TEP was pretty big in 1996. You don't hear much about it now, in part because Anthony Minghella died kinda early. SIL is notorious for being "bought" by the now universally-hated Harvey Weinstein. Of course, Crash is the most hated of all, since lots of people still do like Titanic.
AB is probably an easy Best Picture winner for younger, newer viewers to watch than some huge costume epic or something like that.