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Academy Award Best Picture Nominees and Winners Seen

A list of those films I’ve seen of the feature winners for Best Picture and the other Academy Awards that are comprehensive and effectively for the entire film: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Documentary Feature (begun 1940), Best International Feature Film (formerly Best Foreign Language Film) (Honorary Award 1947-1955 (no award for 1954); begun officially in 1956), Best Animated Feature (begun 2001). Formatting is the same as on my other pages–title (director, year), although I’m well aware that directors receive only Best Director awards.

1. 1929 Winner (Unique and Artistic) Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau, 1927); (Production)                           Wings (William A. Wellman, 1927)
                Nominees (Unique and Artistic): The Crowd (King Vidor, 1928) (also Best Director (dramatic)                             nominee)
                Best Director Nominees (comedy): Speedy (Ted Wilde, 1928)
3. 1930 Best Director Nominees: Hallelujah (King Vidor, 1929)
4. 1931 Winner Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931) (also Best Director nominee)
5. 1932 Winner Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding, 1932)
6. 1934 Winner (also Best Director) Cavalcade (Frank Lloyd, 1933)
             Nominees: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Mervyn LeRoy, 1932)
7. 1935 Winner (also Best Director) It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)
10. 1938 Winner The Life of Emile Zola (William Dieterle, 1937) (also Best Director nominee)
             Nominees: Lost Horizon (Frank Capra, 1937), The Good Earth (Sidney Franklin, 1937) (also Best                        Director nominee)
11. 1939 Nominees: The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz, William Keighley, 1938), La grande                        illusion/The Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)
12. 1940 Nominees: Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch, 1939), Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939) (also Best Director                          nominee), The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
13. 1941 Winner Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) (also Best Director nominee)
               Nominees: The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940)
               Best Director Nominee: The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)
14. 1942 Nominees: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) (also Best Director nominee), The Maltese Falcon                        (John Huston, 1941)
15. 1943 Nominees: Kings Row (Sam Wood, 1942) (also Best Director nominee), The Magnificent                                         Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (Michael Curtiz, 1942) (also Best                             Director nominee)
16. 1944 Winner (also Best Director) Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1943)
               Nominees: Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, 1943) (also Best Director nominee), The Ox-Bow                          Incident (William A. Wellman, 1943)
17. 1945 Winner (also Best Director) Going My Way (Leo McCarey, 1944)
               Nominees: Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944) (also Best Director nominee), Gaslight (George                      Cukor, 1944)
               Best Director Nominees: Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944)
18. 1946 Winner (also Best Director) The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, 1945)
               Nominees: Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945) (also Best Director nominee)
19. 1947 Nominees: It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) (also Best Director nominee)
               Best Director Nominees: The Killers (Robert Sidomak, 1946)
20. 1948 Winner (also Best Director) Gentlemen’s Agreement (Elia Kazan, 1947)
               Best Director Nominees: A Double Life (George Cukor, 1947)
21. 1949 Nominees: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948) (also Best Director nominee)
22. 1950 Honorary Award for Most Outstanding Foreign Language Film Released in the United States                            During 1949: Ladri di biciclette/Bicycle Thieves/The Bicycle Thief (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)
23. 1951 Nominees: Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) (also Best Director nominee)
               Best Director Nominees: The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston, 1950), The Third Man (Carol Reed,                          1949)
24. 1952 Winner An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli, 1951) (also Best Director nominee)
               Nominees: A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951) (also Best Director nominee)
               Honorary Award for Most Outstanding Foreign Language Film Released in the United States                            During 1951: 羅生門/Rashōmon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
25. 1953 Honorary Award for Best Foreign Language Film Released in the United States in 1952:  Jeux                             interdits/Forbidden Games (René Clément, 1952)
26. 1954 Best Director Nominees: Lili (Charles Walters, 1953), Stalag 17 (Billy Wilder, 1953)
27. 1955 Winner (also Best Director) On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
               Nominees: The Caine Mutiny (Edward Dmytryk, 1954)
               Honorary Award for Best  Foreign Language Film Released in the United States in 1954: 地獄                            門/Jigokumon/Gate of Hell (Teinosuke Kinagusa, 1953)
