So Why Didn’t The #1 Critically Rated Film Of The Year Get Nominated For Best Picture?

I’ve said it a hundred times here on The Movie Blog, but it’s worth repeating again. Ratatouille is one of the best films of 2007, and without question deserved at least a nomination for Best Film at the upcoming Oscars this year. But the more and more I think about it, the more disturbed I am that it didn’t get one of those honored spots.

Consider the following:

1) The #1 rated wide release film of 2007 on RottenTomates

2) The #1 rated film of 2007 on Metacritic

3) World Wide box office results (Box office is NOT a measurement of the quality of a film, however, it’s worth mentioning here just as an illustration that it wasn’t just critics who loved this movie) Ratatouille made almost DOUBLE the box office results for ALL THE 5 NOMINATED FILMS COMBINED. Ratatouille made $630 million while all the other films put together made about $357 million (Juno – $107, No Country – $64, Michael Clayton – $76, There will be blood – $16, Atonement – $94)

This all leads me to ask again…. WHY? Why wasn’t this #1 rated movie of 2007 considered worthy of at least a nomination in the “Best Film” category? As a matter of fact, it was never even really considered. So I thought I’d throw this out to you guys and ask:

“Why do you think Ratatouille wasn’t nominated for Best Picture”?

Is it one of these reasons, or any other you think of:

– Animated films aren’t considered real movies
– Family films aren’t considered art
– If it doesn’t show how evil the world can be, it’s not good enough
– They have a category of their own
– It just simply wasn’t good enough to be nominated

So what do you think?

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