Although we enjoy the Academy Awards every year, we always walk away with a sour taste in our mouths. Today I will continue my series on the Oscar winners. I will share my thoughts on who won, who should’ve won and who should’ve been nominated.
The first race I am going to tackle is the 2002 Best Picture race.
Here were the 5 films nominated for Best Picture.
- The Pianist
- Gangs of New York
- The Hours
- The Lord of Rings: The Two Towers
Rob Marshall directed the film about two death-row murderesses (Zeta-Jones/Zellweger) develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer’s attention.
The film was nominated for the second most Academy Awards in 13, with them taking home 6 trophies includes Best Picture.
Who Should Have Won?: Chicago
Chicago is hands down one of the best musicals in the history of film. Between the artistic numbers and how they shot them to the absolutely gorgeous color palette to the phenomenal performance from Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago was ALL THAT JAZZ. I remember watching this film (I was 16 at the time) and thinking that it was one of the best movies I had ever watched in my life.
Who Should Have Been Nominated?: Catch Me if You Can
You have Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken and a fantastic screenplay from Jeff Nathanson and we have two Oscar nominations. I find something completely wrong with this picture (pun intended). DiCaprio was brilliant in this film as Frank Abagnale Jr. The banter between Hanks and DiCaprio carried this wonderfully written film that didn’t get half the credit it deserved.
Who would you have picked as the winner? And what film was missing from being nominated?