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Academy Award for Best Picture
Awarded for Best Motion Picture of the Year
Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Country United States
First awarded 1929 (for films released in 1927/1928)
First winner Wings (1927)
Currently held by The Hurt Locker (2009)
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The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. The Best Picture category is the only category in which every member of the Academy is eligible not only to vote on the final ballot, but also to nominate. During the annual Academy Awards ceremony, Best Picture is reserved as the final award presented and, since 1951, is collected at the podium by the film's producers. The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is considered the most important of the Academy Awards, as it is the final award presented, directing, acting, and writing efforts put forth for a film. The Grand Staircase columns at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, where the Academy Awards ceremonies have been held since 2002, showcase every film that has won the Best Picture title since the award's inception 80 years ago. On June 24, 2009 it was announced that the Best Picture nominees would be raised from five to ten selected nominees for the award, starting with the 2010 Academy Award Ceremony.[1]

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History

At the 1st Academy Awards ceremony (for 1927 and 1928), there was no Best Picture award. Instead, there were two separate awards, one called Most Outstanding Production, won by the epic Wings, and one called Most Artistic Quality of Production, won by the art film Sunrise. The awards were intended to honor different and equally important aspects of superior filmmaking, and in fact the judges and the studio bosses who sought to influence their decisions paid more attention to the latter - MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who had disliked the realism of King Vidor's The Crowd, pressured the judges not to honor his own studio's film, and to select Sunrise instead. The next year, the Academy instituted a single award called Best Production, and decided retroactively that the award won by Wings had been the equivalent of that award, with the result that Wings is often listed as the winner of a sole Best Picture award for the first year. The title of the award was eventually changed to Best Picture for the 1931 awards.

Since 1944, the Academy has restricted nominations to five Best Picture nominees per year. As of the 81st Academy Awards ceremony (for 2008), there have been 464 films nominated for the Best Picture award. Throughout the past 81 years, AMPAS has presented a total of 81 Best Picture awards. Invariably, the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director have been very closely linked throughout their history. Of the 81 films that have been awarded Best Picture, 59 have also been awarded Best Director.[1] Only three films have won Best Picture without their directors being nominated (though only one since the early 1930s): Wings (1927/28), Grand Hotel (1931/32), and Driving Miss Daisy (1989). The only two Best Director winners to win for films which did not receive a Best Picture nomination are likewise in the early years: Lewis Milestone (1927/28) and Frank Lloyd (1928/29).

However, beginning in 2010, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will double the number of Best Picture nominees from five to ten. The expansion is a throwback to the Academy's early years in the 1930s and '40s, when anywhere between eight and 12 films were shortlisted (or longlisted). "Having 10 Best Picture nominees is going allow Academy voters to recognize and include some of the fantastic movies that often show up in the other Oscar categories but have been squeezed out of the race for the top prize," AMPAS President Sid Ganis said in a press conference. "I can't wait to see what that list of 10 looks like when the nominees are announced in February." .[1]

One point of contention is the lack of consideration of non-English language films for categories other than Best Foreign Language Film. Very few foreign language films have been nominated for any other categories, regardless of artistic merit. To date, only eight foreign language films (and three partly foreign language films) have been nominated for Best Picture: Grand Illusion (French, 1938); Z (French, 1969); The Emigrants (Swedish, 1972); Cries and Whispers (Swedish, 1973); Il Postino (Italian/Spanish, 1995); Life Is Beautiful (Italian, 1998); Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Mandarin Chinese, 2000); and Letters from Iwo Jima (Japanese, 2006), which was ineligible for the Best Foreign Language Oscar because it was an American production. The only partly foreign language films to win Best Picture are The Godfather Part II (English/Sicilian, 1974), The Last Emperor (English/Mandarin, 1987) and Slumdog Millionaire (English/Hindi, 2008).

Another point of contention is the recent extreme bias toward 2-plus hour films: Crash (2005, 112m) is the shortest film to win Best Picture in the past 20 years. It has been criticized for ignoring films that were huge commercial and critical successes. Furthermore, of animated films no animated movie has won the award, and only one comedy (Shakespeare in Love, 1998) has won in the last 30 years.

To date, ten films exclusively financed outside the United States have won Best Picture; all ten were financed, in part or in whole, by the United Kingdom. Those films were, in chronological order: Hamlet, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Tom Jones, A Man for All Seasons, Oliver!, Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, The Last Emperor, and Slumdog Millionaire.

No Best Picture winner is lost, though a few such as All Quiet on the Western Front and Lawrence of Arabia exist only in a form altered from their original, award-winning release form, usually having been edited for reissue (and subsequently partly restored by archivists). Other winners and nominees such as Tom Jones and Star Wars are widely available only in subsequently altered versions. The 1928 film The Patriot is the only Best Picture nominee that is lost; The Racket was believed lost for many years but a print existed in producer Howard Hughes' archives and it has since been shown on Turner Classic Movies. Wings and Sunrise were the only silent winners of a Best Picture-equivalent award, although a part-silent version of All Quiet on the Western Front was created for foreign-language release and survives.

Winners and nominees

In the list below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees. Except for the early years (when the Academy used a non-calendar year), the year shown is the one in which the film first premiered in Los Angeles County, California; normally this is also the year of first release, but it may be the year after first release (as with Casablanca and, if the film-festival premiere is considered, Crash). This is the year before the ceremony at which the award is given; for example, a film exhibited theatrically during 2005 was eligible for consideration for the 2005 Best Picture Oscar, awarded in 2006. The number of the ceremony (1st, 2nd, etc.) appears in parentheses after the awards year, linked to the article (if any) on that ceremony. Each individual entry shows the title followed by the production company, and the producer. For foreign language films, the original title is also shown. Until 1950, the Best Picture award was given to the production company; from 1951 on, it has gone to the producer. The official name of the award has changed several times over the years:

