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Posted 6th March 2018 at 09:28 AM by Nosferatu@Cult Labs
Updated 4th February 2021 at 11:00 PM by Nosferatu@Cult Labs

Following the ceremony on Sunday (February 4, 2018), I thought it would be a good idea to have a list of the 90 films which have won the Oscar for Best Picture, most recently Guillermo del Toro's sublime Cold War fantasy romance The Shape of Water. There was no category for Best Picture in 1928, with Wings taking the award for Outstanding Picture (the category which would become Best Picture in 1962 after other name variations) and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans winning the Unique and Artistic Picture award.

The dates are complicated by the first few ceremonies' eligibility criteria permitting films from two calendar years and taking place quite some time after some of the nominated films were released, so they generally refer to the year in which the film was premiered (or shown in LA County) in the US, not the year of the ceremony or the film's release in the UK.

1928 Wings
1929 The Broadway Melody
1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
1931 Cimarron
1932 Grand Hotel
1933 Cavalcade
1934 It Happened One Night
1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
1936 The Great Ziegfeld
1937 The Life of Emile Zola
1938 You Can't Take It with You
1939 Gone with the Wind
1940 Rebecca
1941 How Green Was My Valley
1942 Mrs. Miniver
1943 Casablanca
1944 Going My Way
1945 The Lost Weekend
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
1947 Gentleman's Agreement
1948 Hamlet
1949 All the King's Men
1950 All About Eve
1951 An American in Paris
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
1953 From Here to Eternity
1954 On the Waterfront
1955 Marty
1956 Around the World in 80 Days
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai
1958 Gigi
1959 Ben-Hur
1960 The Apartment
1961 West Side Story
1962 Lawrence of Arabia
1963 Tom Jones
1964 My Fair Lady
1965 The Sound of Music
1966 A Man for All Seasons
1967 In the Heat of the Night
1968 Oliver!
1969 Midnight Cowboy
1970 Patton
1971 The French Connection
1972 The Godfather
1973 The Sting
1974 The Godfather Part II
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1976 Rocky
1977 Annie Hall
1978 The Deer Hunter
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer
1980 Ordinary People
1981 Chariots of Fire
1982 Gandhi
1983 Terms of Endearment
1984 Amadeus
1985 Out of Africa
1986 Platoon
1987 The Last Emperor
1988 Rain Man
1989 Driving Miss Daisy
1990 Dances with Wolves
1991 The Silence of the Lambs
1992 Unforgiven
1993 Schindler's List
1994 Forrest Gump
1995 Braveheart
1996 The English Patient
1997 Titanic
1998 Shakespeare in Love
1999 American Beauty
2000 Gladiator
2001 A Beautiful Mind
2002 Chicago
2003 The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King
2004 Million Dollar Baby
2005 Crash
2006 The Departed
2007 No Country for Old Men
2008 Slumdog Millionaire
2009 The Hurt Locker
2010 The King's Speech
2011 The Artist
2012 Argo
2013 12 Years a Slave
2014 Birdman
2015 Spotlight
2016 Moonlight
2017 The Shape of Water
2018 Green Book
2019 Parasite
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    Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
    The most recent winner i've seen is Argo. From five years ago.
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    Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs View Comment
    The most recent winner i've seen is Argo. From five years ago.
    You are missing some great films. 12 Years a Slave is a tough watch, but it is very moving and powerful. Birdman was a surprise as I expected Boyhood to win that year, but it's become a film which impresses me the more I watch it. Spotlight is is very important, and superbly acted, film which is patiently told and, even with some background knowledge, the beginning of the credits is very impactful. I've only seen Moonlight once and keep meaning to rewatch it as I thought it was brilliant, and quite moving.

    As I said on the thread, The Shape of Water is a remarkable film. It's funny, moving, thought-provoking, and in a similar category to Pan's Labyrinth in how it made me feel at the end and led to a second watch the next day.
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