The Worst Best Picture Oscar winners
- The List
- 17 February 2010
In honour of Avatar – here we present the worst ever Best Picture Oscar winners
1: Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
On-set sexual tension between stars Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy was covered over on film by a sopping wet flannel of sentimentality.
2: Braveheart (1995)
Gibson pillages history for his preferred narratives of underdog heroism. As in all his work, no detectable hint of irony.
3: Titanic (1997)
James Cameron persuades Kate Winslet to reveal a nipple in tear-jerking, long, long movie. Twelve years later he’s back pedaling more blue people in peril.
4: Crash (2005)
Ensemble cast broach middle class society’s latent prejudices *yawn*. Infinitely inferior to David Cronenberg’s 1996 fetish sex epic of the same name.
5: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Anglo-centric peek into slum life, with lots of exploitative rubbernecking and misguided wonder. No wonder the Academy loved it.