  • 1927/28 → 1928/29: Outstanding Picture
  • 1929/30 → 1940: Outstanding Production
  • 1941 → 1943: Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 1944 → 1961: Best Motion Picture
  • 1962 → Present: Best Picture
Year Film Production company(s) Producer(s) Notes
1927-1928[A]
(1st)
Wings Paramount, Famous Players-Lasky Lucien Hubbard in category of Best Production.[F]
1927-1928
(1st)
The Racket Caddo, Paramount Howard Hughes
1927-1928
(1st)
Seventh Heaven Fox William Fox
1928-1929
(2nd)
The Broadway Melody Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer[L] Harry Rapf
1928-1929
(2nd)
Alibi Feature Productions, United Artists Roland West
1928-1929
(2nd)
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Harry Rapf
1928-1929
(2nd)
In Old Arizona Fox Winfield Sheehan[G]
1928-1929
(2nd)
The Patriot Paramount Ernst Lubitsch
1929-1930[B]
(3rd)
All Quiet on the Western Front Universal Carl Laemmle Jr.
1929-1930
(3rd)
The Big House Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Irving Thalberg
1929-1930
(3rd)
Disraeli Warner Bros. Jack Warner, Darryl Zanuck
1929-1930
(3rd)
The Divorcee Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Robert Leonard
1929-1930
(3rd)
The Love Parade Paramount Ernst Lubitsch
1930-1931
(4th)
Cimarron RKO Radio William LeBaron
1930-1931
(4th)
East Lynne Fox Winfield Sheehan[G]
1930-1931
(4th)
The Front Page Caddo, United Artists Howard Hughes
1930-1931
(4th)
Skippy Paramount Adolph Zukor
1930-1931
(4th)
Trader Horn Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Irving G. Thalberg
1931-1932
(5th)
Grand Hotel Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Irving Thalberg
1931-1932
(5th)
Arrowsmith Goldwyn, United Artists Samuel Goldwyn
1931-1932
(5th)
Bad Girl Fox Winfield Sheehan[G]
1931-1932
(5th)
The Champ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer King Vidor
1931-1932
(5th)
Five Star Final First National Hal B. Wallis
1931-1932
(5th)
One Hour with You Paramount Ernst Lubitsch
1931-1932
(5th)
Shanghai Express Paramount Adolph Zukor
1931-1932
(5th)
The Smiling Lieutenant Paramount Ernst Lubitsch
1932-1933
(6th)
Cavalcade[H] Fox Winfield Sheehan[G]
1932-1933
(6th)
42nd Street Warner Bros. Darryl F. Zanuck
1932-1933
(6th)
A Farewell to Arms[H] Paramount Adolph Zukor
1932-1933
(6th)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Warner Bros. Hal B. Wallis
1932-1933
(6th)
Lady for a Day Columbia Frank Capra
1932-1933
(6th)
Little Women[H] RKO Radio Merian C. Cooper, Kenneth MacGowan
1932-1933
(6th)
The Private Life of Henry VIII London Films, United Artists Alexander Korda the first nomination which was not an American production.[2]
1932-1933
(6th)
She Done Him Wrong Paramount William LeBaron
1932-1933
(6th)
Smilin' Through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Irving Thalberg
1932-1933
(6th)
State Fair Fox Winfield Sheehan[G]
1934
(7th)
It Happened One Night[I] Columbia Harry Cohn won all Big Five Academy Awards[3]
1934
(7th)
The Barretts of Wimpole Street[I] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Irving Thalberg
1934
(7th)
Cleopatra Paramount Cecil B. DeMille
1934
(7th)
Flirtation Walk First National Jack L. Warner, Hal B. Wallis, Robert Lord
1934
(7th)
The Gay Divorcee RKO Radio Pandro S. Berman
1934
(7th)
Here Comes the Navy Warner Bros. Lou Edelman
1934
(7th)
The House of Rothschild[I] 20th Century, United Artists Darryl F. Zanuck, William Goetz, Raymond Griffith
1934
(7th)
Imitation of Life Universal John M. Stahl
1934
(7th)
One Night of Love Columbia Harry Cohn, Everett Riskin
1934
(7th)
The Thin Man Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Hunt Stromberg
1934
(7th)
Viva Villa Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer David O. Selznick
1934
(7th)
The White Parade Fox Jesse L. Lasky
1935
(8th)
Mutiny on the Bounty[J] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Irving Thalberg, Albert Lewin
1935
(8th)
Alice Adams RKO Radio Pandro S. Berman
1935
(8th)
Broadway Melody of 1936 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John W. Considine, Jr.
1935
(8th)
Captain Blood[J] Warner Bros., Cosmopolitan Hal B. Wallis, Harry Joe Brown, Gordon Hollingshead
1935
(8th)
David Copperfield Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer David O. Selznick
1935
(8th)
The Informer[J] RKO Radio Cliff Reid
1935
(8th)
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Paramount Louis D. Lighton
1935
(8th)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Warner Bros. Henry Blanke
1935
(8th)
Les Misérables 20th Century, United Artists Darryl F. Zanuck
1935
(8th)
Naughty Marietta Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Hunt Stromberg
1935
(8th)
Ruggles of Red Gap Paramount Arthur Hornblow, Jr.
1935
(8th)
Top Hat RKO Radio Pandro S. Berman
1936
(9th)
The Great Ziegfeld Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Hunt Stromberg
1936
(9th)
Anthony Adverse Warner Bros. Henry Blanke
1936
(9th)
Dodsworth Goldwyn, United Artists Samuel Goldwyn, Merritt Hulbert
1936
(9th)
Libeled Lady Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Lawrence Weingarten
1936
(9th)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Columbia Frank Capra
1936
(9th)
Romeo and Juliet Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Irving Thalberg
1936
(9th)
San Francisco Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John Emerson, Bernard H. Hyman
1936
(9th)
The Story of Louis Pasteur Warner Bros. Henry Blanke
1936
(9th)
A Tale of Two Cities Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer David O. Selznick
1936
(9th)
Three Smart Girls Universal Joe Pasternak, Charles R. Rogers
1937
(10th)
The Life of Emile Zola Warner Bros. Henry Blanke
1937
(10th)
The Awful Truth Columbia Leo McCarey, Everett Riskin
1937
(10th)
Captains Courageous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Louis Lighton
1937
(10th)
Dead End Goldwyn, United Artists Samuel Goldwyn, Merritt Hulbert
1937
(10th)
The Good Earth Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Irving Thalberg, Albert Lewin
1937
(10th)
In Old Chicago 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck, Kenneth MacGowan
1937
(10th)
Lost Horizon Columbia Frank Capra
1937
(10th)
One Hundred Men and a Girl Universal Charles R. Rogers, Joe Pasternak
1937
(10th)
Stage Door RKO Radio Pandro S. Berman
1937
(10th)
A Star Is Born Selznick International, United Artists David O. Selznick
1938
(11th)
You Can't Take It With You Columbia Frank Capra
1938
(11th)
The Adventures of Robin Hood Warner Bros. Hal B. Wallis, Henry Blanke
1938
(11th)
Alexander's Ragtime Band 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck, Harry Joe Brown
1938
(11th)
Boys Town Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John W. Considine, Jr.
1938
(11th)
The Citadel Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Victor Saville
1938
(11th)
Four Daughters Warner Bros., First National Hal B. Wallis, Henry Blanke
1938
(11th)
Grand Illusion R. A. O., World Pictures Frank Rollmer, Albert Pinkovitch the first nomination with non-English dialogue track.[K]
1938
(11th)
Jezebel Warner Bros. Hal B. Wallis, Henry Blanke
1938
(11th)
Pygmalion Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Gabriel Pascal
1938
(11th)
Test Pilot Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Louis Lighton
1939
(12th)
Gone with the Wind Selznick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer David O. Selznick the first winner which was all color motion picture[2]
1939
(12th)
Dark Victory Warner Bros. David Lewis
1939
(12th)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Victor Saville
1939
(12th)
Love Affair RKO Radio Leo McCarey
1939
(12th)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Columbia Frank Capra
1939
(12th)
Ninotchka Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Sidney Franklin
1939
(12th)
Of Mice and Men Roach, United Artists Lewis Milestone
1939
(12th)
Stagecoach United Artists Walter Wanger
1939
(12th)
The Wizard of Oz Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Mervyn LeRoy
1939
(12th)
Wuthering Heights Goldwyn, United Artists Samuel Goldwyn
1940
(13th)
Rebecca Selznick, United Artists David O. Selznick
1940
(13th)
All This, and Heaven Too Warner Bros. Jack L. Warner, Hal B. Wallis, David Lewis
1940
(13th)
Foreign Correspondent Wanger, United Artists Walter Wanger
1940
(13th)
The Grapes of Wrath 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck, Nunnally Johnson
1940
(13th)
The Great Dictator Chaplin, United Artists Charles Chaplin
1940
(13th)
Kitty Foyle RKO Radio David Hempstead
1940
(13th)
The Letter Warner Bros. Hal B. Wallis
1940
(13th)
The Long Voyage Home Argosy, Wanger, United Artists John Ford
1940
(13th)
Our Town Lesser, United Artists Sol Lesser
1940
(13th)
The Philadelphia Story Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Joseph L. Mankiewicz
1941[C]
(14th)
How Green Was My Valley 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck
1941
(14th)
Blossoms in the Dust Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Irving Asher
1941
(14th)
Citizen Kane RKO Radio Orson Welles
1941
(14th)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan Columbia Everett Riskin
1941
(14th)
Hold Back the Dawn Paramount Arthur Hornblow, Jr.
1941
(14th)
The Little Foxes RKO Radio Samuel Goldwyn
1941
