A few months ago, at a webzine, a poll was conducted asking people to vote for what they think was the biggest Best Picture upset in history. Here were the choices they offered along with my commentary:
2. Rocky wins over Taxi Driver, 1976
3. Annie Hall wins over Star Wars, 1977
4. Dances with Wolves wins over Goodfellas, 1990
5. Shakespeare in Love wins over Saving Private Ryan, 1998.
6. A Beautiful Mind wins over The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001
7. Crash wins over Brokeback Mountain, 2005