Marion Crane: I am sorry. I only felt. . .it seems she’s hurting you. [beat] I meant well.
Norman Bates: People always mean well! They cluck their thick tongues and shake their heads and suggest, oh so very delicately! [beat] Of course, I’ve suggested it myself. But I hate to even think about it. She needs me. It . . .it’s not as if she were a. . .a maniac . . .a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. [beat] Haven’t you?
Marion Crane: Yes. Sometimes just one time can be enough. Thank you.
Norman Bates: ‘Thank you, Norman.’
Marion Crane: . . .Norman.
This list is twenty-one films that were nominated for multiple Oscars, including several that were nominated for Best Director, yet somehow missed out on a Best Picture nomination. I’m starting in 1951 because I went all the way down to 1927 and mostly, until 1951, the best films managed to get nom’d for Best Picture. I think this mostly had to do with all the years wherein ten films were nominated for the top prize. Although, last year when there were ten slots again there were several films I would have nom’d over say, The Blind Side. I’m not going to talk about any of those though, because that would take up almost the whole post. Instead, I have twenty-one films from 1951 to 2008 that I think should have gotten one of the Best Picture slots of their year.