Least Deserving Oscar Nominees O' The 0s

By thelostboy | The Lost Boys January 23, 2009 at 6:45AM

Least Deserving Oscar Nominees O' The 0s
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Just to totally get it out of my system, here's one last bitch list regarding the Oscars. I figured to really understand my distaste of this year's nominees in relation to the past, I'd make a few rankings of least deserving nominees over the past decade and I'll let them speak for themselves. Though please note that it did pain me to place people like Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Amy Adams and Juliette Binoche in any negative context. But for those performances, in those years, it just wasn't meant to be.

TEN LEAST DESERVING BEST PICTURE NOMINEES
1. Chocolat (Lasse Hallstrom, 2000)
2. Crash (Paul Haggis, 2005)
3. A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard, 2001)
4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher, 2008)
5. Ray (Taylor Hackford, 2004)
6. The Reader (Stephen Daldry, 2008)
7. Seabiscuit (Gary Ross, 2003)
8. Finding Neverland (Marc Forster, 2004)
9. Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard, 2008)
10. Gangs of New York (Martin Scorcese, 2002)

TEN LEAST DESERVING LEAD ACTING NOMINEES
1. Angelina Jolie (Changeling, 2008)
2. Sean Penn (I Am Sam, 2001)
3. Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006)
4. Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, 2007)
5. Leonardo diCaprio (Blood Diamond, 2006)
6. Juliette Binoche (Chocolat, 2000)
7. Judi Dench (Mrs. Henderson Presents, 2005)
8. Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008)
9. Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, 2004)
10. Charlize Theron (North Country, 2005)

TEN LEAST DESERVING SUPPORTING ACTING NOMINEES
1. Jamie Foxx (Collateral, 2004)
2. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, 2001)
3. Renee Zelwegger (Cold Mountain, 2003)
4. Ruby Dee (American Gangster, 2007)
5. Matt Dillon (Crash, 2005)
6. Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, 2006)
7. Jon Voight (Ali, 2001)
8. Ed Harris (The Hours, 2002)
9. Amy Adams (Doubt, 2008)
10. Judi Dench (Chocolat, 2000)

TEN LEAST DESERVING SCREENPLAY NOMINEES
1. A Beautiful Mind (Akiva Goldsman, 2001)
2. Crash (Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, 2005)
3. Gladiator (David Franzoni, John Logan and William Nicholson, 2000)
4. Chocolat (Robert Nelson Jacobs, 2000)
5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Eric Roth, 2008)
6. The Reader (David Hare, 2008)
7.Gangs of New York (Jay Cocks, Kenneth Lonergan and Steven Zaillian, 2002)
8. Seabiscuit (Gary Ross, 2003)
9. Doubt (John Patrick Shanley, 2008)
10. Letters from Iwo Jima (Paul Haggis and Iris Yamashita, 2006)

TOTALS PER YEAR
2000 - 4
2001 - 5
2002 - 3
2003 - 2
2004 - 4
2005 - 4
2006 - 4
2007 - 2
2008 - 9


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