Sunday, November 3, 2019

2009 Alternate Oscars

My choices are noted with a ★. Historical Oscar winners are noted with a ✔. Best foreign-language picture winners are noted with an ƒ. Best animated feature winners are noted with an @.

Okay, this is a good stopping point. It takes at least ten years, in my humble opinion, and more like twenty, to get a sense of what is mere hype and what is lasting art from any given crop of movies. I mean, who would have predicted that The Shawshank Redemption or Blade Runner would develop such devoted followings after bombing at the box office, or that Oscar-winners such as [you fill in the blank] would be reviled as stinkers just a few years later?

Drop in after the Oscar nominees for this year are announced (what, end of January? early February?) and we'll vote on them, and maybe we'll vote on long-ago 2010 as well.

In the meantime, be sure to go back and vote on any years you've missed. I'll be listing the current leaders sometime in the New Year.

Thanks for playing along. It's been a lot of fun — for me at least ...