               Best Director Nominees: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1953)
29. 1957 Nominees: Friendly Persuasion (William Wyler, 1956) (also Best Director nominee)
               Foreign Language Film: La strada (Federico Fellini, 1954) 
30. 1958 Winner (also Best Director) The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
31. 1959 Winner (also Best Director) Gigi (Vincente Minnelli, 1958)
               Nominees: Auntie Mame (Morton DaCosta, 1958), Separate Tables (Delbert Mann, 1958)
               Foreign Language Film: Mon oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958)
34. 1961 Winner (also Best Director) The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
               Foreign Language Film: Jungfrukällan/The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman, 1960)
               Best Director Nominees: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
35. 1962 Winner (also Best Director) West Side Story (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, 1961)
               Nominees: The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961)
36. 1963 Winner (also Best Director) Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)
               Nominees: To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)
               Best Director Nominees: David and Lisa (Frank Perry, 1962)
37. 1964 Winner (also Best Director): Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963)
               Foreign Language Film: 8½ (Federico Fellini, 1963) (also Best Director nominee)
38. 1965 Nominees: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley                              Kubrick, 1964) (also Best Director nominee), Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson, 1964) (also                            Best Director nominee)
               Foreign Language Film Nominees:  Les parapluies de Cherbourg/The Umbrellas of Cherbourg                          (Jacques Demy, 1964), 砂の女/Suna no onna/The Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara,                      1964) (also Best Director nominee)
39. 1966 Foreign Language Film Nominees: 怪談/Kaidan/Kwaidan (Masaki Kobasyashi, 1964)
40. 1967 Winner (also Best Director) A Man for All Seasons (Fred Zinnemann, 1966)
               Documentary Feature: The War Game (Peter Watkins, 1966)
               Best Director Nominees: Blowup (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966) 
41. 1968 Winner: In the Heat of the Night (Norman Jewison, 1967)
               Nominees: Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967) (also Best Director nominee), The Graduate                          (Mike Nichols, 1967) (Winner: Best Director)
               Foreign Language Film: Ostre sledované vlaky/Closely Watched Trains (Jirí Menzel, 1966)
42. 1969 Nominees: The Lion in Winter (Anthony Harvey, 1968) (also Best Director nominee)
               Best Director Nominees: 2001 A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
43. 1970 Winner (also Best Director) Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969) 
               Best Director Nominees: Alice’s Restaurant (Arthur Penn, 1969)
44. 1971 Nominees: MASH (Robert Altman, 1970) (also Best Director nominee)
              Best Documentary Feature Nominees: Erinnerungen an die Zukunft/Chariots of the Gods (Harald                     Reinl, 1970)
              Best Director Nominees: Women in Love (Ken Russell, 1969)
45. 1972 Winner (also Best Director) The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971)
               Nominees: A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971) (also Best Director nominee), The Last                          Picture Show (Peter Bogdanaovich, 1971) (also Best Director nominee)
               Best Foreign Language Film: Il giardino dei Finzi Contini/The Garden of the Finzi-Continis                                (Vittorio De Sica, 1970)
               Nominees: どですかでん/Dodesukaden/Dodes’ka-den (Akira Kurosawa, 1970)
46. 1973 Winner The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972) (also Best Director nominee)
               Nominees: Deliverance (John Boorman, 1972) (also Best Director nominee)
               Best Foreign Language Film: Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie/The Discreet Charm of the                            Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel, 1972)
               Best Documentary Feature: Marjoe (Howard Smith, Sarah Kernochan, 1972)
               Best Director Nominees:  Sleuth (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1972)
47. 1974 Winner (also Best Director) The Sting (George Roy Hill, 1973)
               Nominees: American Graffiti (George Lucas, 1973) (also Best Director nominee), The Exorcist                           (William Friedkin, 1973) (also Best Director nominee) [although I never saw the original cut]
               Best Foreign Language Film: La Nuit americaine/Day for Night (François Truffaut, 1973)
48. 1975 Winner (also Best Director) The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
               Nominees: Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974) (also Best Director nominee), The Conversation                          (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
49. 1976 Winner (also Best Director) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)
               Nominees: Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975) (also Best Director nominee), Jaws (Steven                              Spielberg, 1975), Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975) (also Best Director nominee)
50. 1977 Winner (also Best Director) Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)
