Let’s Second Guess The Academy: 2006 Best Picture

Hi there and welcome to the latest, long-delayed edition of Let’s Second Guess The Academy.  Previously, we second-guessed the Academy’s choice for best picture of 1990, 1994, 1998, and 2002.  It seems only fitting that we now jump ahead another 4 years and reconsider the race for best picture of 2006.

The Academy nominated five films for best picture 0f 2006.  Those films were Babel, The Departed, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, and The Queen.  They ultimately named The Departed the best film of 2006.  Were they right?

And now, here’s my favorite part of second guessing the Academy.  What if none of the five nominated films had been released in 2006?  Which other films would you have nominated?  Below is a list of some of 2006′s most acclaimed and memorable films.  You can vote for up to 10 replacement nominees and write-in votes are allowed.

As always, vote once, vote often, and have fun!

3 responses to “Let’s Second Guess The Academy: 2006 Best Picture

  1. As for me, I voted for Babel because, quite frankly, I think the Departed is one of Scorsese’s weakest films. As for my ten alternate nominees, I voted for:
    1) The Devil Wears Prada
    2) Dream Girls
    3) Little Children
    4) Marie Antoinette
    5) Notes on a Scandal
    6) Pan’s Labrynth
    7) Stranger Than Fiction

    8 ) United 93
    9) Volver
    10) Akeelah and the Bee


  2. I picked Letters from Iwo Jima. My ten alternates would’ve been…

    1. Casino Royale
    2. Children of Men
    3. The Last King of Scotland
    4. Little Children
    5. Pan’s Labyrinth
    6. The Prestige
    7. Slither
    8. Stranger Than Fiction
    9. Thank You for Smoking
    10. United 93

    of the ten alternates I would’ve picked Pan’s Labyrinth to win.


  3. Of Top 5 I took Babel
    Could of been Top 10
    1. Thank You For Smoking
    2. Pan’s Labyrinth
    3. The Prestige
    4. Half Nelson
    5. Renaissance
    6. Hard Candy
    7. Cars
    8. V For Vendetta
    9. Clerks 2
    10. We Are Marshall


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