Introducing: The Best Picture Blog

Well Readers, we've gone through a lot of changes here at The Best Picture Blog and appreciate your patience with updates. Starting Monday, July 1, The Best Picture Blog will be posting on a regular weekly basis. Nominees for each year will be the introductory post, first thing Monday mornings. After that, the movies will … Continue reading Introducing: The Best Picture Blog

Author vs. The Academy: 1927

Academy's Choice: Wings Author's Choice: Wings Need to review?┬áHere are the Nominees for 1927. Well readers, for this first battle I actually agree with The Academy! When you're only dealing with three nominees, your choices are limited and I guess the odds were stacked in the Academy's favor. This was the only time all of … Continue reading Author vs. The Academy: 1927

The Racket

https://youtu.be/8NJLH5EXI_w Alternate Title: Read My Lips 1927 Nominee Captain McQuigg (Thomas Meighan) is just an honest cop trying to right by his district. Nick Scarsi (Louis Wolheim) is a Prohibition-era gangster who keeps getting away with murder. McQuigg is sick of the untouchable Scarsi's antics. While the captain does his best in pursuit of justice, … Continue reading The Racket

And the Nominees Are…(1927)

This Week on The Best Picture Blog: 1927 Oscars # 1 During this first year of The Academy Awards, only three films were nominated for the top prize: Monday, April 8: 7th Heaven Best Actress Winner, Janet Gaynor (as Diane) Best Director (Dramatic Picture) Winner, Frank Borzage Best Writing (Adaptation) Winner, Benjamin Glazer Best Art … Continue reading And the Nominees Are…(1927)