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The Oscar Quest

Here’s a bunch of information nobody asked for that only the person who wrote it finds really interesting. Welcome to the internet.

I did this Oscar Quest after I graduated college in 2010. Over the next 13 months or so, I watched (nearly) every movie ever nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. This website began as a way of documenting all of this.

I had an article where I tracked my progress, listing what films I’d yet to see. You can see that article here. (Spoiler alert: there are only three films left on it, which only exist in print form in various archives around the country.)

I then wrote up each of the categories over the course of 18 months and compiled everything into a series of articles. Let’s call them The Oscar Quest, Mach 1. They’re very much a reflection of where I was back in 2011/2012. You can go see them en masse here, but I’ll link to the pertinent ones down below.

In 2016/2017, I decided to redo all the Oscar Quest articles. This was done for two reasons: first, I knew those original articles were very dated and that a lot of my opinions had changed and grown, so I didn’t want to be held to what I said back then as my everlasting opinion (especially since I hadn’t updated any of the articles since I wrote them, and honestly don’t even remember anything I wrote in them), and more practically — five years had past. That seemed like a good reason to revisit everything and actually reevaluate my opinions.

These will be the primary articles going forward. I’ll leave the link to the original pages up there, because I did write them, and they do (to an extent) reflect where I was back in 2011/2012. But these are the ones I want to be the primary articles. I don’t so much care about the extra stuff I bothered with last time.

I’m going to try to keep this as updated as I can, and assuming I haven’t died tragically or abandon this site, I’ll keep updating my opinions every five years in a longer form than just lists.

The goal is to eventually have breakdowns of every category. And to go back and write up the My Oscar Nominations articles for real. I could probably do the latter again, but I just don’t have the energy for it now. So maybe one day you’ll see those up here.

The Oscar Quest: A Viewer’s Guide

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

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The Oscar Quest: Rankings

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

 

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Best Picture

The Original Quest (2011/2012) The Quest Five Years Later (2016/2017)
1927-1928 1927-1928
1928-1929 1928-1929
1929-1930 1929-1930
1930-1931 1930-1931
1931-1932 1931-1932
1932-1933 1932-1933
1934 1934
1935 1935
1936 1936
1937 1937
1938 1938
1939 1939
1940 1940
1941 1941
1942 1942
1943 1943
1944 1944
1945 1945
1946 1946
1947 1947
1948 1948
1949 1949
1950 1950
1951 1951
1952 1952
1953 1953
1954 1954
1955 1955
1956 1956
1957 1957
1958 1958
1959 1959
1960 1960
1961 1961
1962 1962
1963 1963
1964 1964
1965 1965
1966 1966
1967 1967
1968 1968
1969 1969
1970 1970
1971 1971
1972 1972
1973 1973
1974 1974
1975 1975
1976 1976
1977 1977
1978 1978
1979 1979
1980 1980
1981 1981
1982 1982
1983 1983
1984 1984
1985 1985
1986 1986
1987 1987
1988 1988
1989 1989
1990 1990
1991 1991
1992 1992
1993 1993
1994 1994
1995 1995
1996 1996
1997 1997
1998 1998
1999 1999
2000 2000
2001 2001
2002 2002
2003 2003
2004 2004
2005 2005
2006 2006
2007 2007
2008 2008
2009 2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Best Director

The Original Quest (2011/2012) The Quest Reconsidered: Five Years Later (2016/2017)
1927-1928 1927-1928
1928-1929 1928-1929
1929-1930 1929-1930
1930-1931 1930-1931
1931-1932 1931-1932
1932-1933 1932-1933
1934 1934
1935 1935
1936 1936
1937 1937
1938 1938
1939 1939
1940 1940
1941 1941
1942 1942
1943 1943
1944 1944
1945 1945
1946 1946
1947 1947
1948 1948
1949 1949
1950 1950
1951 1951
1952 1952
1953 1953
1954 1954
1955 1955
1956 1956
1957 1957
1958 1958
1959 1959
1960 1960
1961 1961
1962 1962
1963 1963
1964 1964
1965 1965
1966 1966
1967 1967
1968 1968
1969 1969
1970 1970
1971 1971
1972 1972
1973 1973
1974 1974
1975 1975
1976 1976
1977 1977
1978 1978
1979 1979
1980 1980
1981 1981
1982 1982
1983 1983
1984 1984
1985 1985
1986 1986
1987 1987
1988 1988
1989 1989
1990 1990
1991 1991
1992 1992
1993 1993
1994 1994
1995 1995
1996 1996
1997 1997
1998 1998
1999 1999
2000 2000
2001 2001
2002 2002
2003 2003
2004 2004
2005 2005
2006 2006
2007 2007
2008 2008
2009 2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Best Actor

