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Live Polls: The Best Movie in Decade X, Year Zero

Intro:

In 1929 The Academy started to honor the best movies. This is an Oscar view on each decade the Film Academy honoured the best movie from the launch of the Oscars until today. (According to 2022). We start with year ... of each decade. 


Which of these best movies is your favorite? (Animated, documentations, short films are left out - just feature films)

Discuss here.

(changes are marked in italic style)
Suggestions:
This list is about the years the academy honored the movies, not the release date of the movies.
n/a - The idea is already set ... let's have a look how successful it would be?
PS:
(Changed the List titles to " The Academy Awards - Years Ending With X" --> In the title of the list, the X is changed to the number)
If it was a success: 
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Fifth live poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/j55ZEieyt68/

Congratulations Breu

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@Pencho15​ 

Thank you Pencho, thank you all.

I'm really curious how the Oscars will turn out this year.

I'm not able to see the ceremony, because I've got to go to work early.

Maybe I can watch it afterwards on yt. I hope there is someone loading it up.

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@Breumaster​ 

I'm really curious how the Oscars will turn out this year.

I'm really interested too. Apparently, odds have turned in favor of CODA. Though I think it would be a surprising win. CODA has only 3 nominations (none for Best Director or Editing) whereas The Power of the Dog has 12 nominations and Jane Campion is a huge favorite for Best Director.

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@cinephile​ 

I must admit that I didn't watch CODA. I don't have Apple TV and don't want to join it.

So I guess I have to wait. I gonna watch The Power of the Dog today.

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@Breumaster​ 

I haven't watch CODA either, and I don't think I will force myself to watch it. I know a bit what it is about, I have seen extracts of La famille bélier (2014) (a film of which CODA is a remake), and it didn't interest me at all. 

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@cinephile​ I saw both, I liked La famille Bélier best. I've heard it is criticized because hearing people played deaf people, but I honestly think that kind of complaints are absurd.

CODA can be described as a nice movie, but I don't feel it really has anything astounding from a cinematic point of view.

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8 months ago

I've put the questionmark for 2022 to list #2. Tomorrow we will know it.

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8 months ago

Added CODA instead of Question Mark. The list is ready to go.

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@Breumaster

Live Poll https://www.imdb.com/poll/ZqVxfOoLuv0/

Congratulations Breu.

It is curious that CODA is the Best Picture winner with the smallest number of nominations since Grand Hotel, and they both came in a year ending with 2.

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@Pencho15​ 

Thank you, Pencho. Thank you Buddies. :D

I also wondered about even it's nomination, after cinephile told me that it is a remake of the Béliers film. I saw it and found that it was very good. The remake has to top it to get an Oscar. I wonder, if it really does. I guess I'll watch it, when it is for 99ct on Amazon, maybe 3,99€ - if I'm in a good mood.

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@Breumaster​ In my humble opinion, it ain't better.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Thank you, Dan, Thank you, Buddies. :D

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8 months ago

Correction in List #7:

In 1929 The Academy started to honor the best movies.

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@Jessica​ 

Corrected. Thank you.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Thank you, Dan. Thank you, Buddies. :D

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8 months ago

I blue-penciled the optional list and it's title to be more exact and clear. I hope it reads better than before:

Optional list

I think it could force me to update the lists for the next years. 

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@Breumaster​ 

P.S.:

I guess it would be good to get it online about a week or 14 days later to use instantly roughly stable results for it. How do you think about?

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@Jessica​ 

Thank you, Jessica, Thank you Buddies. :D

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8 months ago

I guess next days there will be the release of the last Oscar list (#9). In case you are going to think of picking the optional poll idea I added, I finally changed the title to: 

The Poll Race of Academy of Motion Picture's Best Movies on IMDb - The Winners of All Ending Year Polls

I try to keep it actual timewise and stated a prospectively useful date for getting stable results (04/16/2022).  If you have suggestions on this, please let me know. 

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@Breumaster​ 

I also overworked the intro. Now it's more to the point and shorter.

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8 months ago

In your last list, maybe you can add Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.

In the first year there was no Best Picture award, but two, one for technical achievements that went to Wings, and another for Artistic achievements that went to Sunrise.

Retroactively Wings was considered as the Biggest winner of the night and usually mentioned as the Best Picture winner, but back in that year, there were two winners of equal importance.

