Which movie has won the most Oscars?
Three films have won 11 Academy Awards:
- Ben-Hur (1959) – 15 categories available for nomination; nominated for 12.
- Titanic (1997) – 17 categories available for nomination; nominated for 14.
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – 17 categories available for nomination; nominated for 11.
How many Oscar categories are there?
Winners are chosen from the following 24 categories: best picture, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, directing, original screenplay, adapted screenplay, cinematography, production design, editing, original score, original song, costume design, makeup and hairstyling, sound mixing, sound editing.
What movies were nominated for best picture in 1957?
All of the Best Picture nominees were large-scale epics: The King and I, George Stevens’ Giant, Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (the highest-grossing film of the year), William Wyler’s Friendly Persuasion, and the winner, Around the World in 80 Days.
How many Westerns have won Oscars?
Only four Westerns have won the highest honor: Cimarron (1930/31) Dances With Wolves (1990) Unforgiven (1992)
Which Oscar category is best?
At the Academy Awards, the so-called “Big Five” awards are those for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay (either Best Original Screenplay or Best Adapted Screenplay).
Did the 10 commandments win Best Picture?
In 1957, the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, winning the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects (John P. Fulton, A.S.C.). DeMille won the Foreign Language Press Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director.
Did the Ten Commandments win any Oscars?
Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
The Ten Commandments/Awards
What comedy movies won Oscars?
Here is a list of comedic performances that went on to get nominated or win an Academy Award for acting.
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
- Blazing Saddles. 1974.
- Private Benjamin. 1980.
- A Fish Called Wanda. 1988.
- City Slickers. 1991.
- My Cousin Vinny. 1992.
- Little Miss Sunshine.
- Tropic Thunder.
What was the first Best Picture Oscar?
The first official Best Picture winner was Wings, directed by William Wellman. The most expensive movie of its time, with a budget of $2 million, the movie told the story of two World War I pilots who fall for the same woman.