(14th)
The Maltese Falcon Warner Bros. Hal B. Wallis
1941
(14th)
One Foot In Heaven Warner Bros. Hal B. Wallis
1941
(14th)
Sergeant York Warner Bros. Hal B. Wallis, Jesse L. Lasky
1941
(14th)
Suspicion RKO Radio Alfred Hitchcock
1942
(15th)
Mrs. Miniver Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Sidney Franklin
1942
(15th)
49th Parallel GFD, Columbia Michael Powell
1942
(15th)
Kings Row Warner Bros. Hal B. Wallis
1942
(15th)
The Magnificent Ambersons Mercury, RKO Radio Orson Welles
1942
(15th)
The Pied Piper 20th Century Fox Nunnally Johnson
1942
(15th)
The Pride of the Yankees Goldwyn, RKO Radio Samuel Goldwyn
1942
(15th)
Random Harvest Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Sidney Franklin
1942
(15th)
The Talk of the Town Columbia George Stevens
1942
(15th)
Wake Island Paramount Joseph Sistrom
1942
(15th)
Yankee Doodle Dandy Warner Bros. Jack Warner, Hal B. Wallis, William Cagney
1943
(16th)
Casablanca Warner Bros. Hal B. Wallis
1943
(16th)
For Whom the Bell Tolls Paramount Sam Wood
1943
(16th)
Heaven Can Wait 20th Century Fox Ernst Lubitsch
1943
(16th)
The Human Comedy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Clarence Brown
1943
(16th)
In Which We Serve United Artists Noel Coward
1943
(16th)
Madame Curie Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Sidney Franklin
1943
(16th)
The More the Merrier Columbia George Stevens
1943
(16th)
The Ox-Bow Incident 20th Century Fox Lamar Trotti
1943
(16th)
The Song of Bernadette 20th Century Fox William Perlberg
1943
(16th)
Watch on the Rhine Warner Bros. Hal B. Wallis
1944[D]
(17th)
Going My Way Paramount Leo McCarey
1944
(17th)
Double Indemnity Paramount Joseph Sistrom
1944
(17th)
Gaslight Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Arthur Hornblow, Jr.
1944
(17th)
Since You Went Away Selznick, United Artists David O. Selznick
1944
(17th)
Wilson 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck
1945
(18th)
The Lost Weekend Paramount Charles Brackett one of the only two films which won both Academy Award for Best Picture and Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or.[2]
1945
(18th)
Anchors Aweigh Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Joe Pasternak
1945
(18th)
The Bells of St. Mary's RKO Radio Leo McCarey
1945
(18th)
Mildred Pierce Warner Bros. Jerry Wald
1945
(18th)
Spellbound United Artists David O. Selznick
1946
(19th)
The Best Years of Our Lives RKO Radio Samuel Goldwyn
1946
(19th)
Henry V United Artists Laurence Olivier
1946
(19th)
It's a Wonderful Life RKO Radio Frank Capra
1946
(19th)
The Razor's Edge 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck
1946
(19th)
The Yearling Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Sidney Franklin
1947
(20th)
Gentleman's Agreement 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck
1947
(20th)
The Bishop's Wife RKO Radio Samuel Goldwyn
1947
(20th)
Crossfire RKO Radio Adrian Scott
1947
(20th)
Great Expectations Rank-Cineguild, U-I Ronald Neame
1947
(20th)
Miracle on 34th Street 20th Century Fox William Perlberg
1948
(21st)
Hamlet J. Arthur Rank-Two Cities Films, Universal International Laurence Olivier the first winner which was not a Hollywood production.[2]
1948
(21st)
Johnny Belinda Warner Bros. Jerry Wald
1948
(21st)
The Red Shoes Rank Organisation, Powell and Pressburger, Eagle-Lion Films Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
1948
(21st)
The Snake Pit 20th Century Fox Anatole Litvak, Robert Bassler
1948
(21st)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Warner Bros. Henry Blanke
1949
(22nd)
All the King's Men Rossen, Columbia Robert Rossen
1949
(22nd)
Battleground Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Dore Schary
1949
(22nd)
The Heiress Paramount William Wyler
1949
(22nd)
A Letter to Three Wives 20th Century Fox Sol C. Siegel
1949
(22nd)
Twelve O'Clock High 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck
1950
(23rd)
All About Eve 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck received the most nominations in history (14 nominations, 6 awards)[4]
1950
(23rd)
Born Yesterday Columbia S. Sylvan Simon
1950
(23rd)
Father of the Bride Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Sam Zimbalist
1950
(23rd)
King Solomon's Mines Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Sam Zimbalist
1950
(23rd)
Sunset Boulevard Paramount Charles Brackett
1951
(24th)
An American in Paris Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Arthur Freed
1951
(24th)
Decision Before Dawn 20th Century Fox Anatole Litvak, Frank McCarthy
1951
(24th)
A Place in the Sun Paramount George Stevens
1951
(24th)
Quo Vadis Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Sam Zimbalist
1951
(24th)
A Streetcar Named Desire Warner Bros. Charles K. Feldman
1952
(25th)
The Greatest Show on Earth Paramount Cecil B. DeMille
1952
(25th)
High Noon United Artists Stanley Kramer
1952
(25th)
Ivanhoe Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pandro S. Berman
1952
(25th)
Moulin Rouge United Artists John Huston
1952
(25th)
The Quiet Man Republic John Ford, Merian C. Cooper
1953
(26th)
From Here to Eternity Columbia Buddy Adler
1953
(26th)
Julius Caesar Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John Houseman
1953
(26th)
The Robe 20th Century Fox Frank Ross
1953
(26th)
Roman Holiday Paramount William Wyler
1953
(26th)
Shane Paramount George Stevens
1954
(27th)
On the Waterfront Columbia Sam Spiegel[N]
1954
(27th)
The Caine Mutiny Columbia Stanley Kramer
1954
(27th)
The Country Girl Paramount William Perlberg
1954
(27th)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Jack Cummings
1954
(27th)
Three Coins in the Fountain 20th Century Fox Sol C. Siegel
1955
(28th)
Marty United Artists Harold Hecht one of the only two films which won both Academy Award for Best Picture and Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or.[2]
1955
(28th)
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing 20th Century Fox Buddy Adler
1955
(28th)
Mister Roberts Warner Bros. Leland Hayward
1955
(28th)
Picnic Columbia Fred Kohlmar
1955
(28th)
The Rose Tattoo Paramount Hal B. Wallis
1956
(29th)
Around the World in 80 Days United Artists Michael Todd
1956
(29th)
Friendly Persuasion Allied Artists William Wyler
1956
(29th)
Giant Warner Bros. George Stevens, Henry Ginsberg
1956
(29th)
The King and I 20th Century Fox Charles Brackett
1956
(29th)
The Ten Commandments Paramount Cecil B. DeMille
1957
(30th)
The Bridge on the River Kwai Columbia Sam Spiegel
1957
(30th)
Peyton Place 20th Century Fox Jerry Wald
1957
(30th)
Sayonara Warner Bros. William Goetz
1957
(30th)
12 Angry Men United Artists Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose
1957
(30th)
Witness for the Prosecution United Artists Arthur Hornblow, Jr.
1958
(31st)
Gigi Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Arthur Freed
1958
(31st)
Auntie Mame Warner Bros. Jack L. Warner
1958
(31st)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Lawrence Weingarten
1958
(31st)
The Defiant Ones Kramer, United Artists Stanley Kramer
1958
(31st)
Separate Tables United Artists Harold Hecht
1959
(32nd)
Ben-Hur Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Sam Zimbalist posthumous award for Zimbalist
won the most Academy Awards in history (11 awards)[3]
1959
(32nd)
Anatomy of a Murder Columbia Otto Preminger
1959
(32nd)
The Diary of Anne Frank 20th Century Fox George Stevens
1959
(32nd)
The Nun's Story Warner Bros. Henry Blanke
1959
(32nd)
Room at the Top Continental John Woolf, James Woolf
1960
(33rd)
The Apartment United Artists Billy Wilder
1960
(33rd)
The Alamo United Artists John Wayne
1960
(33rd)
Elmer Gantry United Artists Bernard Smith
1960
(33rd)
Sons and Lovers 20th Century Fox Jerry Wald
1960
(33rd)
The Sundowners Warner Bros. Fred Zinnemann
1961
(34th)
West Side Story United Artists Robert Wise
1961
(34th)
Fanny Warner Bros. Joshua Logan
1961
(34th)
The Guns of Navarone Columbia Carl Foreman
1961
(34th)
The Hustler 20th Century Fox Robert Rossen
1961
(34th)
Judgment at Nuremberg United Artists Stanley Kramer
1962[E]
(35th)
Lawrence of Arabia Columbia Sam Spiegel
1962
(35th)
The Longest Day 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck
1962
(35th)
The Music Man Warner Bros. Morton DaCosta
1962
(35th)
Mutiny on the Bounty Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Aaron Rosenberg
1962
(35th)
To Kill a Mockingbird U-I Alan J. Pakula
1963
(36th)
Tom Jones United Artists Tony Richardson
1963
(36th)
America, America Warner Bros. Elia Kazan
1963
(36th)
Cleopatra 20th Century Fox Walter Wanger
1963
(36th)
How the West Was Won Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama Bernard Smith
1963
(36th)
Lilies of the Field United Artists Ralph Nelson
1964
(37th)
My Fair Lady Warner Bros. Jack L. Warner
1964
(37th)
Becket Paramount Hal B. Wallis
1964
(37th)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Columbia Stanley Kubrick
1964
(37th)
Mary Poppins Disney, Buena Vista Walt Disney, Bill Walsh
1964
(37th)
Zorba the Greek 20th Century Fox Michael Cacoyannis
1965
(38th)
The Sound of Music 20th Century Fox Robert Wise
1965
(38th)
Darling Embassy Joseph Janni
1965
(38th)
Doctor Zhivago Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Carlo Ponti
1965
(38th)
Ship of Fools Columbia Stanley Kramer
1965
(38th)
