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The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. As is the customary practice in Wikipedia for listing Oscar results, the winner of the award for that year is listed first, followed by the runners-up. The films below are listed with their production year, so for example the Oscar awarded in 2000 went to the Best Picture in 1999.

Each entry shows the title followed by the production company, and the producer. When the film was produced in a country other than the United States that is shown in parentheses after the production company.

This award was originally called Best Production.

1920sEdit

Best Production

Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production also known as "Best Artistic Quality of Production" was only presented in the first year.

Best Production {Not official nominations, according to AMPAS records for 1928/29}

1930sEdit

The name of the award becomes Best Picture

1940sEdit

1950sEdit

  • 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth - DeMille, Paramount - Cecil B. DeMille
    • High Noon - United Artists - Stanley Kramer
    • Ivanhoe - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Pandro S. Berman
    • Moulin Rouge - United Artists - John Huston
    • The Quiet Man - Argosy, Republic - John Ford and Merian C. Cooper
  • 1953 From Here to Eternity - Columbia - Buddy Adler
    • Julius Caesar - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - John Houseman
    • The Robe - 20th Century-Fox - Frank Ross
    • Roman Holiday - Paramount - William Wyler
    • Shane - Paramount - George Stevens
  • 1959 Ben-Hur - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Sam Zimbalist
    • Anatomy of a Murder - Preminger, Columbia - Otto Preminger
    • The Diary of Anne Frank - 20th Century-Fox - George Stevens
    • The Nun's Story - Warner Bros. - Henry Blanke
    • Room at the Top - Romulus, Continental (British) - John Woolf and James Woolf

1960sEdit

  • 1960 The Apartment - Mirisch, United Artists - Billy Wilder
  • 1961 West Side Story - Mirisch-B&P Enterprises, United Artists - Robert Wise
    • Fanny - Mannsfield, Warner Bros. - Joshue Logan
    • The Guns of Navarone - Foreman, Columbia - Carl Foreman
    • The Hustler - Rossen, 20th Century-Fox - Robert Rossen
    • Judgment at Nuremberg - Kramer, United Artists - Stanley Kramer
  • 1963 Tom Jones - Woodfall, United Artists-Lopert (British) - Tony Richardson
    • America, America - Athena, Warner Bros. - Elia Kazan
    • Cleopatra - Wanger, 20th Century-Fox - Walter Wanger
    • How the West Was Won - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Cinerama - Bernard Smith
    • Lilies of the Field - Rainbow, United Artists - Ralph Nelson

1970sEdit

  • 1970 Patton - 20th Century-Fox - Frank McCarthy
    • Airport - Hunter, Universal - Ross Hunter
    • Five Easy Pieces - BBS Productions, Columbia - Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler
    • Love Story - Paramount - Howard G. Minsky
    • M*A*S*H - Aspen, 20th Century-Fox - Ingo Preminger
  • 1972 The Godfather - Ruddy, Paramount - Albert S. Ruddy
    • Cabaret - ABC Pictures, Allied Artists - Cy Feuer
    • Deliverance - Warner Bros. - John Boorman
    • Sounder - Radnitz/Mattel, 20th Century-Fox - Robert B. Radnitz
    • The Emigrants - Svensk Filmindusttri, Warner Bros. (Swedish)- Bengt Forslund
  • 1976 Rocky - Chartoff-Winkler, United Artists - Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff
    • All the President's Men - Wildwood, Warner Bros. - Walter Coblenz
    • Bound for Glory - United Artists - Robert F. Blumofe, Harold Leventhal
    • Network - Gottfried/Chayefsky, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists - Howard Gottfried
    • Taxi Driver Bill/Phillips-Scorsese - Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips
  • 1977 Annie Hall - Rollins-Joffe, United Artists - Charles H. Joffe
  • 1978 The Deer Hunter - EMI Films/Cimino, Universal - Barry Spikings, Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino, John Peverall
    • Coming Home - Hellman, United Artists - Jerome Hellman
    • Heaven Can Wait - Dogwood, Paramount - Warren Beatty
    • Midnight Express - Casablanca-Filmworks, Columbia - Alan Marshall and David Puttnam
    • An Unmarried Woman - 20th Century-Fox - Paul Mazursky and Tony Ray

