In 1942, How Green Was My Valley won the Oscar over Citizen Kane. In 1980 Raging Bull lost to Ordinary People. In 1982, Blade Runner took a backseat to Gandhi. The awards season brings on a lot of hype and media attention. Sometimes, in retrospect, the movies that win cinema’s most coveted prize are actually not the most outstanding of the year. In this discussion-based class, we will examine eight Best Picture runners-up that have stood the greatest test of all … time. Did the Academy get it wrong?