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It’s almost Oscars time! Just for fun we’ve ranked the best picture nominees from the best to the ‘how the hell are you even nominated?’. Check out the rankings after the jump.

  1. Hugo
  2. The Artist
  3. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  4. The Tree of Life
  5. The Descendants
  6. Moneyball
  7. The Help
  8. Midnight in Paris
  9. War Horse


Hugo and The Artist are the real stand-outs in this list – both are beautifully made odes to cinema. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close had a central story that was so universal and so strong – yes it was manipulative, but the key themes overcome that. Much like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life had a powerful central story surrounded by a lot of rubbish – it sure was beautiful though. #5-#7 are all fine films with some outstanding features but nothing that screams ‘best picture winner’. Midnight in Paris was a feature-length advertisement for the city of Paris; while War Horse…….let’s not revisit that.


So what do you think of the rankings? Please challenge them in the comments and share your own ranking of the best picture nominees!