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  The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) at Reel Classics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William Wyler's 1946 masterpiece, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, is the story of three servicemen and the trials they face readjusting to society and their families after World War II.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was of the same opinion in 1946 when it awarded the film seven Oscars, including those for Best Director (Wyler), Best Scoring (Hugo Friedhofer), Best Screenplay (Robert E. Sherwood) and Best Picture of the Year.
Rather, BEST YEARS relates the story of typical characters facing the then-typical challenge of resuming their lives after years of upheaval, separation and individual growth precipitated by the second World War; it is about people in transition in a world in transition.
www.reelclassics.com /Movies/BestYears/bestyears.htm   (621 words)

 Encyclopedia: Academy Award for Best Picture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization, founded on May 11, 1927 in California to advance the arts and sciences of motion pictures.
Best Production {Not official nominations, according to AMPAS records for 1928/29} 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Academy-Award-for-Best-Picture   (9680 words)

 Academy Awards Best Pictures
[For example, Gone With the Wind's Best Picture Oscar was officially presented to Selznick International Pictures, not to David O. Selznick.] Thereafter, the 'Best Picture' Oscar was given to the producer(s).
Five Best Picture films are tied for second place with 13 nominations (see below), and eight Best Picture films are tied for third place with 12 nominations (see below).
Clean Sweeps: Only four Best Picture winners have won every award for which they were nominated (the first was five for five, the next two were nine for nine, and LOTR was 11 for 11; except for the 1934 film, none of the films were nominated for acting awards):
www.filmsite.org /bestpics.html   (750 words)

 Best Picture
The best picture in the world is painted in fresco on the wall of a room in the town hall.
Nothing is more futile than the occupation of those connoisseurs who spend their time compiling first and second elevens of the world's best painters, eights and fours of musicians, fifteens of poets, all-star troupes of architects and so on.
And to me personally the most moving of pictures, because its author possessed almost more than any other painter those qualities of character which I most admire and because his purely aesthetic preoccupations are of a kind which I am by nature best fitted to understand.
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 CNN.com - 'Rings' lords over Oscar with 13 nominations - February 12, 2002
The other best picture nominees are "In the Bedroom," a domestic drama, and "Gosford Park," a drawing-room mystery about class distinctions set in 1930s England.
Best supporting actor nominations went to Ben Kingsley as a violent mobster in "Sexy Beast," Jim Broadbent as Murdoch's husband in "Iris," Jon Voight as sportscaster Howard Cosell in "Ali," Ethan Hawke as a young detective in "Training Day," and McKellen as Gandalf the wizard in "Rings."
Best foreign language film nods went to "Amelie" (France), "Elling" (Norway), "Lagaan" (India), "No Man's Land" (Bosnia), and "Son of the Bride" (Argentina).
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/Movies/02/12/aa.oscar.nominations   (1364 words)

 Floridian: A fantasy scenario
The academy prefers its best picture winners to be built on flesh and blood performances; fantasies dominate technical categories such as best visual effects, makeup and sound mixing.
Momentous as it would be for fantasy fans, though, a best picture prize for The Return of the King wouldn't have the cultural impact of several other recent Oscar breakthroughs.
It wouldn't be nearly as daring as the academy's acceptance of X-rated cinema in the 1970s with a best picture Oscar for Midnight Cowboy and major nominations for A Clockwork Orange, Straw Dogs and Last Tango in Paris.
www.sptimes.com /2004/02/29/Floridian/A_fantasy_scenario.shtml   (1685 words)

 Encyclopedia: BAFTA Award for Best Picture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Michael Cormac Newell (born 28 March 1942) is an English director and producer of motion pictures for the screen and for television.
Lacombe Lucien is a 1974 French motion picture that tells the story of a young boy living under German occupation in France during World War II.
Sir David Lean (March 25, 1908 – April 16, 1991) was a British film director, best remembered for big-screen epics such as Lawrence of Arabia and The Bridge on the River Kwai.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/BAFTA-Award-for-Best-Picture   (3587 words)

