Oscars: A Guide to All of the Best Picture Winners

10:00 AM 1/26/2016

by THR Staff

From 'Gone With the Wind' to 'Birdman,' THR rounds up all of the notable films that took home the most coveted Academy Award dating back to the very first Oscars ceremony in 1929.

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox; Courtesy of Photofest

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    Wings, 1929

    1st Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: William A. Wellman

    Cast: 
    Clara Bow
    Charles "Buddy" Rogers
    Richard Arlen
    Gary Cooper

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Roy Pomeroy, Best Engineering Effects

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    87

    The Broadway Melody, 1930

    2nd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Harry Beaumont

    Cast:
    Charles King
    Anita Page
    Bessie Love
    Jed Prouty

     

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    87

    All Quiet on the Western Front, 1931

    3rd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Lewis Milestone

    Cast: 
    Lew Ayres
    Louis Wolheim

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Lewis Milestone, Best Directing

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    87

    Cimarron, 1932

    4th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Wesley Ruggles

    Cast:
    Richard Dix
    Irene Dunne

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Max Rée, Best Art Direction
    Howard Estabrook, Best Writing (Adaptation)

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    87

    Grand Hotel, 1933

    5th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Edmund Goulding

    Cast:
    Greta Garbo
    John Barrymore
    Joan Crawford
    Wallace Beery
    Lionel Barrymore
    Lewis Stone
    Jean Hersholt

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    87

    Cavalcade, 1934

    6th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Frank Lloyd

    Cast:
    Diana Wynyard
    Clive Brook
    Una O'Connor
    Herbert Mundin

    Other Oscar Wins:
    William S. Darling, Best Art Direction
    Frank Lloyd, Best Directing

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    87

    It Happened One Night, 1935

    7th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Frank Capra

    Cast:
    Clark Gable
    Claudette Colbert

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Clark Gable, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Claudette Colbert, Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Frank Capra, Best Directing
    Robert Riskin, Best Writing (Adaptation)

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    87

    Mutiny on the Bounty, 1936

    8th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Frank Lloyd

    Cast:
    Charles Laughton
    Clark Gable
    Franchot Tone
    Movita Castaneda
    Mamo Clark

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    87

    The Great Ziegfeld, 1937

    9th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Robert Z. Leonard

    Cast:
    William Powell
    Myrna Loy
    Luise Rainer

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Luise Rainer, Best Actress in a Leading Role
    "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," Seymour Felix, Best Dance Direction

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    87

    The Life of Emile Zola, 1938

    10th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: William Dieterle

    Cast:
    Paul Muni
    Gloria Holden
    Gale Sondergaard
    Joseph Schildkraut

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Joseph Schildkraut, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Best Writing (Screenplay)

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    87

    You Can't Take It With You, 1939

    11th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Frank Capra

    Cast:
    Jean Arthur
    Lionel Barrymore
    James Stewart
    Edward Arnold

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Frank Capra, Best Directing

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    87

    Gone With the Wind, 1940

    12th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Victor Fleming

    Cast:
    Clark Gable
    Vivien Leigh
    Leslie Howard
    Olivia de Havilland

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Vivien Leigh, Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Hattie McDaniel, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Lyle Wheeler, Best Art Direction
    Ernest Haller, Ray Rennahan, Best Cinematography (Color)
    Victor Fleming, Best Directing
    Hal C. Kern, James E. Newcom, Best Film Editing
    Sidney Howard, Best Writing (Screenplay)

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    87

    Rebecca, 1941

    13th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Alfred Hitchcock

    Cast:
    Laurence Olivier
    Joan Fontaine

    Other Oscar Wins:
    George Barnes, Best Cinematography (Black-and-White)

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    87

    How Green Was My Valley, 1942

    14th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: John Ford

    Cast: 
    Walter Pidgeon
    Maureen O'Hara
    Anna Lee
    Donald Crisp
    Roddy McDowall

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Donald Crisp, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Arthur Miller, Best Cinematography (Black-and-White)
    John Ford, Best Directing
    Richard Day, Nathan Juran (Art Direction); Thomas Little (Interior Direction), Best Art Direction (Black-and-White)

