Two of the Academy's biggest Best Picture mistakes occurred this century, which films were they?
3. Best Visual Effects 2008 - 'The Golden Compass'
Who should have won:
"Transformers" or "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
This was a stunner the moment it was announced. There are lots of theories about why the less impressive "Compass" -- which was a box office disappointment in the U.S. -- won such as supporters of ILM who worked on both the other two films splitting the vote, the Academy-as-a-whole's dislike of "Transformers" director Michael Bay affecting their ballots and that both "Transformers" and "Pirates" were seen as the worst examples of bloated Hollywood filmmaking that year. Still cute polar bares aside, were they able to stay awake through "Compass"? Did they even watch it before they voted?