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And the Oscar goes to... [Feb. 27th, 2005|12:43 pm]
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All Oscar-nominated films for Best Picture in 1998 (at the March 1999 ceremony) took place more than 50 years before the film was released. The Best Picture winner was Shakespeare in Love, and the other nominees that year were Saving Private Ryan, Life Is Beautiful, The Thin Red Line and Elizabeth.

[User Picture]From: afropunk629
2005-02-27 10:02 pm (UTC)
Two things:

1) Thin Red Line takes place in either Korea (1952-1955) or Vietnam (1962-1970), neither of which were 50 years before 1998.

2) It's obvious that Million Dollar Baby will win (well, did win, at this point), because the Academy won't ever be able to pick a movie that doesn't have some sort of cliche or predictable point/ending/theme/etc... As of right now, Hotel Rwanda is the most beautiful film I've ever seen, far better than any of the nominees for best picture I've seen (Million Dollar Baby, Sideways, Ray), but it wouldn't ever have a chance of winning because it's too heavy for anyone.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-27 10:35 pm (UTC)
1. Taken from IMDB. Plot Outline: Director Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

---- fyi, the second world war ended in 1945, so even if it was the last year of World War 2 that it took place it would be over 50 years before 1998.

2. I haven't seen Hotel Rwanda yet but I cannot wait. I hear it is absolutely phenomenal, and though I was truly hoping that Finding Neverland woudl win everything that it was nominated for, it did not. :( I would have been happy with Hotel Rwanda winning instead. It also did not. I'm bumming.
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