 NYTimes.com: Best Pictures
So "The Ten Commandments" was a shoo-in for a Best Picture nomination, as was "The King and I." Quaker chic triumphed with "Friendly Persuasion," and "Giant" was admired for its good looks and epic potboiling.
Best of all, by the Academy's lights, was "Around the World in Eighty Days," the star-studded travelogue with its debonair charms.
And it's the year when a $5 million diamond-studded dress and $1 million diamond-studded sandals.were sent forth to be ogled by a nation at war.
www.nytimes.com /packages/html/movies/bestpictures/intro.html   (576 words)

 2002 Best Director and Best Picture Picks
Polanski’s film is truly a spectacle and one of the very best films of the year.
This is the one that most individuals have said will win best picture, and I would tend to agree.
Chicago is a toe tapping well-made picture that does a great job of engaging the viewer in the world that it has created.
www.ticon.net /~bugzy/2002picdir.html   (1034 words)

 The Best Picture Winners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WINGS was the only silent film to win Best Picture, as it was also one of the last films of the silent era.
The only film to win Best Picture which had been adapted from a television drama, this poignant film told the simple story of a Brooklyn butcher and the woman he falls in love with.
It's a reminder that sometimes some of the best "Best Picture" winning epics can be epics on a human scale, and this film was such a perfect example of simple humanity and the paths we lead in this life.
www.oscarworld.net /best_pic.htm   (6256 words)

 JS Online: 'Lord of the Rings' earns AFI's best picture honors
Denzel Washington was named best actor for playing a flamboyantly corrupt narcotics detective in "Training Day." Sissy Spacek won for lead actress as a grieving, vengeful mother in "In the Bedroom."
Jeffrey Wright won the best actor award in a TV movie or miniseries as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
AFI, best known for its lists ranking all-time top American films or screen stars, provides industry training, holds film screenings and conducts movie-preservation efforts.
www.jsonline.com /onwisconsin/movies/jan02/10547.asp   (678 words)

 Zap2it.com - Movie news - Best Picture But No Actors? It's Happened Before...
This year, three of the best pictures, "Seabiscuit," "Master and Commander" and "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" don't have a single acting nomination -- the first time in 35 years this has happened.
That was a year when the other best picture nominees, "Babe," "Il Postino," "Apollo 13" and "Sense and Sensibility" had six acting nominations between them.
Until the 1940s, sometimes up to 10 movies were up for best picture, and the first five years didn't even have supporting categories.
www.zap2it.com /movies/news/story/0,1259,---20638,00.html   (472 words)

 Ask Jeeves Results - academy award best picture 1932
Best Picture Oscar Nominee Smilin' Through Smilin' Through is a 1932 film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Best Picture Oscar Nominee The Smiling Lieutenant The Smiling Lieutenant is a 1932 film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
I'll add a new review of each year's Best Picture soon after it is chosen by the Academy.
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 75th Annual Academy Awards Rules 17 - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
A reminder list of all eligible pictures shall be sent with a nominations ballot to all active and life members of the Academy who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five productions.
The five pictures receiving the highest number of votes shall become the nominations for final voting for the Best Picture Award.
Final voting for the Best Picture Award shall be restricted to active and life Academy members.
www.oscars.org /75academyawards/rules/rule17.html   (236 words)

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 Best picture
Pictured: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" picked up an industry-leading 11 Oscar nominations, including best picture, and has picked up a raft of critical and guild accolades as well.
Murray refused to commit until days before shooting got under way in Japan; the result is a film that has earned Coppola the kind of kudos her father received for his first two "Godfather" films.
Oscar chances: It's hard to imagine "Translation" being a strong contender for best picture in a year that appears to be dominated by "King." But the movie might do well in other categories.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/awards/oscars/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2087253   (1265 words)

 Mister Poll: Best Picture of 2004
The Oscars are nodding at some films for Best Picture that we have never even heard of, much less deserve the Oscar.
So I decided to have our own vote for Best Picture here since the vote of us movie goers are overlooked by the high-society major film critic groups.
Since I have created this poll for Best Picture of 2004, next will be Best Director of 2004.
www.misterpoll.com /3861993588.html   (207 words)

 The Shape of Days: The ‘Best Picture’ nominees, plus one   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alas, recent photos of Miss Beckinsale lead this reviewer to conclude that she sprinted off the set the moment the final bell rang and ran right into the arms of her personal trainer, who worked her back down to a more socially acceptable size four.
His best friend, Jack, is an actor who gained a moderate degree of celebrity several years ago and who’s been coasting on it ever since.
It’s not the best film of the year, but it certainly deserves recognition as being among the best.
www.shapeofdays.com /2005/02/the_best_pictur.html   (3335 words)

