Sunday, February 28, 2016

The 2016 Essential Film Awards

Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2015.

Official 2015 Selections

 


 

 

 

 

Best Film of the Year


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
George Miller
120 Minutes • 2.35 : 1 • Australia, United States
Color • English • Warner Bros.

Cast:  Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton
Screenplay: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris
Producers: George Miller, Doug Mitchell
Cinematography: John Seale

___________

Best Actor in a Leading Role


SPOTLIGHT
Mark Ruffalo

___________

Best Actress in a Leading Role


ROOM
Brie Larson

___________

Best Actor in a Supporting Role


CREED
Sylvester Stallone

___________

Best Actress in a Supporting Role


EX-MACHINA
Alicia Vikander

___________

Best Ensemble


THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Kurt Russel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Damien Bachir, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins

___________

Best Director


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
George Miller

___________

Best Screenplay - Original Material


EX MACHINA
Alex Garland

___________

Best Screenplay - Adapted or Historical Material


THE MARTIAN
Drew Goddard

___________

Best Film - Animated Feature


INSIDE OUT
Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen

___________

Best Film - Documentary Feature


AMY
Asif Kapadia

___________

Best Film - Foreign Language Feature


PHOENIX
Christian Petzold

___________

Best Film - Limited Theatrical Release


ANOMALISA
Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman

___________

Best Cinematography


THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Robert Richardson

___________

Best Film Editing


THE BIG SHORT
Hank Corwin

___________

Best Production Design


STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Rick Carter, Darren Gilford, Lee Sandales

___________

Best Costumes


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Jenny Beavan 

___________

Best Visual Effects


EX MACHINA
Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett

___________

Best Stunts and Stunt Choreography


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

___________

Best Make-Up


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, Damian Martin

___________

Best Music - Original Score


IT FOLLOWS
Disasterpiece

___________

Best Music - Original Song


FURIOUS 7
"See You Again"
Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa 

___________

Best Music - Soundtrack Compilation


STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Music From the Motion Picture

___________

Best Sound Design


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, Ben Osmo, Mark A. Mangini, David White

___________

Best Action/Adventure Film


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
George Miller

___________

Best Comedy Film


WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

___________

Best Fantasy Film


STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
JJ Abrams 

___________

Best Horror/Thriller Film


IT FOLLOWS
David Robert Mitchell

___________

Best Science Fiction Film


EX MACHINA
Alex Garland

___________

Best Animated Short Film


WORLD OF TOMORROW
Don Hertzfeldt

___________

Best Live Action Short Film

TBD

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Best Voice Acting Performance


INSIDE OUT
Amy Poehler as "Joy"

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The following films did not win any Essential Film Awards but are noteworthy for their cinematic contributions in 2015:

45 YEARS
ANT-MAN
THE ASSASSIN
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
BRIDGE OF SPIES
BROOKLYN
THE DANISH GIRL
THE GIFT
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION
MISTRESS AMERICA
QUEEN OF EARTH
THE REVENANT
SICARIO
STEVE JOBS
TANGERINE
TRAINWRECK
TRUMBO

Thursday, February 25, 2016

100 Greatest Films To Never Win An Oscar


Over the last 88 years many films have been honored by the Academy Awards as being the year's best. However, every year there seems to be controversy over the announcement of the nominations and especially the morning after the winners are announced at the annual ceremony.  Outrage over what films did not win Best Picture, outrage over what actor or actress didn't win their category, and, often, outrage over certain films not even being recognized with a nomination. This list, presented in chronological order, is comprised of the losers, the snubbed, the shut out and the ignored. These are the 100 Greatest Films to Never Win an Oscar.  When we say Oscar, we don't just mean Best Picture... we mean ANY category. So while there are still cinephiles who are still angry that Citizen Kane lost to How Green Was My Valley, Kane did at least walk way with one statue (for screenplay.) This is exclusively a list for films that have zero Oscar statues to brag about. To be eligible for this list, a film had to have been released between 1927 (the year the Academy started recognizing films for the first Oscars ceremony) and 2014. With that, enjoy the list...


