Who Won the Oscar for Best Picture?

Academy Award: Best Picture

From "Wings" in 1929 to "Spotlight" in 2016, the Academy Awards have recognized many great motion pictures throughout the years.

Other classic films to have won the Best Picture Oscar include "Gone With the Wind", "Casablanca", "The Godfather", and "Forrest Gump".

The award was first called Outstanding Picture, and in the 1930s it was called Outstanding Production. Currently up to ten films can be nominated.

Best Picture Academy Award Winners

Year
2017 Moonlight Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner Moonlight
2016 Spotlight Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers Spotlight
2015 Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers Birdman
2014 12 Years A Slave Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers 12 Years A Slave
2013 Argo Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers Argo
2012 The Artist Thomas Langmann, Producer The Artist
2011 The King's Speech Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers The King's Speech
2010 The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro, Producers The Hurt Locker
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Christian Colson, Producer Slumdog Millionaire
2008 No Country For Old Men Scott Rudin; Joel & Ethan Coen, producers No Country For Old Men
2007 The Departed Graham King, producer The Departed
2006 Crash Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman, producers Crash
2005 Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood; Albert S. Ruddy; Tom Rosenberg Million Dollar Baby
2004 The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King Barrie M. Osborne; Peter Jackson; Fran Walsh The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
2003 Chicago Martin Richards Chicago
2002 A Beautiful Mind Brian Grazer; Ron Howard A Beautiful Mind
2001 Gladiator Douglas Wick; David Franzoni; Branko Lustig Gladiator
2000 American Beauty Bruce Cohen; Dan Jinks American Beauty
1999 Shakespeare In Love David Parfitt; Donna Giglotti; Harvey Weinstein; Edward Zwick; Marc Norman Shakespeare In Love
1998 Titanic James Cameron; Jon Landau Titanic
1997 The English Patient Saul Zaentz, Producer The English Patient
1996 Braveheart Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd, Jr. and Bruce Davey, Producers Braveheart
1995 Forrest Gump Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch and Steve Starkey, Producers Forrest Gump
1994 Schindler's List Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen and Branko Lustig, Producers Schindler's List
1993 Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Producer Unforgiven
1992 The Silence Of The Lambs Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt and Ron Bozman, Producers The Silence Of The Lambs
1991 Dances With Wolves Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner, Producers Dances With Wolves
1990 Driving Miss Daisy Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck, Producers Driving Miss Daisy
1989 Rain Man Mark Johnson, Producer Rain Man
1988 The Last Emperor Jeremy Thomas, Producer The Last Emperor
1987 Platoon Arnold Kopelson, Producer Platoon
1986 Out Of Africa Sydney Pollack, Producer Out Of Africa
1985 Amadeus Saul Zaentz, Producer Amadeus
1984 Terms Of Endearment James L. Brooks, Producer Terms Of Endearment
1983 Gandhi Richard Attenborough, Producer Gandhi
1982 Chariots Of Fire David Puttnam, Producer Chariots Of Fire
1981 Ordinary People Ronald L. Schwary, Producer Ordinary People
1980 Kramer vs. Kramer Stanley R. Jaffe, Producer Kramer vs. Kramer
1979 The Deer Hunter Barry Spikings, Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino and John Peverall, Producers The Deer Hunter
1978 Annie Hall Charles H. Joffe, Producer Annie Hall
1977 Rocky Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, Producers Rocky
1976 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Saul Zaentz and Michael Douglas, Producers One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1975 The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola, Producer; Gray Frederickson and Fred Roos, Co-Producers The Godfather Part II
1974 The Sting Tony Bill, Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips, Producers The Sting
1973 The Godfather Albert S. Ruddy, Producer The Godfather
1972 The French Connection Philip D'Antoni The French Connection
1971 Patton Frank McCarthy, producer Patton
1970 Midnight Cowboy Jerome Hellman, Producer Midnight Cowboy
1969 Oliver! John Woolf, Producer Oliver!
1968 In The Heat Of The Night Walter Mirisch, Producer In The Heat Of The Night
1967 A Man For All Seasons Fred Zinnemann, Producer A Man For All Seasons
1966 The Sound Of Music Robert Wise, Producer The Sound Of Music
1965 My Fair Lady Jack L Warner, Producer My Fair Lady
1964 Tom Jones Tony Richardson, Producer Tom Jones
1963 Lawrence Of Arabia Sam Spiegel, Producer Lawrence Of Arabia
1962 West Side Story Robert Wise, Producer West Side Story
1961 The Apartment Billy Wilder, Producer The Apartment
1960 Ben-Hur Sam Zimbalist, Producer Ben-Hur
1959 Gigi Arthur Freed, Producer Gigi
1958 The Bridge On The River Kwai Sam Spiegel, Producer The Bridge On The River Kwai
1957 Around The World In 80 Days Michael Todd, Producer Around The World In 80 Days
1956 Marty Harold Hecht, Producer Marty
1955 On The Waterfront Sam Spiegel, Producer On The Waterfront
1954 From Here To Eternity Buddy Adler, Producer From Here To Eternity
1953 The Greatest Show On Earth Cecil B. DeMille, Producer The Greatest Show On Earth
1952 An American In Paris Arthur Freed, Producer An American In Paris
1951 All About Eve Darryl F. Zanuck, Producer All About Eve
1950 All The King's Men Robert Rossen, Producer All The King's Men
1949 Hamlet Laurence Olivier, Producer Hamlet
1948 Gentleman's Agreement Darryl F. Zanuck, Producer Gentleman's Agreement
1947 The Best Years Of Our Lives Samuel Goldwyn, Producer The Best Years Of Our Lives
1946 The Lost Weekend Charles Bracken, Producer The Lost Weekend
1945 Going My Way Leo McCarey, Producer Going My Way
1944 Casablanca Hal B. Wallis, Producer Casablanca
1943 Mrs. Miniver Sidney Franklin, Producer Mrs. Miniver
1942 How Green Was My Valley Darryl F Zanuck, Producer How Green Was My Valley
1941 Rebecca David O Selznick, Producer Rebecca
1940 Gone With The Wind David O Selznick, Producer Gone With The Wind
1939 You Can't Take It With You Frank Capra, Producer You Can't Take It With You
1938 The Life Of Emile Zola Henry Blanke, Producer The Life Of Emile Zola
1937 The Great Ziegfeld Hunt Stromberg, Producer The Great Ziegfeld
1936 Mutiny On The Bounty Irving Thalberg, Producer Mutiny On The Bounty
1935 It Happened One Night Harry Cohn, Producer It Happened One Night
1934 Cavalcade Winfield Sheehan, Producer Cavalcade
1932 Grand Hotel Irving Thalberg, Producer Grand Hotel
1931 Cimarron William LeBaron, Producer Cimarron
1930 All Quiet On The Western Front Carl Laemmle, Jr., Producer All Quiet On The Western Front
1930 The Broadway Melody Irving Thalberg; Lawrence Weingarten The Broadway Melody
1929 Wings Lucien Hubbard, Producer Wings