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The 2013 Essential Film Awards

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Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2011.
Official 2012 Selections








Best Film of The Year

Best Actor in a Lead Role
Best Actress in a Lead Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Director
Best Screenplay - Original Material

Forced Perspective Episode 27 – Oscar Mania 2013 Part 2

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Happy OSCAR Sunday! On this, episode #27 of FORCED PERSPECTIVE, your hosts SportsGuy515 & Adolfo wrap up their reviews of all the Oscar-nominated films in preparation for tonight’s Academy Awards ceremony, as well as give their predictions as to who will take home the golden statues. Plus, SportsGuy recalls his experience at this weekend’s AMC 24-Hour Best Picture Showcase at the Empire 25 theater in New York City. Plus Adolfo’s DVD of the week, and MORE! DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW!

The 50 Best "Best Picture" Winners

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It's Oscar weekend! We'll be celebrating all weekend long here at The Essential Films. And since we like countdown lists so much we present to you a list of the Best "Best Picture" Winners.  There have been 84 Best Picture winners since 1927, and we are listing the Top 50.  Did your favorite movie make the list?  Who got left out?  Here is the list, in alphabetical order. Spoiler: Crash did not make the list.

ALL ABOUT EVE
1950 • Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Also Won:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: George Sanders
Best Director
Best Writing, Screenplay
Best Costume Design, Black & White
Best Sound, Recording

If nothing else, there's applause... like waves of love pouring over the footlights. 

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
1930 • Lewis Milestone

Also Won:
Best Director

You still think it's beautiful to die for your country. The first bombardment taught us better. When it comes to dying for country, it's better not to die at all. 



AMADEUS
1984 • Milos Forman

Also Won:
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