Shelf Help: Which Best Picture Was Actually That Year’s Best Picture?

For the past 92 years, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences claim to have chosen the best film of the year. Not the most popular film or the most innovative: the best. We all know that such a subjective declaration is, by design, highly flawed. While we could spend our lives detailing the many ways they have completely missed the mark, it seems far more interesting and celebratory to look at the few times The Academy got it right.

This week: Which Best Picture was actually that year’s best picture?

Check out the reasons behind the picks here:

  • All About Eve
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Spotlight
  • Casablanca
  • Annie Hall