The Oscar Project

Even while we are all still scratching our heads about best picture announcement I’m already looking ahead to the 2017 Oscars. Of course I’ll be tracking dozens of movies starting as early as this week. But I have something else in mind I want to share with you.

Next year will be the 90th Academy Awards. To commemorate the milestone I’m going to undertake what I’m calling “The Oscar Project.”

Beginning March 1, 2017 I will watch all 89 best picture winners in order, beginning with Wings way back in 1928 all the way through Moonlight (or whatever…I’m hedging my bets) and post a brief article on the Captions blog.

My goal is to look back over 10 decades of the biggest prize in American film, dust off some of the lost gems and see how the Oscars has evolved over the years.

I’ve seen some of these films many times, others maybe only once when they were first released. But many of them will be completely new to me.

I intend to complete The Oscar Project before Christmas which means watching and writing about a couple of movies each week every week for the next 45 weeks.

I hope you’ll join me on the journey.

See you March 1 for the 1928 best picture winner… Wings! (read it now! 1928: WINGS)

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If you want to follow along here is a list of all 89 best picture winners.

1928 – “Wings”

1929 – “The Broadway Melody”

1930 – “All Quiet on the Western Front”

1931 – “Cimarron”

1932 – “Grand Hotel”

1933 – “Cavalcade”

1934 – “It Happened One Night”

1935 – “Mutiny on the Bounty”

1936 – “The Great Ziegfeld”

1937 – “The Life of Emile Zola”

1938 – “You Can’t Take It with You”

1939 – “Gone with the Wind”

1940 – “Rebecca”

1941 – “How Green Was My Valley”

1942 – “Mrs. Miniver”

1943 – “Casablanca”

1944 – “Going My Way”

1945 – “The Lost Weekend”

1946 – “The Best Years of Our Lives”

1947 – “Gentleman’s Agreement”

1948 – “Hamlet”

1949 – “All the Kings Men”

1950 – “All About Eve”

1951 – “An American in Paris”

1952 – “The Greatest Show on Earth”

1953 – “From Here to Eternity”

1954 – “On the Waterfront”

1955 – “Marty”

1956 – “Around the World in 80 Days”

1957 – “The Bridge on the River Kwai”

1958 – “Gigi”

1959 – “Ben-Hur”

1960 – “The Apartment”

1961 – “West Side Story”

1962 – “Lawrence of Arabia”

1963 – “Tom Jones”

1964 – “My Fair Lady”

1965 – “The Sound of Music”

1966 – “A Man for All Seasons”

1967 – “In the Heat of the Night”

1968 – “Oliver!”

1969 – “Midnight Cowboy”

1970 – “Patton”

1971 – “The French Connection”

1972 – “The Godfather”

1973 – “The Sting”

1974 – “The Godfather Part II”

1975 – “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

1976 – “Rocky”

1977 – “Annie Hall”

1978 – “The Deer Hunter”

1979 – “Kramer vs. Kramer”

1980 – “Ordinary People”

1981 – “Chariots of Fire”

1982 – “Gandhi”

1983 – “Terms of Endearment”

1984 – “Amadeus”

1985 – “Out of Africa”

1986 – “Platoon”

1987 – “The Last Emperor”

1988 – “Rain Man”

1989 – “Driving Miss Daisy”

1990 – “Dances With Wolves”

1991 – “The Silence of the Lambs”

1992 – “Unforgiven”

1993 – “Schindler’s List”

1994 – “Forrest Gump”

1995 – “Braveheart”

1996 – “The English Patient”

1997 – “Titanic”

1998 – “Shakespeare in Love”

1999 – “American Beauty”

2000 – “Gladiator”

2001 – “A Beautiful Mind”

2002 – “Chicago”

2003 – “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”

2004 – “Million Dollar Baby”

2005 – “Crash”

2006 – “The Departed”

2007 – “No Country for Old Men”

2008 – “Slumdog Millionaire”

2009 – “The Hurt Locker”

2010 – “The King’s Speech”

2011 – “The Artist”

2012 – “Argo”

2013 – “12 Years a Slave”

2014 – “Birdman”

2015 – “Spotlight”

2016 – “Moonlight”

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