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The Oscar Quest: A Viewer’s Guide – Best Picture

Here is my subset of The Oscar Quest Rankings, specifically for Best Picture.

A reminder about the color code:

Films in RED are films that are essential. These are films you need to see, whether you like them or not. Though you’ll probably like most of them. A few of these may be part of a personal bias, but this is my list. Just think of the films in red as films you need to see if you want to be film literate (in the most basic sense). At least 70% of these are films that, if you haven’t seen them, you should be ashamed of yourself. These are the prerequisites you need to get into the class. (5-star films.)

Films in ORANGE are films that are my personal favorites (that aren’t already marked red). While not “essential” per say, these are films that I love dearly. They’re essential to me. They’re films that I will tell you that you need to see. I’d say that 80% of the time, these are going to be films that most people would enjoy. A few of them might be subjective to me, but on the whole, these are all very good films. I tried to limit the orange ones to only the best of the best, my absolute favorites. But either way, I love them, and you should definitely see at least 80% of them. (My 5-star films. At worst, most people’s 3-star films. Generally 4’s for everybody.)

Films in YELLOW are films I rate as “very good” films. Not too many people can deny that these films are good films, and whether or not they like them will come down to personal preference. The yellows are the most expansive category. They are by far the biggest bunch. Some of them are 5 stars, but just aren’t ones I love enough to make them orange. Most are solid 4s and come highly recommended. Some are weak 4s and high 3s and come recommended. The strength of the recommendation can be gauged by checking the articles. I’d say at least 60% of them are ones that most people would definitely enjoy, sight unseen. You may want to check a synopsis to be sure, but the rule of thumb is, you see yellow, it’s a good film. You should definitely check out a good portion of these. (4-star films. Maybe a 5 or a 3 here or there.)

Films in GREEN are films that are good films, but ones that probably won’t be for everybody. These probably cover the most ground in terms of my ratings. These will be anywhere from films I feel are solidly 4 stars, to films I don’t even like so much but understand and appreciate that they’re good films. I think the major commonality among the films is that they’re very divisive. They’re all good, but, some people might really like them, some people might not. You almost definitely want to check the synopses on these. Because some of these I love, and some of these I really don’t like, but I mark them green because I know they are good films on some level and don’t want to discount them entirely. These will be the hardest to gauge in terms of my opinion on them based solely on the color. I recommend you get more information on these. But generally most people would rate these at least a 3. (These are generally 3-4 star movies. Many 3s, many 4s, it depends.)

Films in BLUE are — well — the other films. These are films that I enjoyed, but didn’t really love all that much. They’re ones that are one step above the next level below this. Think of these as films that I enjoyed, but not more than a “meh, that was pretty good” kind of way. You’ll get a feel for it when you see which ones are marked blue. They’re ones that, while not totally for me, have their high points, and are not “bad” enough to be put in the final category. Do your homework on these. You may find ones you like here that I don’t like (it’s entirely possible), or you may find something that you like a lot more than I did. This is all based on my personal opinion. The first thing you should know before doing this is how my opinions match yours. NOTE: ALL WINNERS ARE AT LEAST BLUE. Having won, they carry at least that much of a coding. I may not feel so strongly about them, but they do earn that much. So, if you see a WINNER in blue, chances are I don’t like the film too much. (3 star films. Almost exclusively. <5% 4 stars and 2 stars combined here.)

Films NOT in any color (or, whatever the default color of this page is) are films that I don’t like. I won’t go so far as to say I hate them, since they are Oscar nominees, and that at least merits a certain amount of respect, but we’ll put it like this: these are ones I DO NOT recommend. Or, they’re films that just really weren’t for me. By elimination, there have to be a few of these on this list. So, the ones that are blank are ones that either I don’t like or are completely indifferent towards. And complete indifference means, they may be good, but I don’t care. I just didn’t care for it, whether because I think it’s a bad film, a boring film, or because it just really wasn’t for me. Read the articles if you want specifics. (3 stars or 2 star here. Nothing nominated for an Oscar gets a 1. They’re not completely inept. Mostly 2s, some 3s.)