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    87

    Mrs. Miniver, 1943

    15th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: William Wyler

    Cast:
    Greer Garson
    Walter Pidgeon

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Greer Garson, Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Teresa Wright, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Joseph Ruttenberg, Best Cinematography (Black-and-White)
    William Wyler, Best Directing
    Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, Best Writing (Screenplay)

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    87

    Casablanca, 1944

    16th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Michael Curtiz

    Cast:
    Humphrey Bogart
    Ingrid Bergman
    Paul Henreid

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Michael Curtiz, Best Directing
    Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch, Best Writing (Screenplay)

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    87

    Going My Way, 1945

    17th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Leo McCarey

    Cast:
    Bing Crosby
    Barry Fitzgerald
    Risë Stevens

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Bing Crosby, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Barry Fitzgerald, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Leo McCarey, Best Directing
    Leo McCarey, Best Writing (Original Motion Picture Story)
    Frank Butler, Frank Cavett, Best Writing (Screenplay)
    "Swinging On A Star," Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Johnny Burke, Best Music (Song)

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    87

    The Lost Weekend, 1946

    18th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Billy Wilder

    Cast:
    Ray Milland
    Jane Wyman

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Ray Milland, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Billy Wilder, Best Directing
    Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Best Writing (Screenplay)

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    87

    The Best Years of Our Lives, 1947

    19th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: William Wyler

    Cast:
    Myrna Loy
    Fredric March
    Dana Andrews
    Teresa Wright
    Virginia Mayo
    Harold Russell

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Fredric March, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Harold Russell, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    William Wyler, Best Directing
    Daniel Mandell, Best Film Editing
    Hugo Friedhofer, Best Music (Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
    Robert E. Sherwood, Best Writing (Screenplay)

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    87

    Gentleman's Agreement, 1948

    20th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Elia Kazan

    Cast:
    Gregory Peck
    Dorothy McGuire
    John Garfield
    Celeste Holm
    June Havoc
    Anne Revere

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Celeste Holm, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Elia Kazan, Best Directing

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    87

    Hamlet, 1949

    21st Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Laurence Olivier

    Cast:
    Laurence Olivier
    Jean Simmons
    John Laurie
    Esmond Knight

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Laurence Olivier, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Roger K. Furse, Best Costume Design (Black-and-White)
    Roger K. Furse (Art Direction); Carmen Dillon (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction (Black-and-White)

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    87

    All the King's Men, 1950

    22nd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Robert Rossen

    Cast:
    Broderick Crawford
    John Ireland
    Joanne Dru
    John Derek

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Broderick Crawford, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Mercedes McCambridge, Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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    87

    All About Eve, 1951

    23rd Academy Awards

    Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

    Cast:
    Bette Davis
    Anne Baxter
    George Sanders
    Celeste Holm

    Other Oscar Wins:
    George Sanders, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Edith Head, Charles LeMaire, Best Costume Design (Black-and-White)
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Best Directing
    Thomas T. Moulton, Best Sound Recording
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Best Writing (Screenplay)

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    87

    An American in Paris, 1952

    24th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Vincente Minnelli

    Cast:
    Gene Kelly
    Leslie Caron
    Oscar Levant
    Georges Guétary
    Nina Foch

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Alfred Gilks; John Alton (Ballet Photography), Best Cinematography (Color)
    Orry-Kelly, Walter Plunkett, Irene Sharaff, Best Costume Design (Color)
    Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Best Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
    Alan Jay Lerner, Best Writing (Story and Screenplay)
    Cedric Gibbons, Preston Ames (Art Direction); Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction (Color)

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    87

    The Greatest Show on Earth, 1953

    25th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Cecil B. DeMille

    Cast:
    Betty Hutton
    Cornel Wilde
    Charlton Heston
    James Stewart
    Dorothy Lamour
    Gloria Grahame
    Lyle Bettger

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett, Best Writing (Motion Picture Story)

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    87

    From Here to Eternity, 1954

    26th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Fred Zinnemann

    Cast:
    Burt Lancaster
    Montgomery Clift
    Deborah Kerr
    Donna Reed
    Frank Sinatra
    Ernest Borgnine
    Philip Ober
    Jack Warden

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Frank Sinatra, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Donna Reed, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Burnett Guffey, Best Cinematography (Black-and-White)
    Fred Zinnemann, Best Directing
    William Lyon, Best Film Editing
    John P. Livadary, Best Sound Recording
    Daniel Taradash, Best Writing (Screenplay)

