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Question of the Day

November 8, 2013


Do You Know?
Dances With Wolves, Kevin Costner's politically correct Western, swept through the 1990 Oscars, claiming Best Picture and Best Director Oscars in route to seven gold statues. However, another film released that year was named Best Picture by the Los Angeles and New York critics, as well as the National Society of Film Critics--the first movie ever to claim all three honors. Can you name the movie?

The Answer Is:
Goodfellas, director Martin Scorsese's day-in-the-life look at career gangsters, was the overwhelming critics choice for Best Picture in 1990, but the Academy went with Dances With Wolves instead. It marked yet another milestone in Scorsese's run of critically acclaimed yet Oscar-snubbed films, such as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. Only Joe Pesci cashed in with Oscar gold for Goodfellas, walking away with Best Supporting Actor honors.

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