10. The Curse Of The Long Titles (2004)
Before you all freak out because the photo above is from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King," let me first say that this movie deserved every Oscar it won. However, the year that it took home the Best Picture prize there was a strange coincidence with some of the nominees, including Peter Jacksons Third LotR film. Lord of the Rings: Return of the Kings, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl were all front runners in their categories and they all have one thing in common- uncommonly long titles. With two of those films being nominated for Best Picture and one fostering a Johnny Depp performance for Best Leading Actor the presenters must have been out of breath by the end of their introductions. Where it gets weird is when we get down to the non-acting categories. Obviously Lord of the Rings full title was spewed a lot that evening as it swept each category it was nominated for (a whopping eleven wins) but the categories of: best director, Art-Direction, costume, sound, film-editing, sound-editing, visuals, and makeup all held two or more of the titles listed previously. (Whew, Im winded just from thinking of that list!) Dont get me wrong- all three of these mouthful movies are incredible and they deserved every nomination the Academy gave them. Master and Commander is an underrated flick showcasing Russell Crowe at his best, and Pirates showed just how versatile Johnny Depp is (as if we didnt already know).But the Oscars are long enough as it is without having titles that take up half the time.