Winners of the Academy Awards

Events in Film & TV

  • 1927-08-01 Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards

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1930-04-03 2nd Academy Awards: "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win. First time Academy Awards are broadcast on the radio.

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1930-11-05 3rd Academy Awards: "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss (Disraeli) and Norma Shearer (The Divorcee) win

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1932-11-18 5th Academy Awards: Fredric March and Wallace Beery in 1st ever tie for Best Actor. "Grand Hotel" and Helen Hayes also win.

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1934-03-16 6th Academy Awards: "Cavalcade" and its director Frank Lloyd, Charles Laughton (The Private Life of Henry VIII), and Katharine Hepburn (Morning Glory) win; host Will Rogers announces "Come and get it, Frank" and Frank Capra gets up

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1935-02-27 7th Academy Awards: "It Happened One Night", Clark Gable, and Claudette Colbert win

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1936-03-05 8th Academy Awards: "Mutiny on the Bounty", Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins

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1937-03-04 9th Academy Awards: "The Great Ziegfeld", Paul Muni & Luise Rainer wins

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1938-03-10 10th Academy Awards: "The Life of Emile Zola", Spencer Tracy & Luise Rainer win

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1940-02-29 12th Academy Awards: "Gone With The Wind" wins eight Oscars, Robert Donat & Vivien Leigh also win

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1942-03-02 14th Academy Awards: "How Green was My Valley", Gary Cooper, and Joan Fontaine win

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1943-03-04 15th Academy Awards: "Mrs. Miniver", James Cagney & Greer Garson win

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1944-03-02 16th Academy Awards: "Casablanca", Jennifer Jones & Paul Lukas win

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1945-03-15 17th Academy Awards: "Going My Way", Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman win

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1946-03-07 18th Academy Awards: "The Lost Weekend" Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win

  • 1947-03-13 19th Academy Awards: "Best Years of Our Lives", De Havilland, March win

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1948-03-20 20th Academy Awards: "Gentleman's Agreement", Loretta Young, Ronald Colman win

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1949-03-24 21st Academy Awards: "Hamlet", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win, Walter & John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win awards

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1950-03-23 22nd Academy Awards: "All The King's Men", Broderick Crawford and Olivia de Havilland win

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1951-03-29 23rd Academy Awards: "All About Eve", Judy Holliday and José Ferrer win

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1952-03-20 24th Academy Awards: "An American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivien Leigh win

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1953-03-19 25th Academy Awards: "Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)

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1954-03-25 26th Academy Awards: "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor, actress

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1955-03-30 27th Academy Awards: "On the Waterfront", Marlon Brando & Grace Kelly win

  • 1956-03-21 "The Rose Tattoo" wins 3 Academy awards, including Anna Manini for Best Actress and Cinematography (Black & White)

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1956-03-21 28th Academy Awards: "Marty", Anna Magnani & Ernest Borgnine win

The Bridge on the River Kwai

1958-03-26 30th Academy Awards-"The Bridge on the River Kwai" wins Best Picture, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness win Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively

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1959-04-06 31st Academy Awards: "Gigi", Susan Hayward & David Niven win

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1961-04-17 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

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1962-04-09 34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story" (Best Picture, Director, and 8 more), Sophia Loren (Two Women) & Maximilian Schell (Judgement At Nuremberg) win

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1964-04-13 36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones" (Best Film), Patricia Neal (Hud) and Sidney Poitier (Lilies Of The Field) win; Poitier first Black actor in a leading role to win a competitive Oscar

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1964-08-27 Walt Disney's musical film "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, with songs by Richard and Robert Sherman, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California; wins 5 Academy Awards

  • 1965-04-05 37th Academy Awards: "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady) & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards

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1966-04-28 38th Academy Awards: "The Sound of Music", Julie Christie & Lee Marvin win

  • 1967-04-10 39th Academy Awards: "A Man For All Seasons," Best Picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor
  • 1968-04-08 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King

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1968-04-10 40th Academy Awards: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win

  • 1969-04-14 41st Academy Awards: "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand win (1st ever tie for best actress)

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1969-12-16 Film adaptation of "Hello Dolly" starring Barbra Streisand premieres; wins 3 Academy Awards

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1970-04-07 42nd Academy Awards: "Midnight Cowboy" - Best Picture, John Wayne (True Grit), and Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jane Brody) win

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1971-04-15 43rd Academy Awards: "Patton", George C Scott & Glenda Jackson win

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1972-04-10 44th Academy Awards: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win

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1973-03-27 45th Academy Awards: "The Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win. Marlon Brando then turns down the Oscar for best actor to protest Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film.