(Note: Winners appear first and bolded. All these color codes carry on to the other articles, in the order of Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director. That is — whatever a film is color-coded here, it will be color-coded exactly the same in the rest of the articles whenever it appears again. And, in all the other articles, asterisks will help you know when a film is appearing for the first time. But we don’t need to worry about that here. Here it’s just about the colors.)

(Anything flush right on the page is a film I’ve yet to see.)


BEST PICTURE:

2013 – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

American Hustle (Columbia, Annapurna)

Captain Phillips (Columbia)

Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

Gravity (Warner Bros.)

Her (Warner Bros., Annapurna)

Nebraska (Paramount Vantage)

Philomena (The Weinstein Co.)

The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount, Universal)

2012  Argo (Warner Bros.)

Amour (Les Films du Losange, X Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film Production)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight)

Django Unchained (The Weinstein Co., Columbia)

Les Misérables (Universal, Working Title Films)

Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)

Lincoln (Touchstone, DreamWorks, 20h Century Fox)

Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Co.)

Zero Dark Thirty (Columbia)

2011 – The Artist (The Weinstein Company)

The Descendants (Fox Searchlight)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Warner Bros.)

The Help (Touchstone, DreamWorks)

Hugo (Paramount)

Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics)

Moneyball (Columbia)

The Tree of Life (Fox Searchlight)

War Horse (Touchstone, DreamWorks)

2010 The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company)

Black Swan (Fox Searchlight)

The Fighter (Paramount)

Inception (Warner Bros.)

The Kids are All Right (Focus Features)

127 Hours (Fox Searchlight)

The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios)

True Grit (Paramount)

Winter’s Bone (Roadside Attractions)

2009 The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment)

Avatar (20th Century Fox)

The Blind Side (Warner Bros.)

District 9 (TriStar Pictures)

An Education (Sony Pictures Classics)

Inglourious Basterds (The Weinstein Company, Universal Studios)

Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (Lions Gate Entertainment)

A Serious Man (Focus Features)

Up (Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios)

Up in the Air (Paramount Pictures)

2008 Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight, Warner Bros.)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount, Warner Bros.)

Frost/Nixon (Universal)

Milk (Focus Features)

The Reader (The Weinstein Company)

2007 No Country for Old Men (Miramax, Paramount Vantage)

Atonement (Focus Features)

Juno (Fox Searchlight)

Michael Clayton (Warner Bros.)

There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage, Miramax)

2006 The Departed (Warner Bros.)

Babel (Paramount Vantage)

Letters from Iwo Jima (Warner Bros.)

Little Miss Sunshine (Fox Searchlight)

The Queen (Miramax)

2005 Crash (Lions Gate Entertainment)

Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)

Capote (United Artists)

Good Night, and Good Luck (Warner Bros.)

Munich (DreamWorks, Universal)

2004 Million Dollar Baby (Warner Bros.)

The Aviator (Warner Bros., Miramax)

Finding Neverland (Miramax)

Ray (Universal)

Sideways (Fox Searchlight)

2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line Cinema)

Lost in Translation (Focus Features)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Fox, Miramax, Universal)

Mystic River (Warner Bros.)

Seabiscuit (Universal, DreamWorks)

2002 Chicago (Miramax)

Gangs of New York (Miramax)

The Hours (Paramount, Miramax)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (New Line Cinema)

The Pianist (Focus Features)

2001 A Beautiful Mind (Universal, DreamWorks)

Gosford Park (USA Films)

In the Bedroom (Miramax)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (New Line Cinema)

Moulin Rouge! (20th Century Fox)

2000 Gladiator (DreamWorks, Universal)

Chocolat (Miramax)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Sony Pictures Classics)

Erin Brockovich (Universal, Columbia)

Traffic (USA Films)

1999 American Beauty (DreamWorks)

The Cider House Rules (Miramax)

The Green Mile (Castle Rock Entertainment, Warner Bros.)

