In 2012, Argo would win Best Picture. But long before it ever did several other movies were vying for the top prize, including Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Life of Pie and Les Miserables. It was the year Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress and the year Ben Affleck would be snubbed in the Best Director category, which inadvertently gave him the boost he needed to carry through the season.
For me, it was a time I remember fondly, looking back on someone I lost this year. Here is a video of Rick in his kitchen in Venice.