- Don’t Think Twice
- The Handmaiden
- The Lobster
- Nocturnal Animals
I was going to have a survey here, but I’ll save that for Monday.
A quick thanks to all of you who voted and all of you who got the vote out. The turn-out this year was lower than last year’s, but I must attribute some of that to my getting the polls up so late. I’ll see if I can’t do better next year.
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And so it begins.
Apologies for not illustrating this post as elaborately as I might have, but it’s been a busy weekend.
In fact, because of time pressures, I’ve decided the open voting will actually commence tomorrow–President’s Day. An appropriate day for voting, no? (A neat rationalization of my own procrastination…no?)
Let’s break these bad motherfuckers down.
A quick note: I rank all my contenders in all my award categories only for the top 20. So if someone ranks lower than 20 on a given list, I note them thus: (#>20). I assume that’s right.
Is there a more obscure Best Picture winner than Cavalcade? It was the last winner to get a solo DVD release, it has less than 3,000 user votes on the IMDb (the fewest of any winner), and when is it ever mentioned, outside of Best Picture lists? To be fair, most of the early winners save All Quiet on the Western Front are scarcely mentioned, but Cavalcade is almost conspicuously forgotten.
And there’s a reason for that: it’s not very good. I don’t know if it’s the worst film ever to win–there are still quite a few winners I’ve never seen–but it may have the least of any winner to offer a modern audience.