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1974-04-02 46th Academy Awards: "The Sting", Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win

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1975-04-08 47th Academy Awards: "The Godfather Part II", Ellen Burstyn & Art Carney win

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1976-03-29 48th Academy Awards: "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", its stars Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher, and director Miloš Forman win

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1977-03-28 49th Academy Awards: "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win

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1978-04-03 50th Academy Awards: "Annie Hall", Richard Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win

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1980-04-14 52nd Academy Awards: Best Picture "Kramer vs Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win

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1981-03-31 53rd Academy Awards: "Ordinary People", Robert De Niro & Sissy Spacek win

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1983-04-11 55th Academy Awards: "Gandhi", Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win

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1984-04-09 56th Academy Awards: "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley MacLaine win

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1985-03-25 57th Academy Awards: "Amadeus", F. Murray Abraham & Sally Field win

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1986-03-24 58th Academy Awards: "Out of Africa", William Hurt & Geraldine Page win

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1988-04-11 60th Academy Awards: "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win

  • 1989-03-29 61st Academy Awards: "Rain Man" - Best Picture, Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Director (Barry Levinson) and Screenwriting; and Jodie Foster win

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1990-03-26 62nd Academy Awards: "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win

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1991-03-25 63rd Academy Awards: "Dances with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win

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1992-03-30 64th Academy Awards: "The Silence of the Lambs", Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster win

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1993-03-29 65th Academy Awards: "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win

  • 1993-03-29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her AIDS/HIV activism at 65th Academy Awards

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1995-03-27 67th Academy Awards: "Forrest Gump", Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win

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1996-03-25 68th Academy Awards: "Braveheart", Nicolas Cage & Susan Sarandon win

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1997-03-24 69th Academy Awards: "The English Patient", Geoffrey Rush and Frances McDormand win

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1998-03-23 70th Academy Awards: "Titanic", Jack Nicholson & Helen Hunt win

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2000-03-26 72nd Academy Awards: "American Beauty", Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win

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2001-03-25 73rd Academy Awards: "Gladiator", Russell Crowe & Julia Roberts win

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2002-03-24 74th Academy Awards: "A Beautiful Mind", Denzel Washington and Halle Berry win; Berry is the first woman of colour to win the Best Actress award

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2003-03-23 75th Academy Awards: "Chicago" (Best Picture), Adrien Brody (Best Actor - "The Piano") & Nicole Kidman (Best Actress - "The Hours") win

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2004-02-29 76th Academy Awards: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Sean Penn & Charlize Theron win

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2009-02-22 81st Academy Awards: "Slumdog Millionaire", Sean Penn & Kate Winslet win

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2010-03-07 82nd Academy Awards: "The Hurt Locker", Jeff Bridges & Sandra Bullock win

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2011-02-27 83rd Academy Awards: Best Picture "The King's Speech", Colin Firth and Natalie Portman win best acting awards

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2011-02-27 83rd Academy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win Best Original Score for 'The Social Network'

  • 2012-02-26 84th Academy Awards: "The Artist" wins five Oscars and becomes the first silent film to win since 1927, Jean Dujardin & Meryl Streep also win

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2014-03-02 86th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win

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2015-02-22 87th Academy Awards: "Birdman" Best Film and Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore - Best Actor and Actress

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2016-02-28 88th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Spotlight", Best Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Actor/Actress Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson

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2017-02-26 89th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Moonlight" (after mix-up), Best Director Damien Chazelle, Best Actor Casey Affleck, Best Actress Emma Stone

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2018-03-04 90th Academy Awards: Best Picture "The Shape of Water", Best Director Guillermo del Toro, Best Actor Gary Oldman, Best Actress France McDormand

  • 2018-08-08 Academy of Motion Pictures reveals new "Popular Film" category for the Oscars

Film & TV History

2018-12-07 Comedian Kevin Hart steps down as 2019 Oscars host after his history of homophobic statements is revealed

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2019-02-24 91st Academy Awards: Best Picture "Green Book", Best Director Alfonso Cuarón, Best Actor Rami Malek, Best Actress Olivia Colman

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2020-02-09 92nd Academy Awards: "Parasite" 1st non English film to win Best Picture, Best Director Bong Joon-ho, Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actress Renée Zellweger

  • 2021-04-25 93rd Academy Awards: "Nomadland" wins best film, director (Chloé Zhao), and lead actress (Frances McDormand); Anthony Hopkins best actor

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2022-03-27 94th Academy Awards: "CODA" wins best film, best director Jane Campion, best actress Jessica Chastain, best actor Will Smith who also controversially slaps host Chris Rock live on stage [1]

  • 2022-03-28 Actor Will Smith issues an apology on Instagram to Oscars host Chris Rock for slapping him live on stage during the ceremony [1]
  • 2022-04-08 US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bans Will Smith from attending the Oscars for 10 years after he slapped host Chris Rock on stage during the 2022 ceremony [1]