The Insider (Touchstone Pictures)

The Sixth Sense (Hollywood Pictures)

1998 Shakespeare in Love (Miramax/Universal)

Elizabeth (PolyGram Filmed Entertainment)

Life is Beautiful (Miramax)

Saving Private Ryan (DreamWorks, Paramount)

The Thin Red Line (20th Century Fox)

1997 Titanic (Paramount, 20th Century Fox)

As Good as It Gets (TriStar)

The Full Monty (Fox Searchlight)

Good Will Hunting (Miramax)

L.A. Confidential (Warner Bros.)

1996 The English Patient (Miramax)

Fargo (Gramercy Pictures)

Jerry Maguire (TriStar)

Shine (October Films)

Secrets & Lies (Fine Line Features)

1995 Braveheart (Paramount, Icon)

Apollo 13 (Universal, Imagine Entertainment)

Babe (Universal)

Il Postino (Miramax)

Sense and Sensibility (Columbia)

1994 Forrest Gump (Paramount)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title)

Pulp Fiction (Miramax)

Quiz Show (Hollywood Pictures)

The Shawshank Redemption (Columbia, Castle Rock Entertainment)

1993 Schindler’s List (Universal)

The Fugitive (Warner Bros.)

In the Name of the Father (Universal)

The Piano (Miramax)

The Remains of the Day (Columbia)

1992 Unforgiven (Warner Bros.)

The Crying Game (Miramax)

A Few Good Men (Columbia, Castle Rock Entertainment)

Howards End (Sony Pictures Classics)

Scent of a Woman (Universal)

1991 The Silence of the Lambs (Orion)

Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Pictures)

Bugsy (TriStar)

JFK (Warner Bros.)

The Prince of Tides (Columbia)

1990 Dances with Wolves (Orion)

Awakenings (Columbia)

Ghost (Paramount)

The Godfather Part III (Paramount)

Goodfellas (Warner Bros.)

1989 Driving Miss Daisy (Warner Bros.)

Born on the Fourth of July (Universal)

Dead Poet’s Society (Touchstone Pictures)

Field of Dreams (Universal)

My Left Foot (Miramax)

1988 Rain Man (United Artists)

The Accidental Tourist (Warner Bros.)

Dangerous Liaisons (Warner Bros.)

Mississippi Burning (Orion)

Working Girl (20th Century Fox)

1987 The Last Emperor (Columbia)

Broadcast News (20th Century Fox)

Fatal Attraction (Paramount)

Hope and Glory (Columbia)

Moonstruck (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

1986 Platoon (Orion)

Children of a Lesser God (Paramount)

Hannah and Her Sisters (Orion)

The Mission (Warner Bros.)

A Room With a View (Cinecom)

1985 Out of Africa (Universal)

The Color Purple (Warner Bros.)

Kiss of the Spider Woman (Island Alive)

Prizzi’s Honor (20th Century Fox, ABC Motion Pictures)

Witness (Paramount)

1984 Amadeus (Orion)

The Killing Fields (Warner Bros.)

A Passage to India (Columbia)

Places in the Heart (TriStar)

A Soldier’s Story (Columbia)

1983 Terms of Endearment (Paramount)

The Big Chill (Columbia)

The Dresser (Columbia)

The Right Stuff (Warner Bros., The Ladd Company)

Tender Mercies (Universal, AFD)

1982 Gandhi (Columbia)

E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (Universal)

Missing (Universal)

Tootsie (Columbia)

The Verdict (20th Century Fox)

1981 Chariots of Fire (The Ladd Company, Warner Bros.)

Atlantic City (Paramount)

On Golden Pond (IFC Films)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Paramount)

Reds (Paramount)

1980 Ordinary People (Paramount)

Coal Miner’s Daughter (Universal)

The Elephant Man (Paramount)

Raging Bull (United Artists)

Tess (Columbia)

1979 Kramer vs. Kramer (Columbia)

All That Jazz (20th Century Fox)

Apocalypse Now (United Artists)

Breaking Away (20th Century Fox)

Norma Rae (20th Century Fox)

1978 The Deer Hunter (Universal)

Coming Home (United Artists)

Heaven Can Wait (Paramount)

Midnight Express (Columbia)

An Unmarried Woman (20th Century Fox)

1977 Annie Hall (United Artists)

The Goodbye Girl (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros.)

