Two hundred percent more Democrats named Martin Scorsese's The Departed among their favorite best picture winners than did Republicans. Kramer vs. Kramer, American Beauty, Crash and Slumdog Millionaire were also preferred by "blue" voters.
The 1981 British sports drama Chariots of Fire, My Fair Lady, The Sting, The Sound of Music and Braveheart are the highest ranking best picture Oscar winners preferred by 250 percent more Republicans then Democrats.
'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'
Among recent movies, 280 percent more Republicans named The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe among their favorite movies. Thor, Soul Surfer, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Secretariat were also top "red" picks.
Though directed by leftist filmmaker Oliver Stone, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is among the recent movies that cross party lines. Also appealing to both Democrats and Republicans: Midnight in Paris, The Lincoln Lawyer, Rio, and Limitless.
Of recent theatrical releases, Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family ranked highest among movies Democrats liked more than Republicans. The comedies Bad Teacher and Easy A, The Social Network and Rise of the Planet of the Apes also made the list.
Mark Wahlberg’s F-bombs, Jonah Hill's slam and Zac Efron’s abs were among the highlights of the Nokia Theater ceremony, hosted by Conan O’Brien and featuring performances by Rihanna, Eminem and Ellie Goulding. View gallery