Feb 252014
Oscar Statuette

I was going to illustrate the article with an interpretive dance number sung by Phil Collins but I got this picture instead…

The Oscars are nearly upon us and while the best picture winner is sometimes arguably not the best picture of the year it’s just an honor to be nominated. Or so they would have you believe. Regardless, the awards can be seen as a measure of quality and over the years there have been quite a few movies that are appropriate for kids that have found their way onto the ballot. To save you the effort of combing through endless lists of old Ronald Reagan movies like Kings Row I’ve compiled a list of worthy family films that have enjoyed the company of a little fellah named OSCAR!

Best Picture Winners:

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

My Fair Lady (1964)

The Sound of Music (1965)

Oliver! (1968)

Nominated for Best Picture (but didn’t win):

Captains Courageous (1937)

Boys Town (1938)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Great Dictator (1940)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Mary Poppins (1964)

Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

Star Wars (1977)

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Babe (1995)

Hugo (2011) 

Honorary Oscar:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Honorary award to Walt Disney for the achievement of the first full-length animated film. He got one full size Oscar and seven miniatures.

Best Animated Feature (category started in 2001):

Shrek (2001)

Spirited Away (2002)

Finding Nemo (2003)

The Incredibles (2004)

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Happy Feet (2006)

Ratatoullie (2007)

Wall-E (2008)

Up (2009)

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Rango (2011)

Brave (2012)


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