Which Lucas film got robbed at the Oscars?

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Latorski, Sep 1, 2004.

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Which Lucas film got robbed at the Oscars?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
American Graffiti (lost to The Sting) 2 vote(s) 1.2%
Star Wars (lost to Annie Hall) 27 vote(s) 16.2%
Raiders of the Lost Ark (lost to Chariots of Fire) 5 vote(s) 3.0%
all of them 26 vote(s) 15.6%
American Graffiti and Star Wars 4 vote(s) 2.4%
Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark 89 vote(s) 53.3%
Raiders of the Lost Ark and American Graffiti 2 vote(s) 1.2%
none of them 12 vote(s) 7.2%
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  1. rogue_wookiee Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 24, 2004
    star 6
  2. AnakinBrego Jedi Master

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    Jul 15, 2004
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    I love American Graffitti, it's a masterpiece, and the sequel is a good one too, if you are a fan of the first! Star Wars got robbed, it was the most revolutionary movie in history and the impact it had on the world when it came out!
  3. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    Jul 15, 2002
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    The one that gets me the most is Star Wars losing to Annie Hall.

    I mean, if you compare the people who remember Annie Hall to the people who remember Star Wars, Star Wars totally pwns.
  4. CrazySaber Jedi Master

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    Nov 4, 2004
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    The Academy hates Lucas and Star Wars, yet loves Peter Jackson and LOTR. Yet Peter Jackson often proclaims that SW was his biggest influence and he could've never made LOTR without the help of SW.
  5. Apple7O7 Jedi Knight

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    Mar 27, 2005
    I feel that ANH got robbed. At the time that movie came out no one had ever seen anything like it. Watch other movies from around the time ANH came out, the quality is much worse, the effects are jokes, Star Wars really put a new page in movie-making. Best picture though... I dunno
  6. CBright7831 Jedi Master

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    Mar 23, 2004
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    . Yet Peter Jackson often proclaims that SW was his biggest influence and he could've never made LOTR without the help of SW.


    Actually, it was King Kong that was his biggest influence, but still, I'm sure Star Wars is somewhere around that area also.
  7. CBright7831 Jedi Master

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    Mar 23, 2004
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    Let's look at some of the films that have been nominated for Best Picture and lost:

    Citizen Kane
    Casablanca
    It's A Wonderful Life
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    The Exorcist
    JAWS
    Taxi Driver
    Star Wars
    Raging Bull
    E.T.
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Goodfellas
    Pulp Fiction

    Now, let's look at films that won best picture and are remembered to this day:

    The Sting
    The Godfather (1 and 2)
    Rocky
    Schindler's List
    Forrest Gump
    Titanic
    ROTK
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    .....
    .....

    I believe Star Wars did get robbed as did Raiders, but let's face it, some of the best movies ever never won best picture.
  8. Han_Solo_Fan_03 Jedi Knight

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    Feb 17, 2005
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    IMO, I think that technical Oscars do count, and our great achievments, but I believe that Star Wars and Raiders should have swept the Oscars.
  9. LordSilvertouch Jedi Master

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    Apr 19, 2003
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    Star Wars and Raiders. I mean... Annie Hall???
  10. colivo Jedi Youngling

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    I don't have a problem with Annie Hall winning Best Picture over ANH, but I think Lucas should have won the Best Director Award that year. I mean you can debate which is a better movie, but what Lucas did as director of that was never seen before.

    Also, How come ESB wasn't nominated for Best Picture in 1980. I know that was the year of Raging Bull & Ordinary People, but ESB was a great movie.

    I was too young in 1980, but was it because they didn't like that Lucas had another mega-hit? Was it because it was a sequel? Or did it just get overlooked? Anyone remember? Thanks
  11. Latorski Force Ghost

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    I was also too young in 1980, but I believe ESB's reputation has grown over the years. I think it was well liked in 1980 and the ending shocked everyone, but it was not considered the "masterpiece" it is today.
  12. YODAS_HALF_BROTHER Jedi Master

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    May 27, 2002
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    None of Lucas's films REALLY deserve anything but technical awards.
  13. DarthPoppy Force Ghost

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    May 31, 2005
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    First off "ANH" was never nominated (two poster said it was robbed), Star Wars was.
    Star Wars is my favorite Lucas film, but Annie Hall is by far Woody Allen's best film. Who is more beloved between Lucas and Allen? Depends who you hang out with and when you as the question. They are two of the most important directors of the 1970s, and both deserve for their contributions, too bad they both came out in '77. SW is the best Sci-Fi/adventure film of all time, true; but Annie Hall is the only good romantic comedy in the history of cinema. Annie Hall is a great film, even if you don't like what Woody Allen became (gee, you could make a similar argument about Star Wars and Lucas), but this is a SW fan site not a WA one, so obviously the sympathy for Star Wars.
  14. Le_Sammler Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 21, 2005
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    Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark
  15. Darth-Lutgerous Force Ghost

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    Star Wars and Raiders, but I have yet to see Annie Hall and Chariots of Fire.
  16. paul01 Jedi Knight

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    Star Wars and Raiders....
  17. Eddie Force Ghost

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    Jan 16, 2001
    star 3
  18. YYZ-2112 Jedi Master

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    I always felt Empire Strikes Back got the biggest snub job of all. It wasn't even nominated.
  19. BobaFrank Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 17, 2001
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    Star Wars definitely.

    Does anyone even remember Annie Hall? Or Woody Allen for that matter.

    25 plus years later Star Wars is still making it's mark on the industry. Can Woody Allen or Annie Hall say the same thing?
  20. malducin Jedi Master

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    Oct 23, 2001
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    Yes, lots of people do remember Woody Allen. Some of us are eagerly awaiting the release of Match Point.
  21. Eugene_Meltsner_AIO Jedi Master

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    Star Wars should've won Best Picture. 'Nuff said. Raiders of the Lost Ark--don't bring that up with me unless you want me to get intense. The big one that stands out for me is the fact that Chariots of Fire beat out Raiders in the Best Score category. [face_plain] COME ON!!! Seriously!!! I voted Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  22. DarthScully Force Ghost

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    Oct 30, 2001
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    the most obvious choice on the poll is Star Wars. the mistake is obvious because of how much Star Wars resonated with people nearly 30 years after the fact and Annie Hall is only remembered of fondly in the foggy halls of old school hollywood.

    i saw The Sting and i'd say its a pretty good film to go up against American Graffiti. in fact they're actually on equal footing so TS winning isnt as blatantly political as when Annie Hall won.


    about Raiders losing to Chariots on Best Score= well dude, you gotta admit, Chariots of Fire has got a pretty memorable track. heck just play the first 6 notes and right away you know its from that film.
  23. Liesl Jedi Master

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    May 31, 2005
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    I said Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Both movies are original and spectacular to see. While the films that won are good in their own right, Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark deserved to win, too.
  24. lordstarscream Jedi Knight

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    Jan 17, 2006
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    all of them..have u ever noticed that the academy will never give a lucasfilm a best picture award..that sucks to say the least lucas is a awesome filmaker and a master storyteller:)
  25. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Nov 8, 2004
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    I agree, whole heartedly. Steven Spielberg should have won Best Director for that movie. The Indy trilogy in general and Raiders in particular is classic Spielberg and one hell of popcorn movie.
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