Today ABC News announced the Final Four films in contention for the Best Picture of all time: “The Godfather,” “Ben-Hur,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Forrest Gump.” Watch analysis of the Final Four films below from two bracket experts, ESPN’s Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams. Click here to cast your vote for the best Oscars movie from the past 64 years. ABC News will select the winning Best Picture film on Thursday, February 27th. News organizations using excerpts of this reporting should credit/link to ABC News.
SEE ALSO: Oscars Interactive Bracket: http://abcn.ws/1ex9Dhn
February 20, 2014
‘Ben-Hur’ Races Into the Greatest Movie Debate
Nearly three weeks ago, we pitted the Best Picture Oscar winners of the past 64 years against each other to determine which was truly the Best Picture of all time. Like with any good bracket challenge, there were winners, losers and a slew of upsets.
Who would’ve thought “Rocky” – a fan favorite – wouldn’t make it out of round one? Or that “My Fair Lady” would be so strong in the opening rounds but stumble as we narrowed the field.
So here we are, down to the Final Four. With “Ben-Hur” facing off against “The Godfather” and “The Lord of the Rings” going up against “Forrest Gump,” we knew it was time to call in the bracket experts – ESPN’s Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams.
They analyzed our Final Four and made their picks for who would be moving on to the next round.