If There Had Been Ten Best Picture Nominees: 2000-2008

by thelostboy
June 30, 2009 10:34 AM
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Here's my rundown of how I think it might have gone had the Oscars been doing the ten-for-best-picture deal for the past decade. Because spending time doing this is exactly what you do when you have free time in Amsterdam.

2000:
Almost Famous
Billy Elliot
Cast Away
Chocolat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Erin Brokovich
Gladiator
Pollock
Traffic
You Can Count On Me (wishful thinking?)

2001:
Amelie
A Beautiful Mind
Gosford Park
In The Bedroom
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Memento
Moulin Rouge!
Mulholland Drive
Shrek
Training Day (pessimism?)

2002:
About Schmit
Adaptation
Catch Me If You Can
Chicago
Far From Heaven (wishful thinking?)
Gangs of New York
The Hours
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Pianist
Road To Perdition

2003:
City of God
Cold Mountain
Finding Nemo
The Last Samurai (pessimism?)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lost in Translation
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Monster
Mystic River
Seabiscuit

2004:
The Aviator
Collateral
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (wishful thinking?)
Finding Neverland
Hotel Rwanda
Kinsey
Million Dollar Baby
Ray
Sideways
Vera Drake

2005:
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
The Constant Gardener
Crash
Good Night, and Good Luck
A History of Violence
King Kong
Munich
Pride and Prejudice
Walk The Line

2006:
Babel
Blood Diamond (pessimism?)
Children of Men
The Departed
Dreamgirls
Letters From Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
Pan's Labyrinth
The Queen
United 93

2007:
American Gangster
Atonement
Away From Her (wishful thinking?)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into The Wild
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
There Will Be Blood

2008:
The Dark Knight
Changeling (pessimism?)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
The Wrestler

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