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:

2008

    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.

1989

    *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
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Posted on January 22, 2009, in Film news and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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