A Thousand Clowns United Artists Fred Coe
1966
(39th)
A Man for All Seasons Columbia Fred Zinnemann
1966
(39th)
Alfie Paramount Lewis Gilbert
1966
(39th)
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming United Artists Norman Jewison
1966
(39th)
The Sand Pebbles 20th Century Fox Robert Wise
1966
(39th)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Warner Bros. Ernest Lehman
1967
(40th)
In the Heat of the Night United Artists Walter Mirisch
1967
(40th)
Bonnie and Clyde Warner Bros., Seven Arts Warren Beatty
1967
(40th)
Doctor Dolittle 20th Century Fox Arthur P. Jacobs
1967
(40th)
The Graduate Embassy Lawrence Turman
1967
(40th)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Columbia Stanley Kramer
1968
(41st)
Oliver! Columbia John Woolf
1968
(41st)
Funny Girl Columbia Ray Stark
1968
(41st)
The Lion in Winter Avco Embassy Martin Poll
1968
(41st)
Rachel, Rachel Warner Bros. Paul Newman
1968
(41st)
Romeo and Juliet Paramount Anthony Havelock-Allan, John Brabourne
1969
(42nd)
Midnight Cowboy United Artists Jerome Hellman
1969
(42nd)
Anne of the Thousand Days Universal Hal B. Wallis
1969
(42nd)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 20th Century Fox John Foreman
1969
(42nd)
Hello, Dolly! 20th Century Fox Ernest Lehman
1969
(42nd)
Z[K] Cinema V Jacques Perrin, Ahmed Rachedi
1970
(43rd)
Patton 20th Century Fox Frank McCarthy
1970
(43rd)
Airport Universal Ross Hunter
1970
(43rd)
Five Easy Pieces Columbia Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler
1970
(43rd)
Love Story Paramount Howard G. Minsky
1970
(43rd)
MASH 20th Century Fox Ingo Preminger
1971
(44th)
The French Connection 20th Century Fox Philip D'Antoni
1971
(44th)
A Clockwork Orange Warner Bros. Stanley Kubrick
1971
(44th)
Fiddler on the Roof United Artists Norman Jewison
1971
(44th)
The Last Picture Show Columbia Stephen J. Friedman
1971
(44th)
Nicholas and Alexandra Columbia Sam Spiegel
1972
(45th)
The Godfather Paramount Albert S. Ruddy The Godfather Trilogy is one of only two trilogies (with The Lord of the Rings film trilogy) that received nominations for each installment.[3]
1972
(45th)
Cabaret Allied Artists Cy Feuer
1972
(45th)
Deliverance Warner Bros. John Boorman
1972
(45th)
The Emigrants[K] Warner Bros. Bengt Forslund
1972
(45th)
Sounder 20th Century Fox Robert B. Radnitz
1973
(46th)
The Sting Universal Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips
1973
(46th)
American Graffiti Universal Francis Ford Coppola, Gary Kurtz
1973
(46th)
Cries and Whispers[K] New World Pictures Ingmar Bergman
1973
(46th)
The Exorcist Warner Bros. William Peter Blatty
1973
(46th)
A Touch of Class Avco Embassy Melvin Frank
1974
(47th)
The Godfather Part II[O] Paramount Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson, Fred Roos The Godfather Trilogy is one of only two trilogies (with The Lord of the Rings film trilogy) that received nominations for each installment.[3]
1974
(47th)
Chinatown Paramount Robert Evans
1974
(47th)
The Conversation Paramount Francis Ford Coppola
1974
(47th)
Lenny United Artists Marvin Worth
1974
(47th)
The Towering Inferno 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Irwin Allen
1975
(48th)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest United Artists Saul Zaentz[N], Michael Douglas won all Big Five Academy Awards[3]
1975
(48th)
Barry Lyndon Warner Bros. Stanley Kubrick
1975
(48th)
Dog Day Afternoon Warner Bros. Martin Bregman, Martin Elfand
1975
(48th)
Jaws Universal Richard D. Zanuck
1975
(48th)
Nashville Paramount Robert Altman
1976
(49th)
Rocky United Artists Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff
1976
(49th)
All the President's Men Warner Bros. Walter Coblenz
1976
(49th)
Bound for Glory United Artists Robert F. Blumofe, Harold Leventhal
1976
(49th)
Network Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists Howard Gottfried
1976
(49th)
Taxi Driver Columbia Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips
1977
(50th)
Annie Hall United Artists Charles H. Joffe
1977
(50th)
The Goodbye Girl Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros. Ray Stark
1977
(50th)
Julia 20th Century Fox Richard Roth
1977
(50th)
Star Wars 20th Century Fox George Lucas
1977
(50th)
The Turning Point 20th Century Fox Herbert Ross, Arthur Laurents
1978
(51st)
The Deer Hunter Universal Barry Spikings, Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino, John Peverall
1978
(51st)
Coming Home United Artists Jerome Hellman
1978
(51st)
Heaven Can Wait Paramount Warren Beatty
1978
(51st)
Midnight Express Columbia Alan Marshall, David Puttnam
1978
(51st)
An Unmarried Woman 20th Century Fox Paul Mazursky, Tony Ray
1979
(52nd)
Kramer vs. Kramer Columbia Stanley R. Jaffe
1979
(52nd)
All That Jazz 20th Century Fox Robert Alan Aurthur posthumous nomination for Aurthur
1979
(52nd)
Apocalypse Now United Artists Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos, Gray Frederickson, Tom Sternberg
1979
(52nd)
Breaking Away 20th Century Fox Peter Yates
1979
(52nd)
Norma Rae 20th Century Fox Tamara Asseyev, Alex Rose
1980
(53rd)
Ordinary People Paramount Ronald L. Schwary
1980
(53rd)
Coal Miner's Daughter Universal Bernard Schwartz
1980
(53rd)
The Elephant Man Paramount David Lynch
1980
(53rd)
Raging Bull United Artists Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff
1980
(53rd)
Tess Columbia Claude Berri, Timothy Burrill
1981
(54th)
Chariots of Fire The Ladd Company, Warner Bros. David Puttnam
1981
(54th)
Atlantic City Paramount Denis Heroux
1981
(54th)
On Golden Pond ITC Films Bruce Gilbert
1981
(54th)
Raiders of the Lost Ark Paramount Frank Marshall
1981
(54th)
Reds Paramount Warren Beatty
1982
(55th)
Gandhi Columbia Richard Attenborough
1982
(55th)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy[M]
1982
(55th)
Missing Universal Edward Lewis, Mildred Lewis
1982
(55th)
Tootsie Columbia Sydney Pollack, Dick Richards
1982
(55th)
The Verdict 20th Century Fox Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown
1983
(56th)
Terms of Endearment Paramount James L. Brooks
1983
(56th)
The Big Chill Columbia Michael Shamberg
1983
(56th)
The Dresser Columbia Peter Yates
1983
(56th)
The Right Stuff Warner Bros., The Ladd Company Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff
1983
(56th)
Tender Mercies Universal, AFD Philip S. Hobel
1984
(57th)
Amadeus Orion Saul Zaentz
1984
(57th)
The Killing Fields Warner Bros. David Puttnam
1984
(57th)
A Passage to India Columbia John Brabourne, Richard Goodwin
1984
(57th)
Places in the Heart Tri-Star Arlene Donovan
1984
(57th)
A Soldier's Story Columbia Norman Jewison, Ronald L. Schwary, Patrick Palmer
1985
(58th)
Out of Africa Universal Sydney Pollack
1985
(58th)
The Color Purple Warner Bros. Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Quincy Jones
1985
(58th)
Kiss of the Spider Woman Island Alive David Weisman
1985
(58th)
Prizzi's Honor 20th Century Fox, ABC Motion Pictures John Foreman
1985
(58th)
Witness Paramount Edward S. Feldman
1986
(59th)
Platoon Orion Arnold Kopelson
1986
(59th)
Children of a Lesser God Paramount Burt Sugarman, Patrick J. Palmer
1986
(59th)
Hannah and Her Sisters Orion Robert Greenhut
1986
(59th)
The Mission Warner Bros. Fernando Ghia, David Puttnam
1986
(59th)
A Room with a View Cinecom Ismail Merchant
1987
(60th)
The Last Emperor[O] Columbia Jeremy Thomas
1987
(60th)
Broadcast News 20th Century Fox James L. Brooks
1987
(60th)
Fatal Attraction Paramount Stanley R. Jaffe, Sherry Lansing
1987
(60th)
Hope and Glory Columbia John Boorman
1987
(60th)
Moonstruck Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Patrick J. Palmer, Norman Jewison
1988
(61st)
Rain Man United Artists Mark Johnson
1988
(61st)
The Accidental Tourist Warner Bros. Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun, Michael Grillo
1988
(61st)
Dangerous Liaisons Warner Bros. Norma Heyman, Hank Moonjean
1988
(61st)
Mississippi Burning Orion Frederick Zollo, Robert F. Colesberry
1988
(61st)
Working Girl 20th Century Fox Douglas Wick
1989
(62nd)
Driving Miss Daisy Warner Bros. Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck
1989
(62nd)
Born on the Fourth of July Universal A. Kitman Ho, Oliver Stone
1989
(62nd)
Dead Poets Society Touchstone Pictures Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas
1989
(62nd)
Field of Dreams Universal Lawrence Gordon, Charles Gordon
1989
(62nd)
My Left Foot Miramax Noel Pearson
1990
(63rd)
Dances with Wolves Orion Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner
1990
(63rd)
Awakenings Columbia Walter F. Parkes, Lawrence Lasker
1990
(63rd)
Ghost Paramount Lisa Weinstein
1990
(63rd)
The Godfather Part III Paramount Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather Trilogy is one of only two trilogies (with The Lord of the Rings film trilogy) that received nominations for each installment.[3]
1990
(63rd)
Goodfellas Warner Bros. Irwin Winkler
1991
(64th)
The Silence of the Lambs Orion Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman won all Big Five Academy Awards[3]
1991
(64th)
Beauty and the Beast Walt Disney Pictures Don Hahn the first animated film ever to be nominated for Best Picture[5]
1991
(64th)
Bugsy TriStar Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson, Warren Beatty
1991
(64th)
JFK Warner Bros. A. Kitman Ho, Oliver Stone
1991
(64th)