METROPOLIS
1927 • Fritz Lang

1927/28 Best Picture Winner:
Wings

Oscar Nominations:
None



THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
1928 • Carl Theodor Dreyer

1928/29 Best Picture Winner:
The Broadway Melody

Oscar Nominations:
None



M
1931 • Fritz Lang
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1933)

1932/1933 Best Picture Winner
Cavalcade 

Oscar Nominations:
None



CITY LIGHTS
1931 • Charles Chaplin

1930/31 Best Picture Winner:
Cimarron

Oscar Nominations:
None



MODERN TIMES
1936 • Charles Chaplin

1936 Best Picture Winner:
The Great Ziegfeld

Oscar Nominations:
None.



MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW
1937 • Leo McCarey

1937 Best Picture Winner:
The Life of Emile Zola

Oscar Nominations:
None



GRAND ILLUSION
(La Grande Illusion)
1937 • Jean Renoir
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1938)

1938 Best Picture Winner:
You Can't Take it With You.

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture



THE GREAT DICTATOR
1940 • Charles Chaplin

1940 Best Picture Winner:
Rebecca

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Charles Chaplin (Lost to James Stewart for The Philadelphia Story)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jack Oakie (Lost to Walter Brennan for The Westerner)
Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Charles Chaplin (Lost to Preston Sturges for The Great McGinty)
Best Music, Original Score: Meredith Wilson (Lost to Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington for Pinocchio)



HIS GIRL FRIDAY
1940 • Howard Hawks

1940 Best Picture Winner:
Rebecca

Oscar Nominations:
None



SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS
1941 • Preston Sturges

1941 Best Picture Winner:
How Green Was My Valley

Oscar Nominations:
None



THE MALTESE FALCON
1941 • John Huston

1941 Best Picture Winner:
How Green Was My Valley

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Sydney Greenstreet (Lost to Donald Crisp for How Green Was My Valley)
Best Writing, Screenplay: John Huston (Lost to Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller for Here Comes Mr. Jordan)



TO BE OR NOT TO BE
1942 • Ernst Lubitsch

1942 Best Picture Winner:
Mrs. Miniver

Oscar Nominations:
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture: Werner R. Heymann (Lost to Max Steiner for Now, Voyager)



THE LIFE AND DEATH COLONEL BLIMP
1943 • Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

1943 Best Picture Winner:
Casablanca

Oscar Nominations:
None



DOUBLE INDEMNITY
1944 • Billy Wilder

1944 Best Picture Winner:
Going My Way

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Barbara Stanwyck (Lost to Ingrid Bergman for Gaslight)
Best Director: Billy Wilder (Lost to Leo McCarey for Going My Way)
Best Writing, Screenplay: Raymond Chandler, Billy Wilder (Lost to Frank Butler, Frank Cavett for Going My Way)
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White: John F. Seitz (Lost to Joseph LaShelle for Laura)
Best Sound, Recording (Lost to Wilson)
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture: Miklós Rózsa (Lost to Max Steiner for Since You Went Away)



BRIEF ENCOUNTER
1945 • David Lean
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1946)

1946 Best Picture Winner:
The Best Years of Our Lives

Oscar Nominations:
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Celia Johnson (Lost to Olivia de Havilland for To Each His Own)
Best Director: David Lean (Lost to William Wyler for The Best Years of Our Lives)
Best Writing, Screenplay: Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame (Lost to Robert E. Sherwood for The Best Years of Our Lives)



IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
1946 • Frank Capra

1946 Best Picture Winner:
The Best Years of Our Lives

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role: James Stewart (Lost to Frederic March for The Best Years of Our Lives)
Best Director: Frank Capra (Lost to William Wyler for The Best Years of Our Lives)
Best Sound, Recording (Lost to The Jolson Story)
Best Film Editing (Lost to The Best Years of Our Lives)



A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
1946 • Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

