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 the top 10 in the categories but only the top 5 earn Nighthawk nominations.
- Best Picture
- The Wild Bunch
- Chimes at Midnight
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid *
- Z **
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Oh! What a Lovely War!
- Midnight Cowboy *
- Stolen Kisses
- They Shoot Horses Don’t They *
Analysis: A truly great top 5, including three of the greatest Westerns ever made. This is the best Top 5 since 1946 and the second best to date. The Top 10 is strong as well – the best since 1962 and tied for the third best to date. They are all **** films, but there is a four point drop from #6 to #7. (more…)