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Academy Awards - Best Motion Picture Winner (DVD & Limited Streaming)

Background

According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the 1st Academy Award ceremony was held in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Thursday, May 16,1929.  The Oscar for Outstanding Picture was awarded to Wings.  The wording may have changed over the past nine decades, but the excitement and pageantry has remained the same. Nominees and fans alike hold their breath as these famous words are uttered, "And the Oscar goes to..." 

Below you will find a list of Best Picture winners, and their holdings in IUCAT. We invite you to explore similar titles in IUCAT, and limit the search to Video & Film / Streaming. For a more complete list of winners and nominees, see Oscars.org.

The 93rd Academy Awards will be presented at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Who will take home the Oscar this year? Who knows, but cinephiles from all over the globe will once again hold their breath when the presenter enthusiastically state, "And the Oscar for Best Motion Picture goes to..."

Images of Past Banquets & Winners

Winners

2020 -Parasite

2021

Nomadland

2010

The Hurt Locker

2011

The King's Speech

2012

The Artist

2013

Argo

2014

*12 Years a Slave

2015

*Birdman

2016

Spotlight

2017

Moonlight

2018

*The Shape of Water

2019

Green Book

2000

American Beauty

2001

Gladiator

2002

A Beautiful Mind

2003

Chicago

2004

TLoTR: The Return of the King

2005

Million Dollar Baby

2006

Crash

2007

The Departed

2008

No Country for Old Men

2009

*Slumdog Millionaire

1990

Driving Miss Daisy

1991

Dances with Wolves

1992

The Silence of the Lambs

1993

Unforgiven

1994

Schindler's List

1995

Forrest Gump

1996

Braveheart

1997

The English Patient

1998

Titanic

1999

Shakespeare in Love

1980

Kramer vs. Kramer

1981

Ordinary People

1982

Chariots of Fire

1983

Gandhi

1984

Terms of Endearment

1985

Amadeus

1986

Out of Africa

1987

Platoon

1988

The Last Emperor

1989

Rain Man

1970

Midnight Cowboy

1971

*Patton

1972

*The French Connection

1973

The Godfather

1974

The Sting

1975

The Godfather Part II

1976

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

1977

Rocky

1978

Annie Hall

1979

The Deer Hunter

1960

Ben-Hur

1961

The Apartment

1962

West Side Story

1963

Lawrence of Arabia

1964

Tom Jones

1965

My Fair Lady

1966

*The Sound of Music

1967

A Man for All Seasons

1968

In the Heat of the Night

1969

Oliver!

1950

All the King's Men

1951

*All About Eve

1952

An American in Paris

1953

The Greatest Show on Earth

1954

From Here to Eternity

1955

On the Waterfront

1956

Marty

1957

Around the World in 80 Days

1958

The Bridge on the River Kwai

1959

Gigi

1940

Gone with the Wind

1941

Rebecca

1942

*How Green was My Valley

1943

Mrs. Miniver

1944

Casablanca

1945

Going My Way

1946

The Lost Weekend

1947

The Best Years of Our Lives

1948

Gentleman's Agreement

1949

Hamlet

1929 Wings

1930

The Broadway Melody

1931 

All Quiet on the Western Front 

1932

Cimarron

1933

Grand Hotel

1934

*Cavalcade

1935

It Happened One Night

1936

Mutiny on the Bounty

1937

The Great Ziegfeld

1938

The Life of Emile Zola

1939

You Can't Take it With You

*indicates title is available in a streaming format.

Sub-note:  in the early years of Oscars, some films did not receive their award until several years after the picture's release.

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