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    87

    On the Waterfront, 1955

    27th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Elia Kazan

    Cast:
    Marlon Brando
    Karl Malden
    Lee J. Cobb
    Rod Steiger
    Pat Henning
    Eva Marie Saint

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Marlon Brando, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Eva Marie Saint, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Richard Day, Best Art Direction (Black-and-White)
    Boris Kaufman, Best Cinematography (Black-and-White)
    Elia Kazan, Best Directing
    Gene Milford, Best Film Editing
    Budd Schulberg, Best Writing (Story and Screenplay)

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    87

    Marty, 1956

    28th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Delbert Mann

    Cast:
    Ernest Borgnine
    Betsy Blair
    Joe Mantell
    Frank Sutton
    Karen Steele
    Jerry Paris
    Esther Minciotti
    Augusta Ciolli

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Ernest Borgnine, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Delbert Mann, Best Directing
    Paddy Chayefsky, Best Writing (Screenplay)

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    87

    Around the World in 80 Days, 1957

    29th Academy Awards

    Courtesy of Macmillan

    Director: Michael Anderson

    Cast:
    Cantinflas
    David Niven
    Robert Newton
    Shirley MacLaine

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Lionel Lindon, Best Cinematography (Color)
    Gene Ruggiero, Paul Weatherwax, Best Film Editing
    Victor Young, Best Music (Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
    James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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    87

    The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1958

    30th Academy Awards

    Courtesy of Macmillan

    Director: David Lean

    Cast: 
    William Holden
    Jack Hawkins
    Alec Guinness
    Sessue Hayakawa
    James Donald
    André Morell
    Peter Williams
    John Boxer
    Percy Herbert
    Harold Goodwin
    Ann Sears
    Geoffrey Horne

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Alec Guinness, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Jack Hildyard, Best Cinematographer
    David Lean, Best Directing
    Peter Taylor, Best Film Editing
    Malcolm Arnold, Best Music (Scoring)
    Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman, Pierre Boulle, Best Writing (Screenplay — Based on Material From Another Medium)

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    87

    Gigi, 1959

    31st Academy Awards

    Courtesy of Macmillan

    Director: Vincente Minnelli

    Cast:
    Leslie Caron
    Louis Jourdan
    Maurice Chevalier
    Hermione Gingold

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Joseph Ruttenberg, Best Cinematography (Color)
    Cecil Beaton, Best Costume Design
    Vincente Minnelli, Best Directing
    Adrienne Fazan, Best Film Editing
    Andre Previn, Best Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
    Alan Jay Lerner, Best Writing (Screenplay — Based on Material From Another Medium)
    "Gigi," Music by Frederick Loewe; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Best Music (Song)
    William A. Horning, Preston Ames (Art Direction); Henry Grace, Keogh Gleason (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction

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    87

    Ben-Hur, 1960

    32nd Academy Awards

    Courtesy of Macmillan

    Director: William Wyler

    Cast:
    Charlton Heston
    Jack Hawkins
    Haya Harareet
    Stephen Boyd
    Hugh Griffith

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Charlton Heston, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Hugh Griffith, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Robert L. Surtees, Best Cinematography (Color)
    Elizabeth Haffenden, Best Costume Design (Color)
    William Wyler, Best Directing
    Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning, Best Film Editing
    Miklos Rozsa, Best Music (Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
    Franklin E. Milton, Best Sound
    A. Arnold Gillespie, Robert MacDonald (Visual Effects); Milo Lory (Audible Effects), Best Special Effects
    William A. Horning, Edward Carfagno (Art Direction); Hugh Hunt (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction (Color)

     

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    87

    The Apartment, 1961

    33rd Academy Awards

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    Director: Billy Wilder

    Cast:
    Jack Lemmon
    Shirley MacLaine
    Fred MacMurray
    Jack Kruschen

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Billy Wilder, Best Directing
    Daniel Mandell, Best Film Editing
    Billy Wilder, I. A. L. Diamond, Best Writing (Story and Screenplay — Written Directly for the Screen)
    Alexander Trauner (Art Direction); Edward G. Boyle (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction (Black-and-White)

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    87

    West Side Story, 1962

    34th Academy Awards

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    Director: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins

