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Batman on Film Part 6: Batman & Robin

Joel Schumacher
1997 • 125 Minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Color • English • Warner Bros.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Uma THurman, Alicia Silverstone
Screenplay: Akiva Goldsman
Producer: Peter Macgregor-Scott
Cinematography: Stephen Goldblatt

Awards & Honors

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
Nominee: Best Costumes
Nominee: Best Fantasy Film
Nominee: Best Make-Up

The Essential Films
100 Worst Films of All Time – #24

Razzie Awards
Winner: Worst Supporting Actress – Alicia Silverstone
Nominee: Worst Director- Joel Schumacher
Nominee: Worst Original Song – Billy Corgan For the song “The End is The Beginning is The End”
Nominee: Worst Picture
Nominee: Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property
Nominee: Worst Remake or Sequel
Nominee: Worst Screen Couple – George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell
Nominee: Worst Screenplay
Nominee: Worst Supporting Actor – Chris O’Donnell
Nominee: Worst Supporting Actor –…

The 85 Best Pictures to Never Win Best Picture

Awards season is over. Argo took home many of the top prizes, including the Academy Award for Best Picture. Argo was an excellent film and certainly a deserving winner. But over the years since the Academy Awards' inception there have been many deserving films that did not win the top prize.  In some cases it was a surprise snub, in other cases, the winner did not stand the test of time while its contemporaries did.  In this feature, we will highlight 85 films (one for every year the Oscars have been around) that did not win Best Picture.  This list is not meant to point out that these films should have beaten the actual winner (at least not in every case, anyway) however, it is meant to show that there are many cinematic classics that have never won, or even been nominated, for the Best Picture award.  We present that list to you in chronological order:

1927 • F.W. Murnau

1927/1928 Winner:

Oscar Wins:
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Janet Gaynor