F444B – And the Loser Is . . . Best Picture Nominees Few People Remember, Part II
Ask most film buffs what “All Quiet on the Western Front”,Ê”Gentleman’s Agreement”, and “Around the World in Eighty Days” have in common, and they will likely tell you that they each won the Oscar for Best Picture. But ask those same film buffs what “The Informer”,Ê”Separate Tables”, and “The Sundowners” have in common, and they will likely be stumped. For the latter are films nominated for Best Picture Oscars, lost and have mostly been forgotten. Those films which received Best Picture nominations but lost (there have been nearly 470 losers) must have been good, very good. Otherwise, they never would have been nominated in the first place.