CB: At the heart of the Oscars should be that they stand to recognize the best in filmmaking. However, at some point in time, Best Picture came to be defined as a movie which packs a powerful message, but is usually virtually ignored by the majority of filmgoers. With some few notable exceptions, popular movies do not win or even get nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. However, it didn’t always seem to be that way. Star Wars, Jaws, and Raiders of the Lost Ark all managed to garner Best Picture nominations, and it was even back when the Academy only nominated five pictures a year.