Julia (20th Century Fox)

Star Wars (20th Century Fox)

The Turning Point (20th Century Fox)

1976 Rocky (United Artists)

All the President’s Men (Warner Bros.)

Bound for Glory (United Artists)

Network (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists)

Taxi Driver (Columbia)

1975 One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (United Artists)

Barry Lyndon (Warner Bros.)

Dog Day Afternoon (Warner Bros.)

Jaws (Universal)

Nashville (Paramount)

1974 The Godfather Part II (Paramount)

Chinatown (Paramount)

The Conversation (Paramount)

Lenny (United Artists)

The Towering Inferno (20th Century Fox, Warner Bros.)

1973 The Sting (Universal)

American Graffiti (Universal)

Cries and Whispers (New World Pictures)

The Exorcist (Warner Bros.)

A Touch of Class (Avco Embassy)

1972 The Godfather (Paramount)

Cabaret (Allied Artists)

Deliverance (Warner Bros.)

The Emigrants (Warner Bros.)

Sounder (20th Century Fox)

1971 The French Connection (20th Century Fox)

A Clockwork Orange (Warner Bros.)

Fiddler on the Roof (United Artists)

The Last Picture Show (Columbia)

Nicholas and Alexandra (Columbia)

1970 Patton (20th Century Fox)

Airport (Universal)

Five Easy Pieces (Columbia)

Love Story (Paramount)

MASH (20th Century Fox)

1969 Midnight Cowboy (United Artists)

Anne of the Thousand Days (Universal)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (20th Century Fox)

Hello, Dolly! (20th Century Fox)

Z (Cinema V)

1968 Oliver! (Columbia)

Funny Girl (Columbia)

The Lion in Winter (Avco Embassy)

Rachel, Rachel (Warner Bros.)

Romeo and Juliet (Paramount)

1967 In the Heat of the Night (United Artists)

Bonnie and Clyde (Warner Bros., Seven Arts)

Doctor Dolittle (20th Century Fox)

The Graduate (Embassy)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Columbia)

1966 A Man for All Seasons (Columbia)

Alfie (Paramount)

The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming (United Artists)

The Sand Pebbles (20th Century Fox)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Warner Bros.)

1965 The Sound of Music (20th Century Fox)

Darling (Embassy)

Doctor Zhivago (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Ship of Fools (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

A Thousand Clowns (United Artists)

1964 My Fair Lady (Warner Bros.)

Becket (Paramount)

Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Columbia)

Mary Poppins (Disney, Buena Vista)

Zorba the Greek (20th Century Fox)

1963 Tom Jones (United Artists)

America, America (Warner Bros.)

Cleopatra (20th Century Fox)

How the West Was Won (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Lilies of the Field (United Artists)

1962 Lawrence of Arabia (Columbia)

The Longest Day (20th Century Fox)

The Music Man (Warner Bros.)

Mutiny on the Bounty (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

To Kill a Mockingbird (U-I)

1961 West Side Story (United Artists)

Fanny (Warner Bros.)

The Guns of Navarone (Columbia)

The Hustler (20th Century Fox)

Judgment at Nuremberg (United Artists)

1960 The Apartment (United Artists)

The Alamo (United Artists)

Elmer Gantry (United Artists)

Sons and Lovers (20th Century Fox)

The Sundowners (Warner Bros.)

1959 Ben-Hur (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Anatomy of a Murder (Columbia)

The Diary of Anne Frank (20th Century Fox)

The Nun’s Story (Warner Bros.)

Room at the Top (Continental)

1958 Gigi (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Auntie Mame (Warner Bros.)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Defiant Ones (Kramer, United Artists)

Separate Tables (United Artists)

1957 Bridge on the River Kwai (Columbia)

Peyton Place (20th Century Fox)

Sayonara (Warner Bros.)

