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54: Wings to Moonlight 1978-1987 Part 2

Here is part two of our Best Picture Countdown of movies that won between 1978-1987. On the last episode we ran down the bottom five films, click HERE to see the list and listen to the episode. On this episode Stephanie Prior joins Dakota again and they talk about the best of that decade. 

Here are the bottom five pictures in our ratings. Dakota’s ratings come first and Stephanie’s second next to each film.

5. The Last Emperor 7.9/10 7.5/10

4. The Deer Hunter 8.4/10 7.7/10

3. Amadeus 7.5/10 8.5/10

And for the very first time we have a tie for first place!

1. Kramer vs. Kramer 8.5/10 8.2/10

1. Ordinary People 8.7/10 8/10

Continuing the tradition of doing things however they damn well please, Dakota and Steph give out their own Oscar’s.

Category Dakota’s Pick Stephanie’s Pick
Best Supporting Actor Donald Sutherland- Ordinary People Tom Hulce- Amadeus
Best Supporting Actress Elizabeth Berridge- Amadeus Mary Tyler Moore- Ordinary People
Best Actor Timothy Hutton- Ordinary People Timothy Hutton- Ordinary People
Best Actress Meryl Streep- Kramer vs. Kramer Shirley MacLaine- Terms of Endearment
Best Picture Ordinary People Amadeus


If you have seen any of these films let Dakota know what you think! Follow Dakota @Dgapa and the show @ContraZoomPod on Twitter.

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Music Editor at Live in Limbo and Host of Contra Zoom podcast. Dakota is a graduate of Humber College's Acting for Film and Television. He now specializes in knowing all random trivia. He writes about music, sports and film. Dakota's life goal is visit all baseball stadiums, he's at 7.