    Cast:
    Natalie Wood
    Richard Beymer
    Rita Moreno
    George Chakiris
    Russ Tamblyn

    Other Oscar Wins:
    George Chakiris, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Rita Moreno, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Boris Leven (Art Direction); Victor A. Gangelin (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction (Color)
    Daniel L. Fapp, Best Cinematography (Color)
    Irene Sharaff, Best Costume Design (Color)
    Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, Best Directing
    Thomas Stanford, Best Film Editing
    Fred Hynes, Gordon E. Sawyer, Best Sound
    Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal, Best Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) 

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    87

    Lawrence of Arabia, 1963

    35th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: David Lean

    Cast:
    Alec Guinness
    Anthony Quinn
    Jack Hawkins
    José Ferrer
    Anthony Quayle
    Claude Rains
    Arthur Kennedy
    Omar Sharif
    Peter O'Toole

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Fred A. Young, Best Cinematography (Color)
    David Lean, Best Directing
    Anne Coates, Best Film Editing
    Maurice Jarre, Best Music (Music Score — Substantially Original)
    John Cox, Best Sound
    John Box, John Stoll (Art Direction); Dario Simoni (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction (Color)

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    87

    Tom Jones, 1964

    36th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Tony Richardson

    Cast:
    Albert Finney
    Susannah York
    Hugh Griffith
    Edith Evans
    Diane Cilento
    Joyce Redman

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Tony Richardson, Best Directing
    John Addison, Best Music (Music Score — Substantially Original)
    John Osborne, Best Writing (Screenplay — Based on Material From Another Medium)

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    87

    My Fair Lady, 1965

    37th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: George Cukor

    Cast:
    Audrey Hepburn
    Rex Harrison
    Stanley Holloway
    Wilfrid Hyde-White
    Gladys Cooper
    Jeremy Brett

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Rex Harrison, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Harry Stradling, Best Cinematography (Color)
    Cecil Beaton, Best Costume Design (Color)
    George Cukor, Best Directing
    Andre Previn, Best Music (Scoring of Music — Adaptation or Treatment)
    George R. Groves, Best Sound
    Gene Allen, Cecil Beaton (Art Direction); George James Hopkins (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction (Color)

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    87

    The Sound of Music, 1966

    38th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Robert Wise

    Cast:
    Julie Andrews
    Christopher Plummer
    Angela Cartwright
    Charmian Carr
    Debbie Turner
    Duane Chase
    Heather Menzies-Urich
    Kym Karath
    Nicholas Hammond

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Robert Wise, Best Directing
    William Reynolds, Best Film Editing
    Irwin Kostal, Best Music (Scoring of Music — Adaptation or Treatment)
    James P. Corcoran, Fred Hynes, Best Sound

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    87

    A Man for All Seasons, 1967

    39th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Fred Zinnemann

    Cast:
    Paul Scofield
    Wendy Hiller
    Leo McKern
    Orson Welles
    Robert Shaw
    Susannah York

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Paul Scofield, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Ted Moore, Best Cinematography (Color)
    Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge, Best Costume Design (Color)
    Fred Zinnemann, Best Directing
    Robert Bolt, Best Writing (Best Screenplay — Based on Material From Another Medium)

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    87

    In the Heat of the Night, 1968

    40th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Norman Jewison

    Cast:
    Sidney Poitier
    Rod Steiger
    Warren Oates
    Lee Grant

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Rod Steiger, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Hal Ashby, Best Film Editing
    Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Best Sound
    Stirling Silliphant, Best Writing (Screenplay — Based on Material From Another Medium)

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    87

    Oliver!, 1969

    41st Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Carol Reed

    Cast:
    Ron Moody
    Oliver Reed
    Harry Secombe
    Shani Wallis
    Mark Lester
    Jack Wild

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Carol Reed, Best Directing
    John Green, Best Music (Score of a Musical Picture — Original or Adaptation)
    Shepperton Studio Sound Department, Best Sound
    John Box, Terence Marsh (Art Direction); Vernon Dixon, Ken Muggleston (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction

