Oscar nominees vs. Wheeler Dixon’s Top Ten movies

Wheeler Dixon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Ryan Professor of Film Studies, released his list of the Top Ten movies of 2012 — and none of them matched the list of films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

Here’s how the lists stack up:

2013 Oscar Best Picture Nominees



“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

“Django Unchained”

“Les Miserables”

“Life of Pi”


“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Zero Dark Thirty”

Wheeler Dixon’s Top Ten Movies of 2012

“A Late Quartet”


“Farewell, My Queen”

“How to Survive a Plague”

“Side by Side”


“The Invisible War”

“The Queen of Versailles”

“This Is Not A Film”

“Wild Bill”

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