Monday, February 13, 2012

How Well Do You Know Oscar?

Well, I flunked a phone interview to audition as a Pop Culture Junkie for a game show as I was proposed the question - Name 10 films that won "Best Picture"? And what came to my pea-brain mind? "Titanic" and "Schindler's List". I was a bloody deer caught-in-the-headlights. What the hell?!? So, I did my research and made a mental note of these. I'm ready now for my big audition - bring it on! I mean, could YOU name ten of these films on the spot?

Best Picture Awards

1928 (1st)

Sunrise Wings

1929 (2nd)

The Broadway Melody

1930 (3rd)

All Quiet on the Western Front

1931 (4th)


1932 (5th)

Grand Hotel

1933 (6th)


1934 (7th)

It Happened One Night

1935 (8th)

Mutiny on the Bounty

1936 (9th)

The Great Ziegfeld

1937 (10th)

The Life of Emile Zola

1938 (11th)

You Can't Take It With You

1939 (12th)

Gone with the Wind

1940 (13th)


1941 (14th)

How Green Was My Valley

1942 (15th)

Mrs. Miniver

1943 (16th)


1944 (17th)

Going My Way

1945 (18th)

The Lost Weekend

1946 (19th)

The Best Years of Our Lives

1947 (20th)

Gentleman's Agreement

1948 (21st)

Hamlet (1948)

1949 (22nd)

All the King's Men

1950 (23rd)

All about Eve

1951 (24th)

An American in Paris

1952 (25th)

The Greatest Show on Earth

1953 (26th)

From Here to Eternity

1954 (27th)

On the Waterfront

1955 (28th)


1956 (29th)

Around the World in 80 Days

1957 (30th)

The Bridge on the River Kwai

1958 (31st)


1959 (32nd)


1960 (33rd)

The Apartment

1961 (34th)

West Side Story

1962 (35th)

Lawrence of Arabia

1963 (36th)

Tom Jones

1964 (37th)

My Fair Lady

1965 (38th)

The Sound of Music

1966 (39th)

A Man for All Seasons

1967 (40th)

In the Heat of the Night

1968 (41st)


1969 (42nd)

Midnight Cowboy

1970 (43rd)


1971 (44th)

The French Connection

1972 (45th)

The Godfather

1973 (46th)

The Sting

1974 (47th)

The Godfather Part II

1975 (48th)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

1976 (49th)


1977 (50th)

Annie Hall

1978 (51st)

The Deer Hunter

1979 (52nd)

Kramer vs. Kramer

1980 (53rd)

Ordinary People

1981 (54th)

Chariots of Fire

1982 (55th)


1983 (56th)

Terms of Endearment

1984 (57th)


1985 (58th)

Out of Africa

1986 (59th)


1987 (60th)

The Last Emperor

1988 (61st)

Rain Man

1989 (62nd)

Driving Miss Daisy

1990 (63rd)

Dances With Wolves

1991 (64th)

The Silence of the Lambs

1992 (65th)


1993 (66th)

Schindler's List

1994 (67th)

Forrest Gump

1995 (68th)


1996 (69th)

The English Patient

1997 (70th)

Titanic (1997)

1998 (71st)

Shakespeare in Love

1999 (72nd)

American Beauty

2000 (73rd)


2001 (74th)

A Beautiful Mind

2002 (75th)


2003 (76th)

The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King

2004 (77th)

Million Dollar Baby

2005 (78th)


2006 (79th)

The Departed

2007 (80th)

No Country for Old Men

2008 (81th)

Slumdog Millionaire

2009 (82th)

The Hurt Locker

2010 (83th)

The King's Speech