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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Oscar's Best was Better Years and Years Ago


We've done this the past couple of years. Here's the 2012 version:

Tonight that nauseating mutual admiration society of leftist, America-hating Hollywood elitists will pat themselves on the back and overestimate their worth and importance.

Oh for the days when Bob Hope was the emcee and real talent walked up to the podium to accept their awards.

I’m a firm believer in that age old phrase that “they just don’t make 'em like they used to.” Let’s take a look, in increments of five years, at the previous Academy Award winners for Best Picture:

1931-32 Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel Poster

1936 – The Great Ziegfeld

The Great Ziegfeld Poster

1941 – How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley Poster

1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives Poster

1951 – An American in Paris

An American in Paris Poster

1956 – Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days Poster

1961 – West Side Story

West Side Story Poster

1966 – A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons Poster

1971 – The French Connection
The French Connection Poster

1976 – Rocky

Rocky Poster

1981 – Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire Poster

1986 – Platoon

Platoon Poster

1991 – The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs Poster

1996 – The English Patient

The English Patient Poster

2001 – A Beautiful Mind

2006 – The Departed

The Departed Poster

2011 - ???

This year's nominees for Best Picture are: "The Descendants"; "The Artist"; "Midnight in Paris"; "Hugo"; "Moneyball"; "War Horse" "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"; "The Help"; and "The Tree of Life."

We have a gazillion new readers, so, to illustrate our point even more…

Here's our 2011 version.

And our 2010 version.

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