Was Raiders the Best Picture of 1981?

Spielberg Oscars for RaidersWell, it was nominated.

Raiders won Oscars for Best Sound, Best Set/Art Direction, and Best Effects at the 1982 Academy Awards. But it was nominated for Oscar’s top two categories as well, Best Director and Best Picture.

Warren Beatty won Best Director for Reds, and Chariots of Fire won Best Picture.

Chariots of Fire?! When was the last time you popped up some corn and threw in Chariots of Fire?  I’m guessing never. Not that re-watchability is the measure by which we ought to judge a film, but Chariots of Fire over Raiders? Chariots of Fire?!!!

I have no further argument.