Favorite Best Picture nominee for each year

The movie I would have voted on for the Best Picture Oscar each year out of the nominated ones. Click "Read notes" to see the rest of the nominees for each year, arranged in order of preference and, if unseen, order of likelihood of me ever watching them.

* = the actual Oscar winner

If I haven't seen at least 2 nominees from a year, I skip it.

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    2016
    2. Manchester by the Sea
    3. Lion
    4. Arrival
    5. Moonlight*
    UNSEEN
    Fences
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Hell or High Water
    Hidden Figures

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  • Room

    Room

    ★★★★★

    2015
    2. Mad Max: Fury Road
    3. The Martian
    4. The Revenant
    5. The Big Short
    6. Spotlight*
    UNSEEN
    Bridge of Spies
    Brooklyn

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    2014
    2. Birdman*
    3. Boyhood
    UNSEEN
    American Sniper
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    The Imitation Game
    Selma
    The Theory of Everything

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    2013
    2. Gravity
    3. Captain Phillips
    4. 12 Years a Slave*
    UNSEEN
    American Hustle
    Dallas Buyers Club
    Nebraska
    Philomena
    The Wolf of Wall Street

  • Life of Pi

    Life of Pi

    ★★★★★

    2012
    2. Les Misérables
    3. Silver Linings Playbook
    4. Argo*
    5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
    6. Amour
    UNSEEN
    Django Unchained
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Lincoln

  • Moneyball

    Moneyball

    ★★★★

    2011
    2. Midnight in Paris
    3. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    4. The Artist*
    5. The Descendants
    6. Hugo
    7. The Help
    UNSEEN
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

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  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    ★★★★★

    2010
    2. Inception
    3. The Kids Are All Right
    4. 127 Hours
    5. The Social Network
    6. Toy Story 3
    7. The Fighter
    8. Winter's Bone
    9. The King's Speech*
    10. True Grit

  • Up in the Air

    Up in the Air

    ★★★★★

    2009
    2. An Education
    3. Precious
    4. Avatar
    5. Inglourious Basterds
    6. District 9
    7. Up
    8. The Hurt Locker*
    9. A Serious Man
    10. The Blind Side

  • Frost/Nixon

    Frost/Nixon

    ★★★★

    2008
    2. Milk
    3. Slumdog Millionaire*
    4. The Reader
    5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • Juno

    Juno

    ★★★★★

    2007
    2. No Country for Old Men*
    3. Atonement
    4. Michael Clayton
    5. There Will Be Blood

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine

    ★★★★★

    2006
    2. Babel
    3. The Departed*
    4. The Queen
    UNSEEN
    Letters from Iwo Jima

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    ★★★★

    2005
    2. Crash*
    3. Good Night, and Good Luck
    UNSEEN
    Munich
    Capote

  • Sideways

    Sideways

    ★★★★★

    2004
    2. Million Dollar Baby*
    3. Finding Neverland
    4. Ray
    UNSEEN
    The Aviator

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    2003
    2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King*
    3. Mystic River
    UNSEEN
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    Seabiscuit

  • Chicago

    Chicago

    ★★★★★

    *2002
    2. The Pianist
    3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    4. Gangs of New York
    UNSEEN
    The Hours

  • In the Bedroom

    In the Bedroom

    ★★★★★

    2001
    2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    3. Moulin Rouge
    4. A Beautiful Mind*
    UNSEEN
    Gosford Park

  • Traffic

    Traffic

    ★★★★

    2000
    2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    3. Gladiator*
    UNSEEN
    Erin Brockovich
    Chocolat

  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    ★★★★★

    *1999
    2. The Sixth Sense
    3. The Green Mile
    UNSEEN
    The Insider
    The Cider House Rules

  • Life Is Beautiful

    Life Is Beautiful

    ★★★★

    1998
    2. Shakespeare in Love*
    3. Saving Private Ryan
    UNSEEN
    Elizabeth
    The Thin Red Line

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    ★★★★

    *1997
    2. Good Will Hunting
    3. The Full Monty
    4. As Good As It Gets
    5. L.A. Confidential

  • Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    ★★★★★

    *1994
    2. The Shawshank Redemption
    3. Pulp Fiction
    UNSEEN
    Quiz Show
    Four Weddings and a Funeral

  • The Remains of the Day

    The Remains of the Day

    ★★★★★

    1993
    2. The Fugitive
    3. The Piano
    UNSEEN
    Schindler's List*
    In the Name of the Father

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  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★★

    *1991
    2. Bugsy
    3. Beauty and the Beast
    UNSEEN
    JFK
    The Prince of Tides

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  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★

    1990
    2. Ghost
    UNSEEN
    The Godfather Part III
    Awakenings
    Dances with Wolves*

  • Born on the Fourth of July

    Born on the Fourth of July

    ★★★★

    1989
    2. Dead Poets Society
    UNSEEN
    Driving Miss Daisy*
    My Left Foot
    Field of Dreams

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    Kramer vs. Kramer

    ★★★★

    *1979
    2. All That Jazz
    UNSEEN
    Apocalypse Now
    Breaking Away
    Norma Rae

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★

    1977
    2. Annie Hall*
    UNSEEN
    The Goodbye Girl
    Julia
    The Turning Point

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★

    1976
    2. Network
    3. Rocky*
    UNSEEN
    All the President's Men
    Bound for Glory

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ★★★★★

    *1975
    2. Jaws
    3. Barry Lyndon
    UNSEEN
    Nashville
    Dog Day Afternoon

  • Deliverance

    Deliverance

    ★★★½

    1972
    2. Cabaret
    3. The Godfather*
    UNSEEN
    Sounder
    The Emigrants

  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★★★★

    1971
    2. The French Connection*
    UNSEEN
    Fiddler on the Roof
    The Last Picture Show
    Nicholas and Alexandra

  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★½

    1967
    2. Bonnie and Clyde
    UNSEEN
    In the Heat of the Night*
    Doctor Dolittle
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    1957
    2. Witness for the Prosecution
    UNSEEN
    The Bridge on the River Kwai*
    Peyton Place
    Sayonara

  • The Thin Man

    The Thin Man

    ★★★½

    1934
    2. It Happened One Night*
    UNSEEN
    The Barretts of Wimpole Street
    Cleopatra
    Flirtation Walk
    The Gay Divorcee
    Here Comes the Navy
    The House of Rothschild
    Imitation of Life
    One Night of Love
    Viva Villa!
    The White Parade

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