Worst Oscar Years Ever

Now, the Oscars are amazing. They have plenty of awards and your favorite has a chance of winning. But, there have been some BAD Oscar years, where your favorite movie loses to a decent movie that you wouldn't watch twice. So, what year did you despise?

The Top Ten

1 2010

Come on! Avatar was like Dances with Wolves meets the smurfs! How can you ask for anything more from American Cinema?

Oh yes, when The Hurt Locker beat Avatar, District 9, Inglourious Basterds, and Up. *Sighs* - booklover1

avatar was a awesome movie and the hurt locker beat it tsk tsk tsk

Avatar was really good. Better than the Hurt Locker, in my opinion.

2 1965

My Fair Lady beat Dr. Strangelove and Becket. Oh, and lets not forget Zorba the Greek and Mary Poppins! - booklover1

It was a tough year. At least 3 of the other nominees could have won in any other year. MFL has actually stood the test of time.

Dare I point out that DStangelove was never a real contender. Back then it was Becket's to lose

3 1999

Saving Private Ryan, Life is Beautiful, Elizabeth, AND The Thin Red Line lost to Shakespeare in Love. - booklover1

AND the Truman Show - attarj

4 1942

Citizen Kane LOSING BEST PICTURE? - booklover1


5 1980

Breaking Away and Apocalypse Now lost to Kramer vs. Kramer. - booklover1

6 2003

Chicago beat The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Pianist - booklover1

7 2012

Senile old men voting Brave just because Wreck-It Ralph is a video game movie...

Wreck it Ralph god totaled by the oscars. I can't understand how the heck they work. - BoltMarksman

Brave beat Wreck-It Ralph for Best animated feature GRR!

Life of pi beat the avengers and maggy simpson that's so unfair

8 1945

Double Indemnity lost to Going My Way. - booklover1

9 1978

No just no. Annie hall was so much better than star wars

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope lost to Annie Hall. - booklover1

10 1982

Raiders of the Lost Ark lost. Who cares to who, it's just RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK LOST. - booklover1

The Contenders

11 1995

I'm shocked that The Shawshank Redemption never won one Oscar, and was beaten along with Pulp Fiction lost to Forrest Gump. - booklover1

12 2006
13 2014
14 2008

Transformers got Golden Compassed!

15 2005
16 2000

The Matrix is the only film that deserved the Oscars. The VFX and sound and editing oscars the only ones that are accurate. - BoltMarksman

17 1969

Peter O'Toole vs. Cliff Robertson. I'm am just speechless on how the results came in. - BoltMarksman

18 2013
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