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Master List: Best Pic, Director, Actor, Actress Oscar Winners, 1928-2002

Best Picture

2002 Chicago

2001 A Beautiful Mind

2000 Gladiator

1999 American Beauty

1998 Shakespeare in Love

1997 Titanic

1996 The English Patient

1995 Braveheart

1994 Forrest Gump

1993 Schindler’s List

1992 Unforgiven

1991 The Silence of the Lambs

1990 Dances With Wolves

1989 Driving Miss Daisy

1988 Rain Man

1987 The Last Emperor

1986 Platoon

1985 Out of Africa

1984 Amadeus

1983 Terms of Endearment

1982 Gandhi

1981 Chariots of Fire

1980 Ordinary People

1979 Kramer vs. Kramer

1978 The Deer Hunter

1977 Annie Hall

1976 Rocky

1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1974 The Godfather Part II

1973 The Sting

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1972 The Godfather

1971 The French Connection

1970 Patton

1969 Midnight Cowboy

1968 Oliver!

1967 In the Heat of the Night

1966 A Man for All Seasons

1965 The Sound of Music

1964 My Fair Lady

1963 Tom Jones

1962 Lawrence of Arabia

1961 West Side Story

1960 The Apartment

1959 Ben-Hur

1958 Gigi

1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai

1956 Around the World in 80 Days

1955 Marty

1954 On the Waterfront

1953 From Here to Eternity

1952 The Greatest Show on Earth

1951 An American in Paris

1950 All About Eve

1949 All the King’s Men

1948 Hamlet

1947 Gentlemen’s Agreement

1946 The Best Years of Our Lives

1945 The Lost Weekend

1944 Going My Way

1943 Casablanca

1942 Mrs. Miniver

1941 How Green Was My Valley

1940 Rebecca

1939 Gone With the Wind

1938 You Can’t Take It With You

1937 The Life of Emile Zola

1936 The Great Ziegfeld

1935 Mutiny on the Bounty

1934 It Happened one Night

1933 Cavalcade

1932 Grand Hotel

1931 Cimarron

1930 All Quiet on the Western Front

1929 The Broadway Melody

1928 Wings

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Best Director

2002 Roman Polanski, The Pianist

2001 Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind

2000 Steven Soderbergh, Traffic

1999 Sam Mendes, American Beauty

1998 Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Rya

1997 James Cameron, Titanic

1996 Anthony Minghella, The English Patient

1995 Mel Gibson, Braveheart

1994 Robert Zemeckis, Forrest Gump

1993 Steven Spielberg, Schindler’s List

1992 Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven

1991 Jonathan Demme, The Silence of the Lambs

1990 Kevin Costner, Dances With Wolves

1989 Oliver Stone, Born on the Fourth of July

1988 Barry Levinson, Rain Man

1987 Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor

1986 Oliver Stone, Platoon

1985 Sydney Pollack, Out of Africa

1984 Milos Forman, Amadeus

1983 James L. Brooks, Terms of Endearment

1982 Richard Attenborough, Gandhi

1981 Warren Beatty, Reds

1980 Robert Redford, Ordinary People

1979 Robert Benton, Kramer vs. Kramer

1978 Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter

1977 Woody Allen, Annie Hall

1976 John G. Avildsen, Rocky

1975 Milos Forman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1974 Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Part II

1973 George Roy Hill, The Sting

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1972 Bob Fosse, Cabaret

1971 William Friedkin, The French Connection

1970 Franklin J. Schaffner, Patton

1969 John Schlesinger, Midnight Cowboy

1968 Carol Reed, Oliver!

1967 Mike Nichols, The Graduate

1966 Fred Zinnemann, A Man for All Seasons

1965 Robert Wise, The Sound of Music

1964 George Cukor, My Fair Lady

1963 Tony Richardson, Tom Jones

1962 David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia

1961 Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, West Side Story

1960 Billy Wilder, The Apartment

1959 William Wyler, Ben-Hur

1958 Vicente Minnelli, Gigi

1957 David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1956 George Stevens, Giant

1955 Delbert Mann, Marty

1954 Elia Kazan, On the Waterfront

1953 Fred Zinnemann, From Here to Eternity

1952 John Ford, The Quiet Man

1951 George Stevens, A Place in the Sun

1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve

1949 Joseph L. Mankiewicz, A Letter to Three Wives

1948 John Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

1947 Elia Kazan, Gentlemen’s Agreement

1946 William Wyler, The Best Years of Our Lives

1945 Billy Wilder, The Lost Weekend

1944 Leo Mccarey, Going My Way

1943 Michael Curtiz, Casablanca

1942 William Wyler, Mrs. Miniver

1941 John Ford, How Green Was My Valley

1940 John Ford, The Grapes of Wrath

1939 Victor Fleming, Gone With the Wind

1938 Frank Capra, You Can’t Take It With You

1937 Leo McCarey, The Awful Truth

1936 Frank Capra, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

1935 John Ford, The Informer

1934 Frank Capra, It Happened One Night

1933/32 Frank Lloyd, Cavalcade

1932/31 Frank Borzage, Bad Girl

1931/30 Norman Taurog, Skippy

1930/29 Lewis Milestone, All Quiet on the Western Front

1929/28 Frank Lloyd, The Divine Lady

1928/27 Lewis Milestone, Two Arabian Knights


Best Actor

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2002 Adrian Brody, The Pianist