1980sEdit

  • 1980 Ordinary People - Wildwood, Paramount - Ronald L. Schwary
    • Coal Miner's Daughter - Schwartz, Universal - Bernard Schwartz
    • The Elephant Man - Brooksfilms, Paramount - Jonathan Sanger
    • Raging Bull - Chartoff-Winkler, United Artists - Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff
    • Tess - Renn-Burrill Société Française de Production (S.F.P.), Columbia - Claude Berri and Timothy Burrill
  • 1981 Chariots of Fire - Enigma, The Ladd Company/Warner Bros. - David Puttnam
    • Atlantic City - International Cinema Corporation, Paramount - Denis Heroux
    • On Golden Pond - ITC Films/IPC Films, Universal - Bruce Gilbert
    • Raiders of the Lost Ark - Lucasfilm, Paramount - Frank Marshall
    • Reds - J.R.S., Paramount - Warren Beatty
  • 1986 Platoon - Hemdale, Orion - Arnold Kopelson
    • Children of a Lesser God - Sugarman, Paramount - Burt Sugarman, Patrick J. Palmer
    • Hannah and Her Sisters - Rollins-Joffe, Orion - Robert Greenhut
    • The Mission - Warner Bros./Goldcrest/Kingsmere, Warner Bros. - Fernando Ghia, David Puttnam
    • A Room with a View - Merchant Ivory, Cinecom - Ismail Merchant
  • 1988 Rain Man - Mirage Entertainment, Star Partners II, United Artists - Mark Johnson
    • The Accidental Tourist - Warner Bros. - Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun, Michael Grillo
    • Dangerous Liaisons - Lorimar Film Entertainment, NFH Productions, Warner Bros. - Norma Heyman, Hank Moonjean
    • Mississippi Burning - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Orion - Frederick Zollo, Robert F. Colesberry
    • Working Girl - 20th Century Fox - Douglas Wick
  • 1989 Driving Miss Daisy - Majestic Films International, Zanuck Company., Warner Bros. - Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck
    • Born on the Fourth of July - Ixtlan Corp. - A. Kitman Ho, Oliver Stone
    • Dead Poets Society - Silver Screen Partners IV, Touchstone Pictures - Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas
    • Field of Dreams - Gordon Company - Lawrence Gordon, Charles Gordon
    • My Left Foot - Ferndale Films, Granada, Raidio Teilifis Eireann - Noel Pearson

