81 Days With Oscar And Me

Every Academy Award-Winning Movie, Back to Back, Starting With the First

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The Winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded 81 Best Picture* Oscars, from Wings in 1929 through Slumdog Millionaire in 2009.

THE LIST OF BEST-PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS:
(And the date on which I’ll watch the movie)

1920s
1927–1928 Wings (Aug. 20)
1928–1929 The Broadway Melody (Unofficial) (Aug. 21)
1929–1930 All Quiet on the Western Front (Aug. 22)

1930s
1930–1931 Cimarron (Aug. 23)
1931–1932 Grand Hotel (Aug. 24)
1932–1933 Cavalcade (Aug. 25)
1934 – It Happened One Night (Aug. 26)
1935 – Mutiny on the Bounty (Aug. 27)
1936 – The Great Ziegfeld (Aug. 28)
1937 – The Life of Emile Zola (Aug. 29)
1938 – You Can’t Take It With You (Aug. 30)
1939 – Gone With the Wind (Aug. 31)

1940s
1940 – Rebecca (Sept. 1)
1941 – How Green Was My Valley (Sept. 2)
1942 – Mrs. Miniver (Sept. 3)
1943 – Casablanca (Sept. 4)
1944 – Going My Way (Sept. 5)
1945 – The Lost Weekend (Sept. 6)
1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives (Sept. 7)
1947 – Gentleman’s Agreement (Sept. 8th)
1948 – Hamlet (Sept. 9)
1949 - All the King’s Men (Sept. 10)

1950s
1950 – All About Eve (Sept. 11)
1951 – An American in Paris (Sept. 12)
1952 – The Greatest Show on Earth (Sept. 13)
1953 – From Here to Eternity (Sept. 14)
1954 – On the Waterfront (Sept. 15)
1955 - Marty (Sept. 16)
1956 - Around the World in 80 Days (Sept. 17)
1957 – The Bridge on the River Kwai (Sept. 18)
1958 – Gigi (Sept. 19)
1959 – Ben-Hur (Sept. 20)

1960s
1960 - The Apartment (Sept. 21)
1961 – West Side Story (Sept. 22)
1962 – Lawrence of Arabia (Sept. 23)
1963 – Tom Jones (Sept. 24)
1964 – My Fair Lady (Sept. 25)
1965 – The Sound of Music (Sept. 26)
1966 – A Man for All Seasons (Sept. 27)
1967 – In the Heat of the Night (Sept. 28)
1968 – Oliver! (Sept. 29)
1969 – Midnight Cowboy (Sept. 30)

1970s
1970 – Patton (Oct. 1)
1971 – The French Connection (Oct. 2)
1972 – The Godfather (Oct. 3)
1973 – The Sting (Oct. 4)
1974 – The Godfather Part II (Oct. 5)
1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Oct. 6)
1976 – Rocky (Oct. 7)
1977 – Annie Hall (Oct. 8th)
1978 – The Deer Hunter (Oct. 9)
1979 – Kramer vs. Kramer (Oct. 10)

1980s
1980 – Ordinary People (Oct. 11)
1981 – Chariots of Fire (Oct. 12)
1982 – Gandhi (Oct. 13)
1983 – Terms of Endearment (Oct. 14)
1984 – Amadeus (Oct. 15)
1985 – Out of Africa (Oct. 16)
1986 – Platoon (Oct. 17)
1987 – The Last Emperor (Oct. 18)
1988 – Rain Man (Oct. 19)
1989 – Driving Miss Daisy (Oct. 20)

1990s
1990 – Dances with Wolves (Oct. 21)
1991 – The Silence of the Lambs (Oct. 22)
1992 – Unforgiven (Oct. 23)
1993 – Schindler’s List (Oct. 24)
1994 – Forrest Gump (Oct. 25)
1995 – Braveheart (Oct. 26)
1996 – The English Patient (Oct. 27)
1997 – Titanic (Oct. 28)
1998 – Shakespeare in Love (Oct. 29)
1999 – American Beauty (Oct. 30)

2000s
2000 – Gladiator (Oct. 31)
2001 – A Beautiful Mind (Nov. 1)
2002 – Chicago (Nov. 2)
2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Nov. 3)
2004 – Million Dollar Baby (Nov. 4)
2005 – Crash (Nov. 5)
2006 – The Departed (Nov. 6)
2007 – No Country for Old Men (Nov. 7)
2008 – Slumdog Millionaire (Nov. 8th)

* NOTE: The name of the award has changed several times over the years:
1927/28 → 1928/29: Outstanding Picture
1929/30 → 1940:Outstanding Production
1941 → 1943: Outstanding Motion Picture
1944 → 1961: Best Motion Picture
1962 → Present: Best Picture

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