12 Angry Men (United Artists)

Witness for the Prosecution (United Artists)

1956 Around the World in 80 Days (United Artists)

Friendly Persuasion (Allied Artists)

Giant (Warner Bros.)

The King and I (20th Century Fox)

The Ten Commandments (Paramount)

1955 Marty (United Artists)

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (20th Century Fox)

Mister Roberts (Warner Bros.)

Picnic (Columbia)

The Rose Tattoo (Paramount)

1954 On the Waterfront (Columbia)

The Caine Mutiny (Columbia)

The Country Girl (Paramount)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Three Coins in the Fountain (20th Century Fox)

1953 From Here to Eternity (Columbia)

Julius Caesar (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Robe (20th Century Fox)

Roman Holiday (Paramount)

Shane (Paramount)

1952 The Greatest Show on Earth (Paramount)

High Noon (United Artists)

Ivanhoe (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Moulin Rouge (United Artists)

The Quiet Man (Republic)

1951 An American in Paris (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Decision Before Dawn (20th Century Fox)

A Place in the Sun (Paramount)

Quo Vadis (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

A Streetcar Named Desire (Warner Bros.)

1950 All About Eve (20th Century Fox)

Born Yesterday (Columbia)

Father of the Bride (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

King Solomon’s Mines (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Sunset Boulevard (Paramount)

1949 All the King’s Men (Rossen, Columbia)

Battleground (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Heiress (Paramount)

A Letter to Three Wives (20th Century Fox)

Twelve O’Clock High (20th Century Fox)

1948 Hamlet (J. Arthur Rank-Two Cities Films, Universal International)

Johnny Belinda (Warner Bros.)

The Red Shoes (Rank Organisation, Powell & Pressburger, Eagle-Lion Films)

The Snake Pit (20th Century Fox)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Warner Bros.)

1947 Gentleman’s Agreement (20th Century Fox)

The Bishop’s Wife (RKO Radio)

Crossfire (RKO Radio)

Great Expectations (Rank-Cineguild, U-I)

Miracle on 34th Street (20th Century Fox)

1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (RKO Radio)

Henry V (United Artists)

It’s a Wonderful Life (RKO Radio)

The Razor’s Edge (20th Century Fox)

The Yearling (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

1945 The Lost Weekend (Paramount)

Anchors Aweigh (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Bells of St. Mary’s (RKO Radio)

Mildred Pierce (Warner Bros.)

Spellbound (United Artists)

1944 Going My Way (Paramount)

Double Indemnity (Paramount)

Gaslight (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Since You Went Away (Selznick, United Artists)

Wilson (20th Century Fox)

1943 Casablanca (Warner Bros.)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (Paramount)

Heaven Can Wait (20th Century Fox)

The Human Comedy (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

In Which We Serve (United Artists)

Madame Curie (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The More the Merrier (Columbia)

The Ox-Bow Incident (20th Century Fox)

The Song of Bernadette (20th Century Fox)

Watch on the Rhine (Warner Bros.)

1942 Mrs. Miniver (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

49th Parallel (GFD, Columbia)

Kings Row (Warner Bros.)

The Magnificent Ambersons (Mercury, RKO Radio)

The Pied Piper (20th Century Fox)

The Pride of the Yankees (Goldwyn, RKO Radio)

Random Harvest (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Talk of the Town (Columbia)

Wake Island (Paramount)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (Warner Bros.)

1941 How Green Was My Valley (20th Century Fox)

Blossoms in the Dust (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Citizen Kane (RKO Radio)

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Columbia)

Hold Back the Dawn (Paramount)

The Little Foxes (RKO Radio)

The Maltese Falcon (Warner Bros.)

One Foot in Heaven (Warner Bros.)

Sergeant York (Warner Bros.)

Suspicion (RKO Radio)

1940 Rebecca (Selznick, United Artists)

All This, and Heaven Too (Warner Bros.)