               Nominees: Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976) (also Best Director nominee), Taxi Driver (Martin                                Scorsese, 1976)
51. 1978 Winner (also Best Director) Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
               Nominees: Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)
               Best Director Nominees: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
53. 1980 Best Foreign Language Film: Die Blechtrommel/The Tin Drum (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979)
54. 1981 Winner (also Best Director) Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980) 
               Nominees: The Elephant Man (David Lynch, 1980) (also Best Director nominee), Raging Bull                              (Martin Scorsese, 1980) (also Best Director nominee)
               Best Foreign Language Film Nominees: 影武者/Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa, 1980), Le dernier                          métro/The Last Metro (François Truffaut, 1980)
               Best Director Nominees: The Stunt Man (Richard Rush, 1980)
55. 1982 Nominees: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981) (also Best Director nominee)
56. 1983 Nominees: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982) (also Best Director nominee)
57. 1984 Nominees: The Right Stuff (Philip Kaufman, 1983)
59. 1986 Winner (also Best Director) Out of Africa (Sydney Pollack, 1985)
               Nominees: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Hector Babenco, 1985) (also Best Director nominee)
               Best Director Nominees: 乱/Ran/Chaos (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)
60. 1987 Winner (also Best Director) Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986)
               Best Director Nominees: Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
62. 1989 Best Director Nominees: A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton, 1988), The Last Temptation of                          Christ (Martin Scorsese, 1988)
63. 1990 Winner Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
               Nominees: Dead Poets Society (Peter Weir, 1989) (also Best Director nominee)
               Best Foreign Language Film: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988)
               Nominees: Jésus de Montréal/Jesus of Montreal (Denys Arcand, 1989)
               Best Director nominee: Henry V (Kenneth Branagh, 1989)
64. 1991 Winner (also Best Director) Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner, 1990)
               Nominees: Ghost (Jerry Zucker, 1990), Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
65. 1992 Winner (also Best Director) The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991) 
               Nominees: Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, 1991)
               Best Director Nominees: Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991)
66. 1993 Winner (also Best Director) Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)
               Best Director Nominees: The Player (Robert Altman, 1992)
67. 1994 Winner (also Best Director) Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
               Nominees: The Fugitive (Andrew Davis, 1993), The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993) (also Best                                  Director nominee)
               Best Documentary Feature Nominees: The War Room (Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker, 1993)
               Best Director Nominees: Short Cuts (Robert Altman, 1993)
68.  1995 Winner (also Best Director) Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)
                Nominees: Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) (also Best Director nominee), Quiz Show                               (Robert Redford, 1994) (also Best Director nominee), The Shawshank Redemption (Frank                             Darabont, 1994)
69. 1996 Winner (also Best Director) Braveheart (Mel Gibson, 1995)
               Nominees: Apollo 13 (Ron Howard, 1995), Babe (Chris Noonan, 1995) (also Best Director                                   nominee), Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995)
               Best Foreign Language Film: Antonia/Antonia’s Line (Marleen Gorris, 1995)
               Best Documentary Feature: The Battle Over Citizen Kane (Michael Epstein, Thomas Lennon,                              1996)
70. 1997 Winner (also Best Director) The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996)
               Nominees: Fargo (Joel Coen, 1996) (also Best Director nominee), Shine (Scott Hicks, 1996) (also                        Best Director nominee)
71. 1998 Winner (also Best Director) Titanic (James Cameron, 1997)
               Nominees: As Good as It Gets (James L. Brooks, 1997), Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997)                        (also Best Director nominee), L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997) (also Best Director                                nominee)
               Best Foreign Language Film Nominees: Вор/Vor/The Thief (Pavel Chukhray, 1997)
               Best Documentary Feature Nominees: 4 Little Girls (Spike Lee, 1997)
72. 1999 Winner Shakespeare in Love (John Madden, 1998) (also Best Director nominee)
               Nominees: Elizabeth (Shekhar Kapur, 1998), La vita è bella/Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, 1997) (also Best Director nominee, Best Foreign Language Film), Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998) (also Best Director), The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998) (also Best Director nominee)