1946 Best Picture Winner:
The Best Years of Our Lives

Oscar Nominations:
None



NOTORIOUS
1946 • Alfred Hitchcock

1946 Best Picture Winner:
The Best Years of Our Lives

Oscar Nominations:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Claude Rains (Lost to Harold Russell for The Best Years of Our Lives)
Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Ben Hecht (Lost to Muriel Box, Sydney Box for The Seventh Veil)


WHITE HEAT
1949 • Raoul Walsh

1949 Best Picture Winner:
All the King's Men

Oscar Nominations:
Best Writing, Motion Picture Story: Virginia Kellogg (Lost to Douglas Morrow for The Stratton Story)



IN A LONELY PLACE
1950 • Nicholas Ray

1950 Best Picture Winner:
All About Eve

Oscar Nominations:
None.


ACE IN THE HOLE
1951 • Billy Wilder

1951 Best Picture Winner:
An American in Paris

Oscar Nominations:
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay: Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman (Lost to Alan Jay Lerner for An American in Paris)



STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
1951 • Alfred Hitchcock

1951 Best Picture Winner:
An American in Paris

Oscar Nominations:
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White: Robert Burks (Lost to A Place in the Sun)



IKIRU
1952 • Akira Kurosawa
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1956)

1956 Best Picture Winner:
Around the World in 80 Days

1956 Best Foreign Language Film:
La Strada

Oscar Nominations:
None



SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
1952 • Stanley Donnen, Gene Kelly

1952 Best Picture Winner:
The Greatest Show on Earth

Oscar Nominations:
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Jean Hagen (Lost to Gloria Grahame for The Bad and the Beautiful)
Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture: Lennie Hayton (Lost to Alfred Newman for With a Song in My Heart)



UMBERTO D.
1952 • Vittorio De Sica
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1956)

1956 Best Picture Winner:
Around the World in 80 Days

1956 Best Foreign Language Film:
La Strada

Oscar Nominations:
Best Writing, Motion Picture Story: Cesare Zavattini (Lost to Dalton Trumbo for The Brave One)



TOKYO STORY
1953 • Yasujirô Ozu 
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1972)

1972 Best Picture Winner:
The Godfather

1972 Best Foreign Language Film:
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Oscar Nominations:
None



THE WAGES OF FEAR
1953 • Henri-Georges Clouzot
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1955)

1955 Best Picture Winner:
Marty

1955 Best Foreign Language Film:
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Oscar Nominations:
None



UGETSU
1953 • Kenji Mizoguchi 
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1955)

1955 Best Picture Winner:
Marty

1955 Best Foreign Language Film:
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Oscar Nominations:
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Lost to I'll Cry Tomorrow)



SEVEN SAMURAI
1954 • Akira Kurosawa
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1956)

1956 Best Picture Winner:
Around the World in 80 Days

1956 Best Foreign Language Film:
La Strada

Oscar Nominations:
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Lost to Somebody Up There Likes Me)
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Lost to The Solid Gold Cadillac)


REAR WINDOW
1954 • Alfred Hitchcock

1954 Best Picture Winner:
On the Waterfront

Oscar Nominations:
Best Director: Alfred Hitchcock (Lost to Elia Kazan for On the Waterfront)
Best Writing, Screenplay: John Michael Hayes (Lost to George Seaton for The Country Girl)
Best Cinematography, Color: Robert Burks (Lost to Milton R. Krasner for Three Coins in the Fountain)
Best Sound, Recording (Lost to The Glenn Miller Story)


JOHNNY GUITAR
1954 • Nicholas Ray

1954 Best Picture Winner:
On the Waterfront

Oscar Nominations:
None


THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
1955 • Charles Laughton

1955 Best Picture Winner:
Marty

Oscar Nominations:
None


A MAN ESCAPED
1956 • Robert Bresson

1956 Best Picture Winner:
Around the World in 80 Days

Oscar Nominations:
None


THE SEARCHERS
1956 • John Ford

1956 Best Picture Winner:
Around the World in 80 Days

Oscar Nominations:
None



12 ANGRY MEN
1957 • Sidney Lumet

1957 Best Picture Winner:
The Bridge on the River Kwai

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Director: Sidney Lumet (Lost to David Lean for The Bridge on the River Kwai)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Reginald Rose (Lost to Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson for The Bridge on the River Kwai)


