Still one of the best scenes in all of film history.
You can read more about this year in film here. The Best Picture race is discussed here, with reviews of all the nominees. First there are the categories, followed by all the films with their nominations, then the Globes, where I split the major awards by Drama and Comedy, followed by a few lists at the very end. If there’s a film you expected to see and didn’t, check the very bottom – it might be eligible in a different year. Films in red won the Oscar in that category (or Globe, in the Globes section). Films in blue were nominated. Films with an asterisk (*) were Consensus nominees (a scale I put together based on the various awards) while those with a double asterisk (**) were the Consensus winners.
I’m listing 8 in each category, namely because that’s how many **** films there are, but only the top 5 actually earn nominations and in many categories there aren’t even 8 on my list.
- On the Waterfront **
- Rear Window *
- Forbidden Games
- A Star is Born
- Gate of Hell *
- Hobson’s Choice *
- The Country Girl *
Analysis: There are many who would pick Rear Window but to me On the Waterfront is the easy winner here. Gate of Hell is a close 6th place, but then there is a couple of points drop to Hobson and another couple to Country Girl. Because I weight the BAFTA and Oscars the same, there is a glut of films tied for 5th place in the Consensus thanks to their BAFTA nom, including Rear Window, Gate of Hell and Hobson’s Choice. (more…)