1990sEdit

  • 1991 The Silence of the Lambs - Orion Pictures Corp. - Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman
    • Beauty and the Beast - Walt Disney Pictures - Don Hahn
    • Bugsy - Baltimore Pictures, Desert Vision, Mulholland Productions, TriStar Pictures - Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson, Warren Beatty
    • JFK - Alcor Films, Camelot, Ixtlan Corp., Le Studio Canal+, Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros. - A. Kitman Ho, Oliver Stone
    • The Prince of Tides - Barwood Films, Columbia Pictures, Longfellow Pictures - Barbra Streisand, Andrew S. Karsch
  • 1992 Unforgiven - Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros. - Clint Eastwood
    • The Crying Game - British Screen, Channel Four Films, Eurotrustees, Nippon Film Development and Finance, Palace - (UK) - Stephen Woolley
    • A Few Good Men - Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corp., New Line Cinema - David Brown, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman
    • Howards End - Channel Four Films, Cinema 10, Ide Films, Imagica, Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Merchant-Ivory Productions, Nippon Film Development and Finance, Sumitomo (Japan/UK in English) - Ismail Merchant
    • Scent of a Woman - City Light Films, Universal Pictures - Martin Brest
  • 1993 Schindler's List - Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures - Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig
    • The Fugitive - Warner Bros. - Arnold Kopelson
    • In the Name of the Father - Hell's Kitchen Films, Universal Pictures - Jim Sheridan
    • The Piano (Australia, France, New Zealand) (in English, Sign Language and Maori) - Australian Film Commission, CiBy 2000, New South Wales Film and Television Office - Jan Chapman
    • The Remains of the Day - Columbia Pictures Corp., Merchant-Ivory Productions - Mike Nichols, John Calley, Ismail Merchant
  • 1994 Forrest Gump - Paramount Pictures - Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey
    • Four Weddings and a Funeral (United Kingdom) - Channel Four Films, PolyGram Film Entertainments, Working Title Films - Duncan Kenworthy
    • Pulp Fiction - A Band Apart, Jersey Films, Miramax Films - Lawrence Bender
    • Quiz Show - Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises - Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozick, Robert Redford
    • The Shawshank Redemption - Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corp. - Niki Marvin
  • 1995 Braveheart - 20th Century Fox, B. H. Finance C. V., Icon Entertainment International, Paramount Pictures, The Ladd Company - Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd, Jr., Bruce Davey
    • Apollo 13 - Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures - Brian Grazer
    • Babe - Kennedy Miller Productions, Universal Pictures - Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell
    • Il Postino (France, Italy, Belgium) (in Italian and Spanish) - Blue Dahlia Productions, Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Esterno Mediterraneo Film, Penta Films S. L. - Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Gaetano Danieli
    • Sense and Sensibility - Columbia Pictures Corp., Mirage - Lindsay Doran
  • 1996 The English Patient - J&M Entertainment, Miramax Films, Tiger Moth Productions - Saul Zaentz
    • Fargo - Gramercy Pictures, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films - Ethan Coen
    • Jerry Maguire - Gracie Films, TriStar Pictures - James L. Brooks, Laurence Mark, Richard Sakai, Cameron Crowe
    • Secrets & Lies - Channel Four Films, CiBy 2000, Thin Man Films - Simon Channing-Williams
    • Shine (Australia) - AFFC, Film Victoria, Momentum Films - Jane Scott
  • 1998 Shakespeare in Love - Bedford Falls Productions, Miramax Films, Universal Pictures - David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marc Norman
    • Elizabeth - Channel Four Films, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films - Alison Owen, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan
    • Life Is Beautiful (Le Vita è bella) - Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Melampo Cinematografica - Elda Ferri, Gianluigi Braschi
    • Saving Private Ryan - Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks SKG, Mark Gordon Productions, Mutual Film Company, Paramount Pictures - Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn
    • The Thin Red Line - Fox 2000 Pictures, Geisler-Roberdeau, Phoenix Pictures - Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau, Grant Hill.
  • 1999 American Beauty - DreamWorks SKG, Jinks/Cohen Company - Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks
    • The Sixth Sense - Hollywood Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company - Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel
    • The Cider House Rules - Film Colony, Miramax Films - Richard N. Gladstein
    • The Green Mile - Castle Rock Entertainment, Darkwoods Productions, Warner Bros. - Frank Darabont, David Valdes
    • The Insider - Blue Light Productions, Forward Pass, Kaitz Productions, Mann/Roth Productions, Touchstone Pictures - Pirter an Brugge, Michael Mann

2000sEdit

  • 2004 Million Dollar Baby - Warner Bros. - Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy, & Tom Rosenburg
    • The Aviator - Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group, Warner Bros. - Michael Mann & Graham King
    • Finding Neverland - Miramax - Richard N. Gladstein & Nellie Bellflower
    • Ray - Universal - Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin & Howard Baldwin
    • Sideways - Fox Searchlight, 20th Century Fox - Michael London




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