                Best Foreign Language Film Nominee: Central do Brasil/Central Station (Walter Salles, 1998) 
                Best Director Nominees: The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)
73. 2000 Winner (also Best Director) American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)
               Nominees: The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999) (also Best Director nominee), The Sixth Sense (M.                        Night Shyamalan, 1999) (also Best Director nominee)
               Best Director Nominees: Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)
               Best Foreign Language Film: Todo sobre mi madre/All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar,                            1999)
74. 2001 Winner Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000) (also Best Director nominee)
               Nominees: Erin Brockovich (Steven Soderbergh, 2000) (also Best Director nominee), Traffic                                (Steven Soderbergh, 2000) (also Best Director), 臥虎藏龍/Wò hǔ cáng lóng/Crouching Tiger,                        Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000) (also Best Foreign Language Film Winner; Best Director                              nominee)
               Best Director Nominees: Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry, 2000)
75. 2002 Winner (also Best Director) A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard, 2001)
               Nominees: Gosford Park (Robert Altman, 2001) (also Best Director nominee), In the Bedroom (Todd Field, 2001), Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) [theatrical and extended editions] (also Best Director nominee)
                Best Foreign Language Film Nominees: Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain/Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
                Best Animated Feature: Shrek (Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson, 2001)
                Best Director Nominees: Black Hawk Dawn (Ridley Scott, 2001), Mullholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)
76. 2003 Nominees: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002) [extended edition only]
               Best Documentary Feature: Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore, 2002)
               Best Animated Feature Nominees: Ice Age (Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha, 2002), Lilo & Stitch (Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, 2002), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook, 2002)
77. 2004 Nominees: Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003) (also Best Director nominee), Seabiscuit (Gary Ross, 2003)
               Best Animated Feature: Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, 2003)
               Nominees: Les triplettes de Belleville/The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, 2003)
               Best Documentary Feature: The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Errol Morris, 2003)
               Nominees: Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki, 2003)
78. 2005 Nominees Finding Neverland (Marc Forster, 2004), Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004) (also Best Director nominee)
               Best Foreign Language Film Nominees: Les choristes/The Chorus (Christophe Barratier, 2004)
               Best Animated Feature Nominees: Shrek 2 (Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon, 2004)
79. 2006 Nominees: Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney, 2005) (also Best Director nominee)
               Best Animated Feature Nominees: Corpse Bride (Tim Burton, Mike Johnson, 2005), ハウルの動く城/Hauru no ugoku shiro/Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004)
80. 2007 Best Foreign Language Film Nominees: El laberinto del fauno/Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)
81.  2008 Winner (also Best Director) No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2007)
                Best Director Nominees: Le scaphandre et le papillon/The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
                Best Documentary Feature Nominees: Sicko (Michael Moore, 2007)
83. 2010 Nominees: A Serious Man (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2009), Up (Pete Docter, 2009) (Winner: Best Animated Feature)
84. 2011 Nominees: Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
               Best Documentary Feature: Inside Job (Charles Ferguson, 2010)
85. 2012 Best Documentary Feature Nominees:  Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, 2011)
86. 2013 Nominees: Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012)
               Best Animated Feature: Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell, 2012)
               Best Documentary Feature Nominees: How to Survive a Plague (David France, 2012)
87. 2014 Best Animated Feature: Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, 2013)
88. 2015 Nominees: Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014) (also Best Director nominee)
89. 2016 Winner Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015) (also Best Director nominee)
90. 2017 Best Documentary Feature Nominees: 13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016), I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck, 2016)
91. 2018 Nominees: Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017) (also Best Director nominee)
93. 2020 Winner (also Best Director, Best International Feature Film) 기생충/Gisaengchung/Parasite (Bong Joon Ho, 2019)
               Nominees: Little Women (Greta Gerwig, 2019)
95. 2022 Best Animated Feature: Encanto (Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith, 2021)

 

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