Monday, December 9, 2013

American Film Institute (AFI) Name their Top Ten Films

The list is of the top ten films is pretty predictable, but two films are surprisingly missing Lee Daniel's The Butler and Dallas Buyers Club.  This list does not always perfectly match Oscar, but as years have moved forward they list has gotten closer and closer.  The Butler missing out here is a blow, and Thursday's SAG nominations will be a sign if the film is moving forward or "done."  This list of 2013 winners looks like a pretty close match on what to expect for Best Picture.

2013 Film Winners 
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Fruitvale Station
Inside Llewyn Davis
Saving Mr. Banks 
The Wolf of Wall Street

Here is a look at the past winners, what was missing, and how close it matched the actual Best Picture line-up:

Beasts of the Southern Wild 

The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi

Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty 
8 out of 9, not including Amour.  Amour is a foreign language film and not eligible here.
The Descendants  
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
J. Edgar
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
War Horse
7 out of 9, missing Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Artist, which was ineligible.

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