PATHS OF GLORY
1957 • Stanley Kubrick

1957 Best Picture Winner:
The Bridge on the River Kwai

Oscar Nominations:
None



THE SEVENTH SEAL
1957 • Ingmar Bergman
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1958)

1958 Best Picture Winner:
Gigi

1958 Best Foreign Language Film:
Mon Oncle

Oscar Nominations:
None


SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
1957 • Alexander Mackendrick

1957 Best Picture Winner:
The Bridge on the River Kwai

Oscar Nominations:
None


A FACE IN THE CROWD
1957 • Elia Kazan

1957 Best Picture Winner:
The Bridge on the River Kwai

Oscar Nominations:
None


THRONE OF BLOOD
1957 • Akira Kurosawa
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1960)

1960 Best Picture Winner:
The Apartment

1960 Best Foreign Language Winner:
Black Orpheus

Oscar Nominations:
None


VERTIGO
1958 • Alfred Hitchcock

1958 Best Picture Winner:
Gigi

Oscar Nominations:
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White or Color (Lost to Gigi)
Best Sound (Lost to South Pacific)


TOUCH OF EVIL
1958 • Orson Welles

1958 Best Picture Winner:
Gigi

Oscar Nominations:
None


THE 400 BLOWS
1959 • François Truffaut

1959 Best Picture Winner:
Ben-Hur

1959 Best Foreign Language Winner:
Black Orpheus

Oscar Nomination:
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen: François Truffaut, Marcel Moussy (Lost to Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin for Pillow Talk)


ANATOMY OF A MURDER
1959 • Otto Preminger

1959 Best Picture Winner:
Ben-Hur

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role: James Stewart (Lost to Charlton Hest for Ben-Hur)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Arthur O'Connell (Lost to Hugh Griffith for Ben-Hur)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: George C. Scott 
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Wendell Mayes (Lost to Neil Patterson for Room at the Top)
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Lost to The Diary of Anne Frank)
Best Film Editing (Lost to Ben-Hur)


NORTH BY NORTHWEST
1959 • Alfred Hitchcock

1959 Best Picture Winner:
Ben-Hur

Oscar Nominations:
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen: Ernest Lehman (Lost to Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin for Pillow Talk)
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (Lost to Ben-Hur)
Best Film Editing (Lost to Ben-Hur)


RIO BRAVO
1959 • Howard Hawks

1959 Best Picture Winner:
Ben-Hur

Oscar Nominations:
None


PSYCHO
1960 • Alfred Hitchcock

1960 Best Picture Winner:
The Apartment

Oscar Nominations:
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Janet Leigh (Lost to Shirley Jones for Elmer Gantry)
Best Director: Alfred Hitchcock (Lost to Billy Wilder for The Apartment)
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White: John L. Russell (Lost to Freddie Francis for Sons and Lovers)
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Lost to The Apartment)


YOJIMBO
1961 • Akira Kurosawa

1961 Best Picture Winner:
West Side Story

1961 Best Foreign Language Film:
Through a Glass Darkly

Oscar Nominations:
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Lost to La Dolce Vita)


HARAKIRI
1962 • Masaki Kobayashi
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1964)

1964 Best Picture Winner:
My Fair Lady

1964 Best Foreign Language Film:
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Oscar Nominations:
None


THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
1962 • John Ford

1962 Best Picture Winner:
Lawrence of Arabia

Oscar Nominations:
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Lost to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?)


