Eighty-Four Years of Best Picture Oscar Winners

Nelson Carvajal, a video essayist and digital filmmaker, has assembled brief scenes from the last 84 Best Picture Oscar winners in this video in preparation for the 85th Academy Award show on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

I’ve seen four of the nine films nominated for Best Picture. “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Life of Pi” and “Lincoln” in this year’s crop of Best Picture nominees.

How many did you know?  Click here for the answers. How many have you seen?

Here’s the list of all of this year’s nominations: 2013 Oscar Nominations

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3 responses to “Eighty-Four Years of Best Picture Oscar Winners

  1. I’ve seen one out of nine. Where’s my gold statue? Nine nominations for Best Picture? When I was a wee lad there were only five. Everything is getting bigger and better!

    I saw The Life of Pi which I thought was an excellent movie, even though it made absolutely no sense. I also really wanted to see Lincoln but I’ll catch that on video.

  2. Thanks for this clip. A great compilation. Love the violin music, but cant ID it. Do you know? As for all the 84 films shown there, once the colour ones come on, I think I’ve seen all of them. I must catch up on the B/W classics. As for this years’s Oscars Best Pic noms, I’ve seen all except Django Unchained. For some reasons, I don’t have the urge to see it. While some others I’ve seen more than once: Lincoln and ZDT.

    • The music is “November” by Max Richter from his “Memoryhouse” album. The music credit flashed on the screen at very end of the video.

      I was surprised that I had seen most Best Picture films in the color era, too. The list inspires me to fill in the blanks, as well as revisit many films. I haven’t seen “The Artist” from last year yet, and there are a few films this year I haven’t seen yet, such as “Django Unchained,” “ZDT” and Amour.” I often wait until the DVD is available.

      Thanks for your comment!

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