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    87

    Midnight Cowboy, 1970

    42nd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: John Schlesinger

    Cast:
    Dustin Hoffman
    Jon Voight
    Sylvia Miles
    Brenda Vaccaro

    Other Oscar Wins:
    John Schlesinger, Best Directing
    Waldo Salt, Best Writing (Screenplay — Based on Material From Another Medium)

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    87

    Patton, 1971

    43rd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

    Cast:
    George C. Scott
    Karl Malden
    Michael Bates
    Karl Michael Vogler

    Other Oscar Wins:
    George C. Scott, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Franklin J. Schaffner, Best Directing
    Hugh S. Fowler, Best Film Editing
    Douglas Williams, Don Bassman, Best Sound
    Urie McCleary, Gil Parrondo (Art Direction); Antonio Mateos, Pierre-Louis Thevenet (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction
    Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North, Best Writing (Story and Screenplay — Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced)

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    87

    The French Connection, 1972

    44th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: William Friedkin

    Cast:
    Gene Hackman
    Fernando Rey
    Roy Scheider
    Tony Lo Bianco
    Marcel Bozzuffi

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Gene Hackman, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    William Friedkin, Best Directing
    Jerry Greenberg, Best Film Editing
    Ernest Tidyman, Best Writing (Screenplay — Based on Material From Another Medium)

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    87

    The Godfather, 1973

    45th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Francis Ford Coppola

    Cast:
    Marlon Brando
    Al Pacino
    James Caan

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Marlon Brando, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, Best Writing (Screenplay — Based on Material From Another Medium)

     

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    87

    The Sting, 1974

    46th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: George Roy Hill

    Cast:
    Paul Newman
    Robert Redford
    Robert Shaw

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Henry Bumstead (Art Direction); James Payne (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction
    Edith Head, Best Costume Design
    George Roy Hill, Best Directing
    William Reynolds, Best Film Editing
    Marvin Hamlisch, Best Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation)
    David S. Ward, Best Writing (Story and Screenplay — Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced)

     

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    87

    The Godfather Part II, 1975

    47th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Francis Ford Coppola

    Cast:
    Al Pacino
    Robert De Niro
    Robert Duvall

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Robert De Niro, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Dean Tavoularis, Angelo Graham (Art Direction); George R. Nelson (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction
    Francis Ford Coppola, Best Directing
    Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola, Best Music (Original Dramatic Score)
    Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Best Writing (Screenplay Adapted From Other Material)

     

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    87

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1976

    48th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Milos Forman

    Cast:
    Jack Nicholson
    Louise Fletcher
    Michael Berryman

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Jack Nicholson, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Louise Fletcher, Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Milos Forman, Best Directing
    Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman, Best Writing (Screenplay Adapted From Other Material)

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    87

    Rocky, 1977

    49th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: John G. Avildsen

    Cast:
    Sylvester Stallone
    Talia Shire
    Burt Young

    Other Oscar Wins:
    John G. Avildsen, Best Directing
    Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad, Best Film Editing

     

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    87

    Annie Hall, 1978

    50th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Woody Allen

    Cast:
    Woody Allen
    Diane Keaton
    Tony Roberts

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Diane Keaton, Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Woody Allen, Best Directing
    Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman, Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen — Based on Factual Material or on Story Material Not Previously Published or Produced)

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    87

    The Deer Hunter, 1979

    51st Academy Awards

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    Director: Michael Cimino

    Cast:
    Robert De Niro
    Christopher Walken
    John Cazale

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Christopher Walken, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Michael Cimino, Best Directing
    Peter Zinner, Best Film Editing
    Richard Portman, William McCaughey, Aaron Rochin, Darin Knight, Best Sound

     

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    87

    Kramer vs. Kramer, 1980

    52nd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Robert Benton

    Cast:
    Dustin Hoffman
    Meryl Streep
    Jane Alexander

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Dustin Hoffman, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Meryl Streep, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Robert Benton, Best Directing
    Robert Benton, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium)  

     

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    87

    Ordinary People, 1981

    53rd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Robert Redford

    Cast:
    Donald Sutherland
    Mary Tyler Moore
    Judd Hirsch
    Timothy Hutton

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Timothy Hutton, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Robert Redford, Best Directing
    Alvin Sargent, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium)

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    87

    Chariots of Fire, 1982

    54th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Hugh Hudson

    Cast:
    Ben Cross
    Ian Charleson
    Nicholas Farrell

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Milena Canonero, Best Costume Design
    Vangelis, Best Music (Original Score)
    Colin Welland, Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)

