It’s Oscar season, which means we’re just a few short weeks away from arguing which Best Picture nominee deserves the honour of ‘most-robbed’ when they’re inevitably snubbed for the dullest film on the list.
But what of those films which might have won top honours in a theoretical category that doesn’t even exist? Something like… oh, I don’t know… the best line of dialogue from a film.
The people of Reddit have come to the rescue here, giving their suggestions for a theoretical winner of the Best Line Oscar.
Of course, with no such Oscar having been awarded in the past, we can think of it as a lifetime achievement award.
That means no restrictions by year, with people making their suggestions for the best line of all time. Some might come from films already recognised by the Academy in other categories, but some are anything but that.
Delivery and language both play a part, and we’re limiting those we include to one per film, but could this be the first Oscar awarded to an Adam Sandler film? If it existed, then maybe.
'Gone With the Wind' (1939)
'Dr Strangelove' (1964)
'The Godfather' (1972)
'Blade Runner' (1982)
'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' (1986)
'The Princess Bride' (1987)
'They Live' (1988)
'When Harry Met Sally' (1989)
'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991)
'The Shawshank Redemption' (1994)
Billy Madison (1995)
'Independence Day' (1996)
'The Room' (2003)