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@Pencho15​ 

I added 'Sunrise' and tried to give a good explanation for those two unequal candidates. I hope I'm right with the description.

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@Pencho15​ 

Retroactively Wings was considered as the Biggest winner of the night and usually mentioned as the Best Picture winner, but back in that year, there were two winners of equal importance.

I wonder why though. Most often, Sunrise is considered to be THE masterpiece. It is in 5th rank of  Sight and Sound's Top 100 Films. 

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But Pencho is right. Both were nominated and awarded as "best picture" - but in different categories. Even though there wasn't a clear "best picture" definition like today it was a good solution for that time. Somehow improvised.

Sunrise (IMDb-site for the Oscars)

Wings (IMDb-site for the Oscars)

The clear definition of the academy still was to do. So they awarded two movies for being the best. Becoming "more exact" was later.

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Is there a source that says Wings won for "technical achievements"? 

That is not what IMDb says, and it is not what the Academy says:

https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/1929

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@Peter_pbn​ 

It also says best picture, production.

On 'Sunrise' it also says: "Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production"

So both are best pictures, but I really guess that "Wings" was getting the production Oscar majorly by it's technical hybris.

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Peter, it says: "Best Effects, Engineering Effects"

That's very tight to a today's technical award,

They had to do their CGI's by real propeller machines.

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"Engineering Effects" is a different award.

The award we are talking about is listed as "Outstanding Picture".

Also see the subpage:

https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/1929/memorable-moments

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@Peter_pbn​ 

And as you read, that was the second award, the first award was "Best Picture, Production". So what`?

(I take IMDb as the source. Or is there an error on IMDb?)

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@cinephile​ Probably that was the Academy choosing entertainment over art, and looking at many winners, that explains some questionable choices.

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@Peter_pbn​ It was my mistake to mention technical achievements, as it was Best Production. But I still think Sunrise is a valid option.

While retroactively it may have been somewhat demoted it wasn't like that the night it received the award, and making it part of the poll is being true to that historical moment.

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@Breumaster,

It's probably best to go with what IMDb provides for the 1929 Academy Awards:

Wings - Best Picture, Production
Sunrise - Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production

https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000003/1929/1

Best Picture, Production
Wings
Winner
Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production

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@dan_dassow​ 

Dan, I read that as "Yes, you should put both on the list". I did with a short note, like it is on the IMDb-site you linked. Thank you all for the interesting view on the subject.

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@Breumaster​ ,

Thank you for making the update and sorry for any extra work.

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@dan_dassow​ 

You're welcome, Dan. It wasn't work at all. I just wanted to become clear of what our consense is finally. Thank you for confirming. I'm glad all fits now.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Thank you, Dan. Thank you, Buddies. :D

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7 months ago

Suggestion or poll - *bump*? If not, suggestions awaited.

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@Breumaster​ ,

This title is rather long:

The Poll Race of Academy of Motion Picture's Best Movies on IMDb - The Winners of All Ending Year Polls

A shorter title would be helpful, such as:

The Academy Awards - Winners of Years Ending With X

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@dan_dassow​ 

Done.

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@Breumaster​ ,

It looks like the winner for The Academy Awards - Years Ending With 8 is too close to call:

59 Titanic (1997)

58 No Country for Old Men (2007)

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@dan_dassow​ 

Yes, we will wait. What about a distance of at least 5 or ten votes?

I'll change the date, then.

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@Breumaster​ ,

Ideally, the top choice should have at least 5 more votes than the next choice. However, this poll went live on 2-April-2022, 18 days ago. It may take a long time (if ever) for this to happen. We will have to see what transpires.

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@dan_dassow​ 

So let's wait for some time.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Changed the winner of the list/poll #8 for the optional list and also the date. 

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5 months ago

Final Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/cneZstsOTfo/

Congratulations Breu

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@Pencho15​ 

Thank you, Pencho. Thank you, Buddies. My first complete row. I remember back at the "Most Intense ..."-row which wasn't realizes like pere-25366 and me thought of. It's a pity that the issue got lost somehow.  I wish we could complete it somehow. But it's a long time ago. I guess too late.

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@Breumaster​ ,

There is a certain irony that the winner of the poll (The Academy Awards - Years Ending With 8) that delayed this poll (The Academy Awards - Winners of Years Ending With X) going live (No Country for Old Men (2007)) is in last place in the consolidated poll.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Yeah. Ironic, somehow. Now I have to update the lists every year. ;)