Exactly Where Are the Best Pictures?

       In the weeks prior to the Academy Awards show last a couple of weeks ago there was a lot of interest in the Best Picture nominees.  In fact, the Academy has increased the number of Best Picture nominees from 5 to a maximum of 10.  And of course, the award is given based on the film quality, merit, message, etc. of the film itself.  But another interesting thing to look at is the location of the Best Pictures; do some locations favor the odds of winning? 

       An article in a recent issue of New York magazine mapped the locations of the all-time 493 Best Picture nominees, and here are the leading cities: 

  • Rome – 7
  • San Francisco – 7
  • Chicago – 9
  • Washington, DC – 10
  • Los Angeles– 15
  • London – 25
  • But the Grand Champion is New York City, with 74 Best Picture nominees, including The Apartment, Dog Day Afternoon, Ghost, Network, Taxi Driver, The Godfather, and The Pride of the Yankees.

       So what does that mean?  If you want to make a Best Picture film, shoot inNew York?  Could be, but the real message is the attraction people have for the City… 

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!  

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer



My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

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