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·Oscar.com
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BEST PICTURE

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Mad Max: Fury Road
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester By the Sea
Moonlight

BEST DIRECTOR

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

BEST ACTRESS

Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell Or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester By the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester By the Sea

BEST SCREENPLAY

--Directly for the Screen--
Taylor Sheridan, Hell Or High Water
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women

--Previously Published--
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Eric Heisserer, Arrival
August Wilson, Fences
Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures
Luke Davies, Lion

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Bradford Young, Arrival
Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Greig Fraser, Lion
James Laxton, Moonlight
Rodrigo Prieto, Silence

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Mica Levi, Jackie
Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Dustin O'Halloran, Volker Bertelmann, Lion
Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
Thomas Newman, Passengers

CONTACT

Publisher/Senior Reviewer
Colin Jacobson


The Academy Awards Best Pictures Collection

Moonlight MOONLIGHT (2016)
Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris. Lionsgate, 2/28/17.
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Blu-Ray Review: Read Review
Purchase: Blu-Ray

The King's Speech
2010
The Artist
2011
Argo
2012
12 Years a Slave
2013
Birdman
2014
Spotlight
2015
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Title Year Ratings Won/Nom.
Moonlight [Blu-Ray] 2016 B+/B-/B- 3/8
Spotlight [Blu-Ray] 2015 B/B-/C- 2/6
Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) [Blu-Ray] 2014 A-/B+/C+ 4/9
12 Years a Slave [Blu-Ray] 2013 B+/B/C+ 3/9
Argo [Blu-Ray] 2012 B+/B+/A- 3/7
The Artist [Blu-Ray] 2011 B/B/C 5/10
The King's Speech [Blu-Ray] 2010 B/B-/B- 4/12
The Hurt Locker [Blu-Ray] 2009 B/A-/C+ 6/9
Slumdog Millionaire [Blu-Ray] 2008 B+/A-/B+ 8/10
No Country For Old Men [Blu-Ray] 2007 B-/B+/C- 4/8
The Departed [Blu-Ray] 2006 B/B/C+ 4/5
Crash 2005 B-/B-/C 3/6
Million Dollar Baby [Blu-Ray] 2004 A-/B+/B- 4/11
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King [Blu-Ray] 2003 A/A/A+ 11/11
Chicago 2002 B/B+/B+ 6/13
A Beautiful Mind [Blu-Ray] 2001 B-/B/A- 4/8
Gladiator 2000 A/A-/A+ 5/12
American Beauty [Blu-Ray] 1999 C/B-/B 5/8
Shakespeare In Love 1998 A/B-/A- 7/13
Titanic [Blu-Ray] 1997 A/A+/A+ 11/14
The English Patient [Blu-Ray] 1996 B+/A-/A 9/12
Braveheart [Blu-Ray] 1995 B/B+/B+ 5/10
Forrest Gump [Blu-Ray] 1994 B+/B/A 6/13
Schindler's List 1993 B+/B+/B 7/12
Unforgiven [Blu-Ray] 1992 B-/B+/A 4/9
The Silence of the Lambs [Blu-Ray] 1991 B/B-/A 5/7
Dances with Wolves [Blu-Ray] 1990 A-/A-/A 7/12
Driving Miss Daisy [Blu-Ray] 1989 B/B-/B 4/9
Rain Man [Blu-Ray] 1988 B+/B+/B+ 4/8
The Last Emperor 1987 B/B/A 9/9
Platoon [Blu-Ray] 1986 B+/B/A- 4/8
Out of Africa 1985 B/B/B 7/11
Amadeus [Blu-Ray] 1984 B/B+/B+ 8/11
Terms of Endearment 1983 B/B/C+ 5/11
Gandhi 1982 A-/B/B+ 8/11
Chariots of Fire [Blu-Ray] 1981 A-/B/A- 4/7
Ordinary People 1980 C+/C/D- 4/6
Kramer vs. Kramer [Blu-Ray] 1979 B/C+/B- 5/9
The Deer Hunter [Blu-Ray] 1978 B-/B/C+ 5/9
Annie Hall [Blu-Ray] 1977 B/C+/D- 4/5
Rocky [Blu-Ray] 1976 B+/B-/A 3/10
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [Blu-Ray] 1975 C+/B/A- 5/9
The Godfather: Part II [Blu-Ray] 1974 B+/B-/C+ 6/11
The Sting 1973 C+/B/C+ 7/10
The Godfather [Blu-Ray] 1972 B+/B-/C+ 3/11
The French Connection [Blu-Ray] 1971 B+/B/A- 5/8
Patton [Blu-Ray] 1970 A/B+/A 7/10
Midnight Cowboy 1969 C+/B-/B 3/7
Oliver! 1968 B-/B-/C- 5/11
In the Heat of the Night [Blu-Ray] 1967 B-/B/B 5/7
A Man for All Seasons 1966 B-/C/D- 6/8
The Sound of Music [Blu-Ray] 1965 A-/B+/A+ 5/10
My Fair Lady [Blu-Ray] 1964 A-/B/B 8/12
Tom Jones 1963 C/C/D- 4/10
Lawrence of Arabia [Blu-Ray] 1962 A/A-/B 7/10
West Side Story [Blu-Ray] 1961 B/B+/B+ 10/11
The Apartment [Blu-Ray] 1960 B/B-/B 5/10
Ben-Hur [Blu-Ray] 1959 A+/A-/A 11/12
Gigi [Blu-Ray] 1958 B+/B+/B+ 9/9
The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 B-/B-/B- 7/8
Around The World In 80 Days 1956 B+/A-/B+ 5/8
Marty 1955 C-/C-/D- 5/8
On the Waterfront [Blu-Ray] 1954 B+/B/A- 8/12
From Here to Eternity [Blu-Ray] 1953 A-/B-/B- 8/13
The Greatest Show On Earth 1952 B/C/F 2/5
An American In Paris [Blu-Ray] 1951 A-/C+/B+ 6/8
All About Eve [Blu-Ray] 1950 B/B-/A- 6/14
All the King's Men 1949 C-/C/D- 3/7
Hamlet 1948 C-/C-/D- 4/7
Gentleman's Agreement [Blu-Ray] 1947 B+/B-/B- 3/8
The Best Years of Our Lives [Blu-Ray] 1946 B+/B/D+ 7/7
The Lost Weekend 1945 C+/B-/D- 4/7
Going My Way 1944 B-/C-/D- 7/10
Casablanca [Blu-Ray] 1943 A/B+/A+ 3/8
Mrs. Miniver[Blu-Ray] 1942 A-/B/D+ 6/12
How Green Was My Valley [Blu-Ray] 1941 A-/C-/B 5/9
Rebecca [Blu-Ray] 1940 B+/B/B+ 2/11
Gone with the Wind [Blu-Ray] 1939 B+/B+/A+ 8/13
You Can't Take It with You [Blu-Ray] 1938 B/B-/C 2/7
The Life of Émile Zola 1937 C+/B-/B- 3/10
The Great Ziegfeld 1936 B/B/D+ 3/7
Mutiny on the Bounty [Blu-Ray] 1935 A/B/C- 1/8
It Happened One Night [Blu-Ray] 1934 A-/B/B 5/5
Cavalcade [Blu-Ray] 1933 C/C/C 3/4
Grand Hotel [Blu-Ray] 1932 B+/B-/B- 1/1
Cimarron 1931 D/D/D+ 3/7
All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 B-/B-/D- 2/4
The Broadway Melody 1929 B-/B-/C+ 1/3
Wings [Blu-Ray] 1928 A/B+/C 2/2
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Recommended Books @ Amazon.com

