Live Poll: Oscars — Making History

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Which of these films that made history in the Academy Awards, a.k.a the Oscars, is your favorite?


❒ IMDb List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096251567/
❒ IMDb Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/4w_mJDMJQKQ/


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Posted 2 months ago

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Tough choice! Either Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King - or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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Some of these can probably be phrased more precisely.

#2: Largest Sweep of all time - 11 Nominations and 11 Oscars

#22: Longest film to win an award

O.J.: Made in America (2016), which won Best Documentary, seems to be longer
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Made changes as suggested.

Added O.J.: Made in America.

Now, there are two longest films to win an award, so I added a little specification. I hope that's okay.

- Longest feature film to win an award [ #22 ]
- Longest documentary film to win an award [ #25 ]

Thanks for your suggestions. 
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BONAFIDE BOSS,

This is an interesting list of history making films. It looks like you spent a lot of time assembling the information upon which this poll suggestion is based. I'm somewhat curious what you used as sources for the information on the films. Would you mind providing a lists some of those sources in this thread? Thanks.
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Sure, here!

Wikipedia: List of Academy Award records
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BONAFIDE BOSS,

Thanks. I've contributed to Wikipedia in the past and vaguely remember reading this article before. You've done a nice summary in your poll suggestion.
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I try my best
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It's an amazing achievement to get 11 Oscar nominations and won them all! So my vote goes to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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'Great poll! 'Excellent idea, well researched, and very well crafted. My favorite is Lawrence of Arabia but of course I hate that it has no women in it who speak.
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Ikr, I watched it several times but never realized until making the list that it has no female speaking roles. (I was kinda blown away when I read it, lol) Also, because I thought one of Lawrence's "servants" was a girl. I guess I should have checked the cast list.

And Thank you. All these ways of making polls I've learned from you guys. 
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A better question for this particular poll (I think):

"Which of these records do you find the most interesting?"

Then my answer would have been 'Parasite', otherwise my favorite in the list is 'Titanic'.
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^^ Exactly.

My vote goes to Midnight Cowboy first, for being a realistic (in the modern sense) film that did not refrain from anything, probably a shocker for the 1969 audience. This was the exact opposite of previous winners and audience favorites, usually crowd pleasers and Frank Capra-type happy ending movies. Nothing wrong with those of course, I love them as much as anyone else, but here they said "Hey, there's also this kind of moviemaking, have a taste of this." It proved that x-rated doesn't always mean cheap, sleazy stuff.

My contender vote goes to Lawrence of Arabia. It couldn't be made today, the SJW crowd would never allow it, nor would the studios. But this was a realistic and bold move, to depict that world like it really was: women had no real role in that society except what was already decided for them, so they left it that way. Any female character would only be a token one, an eye candy, or a cheap gimmick to lure more audiences. This way the film focuses on the real story and the incredible setting.

(I remember Jerry Seinfeld saying in interviews that the addition of Elaine to the show was after the insistence of the studio to "have a female on the show." While it does make perfect sense that they have a regular female cast member, it was basically still "let's put a woman in here" attitude, instead of an actual necessity for that particular character.)

Personally, I'd say the worst of all these is Return Of The King. It did win all the awards, true, but as a movie it was mediocre as best. Best movie? It wasn't even the best of the trilogy. In my opinion that year remains the lowest point of the Academy.

Black Panther as well. It was only so-so. Not bad at all, but not worthy of a nomination either. But the Oscars have been a joke for a long time.
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