ACADEMY AWARDS
BEST PICTURE*

WINNERS


(*originally known as Best Production)

1960 - Present


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Best Pictures Sections
Facts & Trivia (1) | Facts & Trivia (2) | Genre Biases | Winners Chart (part 1) | Winners Chart (part 2)
20th Century Best Pictures (ranked) (part 1) | 20th Century Best Pictures (ranked) (part 2)
Best Picture Milestones (multi-sections)


Year of
Award
Best Picture
Academy Award Winners
Director
(* Did not also win Best Director)
Title Screen and
Studio or
Production Company
NOT Nominated for
Best Picture
Should Have Won






1960
The Apartment Billy Wilder

United Artists
Psycho
Spartacus
Psycho
1961
West Side Story Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins

United Artists
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Splendor in the Grass
The Misfits
OK
or
The Hustler
1962
Lawrence of Arabia David Lean

Columbia
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Ride the High Country
Long Day's Journey Into Night
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Miracle Worker
OK
or
To Kill a Mockingbird
1963
Tom Jones Tony Richardson

United Artists
Hud
The Birds
The Haunting
OK
or
The Birds
1964
My Fair Lady George Cukor

Warner Bros
A Hard Day's Night
The Servant
A Shot in the Dark
Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1965
The Sound of Music Robert Wise

20th Century Fox
Repulsion OK
1966
A Man for All Seasons Fred Zinnemann

Columbia
Blow-Up
Cul-de-Sac
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1967
In the Heat of the Night Norman Jewison*

United Artists
Chimes at Midnight/Falstaff
Point Blank
Two for the Road
Camelot
Cool Hand Luke
In Cold Blood
Up the Down Staircase
Wait Until Dark
Bonnie and Clyde
or
The Graduate
1968
Oliver! Carol Reed

Columbia
2001: A Space Odyssey
Rosemary's Baby
Petulia
2001: A Space Odyssey
or
The Lion in Winter
1969
Midnight Cowboy John Schlesinger

United Artists
The Wild Bunch
Easy Rider
Once Upon a Time in the West
Medium Cool
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
The Wild Bunch
or
Easy Rider
1970
Patton Franklin J. Schaffner

20th Century Fox
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Little Big Man
Diary of a Mad Housewife
Brewster McCloud
I Never Sang for My Father
The Landlord
Ryan's Daughter
Women in Love
Five Easy Pieces
or
M*A*S*H
1971
The French Connection William Friedkin

20th Century Fox
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Dirty Harry
Klute
Macbeth
Walkabout
A Clockwork Orange
or
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
or
The Last Picture Show
1972
The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola*

Paramount
Play It Again, Sam OK
or
Deliverance
1973
The Sting George Roy Hill

Universal
The Last Detail
Last Tango in Paris
The Long Goodbye
Mean Streets
Paper Moon
Serpico
The Way We Were
O Lucky Man!
The Paper Chase
Save the Tiger
American Graffiti
or
Cries and Whispers
or
The Exorcist
or
Paper Moon
1974
The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola

Paramount
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Parallax View
Thieves Like Us
Day for Night
Chinatown
1975
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Milos Forman

United Artists
The Man Who Would Be King OK
or
Nashville
1976
Rocky John G. Avildsen

United Artists
The Front
Carrie
The Last Tycoon
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Robin and Marian
Network
or
All The President's Men
or
Taxi Driver
1977
Annie Hall Woody Allen

United Artists
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Three Women

OK
or
Star Wars

1978
The Deer Hunter Michael Cimino

Universal
Days of Heaven
Go Tell the Spartans
Interiors
Coming Home
1979
Kramer vs. Kramer Robert Benton

Columbia
Being There
Manhattan
...and Justice for All
The Black Stallion
The China Syndrome
The Electric Horseman
Escape from Alcatraz
Hair
10
Apocalypse Now
or
Manhattan
1980
Ordinary People Robert Redford

Paramount
The Empire Strikes Back
The Long Riders
Melvin and Howard
Urban Cowboy
Stardust Memories
Return of the Secaucus 7
Raging Bull
1981
Chariots of Fire Hugh Hudson*

The Ladd Co./Warner Bros.
Absence of Malice
Blow Out
Body Heat
Cutter's Way
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Gallipoli
Mommie Dearest
Pennies From Heaven
Ragtime
Reds
or
Raiders of the Lost Ark
or
On Golden Pond
1982
Gandhi Richard Attenborough

Columbia
Blade Runner
Moonlighting
Blade Runner
or
Tootsie
or
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
1983
Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks

Paramount
Local Hero
A Christmas Story
The Right Stuff
or
The Big Chill
or
Tender Mercies
or

Scarface
1984
Amadeus Milos Forman

Orion
This is Spinal Tap
Blood Simple
OK
or
The Killing Fields
or
Once Upon a Time in America
1985
Out of Africa Sydney Pollack

Universal
Brazil
Ran
Silverado
Brazil
1986
Platoon Oliver Stone

Orion
'Round Midnight
Salvador
Sid and Nancy
OK
or
Hannah and Her Sisters
1987
The Last Emperor Bernardo Bertolucci

