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·Oscar.com
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BEST PICTURE

Ford vs. Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Parasite

BEST DIRECTOR

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite

BEST ACTOR

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

BEST ACTRESS

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

BEST SCREENPLAY

--Original--
Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Bong Joon-Ho, Jin Won Han, Parasite

--Adapted--
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Joker
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
Lawrence Sher, Joker
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins, 1917
Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Hildur Guđnadóttir, Joker
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917
John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Colin Jacobson


The Academy Awards Best Pictures Collection

Parasite PARASITE (2019)
Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee. Universal, 1/28/20.
All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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12 Years a Slave
2013
Birdman
2014
Spotlight
2015
Moonlight
2016
The Shape of Water
2017
Green Book
2018
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Title Year Ratings Won/Nom.
Parasite [Blu-Ray] 2019 A-/B/C- 4/6
Green Book [4K UHD] 2018 B+/B/D+ 3/5
The Shape of Water [Blu-Ray] 2017 B+/B/C+ 4/13
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 [Blu-Ray] 2005 C/C+/F 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 [Blu-Ray] 2002 A-/A-/B+ 6/13
A Beautiful Mind [Blu-Ray] 2001 B-/B/A- 4/8
Gladiator [4K UHD] 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 [4K UHD] 1995 B+/B+/B+ 5/10
Forrest Gump [4K UHD] 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: Criterion Collection [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 [Blu-Ray] 1987 C+/C/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 [Blu-Ray] 1982 B+/B/A- 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: Criterion Collection [Blu-Ray] 1969 B-/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: Criterion Collection [Blu-Ray] 1963 B/C+/B 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 A/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 [4K UHD] 1957 A-/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."