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Are This Year's Best Picture Nominees Better Than Last Year's?

Are This Year's Best Picture Nominees Better Than Last Year's?


In looking at last year's post about seeing all the Best Picture nominees in one day at certain theaters, I glanced at the list of last year's nominees and it got me thinking about how they stack up to this year's movies. There's nothing quite like Juno this year, but then again, Slumdog Millionaire adds something that wasn't there last year, too. Otherwise, it's another assortment of dramas and period pieces. But are they better movies than the ones from last year?

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Allytta Allytta 6 years
last year i enjoyed all except for NO Country for Old Men, and even it didn't make me want to go to sleep. This year I only like Benji Button, but will go see Doubt and maybe i'll like it too.
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 7 years
I think the mere presence of There Will be Blood and No Country for Old Men – two of the greatest movies of the 21st century – sets last year’s nominees head and shoulders above this year's.
Lukin Lukin 7 years
I think "There Will Be Blood" will end up as one of the great movies of all time, and "No Country For Old Men" was equally incredible. I loved "Milk" and "Benjamin Button," but they were just solidly good films, as someone else already said.
emalove emalove 7 years
I haven't seen any of this years' nominees, but I've seen 4 of the 5 from last year, and they were all great.
laneylaney laneylaney 7 years
I think last year's nominees are definitely better. Last year was a stronger year for movies, in my opinion. I've seen all of them this year and last, and think Milk was wonderful, and the others were just all around good films, but not blow-your-mind great. Button and Slumdog (while beautiful) are way overrated... sorry...
Katie-Kat398180 Katie-Kat398180 7 years
They're about the same...they are equally terrible.
tepiza tepiza 7 years
As a whole, I think all the movies nominated this year are good. However, for both years, the best movies came from last year (No Country and There Will Be Blood). The others nominated last year were just eh.
kscincotta kscincotta 7 years
I've seen nine of the ten movies, and my personal feeling is that while last year's movies might have been just as "good" as this year's, the movies this year have been far more enjoyable to watch. Juno aside, all of the Oscar movies last year were so violent and/or depressing. It's so nice to watch so many movies this year that have nothing to do with people shooting at each other!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i think that they are about the same. you can't really compare them since they aren't even in similar genres for the most part. i really enjoyed a lot of the ones from last year, as was the case this year. :)
billyart101 billyart101 7 years
I've only seen 2 of last year's films, Atonement and Juno, and 2 of this year's, Slumdog Millionaire and Milk. But they're all four fabulous films.
billyart101 billyart101 7 years
I've only seen 2 of last year's films, Atonement and Juno, and 2 of this year's, Slumdog Millionaire and Milk.But they're all four fabulous films.
Candizzle Candizzle 7 years
Last year was better, by far. Nothing from this year can even come close to the amazingness of No Country or There Will Be Blood.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
This year's seem slightly better than last's. Slumdog and Milk are top notch.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I think this year's edge out last year's by a bit.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
I think it's pretty even, but I voted for this year's just because I loved Slumdog Millionare so much, and Atonement was THE worst movie ever.
genvessel genvessel 7 years
i think last year's were sadder. i know that sounds like a really lame assessment, but - with the exception of juno - there wasn't a moment of feelgoodedness among them. this year's, however, slightly more of that category. i've seen all ten. and the five from this year might stand as five of my favorite movies of the decade.
genvessel genvessel 7 years
i think last year's were sadder. i know that sounds like a really lame assessment, but - with the exception of juno - there wasn't a moment of feelgoodedness among them. this year's, however, slightly more of that category. i've seen all ten. and the five from this year might stand as five of my favorite movies of the decade.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
Last years were the best. I saw all of them except Michael Clayton and they were great
syako syako 7 years
I agree with whip about last year's. I haven't seen any of the 2009 nominees yet, so withholding judgment. :)
syako syako 7 years
I agree with whip about last year's. I haven't seen any of the 2009 nominees yet, so withholding judgment. :)
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
With the exception of Michael Clayton, last year's Best Picture nominees were all outstanding. Not as impressive this year.
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