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Oscars: 86 Best Picture Winners from Academy Awards


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The 87th Annual Academy Awards is approaching and all the hype is here. The Oscars as many call it, is an award show for actors and actresses to receive awards for their work(s) over the past year. It is mostly an entertainment show for viewers, but it has some meaning if you are awarded a small gold man on a podium. This event has been aired since 1929, and has become a major entertainment event which is aired every year. There is always excitement over who will win what award, but in the end there can only be one winner. The award for best picture is the most treasured, because it includes the whole staff from the film production.

Here is a list of all the past Academy Award winners for Best Picture:

1927/1928: Wings (Lucien Hubbard)

1928/1929: The Broadway Melody (Irving Thalbery & Lawrence Weingarten)

1929/1930: All Quiet on the Western Front (Carl Laemmle, Jr.)

1930/1931: Cimarron (William LeBaron)

1931/1932: Grand Hotel (Irving Thalbery)

1932/1933: Cavalcade (Winfield Sheehan)

1934: It Happened One Night (Harry Cohn & Frank Capra)

1935: Mutiny on the Bounty (Irving Thalbery, Albert Lewin)

1936: The Great Ziegfeld (Hunt Stromberg)

1937: The Life of Emile Zola (Henry Blanke)

1938: You Can’t Take It With You (Frank Capra)

1939: Gone with the Wind (David O. Selnick)

1940: Rebecca (David O. Selnick)

1941: How Green Was My Valley (David F. Zanuck)

1942: Mrs. Miniver (Sidney Franklin)

1943: Casablanca (Hal B. Wallis)

1944: Going My Way (Leo McCarey)

1945: The Lost Weekend (Charles Brackett)

1946: The Best Years of Our Lives (Samuel Goldwyn)

1947: Gentleman’s Agreement (Darryl F. Zanuck)

1948: Hamlet (Laurence Olivier)

1949: All the King’s Men (Robert Rossen)

1950: All About Eve (Darryl F. Zanuck)

1951: An American in Paris (Arthur Freed)

1952: The Greatest Show on Earth (Cecil B. DeMille

1953: From Here to Eternity (Buddy Adler)

1954: On the Waterfront (Sam Spiegel)

1955: Marty (Harold Hecht)

1956: Around the World in 80 Days (Michael Todd)

1957: The Bridge on the River Kwai (Sam Spiegel)

1958: Gigi (Arthur Freed)

1959: Ben-Hur (Sam Zimbalist)

1960: The Apartment (Billy Wilder)

1961: West Side Story (Robert Wise)

1962: Lawrence of Arabia (Sam Spiegel)

1963: Tom Jones (Tony Richardson)

1964: My Fair Lady (Jack L. Warner)

1965: The Sound of Music (Robert Wise)

1966: A Man for All Seasons (Fred Zinnemann)

1967: In the Heart of the Night (Walter Mirisch)

1968: Oliver! (John Woolf)

1969: Midnight Cowboy (Jerome Hellman)

1970: Patton (Frank McCarthy)

1971: The French Connection (Philip D’Antoni)

1972: The Godfather (Albert S. Ruddy)

1973: The Sting (Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips)

1974: The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson, Fred Roos)

1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Saul Zaentz, Michael Douglas)

1976: Rocky (Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff)

1977: Annie Hall (Charles H. Joffe)

1978: The Deer Hunter (Barry Spikings, Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino, & John Peverall)

1979: Kramer vs. Kramer (Stanley R. Jaffe)

1980: Ordinary People (Ronald L. Schwary)

1981: Chariots of Fire (David Puttnam)

1982: Ghandhi (Richard Attenborough)

1983: Terms of Endearment (James L. Brooks)

1984: Amadeus (Saul Zaentz)

1985: Out of Africa (Sydney Pollack)

1986: Platoon (Arnold Kopelson)

1987: The Last Emperor (Jeremy Thomas)

1988: Rain Man (Mark Johnson)

1989: Driving Miss Daisy (Richard D. Zanuck & Lili Fini Zanuck)

1990: Dancing with Wolves (Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner)

1991: The Silence of the Lambs (Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, & Ron Bozman)

1992: Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)

1993: Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, & Branko Lustig)

1994: Forrest Gump (Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, & Steve Starky)

1995: Braveheart (Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd Jr., & Bruce Davey)

1996: The English Patient (Saul Zaentz)

1997: Titanic (James Cameron & Jon Landau

1998: Shakespeare in Love (David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick, & Marc Norman)ustig

1999: American Beauty (Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks)

2000: Gladiator (Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, & Branko Lustig)

2001: A Beautiful Mind (Brian Grazer & Ron Howard)

2002: Chicago (Martin Richards)

2003: The Return of the Rings: The Return of the King (Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, & Fran Walsh)

2004: Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy, & Tom Rosenberg)

2005: Crash (Paul Haggis & Cathy Schulman)

2006: The Departed (Graham King)

2007: No Country for Old Men (Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, & Joel Coen)

2008: Slumdog Millionaire (Christian Colson)

2009: The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, & Greg Shapiro)

2010: The King’s Speech (Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, & Gareth Unwin)

2011: The Artist (Thomas Langmann)

2012: Argo (Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, & George Clooney)

2013: 12 Years a Slave (Brad Pitt, Gardner Jeremy Kleiner, & Anthony Katahas)


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