The First 75 Years of Oscar: Best of 1928-2002

Best of the First 75 Years: 1928-2002

Top 25 Best Nominees

  1. Taxi Driver (1976)
  2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  3. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  4. The Apartment (1960)
  5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  6. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  7. Network (1976)
  8. High Noon (1952)
  9. Chinatown (1974)
  10. Casablanca (1943)
  11. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  12. The Godfather (1972)
  13. Schindler’s List (1993)
  14. Ninotchka (1939)
  15. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  16. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  17. Goodfellas (1990)
  18. Remains of the Day (1993)
  19. Rebecca (1940)
  20. It Happened One Night (1934)
  21. Amadeus (1984)
  22. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  23. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  24. Barry Lyndon (1975)
  25. Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Ranking the Best Picture Winners

  1. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  2. The Apartment (1960)
  3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  4. Casablanca (1943)
  5. The Godfather (1972)
  6. Schindler’s List (1993)
  7. Rebecca (1940)
  8. It Happened One Night (1934)
  9. Amadeus (1984)
  10. Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  11. Marty (1955)
  12. All About Eve (1950)
  13. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  14. Ordinary People (1980)
  15. Unforgiven (1992)
  16. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  17. Patton (1970)
  18. The Sting (1973)
  19. Annie Hall (1977)
  20. West Side Story (1961)
  21. Ben-Hur (1959)
  22. Platoon (1986)
  23. The Sound of Music (1965)
  24. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  25. The French Connection (1971)
  26. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  27. On the Waterfront (1954)
  28. Chicago (2002)
  29. Rocky (1976)
  30. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  31. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  32. The Last Emperor (1987)
  33. All the King’s Men (1949)
  34. You Can’t Take It With You (1938)
  35. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  36. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  37. Titanic (1997)
  38. An American in Paris (1951)
  39. Hamlet (1948)
  40. Dance With Wolves (1990)
  41. Rain Man (1988)
  42. Oliver! (1968)
  43. Forrest Gump (1994)
  44. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
  45. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  46. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  47. My Fair Lady (1964)
  48. American Beauty (1999)
  49. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  50. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  51. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  52. Grand Hotel (1932)
  53. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  54. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  55. Gandhi (1982)
  56. The Lost Weekend (1945)
  57. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
  58. Wings (1927)
  59. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
  60. Braveheart (1995)
  61. Gladiator (2000)
  62. Terms of Endearment (1983)
  63. Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
  64. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  65. The English Patient (1996)
  66. Out of Africa (1985)
  67. Going My Way (1944)
  68. Gigi (1958)
  69. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
  70. Chariots of Fire (1981)
  71. Tom Jones (1963)
  72. The Broadway Melody (1929)
  73. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
  74. Cimarron (1931)
  75. Cavalcade (1933)

Best Actor, Actress and Director

Actor:

#1 Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, The Mission, Awakenings, Goodfellas)

#2 Al Pacino (The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, The Godfather Part III, Scent of a Woman, The Insider)

#3 Anthony Hopkins (The Lion in Winter, The Elephant Man, The Silence of the Lambs, Howards End, Remains of the Day)

#4 Jimmy Stewart (You Can’t Take It With You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Greatest Show on Earth, Anatomy of a Murder, How the West Was Won)

#5 Charles Laughton (The Private Life of Henry VIII, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Mutiny on the Bounty, Les Miserables, Ruggles of Red Gap, Witness for the Prosecution)

Actress:

#1 Katharine Hepburn (Little Women, Alice Adams, Stage Door, The Philadelphia Story, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, On Golden Pond)

#2 Emma Thompson (Howards End, Remains of the Day, In the Name of the Father, Sense and Sensibility)

#3 Bette Davis (Jezebel, Dark Victory, All This, and Heaven Too, The Letter, The Little Foxes, Watch on the Rhine, All About Eve)

#4 Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown, The Towering Inferno, Network)

#5 Greer Garson (Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Blossoms in the Dust, Mrs. Miniver, Random Harvest, Madame Curie, Julius Caesar)

Director:

#1 Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather Part III)

#2 Stanley Kubrick (Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon)

#3 Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, Witness for the Prosecution, The Apartment)

#4 Steven Spielberg (Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., The Color Purple, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan)

#5 Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York)

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