The Prince of Tides Columbia Barbra Streisand, Andrew S. Karsch
1992
(65th)
Unforgiven Warner Bros. Clint Eastwood
1992
(65th)
The Crying Game Miramax Stephen Woolley
1992
(65th)
A Few Good Men Columbia, Castle Rock Entertainment Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman
1992
(65th)
Howards End Sony Pictures Classics Ismail Merchant
1992
(65th)
Scent of a Woman Universal Studios Martin Brest
1993
(66th)
Schindler's List Universal Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig
1993
(66th)
The Fugitive Warner Bros. Arnold Kopelson
1993
(66th)
In the Name of the Father Universal Jim Sheridan
1993
(66th)
The Piano Miramax Jane Campion
1993
(66th)
The Remains of the Day Columbia Mike Nichols, John Calley, Ismail Merchant
1994
(67th)
Forrest Gump Paramount Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey
1994
(67th)
Four Weddings and a Funeral PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films Duncan Kenworthy
1994
(67th)
Pulp Fiction Miramax Lawrence Bender
1994
(67th)
Quiz Show Hollywood Pictures Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozick, Robert Redford
1994
(67th)
The Shawshank Redemption Columbia, Castle Rock Entertainment Niki Marvin
1995
(68th)
Braveheart 20th Century Fox, Icon Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd, Jr., Bruce Davey
1995
(68th)
Babe Universal Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell
1995
(68th)
Apollo 13 Universal, Imagine Entertainment Brian Grazer
1995
(68th)
Il Postino[K] Miramax Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Gaetano Daniele posthumous nomination for Mario Cecchi Gori
1995
(68th)
Sense and Sensibility Columbia Lindsay Doran
1996
(69th)
The English Patient Miramax Saul Zaentz
1996
(69th)
Fargo Gramercy Pictures Ethan Coen
1996
(69th)
Jerry Maguire TriStar James L. Brooks, Laurence Mark, Richard Sakai, Cameron Crowe
1996
(69th)
Secrets & Lies October Films Simon Channing-Williams
1996
(69th)
Shine Fine Line Features Jane Scott
1997
(70th)
Titanic Paramount, 20th Century Fox James Cameron, Jon Landau received the most nominations in history (14 nominations)[4]
won the most Academy Awards in history (11 awards)[3]
1997
(70th)
As Good as It Gets TriStar James L. Brooks, Bridget Johnson, Kristi Zea
1997
(70th)
The Full Monty Fox Searchlight Umberto Pasolini
1997
(70th)
Good Will Hunting Miramax Lawrence Bender
1997
(70th)
L.A. Confidential Warner Bros. Curtis Hanson, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson
1998
(71st)
Shakespeare in Love Miramax/Universal David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marc Norman
1998
(71st)
Elizabeth PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Shekhar Kapur, Alison Owen, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan
1998
(71st)
Life Is Beautiful[K] Miramax Elda Ferri, Gianluigi Braschi
1998
(71st)
Saving Private Ryan DreamWorks, Paramount Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn
1998
(71st)
The Thin Red Line 20th Century Fox Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau, Grant Hill
1999
(72nd)
American Beauty DreamWorks Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks
1999
(72nd)
The Cider House Rules Miramax Richard N. Gladstein
1999
(72nd)
The Green Mile Castle Rock Entertainment, Warner Bros. Frank Darabont, David Valdes
1999
(72nd)
The Insider Touchstone Pictures Pieter Jan Brugge, Michael Mann
1999
(72nd)
The Sixth Sense Hollywood Pictures Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, M. Night Shyamalan
2000
(73rd)
Gladiator DreamWorks, Universal Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, Branko Lustig
2000
(73rd)
Chocolat Miramax David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon[K] Sony Pictures Classics William Kong, Hsu Li Kong, Ang Lee
2000
(73rd)
Erin Brockovich Universal, Columbia Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
2000
(73rd)
Traffic USA Films Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Laura Bickford
2001
(74th)
A Beautiful Mind Universal, DreamWorks Brian Grazer, Ron Howard
2001
(74th)
Gosford Park USA Films Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, David Levy
2001
(74th)
In the Bedroom Miramax Graham Leader, Ross Katz, Todd Field
2001
(74th)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line Cinema Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Barrie M. Osborne The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is one of only two trilogies (with The Godfather Trilogy) that received nominations for each installment.[3]
2001
(74th)
Moulin Rouge! 20th Century Fox Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann, Fred Baron
2002
(75th)
Chicago Miramax Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Craig Zadan, Martin Richards
2002
(75th)
Gangs of New York Miramax Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein
2002
(75th)
The Hours Paramount, Miramax Scott Rudin, Robert Fox
2002
(75th)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New Line Cinema Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is one of only two trilogies (with The Godfather Trilogy) that received nominations for each installment.[3]
2002
(75th)
The Pianist Focus Features Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde
2003
(76th)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line Cinema Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is one of only two trilogies (with The Godfather Trilogy) that received nominations for each installment.[3]
This film won the most Academy Awards in history (11 awards)[3]
2003
(76th)
Lost in Translation Focus Features Ross Katz, Sofia Coppola
2003
(76th)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 20th Century Fox, Miramax, Universal Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Peter Weir, Duncan Henderson
2003
(76th)
Mystic River Warner Bros. Robert Lorenz, Judie G. Hoyt, Clint Eastwood
2003
(76th)
Seabiscuit Universal, DreamWorks Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Gary Ross
2004
(77th)
Million Dollar Baby Warner Bros. Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy, Tom Rosenberg
2004
(77th)
The Aviator Warner Bros., Miramax Michael Mann, Graham King
2004
(77th)
Finding Neverland Miramax Richard N. Gladstein, Nellie Bellflower
2004
(77th)
Ray Universal Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin
2004
(77th)
Sideways Fox Searchlight Michael London
2005
(78th)
Crash Lions Gate Entertainment Paul Haggis, Cathy Schulman
2005
(78th)
Brokeback Mountain Focus Features Diana Ossana, James Schamus
2005
(78th)
Capote United Artists Caroline Baron, William Vince, Michael Ohoven
2005
(78th)
Good Night, and Good Luck Warner Bros. Grant Heslov
2005
(78th)
Munich DreamWorks, Universal Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel
2006
(79th)
The Departed Warner Bros. Graham King
2006
(79th)
Babel Paramount Vantage Alejandro González Iñárritu, Steve Golin, Jon Kilik
2006
(79th)
Letters from Iwo Jima[K] Warner Bros. Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Robert Lorenz
2006
(79th)
Little Miss Sunshine Fox Searchlight David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub
2006
(79th)
The Queen Miramax Andy Harries, Christine Langan, Tracey Seaward
2007
(80th)
No Country for Old Men Miramax, Paramount Vantage Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
2007
(80th)
Atonement Focus Features Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster
2007
(80th)
Juno Fox Searchlight Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick, Russell Smith
2007
(80th)
Michael Clayton Warner Bros. Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent, Sydney Pollack
2007
(80th)
There Will Be Blood Paramount Vantage, Miramax Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar
2008
(81st)
Slumdog Millionaire[O] Fox Searchlight, Warner Bros. Christian Colson
2008
(81st)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Paramount, Warner Bros. Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Cean Chaffin
2008
(81st)
Frost/Nixon Universal Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Eric Fellner
2008
(81st)
Milk Focus Features Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks
2008
(81st)
The Reader The Weinstein Company Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti, Redmond Morris posthumous nominations for Minghella and Pollack
2009
(82nd)
The Hurt Locker Summit Entertainment Nominees to be determined
2009
(82nd)
Avatar 20th Century Fox James Cameron, Jon Landau
2009
(82nd)
The Blind Side Warner Bros. Nominees to be determined
2009
(82nd)
District 9 TriStar Pictures Peter Jackson, Carolynne Cunningham
2009
(82nd)
An Education Sony Pictures Classics Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
2009
(82nd)
Inglourious Basterds The Weinstein Company, Universal Studios Lawrence Bender
2009
(82nd)
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Lions Gate Entertainment Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness
2009
(82nd)
A Serious Man Focus Features Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
2009
(82nd)
Up Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios Jonas Rivera
2009
(82nd)
Up in the Air Paramount Pictures Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman
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Notes