2001 Denzel Washington, Training Day

2000 Russell Crowe, Gladiator

1999 Kevin Spacey, American Beauty

1998 Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful

1997 Jack Nicholson, As Good As It Gets

1996 Geoffrey Rush, Shine

1995 Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas

1994 Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump

1993 Tom Hanks, Philadelphia

1992 Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman

1991 Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs

1990 Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune

1989 Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot

1988 Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man

1987 Michael Douglas, Wall Street

1986 Paul Newman, The Color of Money

1985 William Hurt, Kiss of the Spider Woman

1984 F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus

1983 Robert Duvall, Tender Mercies

1982 Ben Kingsley, Gandhi

1981 Henry Fonda, On Golden Pond

1980 Robert De Niro, Raging Bull

1979 Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer

1978 John Voight, Coming Home

1977 Richard Dreyfuss, The Goodbye Girl

1976 Peter Finch, Network

1975 Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1974 Art Carney, Harry and Tonto

1973 Jack Lemmon, Save the Tiger

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1972 Marlon Brando, The Godfather

1971 Gene Hackman, The French Connection

1970 George C. Scott, Patton

1969 John Wayne, True Grit

1968 Cliff Robertson, Charly

1967 Rod Steiger, In the Heat of the Night

1966 Paul Scofield, A Man for All Seasons

1965 Lee Marvin, Cat Ballou

1964 Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady

1963 Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field

1962 Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird

1961 Maximilian Schell, Judgement at Nuremberg

1960 Burt Lancaster, Elmer Gantry

1959 Charlton Heston, Ben-Hur

1958 David Niven, Separate Tables

1957 Alec Guinness, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1956 Yul Brynner, The King and I

1955 Ernest Borgnine, Marty

1954 Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront

1953 William Holden, Stalag 17

1952 Gary Cooper, High Noon

1951 Humphrey Bogart, The African Queen

1950 José Ferrer, Cyrano de Bergerac

1949 Broderick Crawford, All the King’s Men

1948 Laurence Olivier, Hamlet

1947 Ronald Colman, A Double Life

1946 Fredric March, The Best Years of Our Lives

1945 Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend

1944 Bing Crosby, Going My Way

1943 Paul Lukas, Watch on the Rhine

1942 James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy

1941 Gary Cooper, Sergeant York

1940 James Stewart, The Philadelphia Story

1939 Robert Donat, Goodbye, Mr. Chips

1938 Spencer Tracy, Boys Town

1937 Spencer Tracy, Captains Courageous

1936 Paul Muni, The Story of Louis Pasteur

1935 Victor McLaglen, The Informer

1934 Clark Gable, It Happened One Night

32/33 Charles Laughton, The Private Life of Henry VIII

31/32 (Tie) Wallace Beery (The Champ) and Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

30/31 Lionel Barrymore, A Free Soul

29/30 George Arliss, Disraeli

28/29 Warner Baxter, In Old Arizona

27/28 Emil Jannings, The Last Command


Best Actress

2002 Nicole Kidman, The Hours

2001 Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball

2000 Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich

1999 Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry

1998 Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare In Love

1997 Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets

1996 Frances McDormand, Fargo

1995 Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking

1994 Jessica Lange, Blue Sky

1993 Holly Hunter, The Piano

1992 Emma Thompson, Howards End

1991 Jodie Foster, Silence of the Lambs

1990 Kathy Bates, Misery

1989 Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy

1988 Jodie Foster, The Accused

1987 Cher, Moonstruck

1986 Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God

1985 Geraldine Page, The Trip to Bountiful

1984 Sally Field, Places in the Heart

1983 Shirley Maclaine, Terms of Endearment

1982 Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice

1981 Katharine Hepburn, On Golden Pond

1980 Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner’s Daughter

1979 Sally Field, Norma Rae

1978 Jane Fonda, Coming Home

1977 Diane Keaton, Annie Hall

1976 Faye Dunaway, Network

1975 Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1974 Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

1973 Glenda Jackson, A Touch of Class

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1972 Liza Minnelli, Cabaret

1971 Jane Fonda, Klute

1970 Glenda Jackson, Women in Love

1969 Maggie Smith, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

1968 (Tie) Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter) and Barbara Streisand (Funny Girl)

1967 Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

1966 Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?

1965 Julie Christie, Darling

1964 Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins

1963 Patricia Neal, Hud

1962 Anne Bancroft, The Miracle Worker

1961 Sophia Loren, Two Women

1960 Elizabeth Taylor, Butterfield 8

1959 Simone Signoret, Room at the Top

1958 Susan Hayward, I Want To Live!

1957 Joanne Woodward, The Three Faces of Eve

1956 Ingrid Bergman, Anastasia

1955 Anna Magnani, The Rose Tattoo

1954 Grace Kelly, The Country Girl

1953 Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday

1952 Shirley Booth, Come Back, Little Sheba

1951 Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire

1950 Judy Holliday, Born Yesterday

1949 Olivia de Havilland, The Heiress

1948 Jane Wyman, Johnny Belinda

1947 Loretta Young, The Farmer’s Daughter

1946 Olivia de Havilland, To Each His Own

1945 Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce

1944 Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight

1943 Jennifer Jones, The Song of Bernadette

1942 Greer Garson, Mrs. Miniver

1941 Joan Fontaine, Suspicion

1940 Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle

1939 Vivien Leigh, Gone With the Wind

1938 Bette Davis, Jezebel

1937 Luise Rainer, The Good Earth

1936 Luise Rainer, The Great Ziegfeld

1935 Bette Davis, Dangerous

1934 Claudette Colbert, It Happened One Night

32/33 Katharine Hepburn, Morning Glory

31/32 Helen Hayes, The Sin of Madelon Claudet

30/31 Marie Dressler, Min and Bill

29/30 Norma Shearer, The Divorcee

28/29 Mary Pickford, Coquette

27/28 Janet Gaynor, Seventh Heaven, Street Angel, Sunrise

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