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    87

    Gandhi, 1983

    55th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Richard Attenborough

    Cast:
    Ben Kingsley
    John Gielgud
    Candice Bergen

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Ben Kingsley, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor, Best Cinematography
    John Mollo, Bhanu Athaiya, Best Costume Design
    Richard Attenborough, Best Directing
    John Bloom, Best Film Editing
    John Briley, Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
    Stuart Craig, Bob Laing (Art Direction); Michael Seirton (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction

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    Terms of Endearment, 1984

    56th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: James L. Brooks

    Cast:
    Shirley MacLaine
    Debra Winger
    Jack Nicholson

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Jack Nicholson, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Shirley MacLaine, Best Actress in a Leading Role
    James L. Brooks, Best Directing
    James L. Brooks, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium)

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    Amadeus, 1985

    57th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Milos Forman

    Cast:
    F. Murray Abraham
    Tom Hulce
    Elizabeth Berridge

    Other Oscar Wins:
    F. Murray Abraham, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Patrizia Von Brandenstein (Art Direction); Karel Cerny (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction
    Theodor Pistek, Best Costume Design
    Milos Forman, Best Directing
    Paul LeBlanc, Dick Smith, Best Makeup
    Mark Berger, Tom Scott, Todd Boekelheide, Chris Newman, Best Sound
    Peter Shaffer, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium)

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    Out of Africa, 1986

    58th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Sydney Pollack

    Cast:
    Meryl Streep
    Robert Redford
    Klaus Maria Brandauer

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Stephen Grimes (Art Direction); Josie MacAvin (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction
    David Watkin, Best Cinematography
    Sydney Pollack, Best Directing
    John Barry, Best Music (Original Score)
    Chris Jenkins, Gary Alexander, Larry Stensvold, Peter Handford, Best Sound
    Kurt Luedtke, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium)

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    Platoon, 1987

    59th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Oliver Stone

    Cast:
    Charlie Sheen
    Tom Berenger
    Willem Dafoe

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Oliver Stone, Best Directing
    Claire Simpson, Best Film Editing
    John K. Wilkinson, Richard Rogers, Charles 'Bud' Grenzbach, Simon Kaye, Best Sound

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    The Last Emperor, 1988

    60th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

    Cast:
    John Lone
    Joan Chen
    Peter O'Toole

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Vittorio Storaro, Best Cinematography
    James Acheson, Best Costume Design
    Bernardo Bertolucci, Best Directing
    Gabriella Cristiani, Best Film Editing
    Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su, Best Music (Original Score)
    Bill Rowe, Ivan Sharrock, Best Sound
    Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium)
    Ferdinando Scarfiotti (Art Direction); Bruno Cesari, Osvaldo Desideri (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction

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    Rain Man, 1989

    61st Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Barry Levinson

    Cast:
    Dustin Hoffman
    Tom Cruise
    Valeria Golino

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Dustin Hoffman, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Barry Levinson, Best Directing
    Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow; Story by Barry Morrow, Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)

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    Driving Miss Daisy, 1990

    62nd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Bruce Beresford

    Cast:
    Morgan Freeman
    Jessica Tandy
    Dan Aykroyd

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Jessica Tandy, Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Manlio Rocchetti, Lynn Barber, Kevin Haney, Best Makeup
    Alfred Uhry, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium)

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    Dances With Wolves, 1991

    63rd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Kevin Costner

    Cast:
    Kevin Costner
    Mary McDonnell
    Graham Greene

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Dean Semler, Best Cinematography
    Kevin Costner, Best Directing
    Neil Travis, Best Film Editing
    John Barry, Best Music (Original Score)
    Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Greg Watkins, Russell Williams II, Best Sound
    Michael Blake, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium)

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    The Silence of the Lambs, 1992

    64th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Jonathan Demme

    Cast:
    Jodie Foster
    Anthony Hopkins
    Lawrence A. Bonney

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Anthony Hopkins, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Jodie Foster, Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Jonathan Demme, Best Directing
    Ted Tally, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)

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    Unforgiven, 1993

    65th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Clint Eastwood

    Cast:
    Clint Eastwood
    Gene Hackman
    Morgan Freeman
    Richard Harris

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Gene Hackman, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Clint Eastwood, Best Directing
    Joel Cox, Best Film Editing
     

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    Schindler's List, 1994

    66th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Steven Spielberg

    Cast:
    Liam Neeson
    Ralph Fiennes
    Ben Kingsley

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Janusz Kaminski, Best Cinematography
    Steven Spielberg, Best Directing
    Michael Kahn, Best Film Editing
    John Williams, Best Music (Original Score)
    Steven Zaillian, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
    Allan Starski (Art Direction); Ewa Braun (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction

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    Forrest Gump, 1995

    67th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Robert Zemeckis

    Cast:
    Tom Hanks
    Robin Wright
    Gary Sinise

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Tom Hanks, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Robert Zemeckis, Best Directing
    Arthur Schmidt, Best Film Editing
    Eric Roth, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
    Ken Ralston, George Murphy, Stephen Rosenbaum, Allen Hall, Best Visual Effects

  68. 68
    87

    Braveheart, 1996

    68th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Mel Gibson

    Cast:
    Mel Gibson
    Sophie Marceau
    Patrick McGoohan

    Other Oscar Wins:
    John Toll, Best Cinematography
    Mel Gibson, Best Directing
    Peter Frampton, Paul Pattison, Lois Burwell, Best Makeup
    Lon Bender, Per Hallberg, Best Sound Effects Editing

  69. 69
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    The English Patient, 1997

    69th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Anthony Minghella

    Cast:
    Ralph Fiennes
    Juliette Binoche
    Willem Dafoe

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Juliette Binoche, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    John Seale, Best Cinematography
    Ann Roth, Best Costume Design
    Anthony Minghella, Best Directing
    Walter Murch, Best Film Editing
    Gabriel Yared, Best Music (Original Dramatic Score)
    Walter Murch, Mark Berger, David Parker, Chris Newman, Best Sound
    Stuart Craig (Art Direction); Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction

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    Titanic, 1998

    70th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: James Cameron

    Cast:
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Kate Winslet
    Billy Zane
    Kathy Bates
    Frances Fisher

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Russell Carpenter, Best Cinematography
    Deborah L. Scott, Best Costume Design
    James Cameron, Best Directing
    Conrad Buff, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris, Best Film Editing
    James Horner, Best Music (Original Dramatic Score)
    "My Heart Will Go On," Music by James Horner; Lyrics by Will Jennings, Best Music (Original Song)
    Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers, Mark Ulano, Best Sound
    Tom Bellfort, Christopher Boyes, Best Sound Effects Editing
    Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher, Michael Kanfer, Best Visual Effects
    Peter Lamont (Art Direction); Michael Ford (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction

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    Shakespeare in Love, 1999

    71st Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: John Madden

    Cast:
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Joseph Fiennes
    Geoffrey Rush  
    Judi Dench

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Gwyneth Paltrow, Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Judi Dench, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Sandy Powell, Best Costume Design
    Stephen Warbeck, Best Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score)
    Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard, Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
    Martin Childs (Art Direction); Jill Quertier (Set Direction), Best Art Direction

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    American Beauty, 2000

    72nd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Sam Mendes

    Cast:
    Kevin Spacey
    Annette Bening
    Thora Birch

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Kevin Spacey, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Conrad L. Hall, Best Cinematography
    Sam Mendes, Best Directing
    Alan Ball, Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)

  73. 73
    87

    Gladiator, 2001

    73rd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Ridley Scott

    Cast:
    Russell Crowe
    Joaquin Phoenix
    Connie Nielsen

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Russell Crowe, Actor in a Leading Role
    Janty Yates, Best Costume Design
    Scott Millan, Bob Beemer, Ken Weston, Best Sound
    John Nelson, Neil Corbould, Tim Burke, Rob Harvey, Best Visual Effects

  74. 74
    87

    A Beautiful Mind, 2002

    74th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Ron Howard

    Cast:
    Russell Crowe
    Ed Harris
    Jennifer Connelly

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Jennifer Connelly, Actress in a Supporting Role
    Ron Howard, Best Directing
    Akiva Goldsman, Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)

  75. 75
    87

    Chicago, 2003

    75th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Rob Marshall

    Cast:
    Renée Zellweger
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Richard Gere

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    John Myhre (Art Direction); Gordon Sim (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction
    Colleen Atwood, Best Costume Design
    Martin Walsh, Best Film Editing
    Michael Minkler, Dominick Tavella, David Lee, Best Sound

     

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2004

    76th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Peter Jackson

    Cast:
    Elijah Wood
    Viggo Mortensen
    Ian McKellen
    Sean Astin

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Grant Major (Art Direction); Dan Hennah and Alan Lee (Set Decoration), Best Art Direction
    Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor, Best Costume Design
    Peter Jackson, Best Directing
    Jamie Selkirk, Best Film Editing
    Richard Taylor and Peter King, Best Makeup
    Howard Shore, Best Music (Original Score)
    "Into The West," Music and Lyrics by Fran Walsh, Howard Shore, Annie Lennox, Best Music (Original Song)
    Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek, Best Sound Mixing
    Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke, Best Visual Effects
    Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  77. 77
    87

    Million Dollar Baby, 2005

    77th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Clint Eastwood

    Cast:
    Hilary Swank
    Clint Eastwood
    Morgan Freeman

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Morgan Freeman, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Hilary Swank, Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Clint Eastwood, Best Directing

     

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    Crash, 2006

    78th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Paul Haggis

    Cast:
    Don Cheadle
    Sandra Bullock
    Thandie Newton

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Hughes Winborne, Best Film Editing
    Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

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    The Departed, 2007

    79th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Martin Scorsese

    Cast:
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Matt Damon
    Jack Nicholson

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Martin Scorsese, Best Directing
    Thelma Schoonmaker, Best Film Editing
    William Monahan, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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    87

    No Country for Old Men, 2008

    80th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

    Cast:
    Tommy Lee Jones
    Javier Bardem
    Josh Brolin

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Javier Bardem, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Best Directing
    Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  81. 81
    87

    Slumdog Millionaire, 2009

    81st Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan

    Cast:
    Dev Patel
    Freida Pinto
    Saurabh Shukla

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Anthony Dod Mantle, Best Cinematography
    Danny Boyle, Best Directing
    Chris Dickens, Best Film Editing
    A.R. Rahman, Best Music (Original Score)
    Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty, Best Sound Mixing
    Simon Beaufoy, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    "Jai Ho," Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyrics by Gulzar, Best Music (Original Song)

  82. 82
    87

    The Hurt Locker, 2010

    82nd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Kathryn Bigelow

    Cast:
    Jeremy Renner
    Anthony Mackie
    Brian Geraghty

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Kathryn Bigelow, Best Directing
    Bob Murawski and Chris Innis, Best Film Editing
    Paul N.J. Ottosson, Best Sound Editing
    Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett, Best Sound Mixing
    Mark Boal, Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

  83. 83
    87

    The King's Speech, 2011

    83rd Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Tom Hooper

    Cast:
    Colin Firth
    Helena Bonham Carter  
    Geoffrey Rush

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Colin Firth, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Tom Hooper, Best Directing
    David Seidler, Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

     

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    87

    The Artist, 2012

    84th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Michel Hazanavicius

    Cast:
    Jean Dujardin
    Bérénice Bejo
    John Goodman

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Jean Dujardin, Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Mark Bridges, Best Costume Design
    Michel Hazanavicius, Best Directing
    Ludovic Bource, Best Music (Original Score)
     

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    87

    Argo, 2013

    85th Academy Awards

    Photofest

    Director: Ben Affleck

    Cast:
    Ben Affleck
    Bryan Cranston
    John Goodman
    Alan Arkin

    Other Oscar Wins:
    William Goldenberg, Best Film Editing
    Chris Terrio, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  86. 86
    87

    12 Years a Slave, 2014

    86th Academy Awards

    Fox Searchlight

    Director: Steve McQueen  

    Cast:
    Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Michael Fassbender
    Lupita Nyong'o
    Brad Pitt
    Sarah Paulson

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Lupita Nyong'o, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    John Ridley, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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    87

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), 2015

    87th Academy Awards

    Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

    Cast:
    Michael Keaton
    Zach Galifianakis  
    Edward Norton
    Emma Stone

    Other Oscar Wins:
    Emmanuel Lubezki, Best Cinematography
    Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Directing
    Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo, Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

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