Academy Award winner, best picture

Academy Award winner, best picture

And the Oscar goes to . . .

90th
The shape of water

89th
Moonlight

88th
Spotlight

87th
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

86th
12 Years a Slave

85th
Argo

84th
The Artist

83rd
The King's Speech

82nd
The Hurt Locker

81st
Slumdog Millionaire

80th
No Country for Old Men

79th
The Departed

78th
Crash

77th
Million Dollar Baby

76th
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

75th
Chicago

74th
A Beautiful Mind

73rd
Gladiator

72nd
American Beauty

71st
Shakespeare in Love

70th
Titanic            

69th
The English Patient

68th
Braveheart

67th
Forrest Gump

66th
Schindler's List

65th
Unforgiven

64th
The Silence of the Lambs

63rd
Dances With Wolves

62nd
Driving Miss Daisy

61st
Rain Man

60th
The Last Emperor

59th
Platoon   

58th
Out of Africa

57th
Amadeus
 
56th
Terms of Endearment
 
55th
Gandhi

54th
Chariots of Fire

53rd
Ordinary People

52nd
Kramer vs. Kramer

51st
The Deer Hunter

50th
Annie Hall

49th
Rocky
 
48th
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

47th
The Godfather Part II

46th
The Sting

45th
The Godfather

44th
The French Connection

43rd
Patton

42nd
Midnight Cowboy
 
41st
Oliver!

40th
In the Heat of the Night

39th
A Man for All Seasons

38th
The Sound of Music

37th
My Fair Lady

36th
Tom Jones

35th
Lawrence of Arabia

34th
West Side Story

33rd
The Apartment

32nd
Ben-Hur
 
31st
Gigi

30th
The Bridge on the River Kwai

29th
Around the World in 80 Days

28th
Marty

27th
On the Waterfront

26th
From Here to Eternity

25th
The Greatest Show on Earth

24th
An American in Paris
 
23rd
All About Eve

22nd
All the King's Men
 
21st
Hamlet
 
20th
Gentleman's Agreement

19th
The Best Years of Our Lives

18th
The Lost Weekend

17th
Going My Way

16th
Casablanca       
 
15th
Mrs. Miniver

14th
How Green Was My Valley

13th
Rebecca

12th
Gone with the Wind

11th
You Can't Take It with You

10th               
The Life of Emile Zola

9th
The Great Ziegfeld

8th
Mutiny on the Bounty

7th
It Happened One Night

6th
Cavalcade

5th
Grand Hotel

4th
Cimarron

3rd
All Quiet on the Western Front

2nd
The Broadway Melody

1st
Wings

Contact Us

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Multimedia Resources Manager
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Notes

Rules for Best Picture award:

All active and life members of the Academy vote in the order of their preference for up to 5 pictures from a list of eligible titles.

The pictures receiving the highest number of votes become the nominations for final voting. There may be no more than 10 and no less than 5 nominations.  Pictures receiving less than 5% of the total vote become ineligible.

Final voting is restricted to active and life members of the Academy.

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