Last Call for Worst Lists

You needn’t have watched every Best Picture winner to vote.

Last Call for Worst Lists
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For weeks now, my esteemed colleague Edward Copeland of Edward Copeland on Film has been soliciting ballots for his poll of the worst Best Picture Oscar winners of all time. Be a dear and help him out, won’t you?

All you have to do is look through the list of Best Picture winners (Copeland helpfully provides one on his own web site; click here to see it) and then list the ten worst movies on that list, with 1 being the worst; then email your ballot to Mr. Copeland at [email protected] You needn’t have watched every Best Picture winner to vote; just assess what you’ve seen. Final deadline is midnight on Friday, March 31, after which point he’ll begin tabulating the results.

You can read my ballot, followed by a whopping comments thread, by clicking here. Other posted ballots include:

* Self-Styled Siren, who picks Going My Way as the all-time worst: “A slobbery Great Dane cheek-lick to the Catholic clergy.”

* Drifting Through the Grift awards the top slot to Ordinary People, just because it beat Raging Bull.

* The Reaction declares, “Braveheart is the worst Best Picture winner of all time. Period.”

This article was originally published on The House Next Door.

Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz is the founder and original editor of The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, he is the Editor at Large of RogerEbert.com and TV critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com.

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