Movie: Oscars Through The Years

I have updated the blog below.  Using the official Oscar’s website I have changed the date to the date the Oscars aired vs. the release year of the movie.  This caused some confusion (mainly to myself).

Below is a chronological list of movies which have won Oscars over the past 90 years.  If you click on the movie name it will take you to their IMDB link.

Longest Run Time: Gone With The Wind at 238 minutes

Shortest Run Time: Marty at 90 minutes

I have seen 43 of the movies on this list.

Added all together, they come in around 12,157 minutes of run time.

The name ‘Oscar’ was given by Margaret Herrick, the Academy librarian. On seeing the Oscar statuettes, in 1931, she remarked “Why it looks like my Uncle Oscar!” Her uncle’s name was Oscar Pierce.

The Oscar statuette weighs 6.75 pounds, and it is 13.5 inches tall.

Tatum O’Neal was the youngest recipient to win an Oscar (10 years old) and Jessica Tandy was the oldest (81 years old).  Shirley Temple was given an honorary Oscar at five years old.

The three movies that have won 11 Oscars in a single ceremony, in different categories, are “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” (2003), “Titanic” (1997) and “Ben-Hur” (1959).

In 1972, Marlon Brando acted as Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather,” and in 1974, Robert De Niro, portrayed the same character in The Godfather Part II”. They are the only two actors who played the same character in two different films and earned an Academy Award as well.

Hattie McDaniel was the first black performer who, for her supporting performance in “Gone with the Wind” (1939), won an Academy Award.

Two of the most famous Hollywood families that boast of three generations of Oscar-winning talent are the Huston family, with Walter, John and Anjelica, and the Coppolas, with Sofia, Carmine and Francis Ford.

“I Need to Wake Up” (music and lyric by Melissa Etheridge) from “An Inconvenient Truth” (2006), was the only song from a documentary film to win an ‘Oscar for Original Song’. This film also won in the Documentary Feature category.

1929 Wings 144
1930 The Broadway Melody 100
1931 All Quiet On The Western Front 136
1932 Cimarron 123
1933 Grand Hotel No IMDB?
1934 Cavalcade 112
1935 It Happened One Night 105
1936 Mutiny on the Bounty 132
1937 The Great Ziegfeld 176
1938 The Life of Emile Zola 116
1939 You Can’t Take It with You 126
1940 Gone with the Wind 238
1941 Rebecca 130
1942 How Green Was My Valley 118
1943 Mrs. Miniver 134
1944 Casablanca 102
1945 Going My Way 126
1946 The Lost Weekend 101
1947 The Best Years of Our Lives 170
1948 Gentleman’s Agreement 118
1949 Hamlet 154
1950 All the King’s Men 110
1951 All About Eve 138
1952 An American in Paris 114
1953 The Greatest Show on Earth 152
1954 From Here to Eternity 118
1955 On the Waterfront 105
1956 Marty 90
1957 Around the World in 80 Days 175
1958 The Bridge on the River Kwai 161
1959 Gigi 115
1960 Ben-Hur 152
1961 The Apartment 125
1962 West Side Story 153
1963 Lawrence of Arabia 156
1964 Tom Jones 128
1965 My Fair Lady 170
1966 The Sound of Music 174
1967 A Man for All Seasons 120
1968 In the Heat of the Night 110
1969 Oliver! 153
1970 Midnight Cowboy 113
1971 Patton 172
1972 The French Connection 104
1973 The Godfather 175
1974 The Sting 129
1975 The Godfather Part II 202
1976 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 133
1977 Rocky 120
1978 Annie Hall 93
1979 The Deer Hunter 123
1980 Kramer vs. Kramer 105
1981 Ordinary People 124
1982 Chariots of Fire 125
1983 Gandhi 131
1984 Terms of Endearment 132
1985 Amadeus 160
1986 Out of Africa 161
1987 Platoon 120
1988 The Last Emperor 163
1989 Rain Man 133
1990 Driving Miss Daisy 99
1991 Dances with Wolves 181
1992 The Silence of the Lambs 118
1993 Unforgiven 130
1994 Schindler’s List 195
1995 Forrest Gump 142
1996 Braveheart 178
1997 The English Patient 162
1998 Titanic 194
1999 Shakespeare in Love 123
2000 American Beauty 122
2001 Gladiator 155
2002 A Beautiful Mind 135
2003 Chicago 113
2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 201
2005 Million Dollar Baby 132
2006 Crash 112
2007 The Departed 151
2008 No Country for Old Men 122
2009 Slumdog Millionaire 120
2010 The Hurt Locker 131
2011 The King’s Speech 118
2012 The Artist 100
2013 Argo 120
2014 12 Years a Slave 134
2015 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 119
2016 Spotlight 128
2017 Moonlight 111
2018 The Shape of Water 123

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