Best Picture History

After the Academy Awards last weekend, the hype is up about “The Hurt Locker” taking best picture. The film is very relevant to today’s news.  This film captured the hearts of viewers.

I couldn’t help but wonder what the history of past winners was. The following is a list of Academy Award winners and nominees for the past 10 years.

2009

Winner: The Hurt Locker

Nominees: Avatar, The Bind Side, District 9, An Education, Inglorious Basterds, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, A Serious Man, Up, Up in the Air

2008

Winner: Slumdog Millionaire

Nominees: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader

2007

Winner: No Country for Old Men

Nominees: Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood

2006

Winner: The Departed

Nominees: Babel, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen

2005

Winner: Crash

Nominees: Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Goodnight and Good Luck, Munich

2004

Winner: Million Dollar Baby

Nominees: The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Ray, Sideways

2003

Winner: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Nominees: Lost in Translation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the world, Mystic River, Seabiscuit

2002

Winner: Chicago

Nominees: Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist

2001

Winner: A Beautiful Mind

Nominees: Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Moulin Rouge!

2000

Winner: Gladiator

Nominees: Chocolat, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Erin Brockovich, Traffic

To find out more about “The Hurt Locker,” Visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0887912/

To see more best picture history visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Picture

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