HIGH AND LOW
1963 • Akira Kurosawa

1963 Best Picture Winner:
Tom Jones

1963 Best Foreign Language Film:

Oscar Nominations:
None


DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB
1964 • Stanley Kubrick

1964 Best Picture Winner:
My Fair Lady

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Peter Sellers (Lost to Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady)
Best Director: Stanley Kubrick (Lost to George Cukor for My Fair Lady)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, Terry Southern (Lost to Edward Anhalt for Becket)


THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
1966 • Sergio Leone

1966 Best Picture Winner:
A Man for All Seasons

Oscar Nominations:
None


PERSONA
1966 • Ingmar Bergman
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1967)

1967 Best Picture Winner:
In the Heat of the Night

1967 Best Foreign Language Film:
Closely Watched Trains

Oscar Nominations:
None


THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS
1966 • Gillo Pontecorvo
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1968)

1968 Best Picture Winner:
Oliver!

1968 Best Foreign Language Film:
War and Peace

Oscar Nominations:
Best Director: Gillo Pontecorvo (Lost to Carol Reed for Oliver!)
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen: Franco Solinas, Gillo Pontecorvo (Lost to James Goldman for The Lion in Winter)
Best Foreign Language Film


LE SAMOURAÏ
1967 • Jean-Pierre Melville

1967 Best Picture Winner:
In the Heat of the Night

1967 Best Foreign Language Film:
Closely Watched Trains

Oscar Nominations:
None


ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
1968 • Sergio Leone

1968 Best Picture Winner:
Oliver!

Oscar Nominations:
None


THE WILD BUNCH
1969 • Sam Peckinpah

1969 Best Picture Winner:
Midnight Cowboy

Oscar Nominations:
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced: Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner, Sam Peckinpah (Lost to William Goldman for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture: Jerry Fielding (Lost to Burt Bacharach for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)


A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
1971 • Stanley Kubrick

1971 Best Picture Winner:
The French Connection

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Director: Stanley Kubrick (Lost to William Friedkin for The French Connection)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Stanley Kubrick (Lost to Ernest Tidyman for The French Connection)
Best Film Editing (Lost to The French Connection)


A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
1974 • John Cassavetes

1974 Best Picture Winner:
The Godfather Part II

Oscar Nominations:
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Gena Rowlands (Lost to Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore)
Best Director: John Cassavetes (Lost to Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather Part II)


THE CONVERSATION
1974 • Francis Ford Coppola

1974 Best Picture Winner:
The Godfather Part II

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola (Lost to Robert Towne for Chinatown)
Best Sound (Lost to Earthquake)


TAXI DRIVER
1976 • Martin Scorsese

1976 Best Picture Winner:
Rocky

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Robert De Niro (Lost to Peter Finch for Network)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Jodie Foster (Lost to Beatrice Straight for Network)
Best Music, Original Score: Bernard Herrmann (Lost to Jerry Goldsmith for The Omen)


MANHATTAN
1979 • Woody Allen

1979 Best Picture Winner:
Kramer VS Kramer

Oscar Nominations:
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Mariel Hemingway (Lost to Meryl Streep for Kramer VS Kramer)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman (Lost to Steve Tesich for Breaking Away)


THE SHINING
1980 • Stanley Kubrick

1980 Best Picture Winner:
Ordinary People

Oscar Nominations:
None


THE ELEPHANT MAN
1980 • David Lynch

1980 Best Picture Winner:
Ordinary People

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role: John Hurt (Lost to Robert De Niro for Raging Bull)
Best Director: David Lynch (Lost to Robert Redford for Ordinary People)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch (Lost to Alvin Sargent for Ordinary People)
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Lost to Tess)
Best Costume Design (Lost to Tess)
Best Film Editing (Lost to Raging Bull)
Best Music, Original Score: John Morris (Lost to Michael Gore for Fame)


DAS BOOT
1981 • Wolfgang Petersen
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1982)

1982 Best Picture Winner:
Gandhi

Oscar Nominations:
Best Director: Wolfgang Petersen (Lost to Richard Attenborough for Gandhi)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Wolfgang Petersen (Lost to Costa-Gavras, Donald Stewart for Missing)
Best Cinematography: Jost Vacano (Lost to Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor for Gandhi)
Best Sound (Lost to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial)
Best Film Editing (Lost to Gandhi)
Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing (Lost to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial)