 Best Picture Winners of the 1970's
His presence at the wedding of the first scenes is strongly contrasted by the final baptism scenes, with the best juxtapositioning of violence and religion intercutting each other.
The second part of the the trilogy shows Vito Corleone's escape from Sicily and rise to power, with parallels to the present day Michael Corleone, who is growing to a ruthlessness his father never had.
This second part is as good as the first, and viewed as a whole give a brilliant picture of the development of the family.
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 PeterDavid.net: THE OSCARS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Best Picture: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" - Because they kept on putting it off til the third one.
Had the Best Animation category existed at the time of BandB, it would have won an Oscar, one that it deserved (though I am in agreement with the Best Picture nod to SILENCE OF THE LAMBS).
Best Animated Feature at least allows for a possible (actually, very likely) award for FINDING NEMO, a movie which deserves to be honored alongside, rather than instead of, several very strong contenders.
peterdavid.malibulist.com /archives/000723.html   (11858 words)

 :: Oscar Race :: Best Picture ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Remakes aren't expected to do well Oscar-wise (at least that's the precedent) but the original came a long time ago and the cast is probably the best of the year.
Curtis Hanson is a respected name in the industry and Cameron Diaz has been chasing that Oscar nom for years now.
The legendary status of the musical makes it hard to ignore and David Poland says it's "the one to beat" but musicals don't always transfer well to screen and we have a recent example.
www.oscarrace.com /picture.htm   (474 words)

 03/22/1999: My opinions and theories on Best Picture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There is absolutely nothing noble about "Shakespeare in Love." Every Best Picture of the 80s and 90s (except maybe for "Amadeus") had a truly noble element to it.
Certainly the Academy appeared confused-- after all, Spielberg walked away with the Best Director trophy in a situation that is usually the opposite of what Spielberg finds himself in (he won undoubtedly because he's MUCH more famous than John Madden.
Just because a film has the best screenplay does not make it the best picture.
www.mrcranky.com /movies/babygeniuses/35/0.html   (566 words)

 The 2002 Public's Best Picture of the Year Award
The Pictures of the Year International competition (POYi), sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism, annually recognizes excellence in photojournalism by honoring press photographers, editors and institutions.
The photographs that follow were selected by the POYi judges as nominees for the Public's Best Picture of the Year Award.
Click small or large pictures to begin and then cast your vote.
www.msnbc.com /modules/ps/POY60/launch.asp   (204 words)

 Best Picture Oscar
A complete list of past nominees and winners in the Best Picture Category.
So here are what I consider to be the five categories of Best Picture nominees.
There are other trends in the winner of the Best Picture Oscar.
members.aol.com /reedyb/oscar/categories/picture.htm   (311 words)

 Summaries of Best Picture Winners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In this section I have compiled all Best Picture winners with a summary and comments of the plot.
At the end of each summary there is a table of the awards the film was nominated for and won.
The music scores for Best Picture winners are also available.
academyawards.20m.com /sums   (145 words)

 Academy Award for Best Picture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born on the Fourth of July - Ixtlan Corp. - A.
1991 The Silence of the Lambs - Orion Pictures Corp. - Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman
The Thin Red Line - Fox 2000 Pictures, Geisler-Roberdeau, Phoenix Pictures - Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau, Grant Hill.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Picture   (4397 words)

 01/07/2005: "Surprise Best Picture nod for The Incredibles from PGA"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Guardian reports that in a major surprise the Producers Guild of America nominated The Incredibles for their prestigious Best Picture award.
As the PGA awards are presented by film producers, the very people who receive the trophies for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, they are considered a good indicator of Oscar success.
If The Incredibles were to land an Oscar nomination for Best Picture it would be only the second time in history an animated film was so honored, the first being 1991's Beauty and the Beast.
www.animated-news.com /archives/00002897.html   (154 words)

 The Best Picture of...
It is an uplifting situation that those who adorn the mind are challenging our immagination and our wits with their undying creations.
If you want to enjoy yourself come and gladden with The Best Picture of...
It is an uplifting situation that those who smarten up life are challenging our immagination and our wits with their undying creations.
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