slumdog Millionaire 3.0/5.0
Decent ratings for MILK and BUTTON, but I wasn’t blown away by either.
Take a look at all the former Best Picture nominees and decide for yourself.
In my book, 1989 is the closest to matching it so far. It looks filled with Oscar cliches.
*Driving Miss Daisy – old white lady, old black man, changing times
Born on the Fourth of July – disabled man, anti-war
Dead Poets’ Society – inspirational teacher, dead kid
Field of Dreams – reuniting dead father and son, Americana
My Left Foot – disabled, inspirational man