THE THING
1982 • John Carpenter

1982 Best Picture Winner:
Gandhi

Oscar Nominations:
None


BLADE RUNNER
1982 • Ridley Scott

1982 Best Picture Winner:
Gandhi

Oscar Nominations:
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Lost to Gandhi)
Best Effects, Visual Effects (Lost to E.T. The Extra Terrestrial)


PARIS, TEXAS
1984 • Wim Wenders

1984 Best Picture Winner:
Amadeus

Oscar Nominations:
None


ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
1984 • Sergio Leone

1984 Best Picture Winner:
Amadeus

Oscar Nominations:
None


BLUE VELVET
1986 • David Lynch

1986 Best Picture Winner:
Platoon

Oscar Nominations:
Best Director: David Lynch (Lost to Oliver Stone for Platoon)


FULL METAL JACKET
1987 • Stanley Kubrick

1987 Best Picture Winner:
The Last Emperor

Oscar Nominations:
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr, Gustav Hasford (Lost to Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci for The Last Emperor)


DIE HARD
1988 • John McTiernan

1988 Best Picture Winner:
Rain Man

Oscar Nominations:
Best Sound (Lost to Bird)
Best Film Editing (Lost to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing (Lost to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
Best Effects, Visual Effects (Lost to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)


DO THE RIGHT THING
1989 • Spike Lee

1989 Best Picture Winner:
Driving Miss Daisy

Oscar Nominations:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Danny Aiello (Lost to Denzel Washington for Glory)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Spike Lee (Lost to Tom Schulman for Dead Poets Society)


RESERVOIR DOGS
1992 • Quentin Tarantino

1992 Best Picture Winner:
Unforgiven

Oscar Nominations:
None


THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
1994 • Frank Darabont

1994 Best Picture Winner:
Forrest Gump

Oscar Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Morgan Freeman (Lost to Tom Hanks for Forrest Gump)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: Frank Darabont (Lost to Eric Roth for Forrest Gump)
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins (Lost to John Toll for Legends of the Fall)
Best Sound (Lost to Speed)
Best Film Editing (Lost to Forrest Gump)
Best Music, Original Score: Thomas Newman (Lost to Hans Zimmer for The Lion King)


HOOP DREAMS
1994 • Steve James

1994 Best Documentary Winner:
Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

Oscar Nominations:
Best Film Editing (Lost to Forrest Gump)


THREE COLORS: RED
1994 • Krzysztof Kieslowski

1994 Best Picture Winner:
Forrest Gump

1994 Best Foreign Language Film:
Burnt by the Sun

Oscar Nominations:
Best Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski (Lost to Robert Zemeckis for Forrest Gump)
Best Screenplay, Written Directly for the Screen: Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Krzysztof Kieslowski (Lost to Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary for Pulp Fiction)
Best Cinematography: Piotr Sobocinski (Lost to John Toll for Legends of the Fall)


CHUNKING EXPRESS
1994 • Kar Wai Wong

1994 Best Picture Winner:
Forrest Gump

1994 Best Foreign Language Film:
Burnt by the Sun

Oscar Nominations:
None


LÉON: THE PROFESSIONAL
1994 • Luc Besson

1994 Best Picture Winner:
Forrest Gump

Oscar Nominations:
None


SE7EN
1995 • David Fincher

1995 Best Picture Winner:
Braveheart

Oscar Nominations:
Best Film Editing (Lost to Apollo 13)


BEFORE SUNRISE
1995 • Richard Linklater

1995 Best Picture Winner:
Braveheart

Oscar Nominations:
None


HEAT
1995 • Michael Mann

1995 Best Picture Winner:
Braveheart

Oscar Nominations:
None


PRINCESS MONONOKE
1997 • Hayao Miyazaki
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 1999)

1999 Best Picture Winner:
American Beauty

Oscar Nominations:
None


BOOGIE NIGHTS
1997 • Paul Thomas Anderson

1997 Best Picture Winner:
Titanic

Oscar Nominations:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Burt Reynolds (Lost to Robin Williams for Good Will Hunting)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Julianne Moore (Lost to Kim Basinger for L.A. Confidential)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Paul Thomas Anderson (Lost to Matt Damon, Ben Affleck for Good Will Hunting)