Foreign Correspondent (Wanger, United Artists)

The Grapes of Wrath (20th Century Fox)

The Great Dictator (Chaplin, United Artists)

Kitty Foyle (RKO Radio)

The Letter (Warner Bros.)

The Long Voyage Home (Argosy, Wanger, United Artists)

Our Town (Lesser, United Artists)

The Philadelphia Story (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

1939 Gone With the Wind (Selznick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Dark Victory (Warner Bros.)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Love Affair (RKO Radio)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Columbia)

Ninotchka (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Of Mice and Men (Roach, United Artists)

Stagecoach (United Artists)

The Wizard of Oz (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Wuthering Heights (Goldwyn, United Artists)

1938 You Can’t Take It With You (Columbia)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Warner Bros.)

Alexander’s Ragtime Band (20th Century Fox)

Boys Town (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Citadel (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Four Daughters (Warner Bros., First National)

Grand Illusion (R.A.O., World Pictures)

Jezebel (Warner Bros.)

Pygmalion (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Test Pilot (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

1937 The Life of Emile Zola (Warner Bros.)

The Awful Truth (Columbia)

Captains Courageous (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Dead End (Goldwyn, United Artists)

The Good Earth (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

In Old Chicago (20th Century Fox)

Lost Horizon (Columbia)

One Hundred Men and a Girl (Universal)

Stage Door (RKO Radio)

A Star is Born (Selznick International, United Artists)

1936 The Great Ziegfeld (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Anthony Adverse (Warner Bros.)

Dodsworth (Goldwyn, United Artists)

Libeled Lady (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Columbia)

Romeo and Juliet (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

San Francisco (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Story of Louis Pasteur (Warner Bros.)

A Tale of Two Cities (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Three Smart Girls (Universal)

1935 Mutiny on the Bounty (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Alice Adams (RKO Radio)

The Broadway Melody of 1936 (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Captain Blood (Warner Bros. Cosmopolitan)

David Copperfield (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Informer (RKO Radio)

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (Paramount)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Warner Bros.)

Les Misérables (20th Century, United Artists)

Naughty Marietta (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Ruggles of Red Gap (Paramount)

Top Hat (RKO Radio)

1934 It Happened One Night (Columbia)

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Cleopatra (Paramount)

Flirtation Walk (First National)

The Gay Divorcée (RKO Radio)

Here Comes the Navy (Warner Bros.)

The House of Rothschild (20th Century, United Artists)

Imitation of Life (Universal)

One Night of Love (Columbia)

The Thin Man (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Viva Villa! (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The White Parade (Fox)

1932-1933 Cavalcade (Fox)

42nd Street (Warner Bros.)

A Farewell to Arms (Paramount)

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Warner Bros.)

Lady for a Day (Columbia)

Little Women (RKO Radio)

The Private Life of Henry VIII (London Films, United Artists)

She Done Him Wrong (Paramount)

Smilin’ Through (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

State Fair (Fox)

1931-1932 Grand Hotel (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Arrowsmith (Goldwyn, United Artists)

Bad Girl (Fox)

The Champ (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Five Star Final (First National)

One Hour with You (Paramount)

Shanghai Express (Paramount)

The Smiling Lieutenant (Paramount)

1930-1931 Cimarron (RKO Radio)

East Lynne (Fox)

The Front Page (Caddo, United Artists)

Skippy (Paramount)

Trader Horn (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

1929-1930 All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal)

The Big House (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Disraeli (Warner Bros.)

The Divorcée (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

The Love Parade (Paramount)

1928-1929 The Broadway Melody (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Alibi (Feature Productions, United Artists)

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

In Old Arizona (Fox)

The Patriot (Paramount) (LOST)

1927-1928 (Outstanding Picture, Production)  Wings (Paramount, Famous Players-Lasky)

The Racket (Caddo, Paramount)

Seventh Heaven (Fox)

1927-1928 (Unique or Artistic Production) Sunrise (Fox)

Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (Paramount, Famous Players-Lasky)

The Crowd (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

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