A : The official name of the award for 1927-1928 and 1928-1929 called Outstanding Picture
B : The official name of the award from 1929-1930 to 1940 called Outstanding Production
C : The official name of the award from 1941 to 1943 called Outstanding Motion Picture
D : The official name of the award from 1944 to 1961 called Best Motion Picture
E : The official name of the award from 1962 called Best Picture
F : There were two categories for "Outstanding Picture" with the other being Academy Award for Best Unique and Artistic Production where the winner was Sunrise (production company: Fox; producer: William Fox). This category was dropped immediately after the first year of the Academy Award.[6]
G1 2 3 4 5 : Head of studio
H1 2 3 : The Academy also announced that A Farewell to Arms came in second, and Little Women third.
I1 2 3 : The Academy also announced that The Barretts of Wimpole Street came in second, and The House of Rothschild third.
J1 2 3 : The Academy also announced that The Informer came in second, and Captain Blood third.
K1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 : Nominated motion picture with non-English dialogue track (AMPAS: foreign language film).[3] Three of which, Z, Life is Beautiful and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[7]
L : Production company with the most nominations (38) and the most awards (5). Applying only from 1927-1928 to 1950.[4]
M : Person with the most nominations (6 nominations, 0 awards). Applying only from 1951 to 2008.[4]
N : Person with the most awards (3 awards, Spiegel 4 nominations, Zaentz 3 nominations). Applying only from 1951 to 2008.[4]
O1 2 3 : Winner with partly non-English dialogue track (AMPAS: foreign language).[2]