THE BIG LEBOWSKI
1998 • Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

1998 Best Picture Winner:
Shakespeare in Love

Oscar Nominations:
None


FIGHT CLUB
1999 • David Fincher

1999 Best Picture Winner:
American Beauty

Oscar Nominations:
Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing (Lost to The Matrix)


MAGNOLIA
1999 • Paul Thomas Anderson

1999 Best Picture Winner:
American Beauty

Oscar Nominations:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Tom Cruise (Lost to Michael Caine for The Cider House Rules)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Paul Thomas Anderson (Lost to Alan Ball for American Beauty)
Best Music, Original Song: Aimee Mann for the song "Save Me" (Lost to Tarzan, Phil Collins
for the song "You'll Be In My Heart")


IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
2000 • Kar-wai Wong
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 2001)

2001 Best Picture Winner:
A Beautiful Mind

2001 Best Foreign Language Film:
No Man's Land

Oscar Nominations:
None


MEMENTO 
2000 • Christopher Nolan
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 2001)

2001 Best Picture Winner:
A Beautiful Mind

Oscar Nominations:
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan (Lost to Gosford Park)
Best Film Editing (Lost to Black Hawk Down)


MULHOLLAND DRIVE
2001 • David Lynch

2001 Best Picture Winner:
A Beautiful Mind

Oscar Nominations:
Best Director (Lost to Ron Howard for A Beautiful Mind)


THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
2001 • Wes Anderson

2001 Best Picture Winner:
A Beautiful Mind

Oscar Nominations
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson (Lost to Jullian Fellows for Gosford Park)


CITY OF GOD
2002 • Fernando Meirelles
(Eligible for the Academy Awards in 2003)

2003 Best Picture Winner:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003 Best Foreign Language Film:
The Barbarian Invasions

Oscar Nominations:
Best Director: Fernando Meirelles (Lost to Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Bráulio Mantovani (Lost to Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
Best Cinematography: César Charlone (Lost to Russell Boyd for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)
Best Film Editing (Lost to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)



OLDBOY
2003 • Chan-wook Park
(Eligible for Academy Awards in 2005)

2005 Best Picture Winner:
Crash

2005 Best Foreign Language Film:
Tsotsi

Oscar Nominations:
None


BEFORE SUNSET
2004 • Richard Linklater

2004 Best Picture Winner:
Million Dollar Baby

Oscar Nominations:
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Kim Krizan (Lost to Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor for Sideways)


CHILDREN OF MEN
2006 • Alfonso Cuarón

2006 Best Picture Winner:
The Departed

Oscar Nominations:
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby (Lost to William Monahan for The Departed)
Best Achievement in Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (Lost to Guillermo Navarro for Pan's Labyrinth)
Best Achievement in Film Editing (Lost to The Departed)


THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
2007 • Julian Schnabel

2007 Best Picture Winner:
No Country for Old Men

2007 Best Foreign Language Film:
The Counterfeiters

Oscar Nominations:
Best Achievement in Directing: Julian Schnabel (Lost to Ethan Coen, Joel Coen for No Country for Old Men)
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Ronald Harwood (Lost to Ethan Coen, Joel Coen for No Country for Old Men)
Best Achievement in Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski (Lost to Robert Elswit for There Will Be Blood)
Best Achievement in Film Editing (Lost to The Bourne Ultimatum)


THE WRESTLER
2008 • Darren Aronofsky

2008 Best Picture Winner:
Slumdog Millionaire

Oscar Nominations:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Mickey Rourke (Lost to Sean Penn for Milk)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Marisa Tomei (Lost to Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona)


DRIVE
2011 • Nicolas Winding Refn

2011 Best Picture Winner:
The Artist

Oscar Nominations:
Best Achievement in Sound Editing (Lost to Hugo)


BEFORE MIDNIGHT
2013 • Richard Linklater

2013 Best Picture Winner:
12 Years a Slave

Oscar Nominations:
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke (Lost to John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave)