Academy Award’s 81st Best Picture Oscar (PREDICTION)

By Greg Treadway / Posted on January 19, 2009

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​81st Academy Awards Show: February 22, 2009 @ 8:00pm Sunday

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Mmmmm. Smell that? That bitter sweet smell is Oscar. He cannot be stopped, he’s on the way. The film-like air that surrounds us once again is certainly that of our dear friend and enemy to some, Oscar. This year, for all movies released in the year 2008, might prove be a little smellier than in the last few years. I’m not sure whether Oscar will be as dark and brooding as last year’s 80th award winners. Winners such as There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men. The one thing I know that seems darker this year is the host, Hugh Jackman. Jackman has never had a gig like this and I can’t see it being good for his career.

Now just about anyone can tell you who the winners have been. Isn’t that what the internet is for? Today is January 19th. On January 22 the Motion Picture Academy will announce the list of nominations. This is my prediction for the list of Best Picture nominees:

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Here’s some research information below. Even though the information can be found online, it is difficult to find a list of the Best Picture winners from 1927-2007.

81st Academy Awards Show:

February 22, 2009 @ 8:00pm Sunday

The following is a list of Best Picture winners:

1927/1928 – Wings
1928/1929 – The Broadway Melody
1929/1930 – All Quiet on the Western Front
1930/1931 – Cimarron
1931/1932 – Grand Hotel
1932/1933 – Cavalcade
1934 – It Happened One Night
1935 – Mutiny on the Bounty
1936 – The Great Ziegfeld
1937 – The Life of Emile Zola
1938 – You Can’t Take It with You
1939 – Gone with the Wind
1940 – Rebecca
1941 – How Green Was My Valley
1942 – Mrs. Miniver
1943 – Casablanca
1944 – Going My Way
1945 – The Lost Weekend
1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives
1947 – Gentleman’s Agreement
1948 – Hamlet
1949 – All the Kings Men
1950 – All about Eve
1951 – An American in Paris
1952 – The Greatest Show on Earth
1953 – From Here to Eternity
1954 – On the Waterfront
1955 – Marty
1956 – Around the World in 80 Days
1957 – The Bridge on the River Kwai
1958 – Gigi
1959 – Ben-Hur
1960 – The Apartment
1961 – West Side Story
1962 – Lawrence of Arabia
1963 – Tom Jones
1964 – My Fair Lady
1965 – The Sound of Music
1966 – A Man for All Seasons
1967 – In the Heat of the Night
1968 – Oliver!
1969 – Midnight Cowboy
1970 – Patton
1971 – The French Connection
1972 – The Godfather
1973 – The Sting
1974 – The Godfather Part II
1975 – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
1976 – Rocky
1977 – Annie Hall
1978 – The Deer Hunter
1979 – Kramer vs. Kramer
1980 – Ordinary People
1981 – Chariots of Fire
1982 – Gandhi
1983 – Terms of Endearment
1984 – Amadeus
1985 – Out of Africa
1986 – Platoon
1987 – The Last Emperor
1988 – Rain Man
1989 – Driving Miss Daisy
1990 – Dances with Wolves
1991 – The Silence of the Lambs
1992 – Unforgiven
1993 – Shindler’s List
1994 – Forrest Gump
1995 – Braveheart
1996 – The English Patient
1997 – Titanic
1998 – Shakespeare in Love
1999 – American Beauty
2000 – Gladiator
2001 – A Beautiful Mind
2002 – Chicago
2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004 – Million Dollar Baby
2005 – Crash
2006 – The Departed
2007 – No Country for Old Men