Hat tip, ROS
The list, after the cut. Most are “pretty good” but what you notice about them is that they are, surprise surprise, actor driven. They are about people audiences care about and can relate to. How visionary they are, how memorable, how pivotal, how brilliant is the least important thing about them. Remember that if you ever want to win Best Picture. The history of the Oscars is the history of the internal worlds of the voters as they age over time.