Milestones

Annual Year Film Awards Noms Milestone
1st 1927-28 Wings 2 2 Winner of the first Academy award for Best Picture
1st 1927-28 Wings 2 2 First (and only) silent film to win Best Picture
2nd 1928-29 The Broadway Melody 1 3 First sound film to win Best Picture
2nd 1928-29 The Broadway Melody 1 3 First musical to win Best Picture
2nd 1928-29 The Broadway Melody 1 3 First film to win Best Picture without winning any other Academy Awards
2nd 1928-29 The Broadway Melody 1 3 First winner for Best Picture to receive an acting nomination
3rd 1929-30 All Quiet on the Western Front 2 2 First talkie war film to win Academy Awards
4th 1930-31 Cimarron 3 7 First film to be nominated for every major Academy Award, including Best Picture
4th 1930-31 Cimarron 3 7 First Western to win Best Picture
4th 1930-31 Skippy 1 4 First (and only) film based on a comic book, comic strip, or graphic novel to be nominated for Best Picture
5th 1931-32 Grand Hotel 1 1 First (and only) film to win Best Picture without receiving any other nominations
6th 1932-33 She Done Him Wrong 0 1 Shortest film to be nominated for Best Picture (1 hour 6 minutes)
6th 1932-33 The Private Life of Henry VIII 1 2 First foreign film to be nominated for Best Picture and to win any Academy Award (British)
7th 1934 It Happened One Night 5 5 First of only three films to win every major Academy Award, including Best Picture
7th 1934 It Happened One Night 5 5 First Best Picture nominee to win both Best Actor and Best Actress
7th 1934 It Happened One Night 5 5 First comedy to win Best Picture
8th 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty 1 8 First remake to win Best Picture
8th 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty 1 8 Only film to have three performers nominated in the Best Actor category
8th 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty 1 8 Last film to date to win Best Picture without winning any other Academy Awards
8th 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream 2* 3 First Shakespeare adaptation to be nominated for Best Picture (*one of its two Oscars was a write-in winner)
10th 1937 A Star Is Born 1 7 First all-color film nominated for Best Picture
10th 1937 The Life of Emile Zola 3 10 First biographical picture (biopic) to win Best Picture
11th 1938 Grand Illusion 0 1 First foreign language film to be nominated for Best Picture (French)
11th 1938 You Can't Take It With You 2 7 First of only two Best Picture winners to have been adapted for the screen from plays which won the Pulitzer Prize
12th 1939 The Wizard of Oz 2 6 First children's film to be nominated for Best Picture
12th 1939 Gone with the Wind 8 13 Longest film to win Best Picture (3 hours 54 minutes)
12th 1939 Gone with the Wind 8 13 First all-color film to win Best Picture
13th 1940 Rebecca 2 11 First thriller to win Best Picture
15th 1942 Mrs. Miniver 6 12 First Best Picture nominee to receive nominations in all of the four acting categories
16th 1943 The Ox-Bow Incident 0 1 Last film to date to be nominated for Best Picture and no other award
18th 1945 The Bells of St. Mary's 1 8 First sequel to be nominated for Best Picture
18th 1945 The Lost Weekend 4 7 Only film to win both Best Picture and the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
21st 1948 Hamlet 4 7 First foreign film to win Best Picture (British)
23rd 1950 All About Eve 6 14 First of only two films to receive 14 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture
26th 1953 From Here to Eternity 8 13 Last Best Picture winner to date to receive nominations in all of the four acting categories
26th 1953 The Robe 2 5 First motion picture (and Best Picture nominee) in CinemaScope
28th 1955 Marty 4 8 Only film to win both Best Picture and the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or
28th 1955 Marty 4 8 Shortest film to win Best Picture (1 hour 31 minutes)
28th 1955 Marty 4 8 First (and only) film based on a television movie or mini-series to win Best Picture
29th 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days 5 8 First film to win Best Picture in a year when all nominees were filmed in color
30th 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai 7 8 Won the Best Film in the BAFTA, Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Circle Award
32nd 1959 Ben-Hur 11 12 First of only three films to win 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture
33rd 1960 The Apartment 5 10 Last black-and-white film before 1993 (and last entirely in B&W) to win Best Picture
34th 1961 West Side Story 10 11 First of only two Best Picture winners to have more than one credited director (Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise)
34th 1961 West Side Story 10 11 Most Oscar-winning musical (10 wins)
35th 1962 Lawrence of Arabia 7 10 Only Best Picture winner to have credited roles for actors of only one gender
39th 1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 5 13 First (and only) Best Picture nominee to be nominated for every award category in which it was eligible
40th 1967 In the Heat of the Night 5 7 First (and only) mystery to win Best Picture
41st 1968 Oliver! 6 11 First film with an MPAA rating to win Best Picture
41st 1968 Oliver! 6 11 First (and only) G-rated film to date to win Best Picture
42nd 1969 Midnight Cowboy 3 7 First (and only) X-rated film to win Best Picture
43rd 1970 Patton 7 10 First PG-rated film to win Best Picture
44th 1971 A Clockwork Orange 0 4 Last X-rated film to be nominated for Best Picture
44th 1971 The French Connection 5 8 First R-rated film to win Best Picture
45th 1972 Cabaret 8 10 Best Picture nominee to win the most Academy Awards (8) without winning Best Picture
46th 1973 The Exorcist 2 10 First horror film to be nominated for Best Picture
47th 1974 The Godfather Part II 6 11 First sequel to win Best Picture.
48th 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 5 9 Second of only three films to win every major Academy Award, including Best Picture
49th 1976 Rocky 3 10 First sports film to win Best Picture
50th 1977 Star Wars 6 10 First Science fiction film to be nominated for Best Picture
50th 1977 The Turning Point 0 11 First of two Best Picture nominees to receive 11 nominations without winning any Academy Awards
53rd 1980 Ordinary People 4 6 Last film to date to win Best Picture without a Best Film Editing nomination.
54th 1981 Reds 3 12 Last Best Picture nominee to date to receive nominations in all four of the acting categories
58th 1985 The Color Purple 0 11 Second of two Best Picture nominees to receive 11 nominations without winning any Academy Awards
58th 1985 The Color Purple 0 11 First PG-13-rated to be nominated for Best Picture
58th 1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1 4 First Independent film to be nominated for Best Picture
59th 1986 Children of a Lesser God 1 5 First film directed by a woman (Randa Haines) to be nominated for Best Picture
60th 1987 The Last Emperor 9 9 First PG-13-rated film to win Best Picture
61st 1988 Rain Man 4 8 First (and only) film to win Berlin Golden Bear and Best Picture
62nd 1989 Driving Miss Daisy 4 9 Last film to date to win Best Picture without being nominated for Best Director
62nd 1989 Driving Miss Daisy 4 9 Second of only two Best Picture winners to have been adapted for the screen from plays having won the Pulitzer Prize
62nd 1989 Driving Miss Daisy 4 9 Last Best Picture winner to date with a PG rating (or lower)
63rd 1990 The Godfather Part III 0 7 First of only two trilogies to have all three films nominated for Best Picture
64th 1991 Beauty and the Beast 2 6 First animated film to to be nominated for Best Picture
64th 1991 The Silence of the Lambs 5 7 Third of only three films to win every major Academy Award, including Best Picture
64th 1991 The Silence of the Lambs 5 7 Last Best Picture winner to date to win both Best Actor and Best Actress
64th 1991 The Silence of the Lambs 5 7 First horror film to win Best Picture
66th 1993 Schindler's List 7 12 First (and only) black-and-white film after 1960 to win Best Picture (though with some color sequences)
66th 1993 The Fugitive 1 7 First (and only) film based on a television series to be nominated for Best Picture
67th 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral 0 2 First (and only) film to be nominated for Best Picture and only one other award after the switch to five nominees in 1944
70th 1997 As Good As It Gets 2 7 Last Best Picture nominee to date to win both Best Actor and Best Actress
70th 1997 Titanic 11 14 Second of only two films to receive 14 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture
70th 1997 Titanic 11 14 Second of only three films to win 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture
70th 1997 Titanic 11 14 First Best Picture winner to be produced, directed, written, and edited by the same person (James Cameron)
70th 1997 Titanic 11 14 First Best Picture winner to gross over US$1,000,000,000, worldwide.[8]
70th 1997 Titanic 11 14 Last film to date to win Best Picture without a screenplay nomination (Adapted or Original)
71st 1998 Shakespeare in Love 7 13 Last comedy to date to win Best Picture
71st 1998 Shakespeare in Love 7 13 Most Oscars without a Best Director win
73rd 2000 Traffic 4 5 Last Best Picture nominee to date to have been based on a television movie or mini-series
73rd 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 4 10 First (and only) martial arts film to date to be nominated for Best Picture
73rd 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 4 10 Foreign language film nominated for Best Picture to date with the most number of Academy Award nominations
74th 2001 A Beautiful Mind 4 8 Last biopic to date to win Best Picture
75th 2002 Chicago 6 13 Last musical to date to win Best Picture
76th 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 11 11 Second of only two trilogies to have all three films nominated for Best Picture
76th 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 11 11 Third of only three films to date to win 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture
76th 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 11 11 Last film to date to win Best Picture and all of its other nominated categories
76th 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 11 11 First (and only) film to win more than 10 awards and not receive an acting nomination
76th 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 11 11 First (and only) film to date with ten or more nominations (11) to win in every nomination it received including Best Picture
76th 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 11 11 First (and only) fantasy film to date to win Best Picture
77th 2004 Million Dollar Baby 4 7 Last film to date to be nominated for every major Academy Award, including Best Picture
77th 2004 The Aviator 5 11 Last film to date to win the most Academy Awards (5) in its year without winning Best Picture
78th 2005 Crash 3 6 First (and only) film festival acquisition to win Best Picture
78th 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck 0 6 Last black-and-white film to date to be nominated for Best Picture
79th 2006 Letters from Iwo Jima 1 4 Last foreign language film to date to be nominated for Best Picture (Japanese)
79th 2006 The Departed 4 5 First (and only) remake of a foreign film to win Best Picture
80th 2007 No Country for Old Men 4 8 Last western to date to win Best Picture
80th 2007 No Country for Old Men 4 8 Last Best Picture winner to date to have more than one credited director (Joel and Ethan Coen)
80th 2007 No Country for Old Men 4 8 First (and only) film of the 2000s decade to gross under $2 million in its opening weekend to win Best Picture
81st 2008 Slumdog Millionaire 8 10 Last film to date to win Best Picture without receiving any acting nominations
81st 2008 Slumdog Millionaire 8 10 Tied with Gandhi as Best Picture winner with second most Oscars for a British production (behind The English Patient) and second most Oscars for a non-American production (behind The Last Emperor).[9]
82nd 2009 Up 2 5 First computer animated film to be nominated for Best Picture
82nd 2009 Up 2 5 Last family film to date to be nominated for Best Picture
82nd 2009 District 9 0 4 First best picture nominee to be filmed partly in mockumentary style.

