Best Director (Peter Jackson)3.

Starting with the very first Best Picture selection from 1928, Wings, all the way to the winner at the 2018 ceremony, The Shape of Water, catch up on every single movie you may have missed in between and refine your cinematic knowledge before Hollywood converges for the biggest of the year. The number of Oscars that any given film wins has to do with how good the film is, but can also be determined by luck, release date, the mood of the Academy members, and the quality of the other films that were released that year. Manhattan's biggest advertising executive lands the biggest account of his career and simultaneously learns that his wife is leaving him and their young son. [12] As of 2014[update] the Producers Branch Executive Committee determines such exceptions, noting they take place only in "rare and extraordinary circumstance[s]."[11]. See the list of 2020 Oscar Nominations including best picture, best actors and actresses, and more. Best Adapted Screenplay6. He joins the the Nazi party for the sake of political expediency, and staffs his factory with Jewish workers. A mob drama focusing on the Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone, depicting the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal that comes with the family business. Once abroad, they are shattered by the inhumanities of war and the survivors are haunted long after they return. Best Makeup 8. These films are The Silence of the Lambs (1991), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), and It Happened One Night (1931). Several musical adaptations based on material previously filmed in non-musical form have won Best Picture, including Gigi, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Oliver!, and Chicago. See also Best Picture Winners More Awards: Academy Awards (1929-present) Emmy Awards (1949-present) Golden Globes (1944-present) People's Choice Awards (1975-present) Cannes Film Festival (1939-present) Sundance Film Festival (1985-present)

This has usually been due to editing for reissue (and subsequently partly restored by archivists). A pre-code Western about a restless newspaper editor who moves to a Oklahoma settlement—and then leaves his family behind. [15][16][17] Officially, the Academy said the rule change was a throwback to the Academy's early years in the 1930s and 1940s, when eight to 12 films were nominated each year. [10] The Academy can make exceptions to the limit, as when Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack were posthumously among the four nominated for The Reader. Best Adapted Screenplay5. Both organizations are aware they have a mole in their midst, but how will the two men behind enemy lines save their respective hides? For the first six ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years. A biography of the controversial General George S. Patton, covering his wartime activities and accomplishments from the North African campaign that cemented his status as a hero to his removal from command after his criticism of the US military strategy in the post-war era. Best Costume Design 6. At the 1st Academy Awards, the Best Picture award – then named "Academy Award for Outstanding Picture" – was presented to the 1927 silent film Wings. The very first Best Picture winner starred Clara Bow alongside Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen, and Gary Cooper in a WWI-era silent film about soldiers and their loves back home. Best Costume Design6. This rule was modified in 1999 to apply a limit of three producers receiving the award, after the five producers of Shakespeare in Love had received the award. Actors: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith, Stephen Boyd, Sam Jaffe, Awards Won: 11 of 12 nominations1. Best Picture2. Best Director (David Lean)3. The first talkie to win an Oscar follows Vaudeville sisters Hank and Queenie Mahoney as they take their act to the Broadway stage. A lively musical drama that depicts the rise of theater producer Florenz Ziegfeld, who was renowned in the '20s for his lavish stage productions.

A former cinema superhero (the titular Birdman) hopes to breathe new life into his career with a risky gamble in a Broadway production. An elderly Jewish woman in Atlanta remains committed to her independence, but crashes her car.

This Billy Wilder classic features Jack Lemmon in a poignant dramatic turn and a winsome young Shirley MacLaine in the story of how to succeed in business... by letting your boss use your apartment. Best Picture2. In 1945, it was further reduced to five. Best Music11. After Iranian militants storm the U.S. embassy, six Americans escape and manage to find refuge in the Canadian embassy, but with time running out, the U.S. government calls on an an extractor to rescue them. A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight". At the 1st Academy Awards ceremony (for 1927 and 1928), there were two categories of awards that were each considered the top award of the night: Outstanding Picture and Unique and Artistic Picture, the former being won by the war epic Wings, and the latter by the art film Sunrise. "The Shape Of Water" won the Oscar for Best Picture last year. British POWs are ordered by their Japanese captors to construct a bridge of strategic importance.

It has since been restored and shown on Turner Classic Movies. While hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the ring, Aragorn leads the crusade of good against Sauron's evil army at Minas Tirith. A Roman emperor's son is enraged when his father names his favorite general as his heir. [19] Bruce Davis, the Academy executive director at the time, said, "A Best Picture nomination should be an indication of extraordinary merit. The 2020 Academy Awards just happened, and we have the full list of winners. Best Film Editing6. Who Are the DeBolts? Dinner on the table in 30 minutes! But should it have? Following an extended stay in a psychiatric hospital, he tries to deal with his mental anguish and reconnect with his cold and angry mother (Mary Tyler Moore) and emotionally distant father (Donald Sutherland) with the help of his psychiatrist. Best Film Editing, Actors: Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Awards Won: 8 of 13 nominations1. Aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with pro Henry Gondorff (Paul newman) after the murder of a mutual friend to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible. It also lists the awards each film won and highlights those awards which are most coveted, the so-called Big Five Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay.

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[14] Although the Academy never officially said so, many commenters noted the expansion was likely in part a response to public criticism of The Dark Knight (2008) (and, in previous years, other blockbusters and popular films) not being nominated for Best Picture. "West Side Story" won the Best Picture Oscar in 1961.