Puns, non-sequiters, random associations have been my love letter to the Academy.
Now, it is time to reflect, reframe, and refocus. A phrase I learned from Traffic School.
One thing I learned from my journey is that the Oscars have had a number of category and name changes. Here is the history of what is now known as Best Picture.
It is the only category that has the adjective "best" attached to it. For more history, click here for the Academy's propaganda.
Also, check out the worst best pictures from 82 to 1 and take a trip through your memory.
By the way, Nerve writes that Crash in 2005 is the worst movie to win "Best Picture." Remember...
"Up Against: Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Good Night and Good Luck, Munich
Should Have Lost to: Munich"
By contrast, Godfather II is considered the best of the best pictures.
Between Chinatown and Godfather II, was 1974 a great year for movies — or the greatest year for movies?
Up Against: Chinatown, The Conversation, Lenny, The Towering Inferno
Should Have Lost to: N/A
Now to business. Here is what my friends in the UK are offering up on the best picture front.