The all-time geekiest Oscar triumphs

Recent history shows geek culture has gone mainstream.

By , Network World |  Offbeat, geek culture, slideshow

Movies that appeal to the geek in all of us have traditionally had a tough time winning respect at the Academy Awards – for instance, did you realize that Stanley Kubrick's landmark sci-fi film "2001" wasn't even nominated for Best Picture in 1969? But recent history has shown a growing appreciation for the role of both geeks and geek culture within Hollywood, as sci-fi, fantasy and superhero movies have garnered several high-profile Academy Award nominations and wins that were so elusive throughout the first four decades of Oscar history. In this slideshow we'll look at the geekiest Oscar triumphs of the past 35 years, from "Star Wars" all the way to "The Social Network"!

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