On February 20, 2011, Barbara Hagen for Associated Content from Yahoo wrote a piece called 2011: Oscars Biggest Upsets. In the piece Ms. Hagen looks at movies that seemed least likely to win the Best Picture Oscar, but did. Here is what she has to say about “Rocky”:
- Another example of how exceptional acting has influenced the outcome of the Academy Awards was in 1977 when “Rocky,” starring Sylvester Stallone took best picture. Moviefone.com says the performance of “Sly Stallone, [upstaged] the likes of Redford, Scorsese, and Lumet.” When I saw the movie myself, I could see the effort and the work that Stallone put into his character, and I would agree with Moviefone’s statement that Stallone outshined the other nominees for best picture.’
You can read the whole piece here.