20 of the worst Oscar winners in history
Tom Huddleston sorts the least deserving Academy Award winners
It’s Oscar season once again – and while Academy members scratch their heads trying to decide which of this year’s crop of worthy titles deserves to take home the big prize, we trawl the archives to uncover the worst Oscar offences of all time. From the film that beat ‘Citizen Kane’ to Best Picture to the time ‘Harry and the Hendersons’ walked away with a handful of gold, here are all the Academy’s biggest blunders in one handy list.
This is by no means a definitive rundown of all of Oscar’s shoddy decisions – we didn’t even have room to mention Celine Dion or ’Chicago’ – so if you really, really hate ‘Titanic’ or really, really love ‘Forrest Gump’, tell us about it in the comments box below.
Best Foreign Language Film, 82nd Academy Awards, 2010
Seems like the Academy got their definition of ‘best’ completely upside down when they opted to garland Juan José Campanella’s overwrought and near-farcical Argentinean pseudo-political potboiler with an award. Sure, it was a popular hit at the box office, but if you’re saying it’s even an eighth as good as ‘The White Ribbon’or ‘A Prophet’, then you need to have serious words with yourself.
It could have been: Either of the above.