70 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards: "The only book officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this hefty tome presents the history of the movies through the lens of the industry's central organizing body. Robert Osborne, a columnist and critic for the Hollywood Reporter, uses a crisp, engaging style to discuss film developments and movie trends during 70 years of Academy Awards. Each year of the Oscars is covered in detail, with an introduction that summarizes the year's movie highlights, nominees, and winners, followed by a complete listing of nominees and winners in all categories. Serious students of film and trivia buffs alike will spend hours poring over this wealth of information that adds a fascinating historical perspective to the glitz and glam of the Oscars."

The Academy Awards Handbook: "A guide to award-winning movies and their stars offers a year-by-year listing of all nominees and winners, an analysis of how films and stars are selected, a thorough index, and advice on how to identify forthcoming winners."

Oscar Fever: The History & Politics of the Academy Awards: "Oscar Fever is a completely new and far more popular rewriting of 'And the Winner is...'(1987;1990). It is both history and appreciation, chockablock with inside stories and little-known facts. Included are all the latest facts and statistics, as well as film stills, nostalgic and new, to tell the inside story of Oscar and what the awards really say about our times."

Behind the Oscar: The Secret History of the Academy Awards: "It's venal, commercial, and self-congratulatory--that's not news. But lots of folks like details on how the mega-event is conducted and how the stars themselves feel, or say they feel, about the coveted award and its attendant hoopla and hype. A less than flattering portrait of the industry emerges in this loose compendium of anecdotes, gossip, and quotes. Appendices listing winners and losers and other stats occupy 160 pages; the bibliography is fairly long, but not classified."

Star Style of the Academy Awards: A Century of Glamour: "From Patty Fox, a fashion coordinator of the Academy Awards, comes the definitive glamour book on the Academy Awards-the most viewed fashion show on earth. In stunning black-and-white and color photography, author Fox highlights the historic gown and the stars who wore them."