Over the past 46 years, the show has picked some great winners Z, Blue Velvet, Being John Malkovich, and Pan's Labyrinth (to name a few). How does this critics group impact Oscar, or does it? Of the winners, 18 of them have been nominated for Best Picture, 4 have won Best Picture, Annie Hall (1977), Unforgiven (1992), Schindler's List (1993), and most recently The Hurt Locker (2009). Over the years winning this award seems like more of an honor for films, and performances the Academy may not take as seriously because of their lack of mainstream attention. This is a group that will honor a foreign language film with their Best Picture award, proof with this year's Best Picture winner.
Here is a full list of the winners, and runner-ups with their voting breakdown: