The Oscars rarely acknowledge horror films outside of the technical categories, but Jordan Peele’s Get Out acquired an impressive four Oscar nominations while making history.
The Academy has historically not nominated horror movies for the major categories, including best picture. To wit: The Oscars famously snubbed director Steven Spielberg for his work on Jaws. At the time, Spielberg had predicted his film would sweep the awards and even hired a crew to film his reaction to the nominations.
Silence of the Lambs has remained the most victorious in its genre, with wins in the top four categories of best actor, actress, director and screenplay.
Here is an all-inclusive list of the only six horror films to receive a nomination for the night’s most prestigious award, best picture.