The Academy Awards were this past weekend. I love watching award shows…and trying to see if my favorites win. I’ll admit my favorite part is when the host makes fun of the people in the audience. And I really like the song bits, too. Of course, I usually haven’t heard of half of the movies or if I have heard of them, I haven’t had a chance to see them. Still it is fun to watch. Plus. There’s the pretty dresses.
So here is a top ten of Best Picture from past winners. I’m sticking to the same rules as I did with the romantic comedies: I’m picking five, William is picking five and they have to be from ones that we own. This isn’t as easy as it sounds because there are a couple of winners that I love but we no longer own them. womp womp. Titanic and Chariots of Fire. silent weeping/#needagiftideaformethereyouhaveitandbythewaywenowhavebluray
Nonetheless, here are our picks.
#4: The Sound of Music–the hills. they are alive. and am I the only one that wanted a dress made out of curtains when I was little? And a really cool puppet stage?
#3: Gone with the Wind–just plain good. plus, whenever I was pregnant with my kids I said at least once “I don’t know nuthin bout birthin babies!” and yes. once again. that is a vhs.
#2: The King’s Speech–cleverly funny. moving story. colin firth.
#1: Casablanca–pretty much the best movie ever. but you must love black and white classics. watch it. It will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
#5: Rain Man–good. and I’ll never look at a box of toothpicks the same again.
#4: Rocky–classic. my favorite part. the song.
#3: A Beautiful Mind–true story. also good.
#1: Forrest Gump–you can’t go wrong with a movie that has a quote about a box of chocolates.
I teased my husband that all of his picks were such guy movies and he said, “well. I’m a guy.” I guess they aren’t all, really, but our choices are pretty different. And so because I have to…I looked up the number of Oscars that each of our movies won. And totaled them to see which of us has better taste in film. Yes, I did. William’s five picks won a total of 22 Oscars. And my five picks won a total of 33 Oscars. and so, I win. yay! Ok, I know no one cares.
And now, of course, I’m curious. Which category of five resonates with you more? Are you more of a Rachel movie watcher or a William movie watcher or are you like my first-born and would answer, “I like them all.”