Saturday, February 25, 2012

30 Days of Oscar 2012 Summary

In case you missed the last month here I thought I'd give you a summary of what I saw.  Many of them were Best Picture nominees, and at least 5 were Best Picture winners (How Green Was My Valley, Going My Way, An American in Paris, My Fair Lady and Midnight Cowboy).  Except for the 1930, there is at least two from every decade.  I managed to see both Best Actor and Best Actress winners from 1991 finally (Jeremy Irons and Kathy Bates).   I saw what felt like a LOT of period pieces - Cyrano, My Fair Lady, Vera Drake, Mrs. Brown, Gosford Park, and The Iron Lady, and most of them for the Best Actor (Ferrar Harrison, and Depardieu) and Best Actress (Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, and Meryl Streep).  There were two documentaries in the mix (The Garden and Trouble the Water) and only one foreign film this year (In a Better World).  I still have lots more to see so I'm sure there will be another 30 Days of Oscar in my future.

1931: City Lights
1942: How Green Was My Valley
1945: Going My Way
1948: The Bishop's Wife
1951: Cyrano de Bergerac
1952: An American in Paris
1955: The Caine Mutiny
1964: Hud
1965: My Fair Lady
1970: Midnight Cowboy
1976: Dog Day Afternoon
1980: Kramer vs Kramer, Ice Castles
1982: Absence of Malice
1989: The Accused
1990: My Left Foot
1991: Cyrano de Bergerac, Reversal of Fortune, Misery
1993: Enchanted April, Passion Fish
1998: Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown
2002: Gosford Park
2005: Vera Drake
2007: Notes on a Scandal
2008: The Garden
2009: Trouble the Water
2011: In a Better World
2012: The Iron Lady, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

1 comment:

David Bishop said...

It was fun to read about all these Oscar contenders. Look forward to the next one.