17 Amazing Details In Oscar-Winning Films

When you think about Oscar-nominated films, you probably think of movies that are high-brow, have a lot to say, and often aren’t all that fun to watch.

Which is, you know. All true.

What’s also true, though, is that they’re award winners for a reason – they’re super smart, and these 17 amazing details are going to prove it.

17. Just in case you’re getting antsy.

I actually wish all movies would do this!

In Fargo (1996), Carl says “30 minutes, Jerry we wrap this thing up” when there are exactly 30 minutes of the movie remaining.
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16. This movie is so brilliant.

In so many different ways.

In Parasite (2019) literal lines are used throughout the movie noting whether if a character ‘crossed the line’ or not.
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15. What a truly cool little detail.

It makes you wonder what else you might have missed, right?

In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Benjamin mentions that he cannot recall the name of the woman who taught him to play the piano. When he is at the funeral service, the tombstone is blank, as the story is being read from his diary.
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14. It’s like she’s looking back in time.

At the start of her journey.

In The Sound of Music (1965), the real Maria Von Trapp appears behind Julie Andrews at the start of the film.
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13. Awww, Bubba.

We know, buddy. We know.

I just noticed Bubba’s helmet says ‘I’d Rather be Shrimping’ in Forrest Gump (1994)
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12. Did it work?

You be the judge!

Silence of the Lambs (1991) When characters are talking to Clarice, they often talk directly to the camera. Director Jonathan Demme has explained that this was done so as the audience would directly experience her point of view, and more readily identify with Clarice, over her male counterparts.
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11. I wonder how long those negotiations lasted.

I’m betting quite a while.

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” marks the first and (to date) only time Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny shared a scene. Warner Bros. only agreed to licence Bugs Bunny on the conditions that he only be on screen with Mickey, that they have the same amount of screen time and same amount of dialogue.
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10. Bless his heart.

Don’t you just love history?

The movie Titanic (1997) shows the life of chief baker Charles Joughin throughout the movie.
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9. Just to drive home the point.

This was such a good movie.

In Jojo Rabbit (2019), the imaginary Hitler offers Jojo cigarettes and is shown eating meat. In reality, Hitler was strongly opposed to smoking and was a vegetarian, implying that Jojo knows very little about Hitler.
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8. This is super cool.

Isn’t CGI magical?

In Gravity(2013), as Kowalski flies very close to the camera, astronauts holding a movie camera and boom mic appear to be reflected in his helmet visor. This is an in-joke by Alfonso Cuarón. The “reflections” were added with CGI to make it look like the scene was actually filmed in space.
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7. The princesses are friends.

You love to see it.

In The Little Mermaid (1989), you can see the king and his advisor from Cinderella (1950) at the wedding.
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6. Their connection is strong.

Soulmates, but not romantic.

In Little Women (2019), Laurie and Jo swap articles of clothing
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5. It really gives you faith that the rest of it was right, too!

I mean, if yours was lacking.

Apollo 13 (1995) movie was so accurate most of the part for the true events, that they had even the paint of the frog on Helicopter who rescued them from the pacific ocean!
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4. Those little things are so easy to mess up.

But they didn’t!

In Back to the Future (1985), when Marty plays “Johnny B. Goode” with the band, the drummer plays in a swing style since he’s never heard rock drumming before
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3. And readers everywhere rejoiced.

Sometimes the books really shouldn’t be changed.

In the 2013 adptation of The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann- DiCaprio and Mulligan look at each for exactly 30 seconds just like F. Scott Fitzgerald described this moment in his novel from 1926: “For half a minute there wasn’t a sound.”
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2. This is very good advice.

Just in general.

In Moonlight (2016), adult Chiron sits in the diner facing the front door, calling back to when Mahershala Ali’s character, Juan, tells him as a young boy “You can’t sit with your back to the door…How you gon’ know if someone creeping’ up on you?” Both led similar adult lives in the movie.
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1. It probably would have been neater.

And less ambiguous.

So in Wizard of Oz (1939) when they’re sent to kill the Witch of the West, Scarecrow straight up brings a gun
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I want to go back and watch all of these now to see these details in action!

What’s your favorite Oscar winner?

Tell us in the comments.