As part of his Oscar Beat coverage, Adam wrote about how well the Best Picture winners of the last 10 years hold up. Today we want to go deeper, look at every Best Picture race to see if the right movie won. That could be a daunting task, since we don’t naturally have a strong opinion on the battle between Cavalcade and I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang at the 6th Academy Awards. Instead, Brendan turns to the power of numbers and the wisdom of crowds in the latest Cinemath, comparing the IMDb rating of every Best Picture winner since 1928 to the highest-rated nominee that year.
Additionally, Adam breaks down the Best Picture races by decade for historical context, noting the interesting discrepancies and surprises. Check it out after the jump.