Superlatives

Before 1951, the award was for the studio or studios which produced the film. Since then, the award has been to the individual producers credited on the film. Note also that until 1943, there were ten rather than five nominated films per year. As of 2009, there are ten nominated films, once again. The first year in which multiple individuals jointly won was 1973, with three winners for The Sting. The most joint winners was five, for Shakespeare in Love in 1998. After this the Academy imposed a limit of three nominated producers per film; however this may be exceeded in "a rare and extraordinary circumstance", such as in 2008 when Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack were posthumously included among four nominees for The Reader.[10]

Category Number Producer
Most nominations, pre-1951, company 41 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Most wins, pre-1951, company 6 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Most nominations, pre-1951, person 16 Hal B. Wallis
Most wins, pre-1951, person 3 Darryl F. Zanuck
Most nominations, post-1951, person 6 Kathleen Kennedy, Stanley Kramer, Steven Spielberg
Most wins, post-1951, person 3 Sam Spiegel, Saul Zaentz
Most nominations, overall, person 19 Hal B. Wallis
Most wins, overall, person 3 Sam Spiegel, Saul Zaentz, Darryl F. Zanuck
Category Film Length
Longest Winner Gone with the Wind 3 hours 54 minutes
Longest Nominee Cleopatra 4 hours 2 minutes
Shortest Winner Marty 1 hour 31 minutes
Shortest Nominee She Done Him Wrong 1 hour 6 minutes

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b c d e f "Best Pictures - Facts & Trivia (part 2)". Filmsite.org. http://www.filmsite.org/bestpics1.html. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Oscar Trivia". Oscars.org. http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/trivia.html. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
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  5. ^ "Could a toon nab a best picture nomination?". Variety. 2008-11-14. http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=awardcentral&jump=contenders&id=issue&articleid=VR1117995757. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Best Pictures - Facts & Trivia (part 1)". Filmsite.org. http://www.filmsite.org/bestpics.html. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  7. ^ Variety Staff (2007-03-01). "Best Foreign Film". Variety. http://www.variety.com/awardcentral_article/VR1117856491.html?nav=history. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  8. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/oscar/
  9. ^ "FILMS WITH 10 OR MORE NOMINATIONS". Academy Award Database. http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/help/helpMain.jsp?helpContentURL=statistics/indexStats.html. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  10. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (27 January 2009). "Acad allows 'Reader' 4 producers; Minghella, Pollack to be named as nominees". Variety (Reed Business). http://www.variety.com/awardcentral_article/VR1117999153.html?nav=news&categoryid=1982&cs=1. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 

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Simple English

The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards. Also called Oscars, the Academy Awards are given to people working in the film industry by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The name of the award has changed over time. It was first Best Production in 1927. They also gave out Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production also known as "Best Artistic Quality of Production" in 1927. the Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production award was only given out the first year. In 1930, the name was changed to Best Picture. It is still called that today.

In the list below are the winners of the award for each year. A list of the winners and other nominees is in the main article for each decade.

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1920s

1930s

1940s

  • 1940 Rebecca - Selznick, United Artists - David O. Selznick
  • 1941 How Green Was My Valley - 20th Century-Fox - Darryl F. Zanuck
  • 1942 Mrs. Miniver - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Sidney Franklin
  • 1943 Casablanca - Warner Bros. - Hal B. Wallis
  • 1944 Going My Way - Paramount - Leo McCarey
  • 1945 The Lost Weekend - Paramount - Charles Bracken
  • 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives - Goldwyn, RKO Radio - Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1947 Gentleman's Agreement - 20th Century-Fox - Darryl F. Zanuck
  • 1948 Hamlet - J. Arthur Rank-Two Cities Films, U-I (British) - Laurence Olivier
  • 1949 All the King's Men - Rossen, Columbia - Robert Rossen

1950s

  • 1950 All About Eve - 20th Century-Fox - Darryl F. Zanuck
  • 1951 An American in Paris - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Arthur Freed
  • 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth - DeMille, Paramount - Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1953 From Here to Eternity - Columbia - Buddy Adler
  • 1954 On the Waterfront - Horizon-American, Columbia - Sam Spiegel
  • 1955 Marty - Hecht-Lancaster, United Artists - Harold Hecht
  • 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days - Todd, United Artists - Michael Todd
  • 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai - Horizon, Columbia - Sam Spiegel
  • 1958 Gigi - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Arthur Freed
  • 1959 Ben-Hur - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Sam Zimbalist

1960s

1970s

  • 1970 Patton - 20th Century-Fox - Frank McCarthy
  • 1971 The French Connection - D'Antoni-Schine-Moore, 20th Century-Fox - Philip D'Antoni
  • 1972 The Godfather - Ruddy, Paramount - Albert S. Ruddy
  • 1973 The Sting - Bill/Phillips-Hill, Zanuck/Brown, Universal - Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips
  • 1974 The Godfather, Part II - Coppola Company, Paramount - Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson, Fred Roos
  • 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Fantasy Films, United Artists - Saul Zaentz, Michael Douglas
  • 1976 Rocky - Chartoff-Winkler, United Artists - Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff
  • 1977 Annie Hall - Rollins-Joffe, United Artists - Charles H. Joffe
  • 1978 The Deer Hunter - EMI Films/Cimino, Universal - Barry Spikings, Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino, John Peverall
  • 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer - Jaffe, Columbia - Stanley R. Jaffe

1980s

  • 1980 Ordinary People - Wildwood, Paramount - Ronald L. Schwary
  • 1981 Chariots of Fire - Enigma, The Ladd Company/Warner Bros. - David Puttnam
  • 1982 Gandhi - Indo-British Films, Columbia - Richard Attenborough
  • 1983 Terms of Endearment - Brooks, Paramount - James L. Brooks
  • 1984 Amadeus - Barrandov Studios - Zaentz, Orion - Saul Zaentz
  • 1985 Out of Africa - Universal - Sydney Pollack
  • 1986 Platoon - Hemdale, Orion - Arnold Kopelson
  • 1987 The Last Emperor - Hemdale, Columbia - Jeremy Thomas
  • 1988 Rain Man - Mirage Entertainment, Star Partners II, United Artists - Mark Johnson
  • 1989 Driving Miss Daisy - Majestic Films International, Zanuck Company., Warner Bros. - Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck

1990s

  • 1990 Dances With Wolves - Tig Productions, Majestic Films International - Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner
  • 1991 The Silence of the Lambs - Orion Pictures Corp. - Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman
  • 1992 Unforgiven - Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros. - Clint Eastwood
  • 1993 Schindler's List - Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures - Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig
  • 1994 Forrest Gump - Paramount Pictures - Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey
  • 1995 Braveheart - 20th Century Fox, B. H. Finance C. V., Icon Entertainment International, Paramount Pictures, The Ladd Company - Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd, Jr., Bruce Davey
  • 1996 The English Patient - J&M Entertainment, Miramax Films, Tiger Moth Productions - Saul Zaentz
  • 1997 Titanic - 20th Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment, Paramount Pictures - James Cameron, Jon Landau
  • 1998 Shakespeare in Love - Bedford Falls Productions, Miramax Films, Universal Pictures - David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marc Norman
  • 1999 American Beauty - DreamWorks SKG, Jinks/Cohen Company - Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks

2000s

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