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8 Out Of 80 Aint Bad (Post-Oscars Rant)

I happened to catch the Academy Awards on ABS-CBN last week – and again last Sunday.  For the benefit of those who haven’t seen the 80th Oscars, it had tributes to past winners all over the program – for the past Best Supporting Actor and Actress, for Best Actor and Actress, Best Director, and lastly for Best Picture (it even had a tribute for “Binoculars and Periscopes” and “Nightmares” haha).

The video clip for the tribute to the past Best Picture winners included all the past winners since 1927.  And while they were at it, I counted the Best Pictures that I’ve already seen.  Sadly, I only counted eight, and these are

West Side Story

The Sound of Music

Oliver!

Braveheart

A Beautiful Mind

Chicago

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Departed

I didn’t include Shakespeare in Love, Titanic, and Forrest Gump in my count since I really didn’t finish them – Titanic had sex scenes so it’s off limits to us kids back then, also, I only caught Shakespeare in Love and Forrest Gump on cable TV and if it’s cable, you really can’t stay on a single channel.

Interestingly, 50% of them are musicals, primarily because my parents only allowed this genre, along with cartoons, to be shown in our house when we were young.

My new goal in life?  To watch as much, if not all, Oscars Best Pictures – and I’ll start with Million Dollar Baby that will shown on Studio 23 this Saturday. Ü