Columbia
Empire of the Sun
House of Games
OK
or
Empire of the Sun
or
Full Metal Jacket
1988
Rain Man Barry Levinson

United Artists
A World Apart
Talk Radio
The Accused
Big
Bird
Bull Durham
A Cry in the Dark
Dominick and Eugene
Hairspray
The Last Temptation of Christ
Married to the Mob
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
OK
or
Dangerous Liaisons
1989
Driving Miss Daisy Bruce Beresford*

Warner Bros
Do the Right Thing
Henry V
Glory
Henry V
or
My Left Foot
or
Do the Right Thing
or
Field of Dreams
1990
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner

Orion
Miller's Crossing GoodFellas
or
Miller's Crossing
1991
The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme

Orion
Thelma & Louise
An Angel At My Table
Barton Fink
Boys 'N the Hood
Fried Green Tomatoes
Grand Canyon
My Own Private Idaho
OK
or
JFK
or
Thelma & Louise
1992
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood

Warner Bros
Hard-Boiled
Malcolm X
The Player
Zentropa
(aka Europa)
OK
or
The Crying Game
1993
Schindler's List Steven Spielberg

Universal/Amblin
Short Cuts OK
or
The Piano
or
Groundhog Day
1994
Forrest Gump Robert Zemeckis

Paramount
Bullets Over Broadway
Hoop Dreams
Pulp Fiction
or
The Shawshank Redemption
1995
Braveheart Mel Gibson

Paramount
Dead Man Walking
Leaving Las Vegas
Nixon

The Usual Suspects
Clockers
Sense & Sensibility
Se7en
Toy Story
Apollo 13
or
Toy Story
or
Babe
or
Dead Man Walking
or
The Usual Suspects
1996
The English Patient Anthony Minghella

Miramax
Sling Blade
Trainspotting
Big Night
The Crucible
Emma
Hamlet
Lone Star
The People vs. Larry Flynt
OK
or
Fargo

or
Trainspotting
1997
Titanic James Cameron

Paramount/20th Century Fox
The Wings of the Dove
The Sweet Hereafter
Amistad
Boogie Nights
Grosse Pointe Blank
Jackie Brown
My Best Friend's Wedding
Wag the Dog
Waiting for Guffman
L.A. Confidential
1998
Shakespeare in Love John Madden*

Miramax
The Truman Show
The Big Lebowski
Gods and Monsters
Pleasantville
Primary Colors
Rushmore
The Thin Red Line
or
Saving Private Ryan
1999
American Beauty Sam Mendes

DreamWorks
Being John Malkovich
The End of the Affair
Magnolia
The Matrix
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Topsy-Turvy
OK
or
The Matrix
or
The Insider
or
An Ideal Husband
2000
Gladiator Ridley Scott*

DreamWorks/Universal
Almost Famous
Billy Elliot
Chicken Run
Pollock
Requiem for a Dream
You Can Count on Me
Cast Away
Wonder Boys
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Traffic
or
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2001
A Beautiful Mind Ron Howard

DreamWorks/
Universal
Amelie
Black Hawk Down
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Iris
Legally Blonde
Memento (2000)
The Others
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
or
Memento (2000)
2002
Chicago Rob Marshall*

Miramax
Adaptation
About Schmidt
Far From Heaven
The Pianist
2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Peter Jackson


New Line Cinema
Cold Mountain
Whale Rider
Lost in Translation
or
Mystic River
2004
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood

Warner Bros.
The Passion of the Christ
Fahrenheit 9/11
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
OK
2005
Crash Paul Haggis*

Lions Gate Entertainment
Memoirs of a Geisha
Walk the Line
Pride & Prejudice
King Kong
The Constant Gardener
Cinderella Man
Brokeback Mountain
or
Good Night, and Good Luck

2006
The Departed Martin Scorsese

Warner Bros.
Dreamgirls
Pan's Labyrinth
Little Children
OK
or
Pan's Labyrinth
or
The Queen
2007
No Country for Old Men Joel and Ethan Coen

Miramax/Paramount Vantage
American Gangster
Charlie Wilson's War
Hairspray
Into the Wild
Sweeney Todd

OK
or
Michael Clayton
2008
Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle

Fox Searchlight/Warner Bros.
Changeling
The Dark Knight
Doubt
Revolutionary Road
Wall-E
OK
or
Frost/Nixon

or
Waltz with Bashir
2009
The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow

Summit Entertainment
Star Trek
Invictus
OK
or
Avatar
2010
The King's Speech Tom Hooper

The Weinstein Company
OK The Social Network
or
Inception
2011
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius

The Weinstein Company
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Bridesmaids
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Hugo
or
The Descendants
2012
Argo Ben Affleck*

Warner Bros.
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
The Master
Lincoln
or
Life of Pi
2013
12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen*

Regency Enterprises and Plan B
August: Osage County
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Saving Mr. Banks
Gravity
or
American Hustle

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