The Original Quest (2011/2012) The Quest Reconsidered: Five Years Later (2016/2017)
1927-1928 1927-1928
1928-1929 1928-1929
1929-1930 1929-1930
1930-1931 1930-1931
1931-1932 1931-1932
1932-1933 1932-1933
1934 1934
1935 1935
1936 1936
1937 1937
1938 1938
1939 1939
1940 1940
1941 1941
1942 1942
1943 1943
1944 1944
1945 1945
1946 1946
1947 1947
1948 1948
1949 1949
1950 1950
1951 1951
1952 1952
1953 1953
1954 1954
1955 1955
1956 1956
1957 1957
1958 1958
1959 1959
1960 1960
1961 1961
1962 1962
1963 1963
1964 1964
1965 1965
1966 1966
1967 1967
1968 1968
1969 1969
1970 1970
1971 1971
1972 1972
1973 1973
1974 1974
1975 1975
1976 1976
1977 1977
1978 1978
1979 1979
1980 1980
1981 1981
1982 1982
1983 1983
1984 1984
1985 1985
1986 1986
1987 1987
1988 1988
1989 1989
1990 1990
1991 1991
1992 1992
1993 1993
1994 1994
1995 1995
1996 1996
1997 1997
1998 1998
1999 1999
2000 2000
2001 2001
2002 2002
2003 2003
2004 2004
2005 2005
2006 2006
2007 2007
2008 2008
2009 2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Best Actress

The Original Quest (2011/2012) The Quest Reconsidered: Five Years Later (2016/2017)
1927-1928 1927-1928
1928-1929 1928-1929
1929-1930 1929-1930
1930-1931 1930-1931
1931-1932 1931-1932
1932-1933 1932-1933
1934 1934
1935 1935
1936 1936
1937 1937
1938 1938
1939 1939
1940 1940
1941 1941
1942 1942
1943 1943
1944 1944
1945 1945
1946 1946
1947 1947
1948 1948
1949 1949
1950 1950
1951 1951
1952 1952
1953 1953
1954 1954
1955 1955
1956 1956
1957 1957
1958 1958
1959 1959
1960 1960
1961 1961
1962 1962
1963 1963
1964 1964
1965 1965
1966 1966
1967 1967
1968 1968
1969 1969
1970 1970
1971 1971
1972 1972
1973 1973
1974 1974
1975 1975
1976 1976
1977 1977
1978 1978
1979 1979
1980 1980
1981 1981
1982 1982
1983 1983
1984 1984
1985 1985
1986 1986
1987 1987
1988 1988
1989 1989
1990 1990
1991 1991
1992 1992
1993 1993
1994 1994
1995 1995
1996 1996
1997 1997
1998 1998
1999 1999
2000 2000
2001 2001
2002 2002
2003 2003
2004 2004
2005 2005
2006 2006
2007 2007
2008 2008
2009 2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Best Supporting Actor

The Original Quest (2011/2012) The Quest Reconsidered: Five Years Later (2016/2017)
1936 1936
1937 1937
1938 1938
1939 1939
1940 1940
1941 1941
1942 1942
1943 1943
1944 1944
1945 1945
1946 1946
1947 1947
1948 1948
1949 1949
1950 1950
1951 1951
1952 1952
1953 1953
1954 1954
1955 1955
1956 1956
1957 1957
1958 1958
1959 1959
1960 1960
1961 1961
1962 1962
1963 1963
1964 1964
1965 1965
1966 1966
1967 1967
1968 1968
1969 1969
1970 1970
1971 1971
1972 1972
1973 1973
1974 1974
1975 1975
1976 1976
1977 1977
1978 1978
1979 1979
1980 1980
1981 1981
1982 1982
1983 1983
1984 1984
1985 1985
1986 1986
1987 1987
1988 1988
1989 1989
1990 1990
1991 1991
1992 1992
1993 1993
1994 1994
1995 1995
1996 1996
1997 1997
1998 1998
1999 1999
2000 2000
2001 2001
2002 2002
2003 2003
2004 2004
2005 2005
2006 2006
2007 2007
2008 2008
2009 2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Best Supporting Actress

The Original Quest (2011/2012) The Quest Reconsidered: Five Years Later (2016/2017)
1936 1936
1937 1937
1938 1938
1939 1939
1940 1940
1941 1941
1942 1942
1943 1943
1944 1944
1945 1945
1946 1946
1947 1947
1948 1948
1949 1949
1950 1950
1951 1951
1952 1952
1953 1953
1954 1954
1955 1955
1956 1956
1957 1957
1958 1958
1959 1959
1960 1960
1961 1961
1962 1962
1963 1963
1964 1964
1965 1965
1966 1966
1967 1967
1968 1968
1969 1969
1970 1970
1971 1971
1972 1972
1973 1973
1974 1974
1975 1975
1976 1976
1977 1977
1978 1978
1979 1979
1980 1980
1981 1981
1982 1982
1983 1983
1984 1984
1985 1985
1986 1986
1987 1987
1988 1988
1989 1989
1990 1990
1991 1991
1992 1992
1993 1993
1994 1994
1995 1995
1996 1996
1997 1997
1998 1998
1999 1999
2000 2000
2001 2001
2002 2002
2003 2003
2004 2004
2005 2005
2006 2006
2007 2007
2008 2008
2009 2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

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