Academy Awards

20th Century
Best Picture Winners


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20th Century
BEST PICTURE WINNERS

(*Ranked by Artistic Merit based upon
Entertainment Weekly 2001 Oscar Guide)

Film
Rank
Year of
Award
Best Picture
Academy Award Winner
Director
Noms
and
Wins
Greatest
Competition from






36
1935
Mutiny on the Bounty Frank Lloyd
8 Noms
1 Win
Top Hat (1935)
37
1951
An American In Paris Vincente Minnelli
8 Noms
6 Wins
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
A Place in the Sun
38
1990
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner
12 Noms
7 Wins
GoodFellas
39
1994
Forrest Gump Robert Zemeckis
13 Noms
6 Wins
Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption
40
1995
Braveheart Mel Gibson
10 Noms
5 Wins
Sense and Sensibility
41
1973
The Sting George Roy Hill
10 Noms
7 Wins
American Graffiti
42
1965
The Sound of Music Robert Wise
10 Noms
5 Wins
Darling
43
1976
Rocky John G. Avildsen
9 Noms
3 Wins
Taxi Driver
Network
44
1996
The English Patient Anthony Minghella
12 Noms
9 Wins
Jerry Maguire
Fargo
45
1959
Ben-Hur William Wyler
12 Noms
11 Wins
Anatomy of a Murder
46
1982
Gandhi Richard Attenborough
11 Noms
8 Wins
Tootsie
47
1964
My Fair Lady George Cukor
12 Noms
8 Wins
Dr. Strangelove Or:
48
1966
A Man for All Seasons Fred Zinnemann
8 Noms
6 Wins
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
49
1998
Shakespeare in Love John Madden
13 Noms
7 Wins
Saving Private Ryan
50
1967
In the Heat of the Night Norman Jewison
7 Noms
5 Wins
Bonnie and Clyde
51
1985
Out of Africa Sydney Pollack
11 Noms
7 Wins
Prizzi's Honor
52
1948
Hamlet Laurence Olivier
6 Noms
4 Wins
The Red Shoes
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
53
1931-32
Grand Hotel Edmund Goulding
1 Nom
1 Win
Shanghai Express
54
1963
Tom Jones Tony Richardson
10 Noms
4 Wins
America, America
55
1927-28
Wings (Best Production)

Sunrise (Unique and Artistic Picture)
William Wellman

F. W. Murnau
2 Noms
2 Wins

4 Noms
3 Wins
Seventh Heaven
56
1970
Patton Franklin J. Schaffner
10 Noms
7 Wins
M*A*S*H
57
1936
The Great Ziegfeld Robert Z. Leonard
6 Noms
3 Wins
Libeled Lady
58
1955
Marty Delbert Mann
8 Noms
4 Wins
Mister Roberts
59
1937
The Life of Emile Zola William Dieterle
9 Noms
3 Wins
A Star Is Born
The Awful Truth
60
1944
Going My Way Leo McCarey
10 Noms
7 Wins
Double Indemnity
61
1947
Gentleman's Agreement Elia Kazan
8 Noms
3 Wins
Great Expectations
62
1942
Mrs. Miniver William Wyler
12 Noms
5 Wins
The Magnificent Ambersons
63
1968
Oliver! Carol Reed
11 Noms
5 Wins
Funny Girl
64
1983
Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks
11 Noms
5 Wins
The Right Stuff
65
1938
You Can't Take It With You Frank Capra
7 Noms
2 Wins
Grand Illusion
66
1981
Chariots of Fire Hugh Hudson
7 Noms
4 Wins
Reds
67
1989
Driving Miss Daisy Bruce Beresford
9 Noms
5 Wins
Born on the Fourth of July
68
1928-29
The Broadway Melody Harry Beaumont
3 Noms
1 Win
The Patriot
69
1956
Around the World in 80 Days Michael Anderson
8 Noms
5 Wins
Giant
70
1930-31
Cimarron Wesley Ruggles
7 Noms
3 Wins
The Front Page
71
1932-33
Cavalcade Frank Lloyd
4 Noms
3 Wins
Little Women
72
1952
The Greatest Show on Earth Cecil B. DeMille
5 Noms
2 Wins
High Noon


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