The final alterations on the tuxedos and dresses are being made, speeches are written and party RSVPs are going out as this weekend Hollywood gets ready to celebrate their own with the Oscars. History will be made, and surprises and shocks will be in store on Sunday night, and while Oscar prognosticators continue to rally one final battle cry for their favorite films, let’s take a quick break from the noise.
Digital filmmaker/producer/editor Nelson Carvajal has put together a pretty quick 4 minute look at every Best Picture Oscar winner in history, from William A. Wellman‘s “Wings” in 1927 to Michel Hazanavicius‘ “The Artist” in 2012 (and in a nice bit of bookending, these are the only two silent features to ever take the big prize). It’s pretty fun sweep through cinema history, and if you’ve already caught up with this year’s contenders (who cap off the video), you might want to fill your Neflix queue with the winners from the past you might have missed. So sit back, and watch below. (The music is “November” by Max Richter, fyi).