Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Reel Inspiration recommends: 51 Oscar Winners

51 Oscar winners taken from a list of Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Adaptation, and Best Screenplay winners.

* Won Best Picture
** Won Best Picture and Best Screenplay or Adaptation
BA Best Adaptation
BS Best Screenplay
nom. Nominated
BFL Best
Language Film

*1941- How Green Was My Valley, nom. BA: Philip Dunne
1942- BS: Woman of the Year: Michael Kanin, Ring Lardner Jr
**1943- Casablanca - BA: Philip Epstein, Julius J. Epstein, Howard Koch
**1944- BA: Going My Way - Frank Butler, Frank Cavet
**1946- The Best Years of Our Lives - BA: Robert Sherwood
1947- BA- Miracle on 34th Street by George Seaton, nom. Best Picture
**1954- On the Waterfront, BS: Budd Schulberg
**1955- Marty, BA: Paddy Chayefsky
1956- BS: The Red Balloon - Albert Lamorisse
*1959- Ben-Hur, nom BA: Karl Tunberg
*1961- West Side Story, nom BA: Ernest Lehman
*1962- Lawrence of Arabia, nom BA: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
1962- BA- To Kill a Mockingbird - Horton Foote, nom. Best Picture
*1964- My Fair Lady, nom. BA: Alan Jay Lerner
*1965-The Sound of Music
**1967- In the Heat of the Night, BA : Stirling Silliphant
*1968- Oliver!, nom. BA: Vernon Harris
**1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, BA: Bo Goldman, Laurence Hauben
**1976- Rocky, BS: Sylvester Stallone
1976-BA- All the President's Men - William Goldman, nom. Best Picture*1977- Annie Hall
1978- BS: Coming Home by Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt
**1979- Kramer vs. Kramer, BA: Robert Benton
1979- BS- Breaking Away by Steve Tesich, nom. Best Picture
**1981- Chariots of Fire, BS: Colin Welland
1981- BA- On Golden Pond: Ernest Thompson, nom. Best Picture
**1982- Gandhi, BS: John Briley
**1983- Terms of Endearment, BA, James L. Brooks
**1985- Out of Africa, BA: Kurt Luedtke
1985- BS- Witness: William Kelley, Earl Wallace
1986- BA: A Room with a View: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, nom. Best Picture
1987- BS: Moonstruck: John Patrick Shanley, nom. Best Picture
**1988- Rain Man, BS: Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow
1988-BFL: Cinema Paradiso: Giuseppe Tornatore
**1989- Driving Miss Daisy, BA: Alfred Uhry
1989- BS- Dead Poets' Society: Tom Schulman, nom. Best Picture
*1990- Dances with Wolves
**1993- Schindler's List, BA: Steven Zaillian
1993- BS- The Piano by Jane Campion, nom. Best Picture
**1994- Forrest Gump, BA: Eric Roth
1995- BA - Sense and Sensibility: Emma Thompson
1997-BS-Good Will Hunting by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, nom. Best Picture
**1999- American Beauty, BS: Alan Ball
*2000-Gladiator, nom. BS: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson
2000- BA- Almost Famous: Cameron Crowe
**2001- A Beautiful Mind, BA: Akiva Goldsman
2003-BS - Lost in Translation - Sofia Coppola, nom. Best Picture
2004- BS- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Charlie Kaufman
**2005- BS- Crash: Paul Haggis, Bobby Moresco
2005-BFL The Lives of Others, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarckt
2006- BS- Little Miss Sunshine: Michael Arnd, nom. Best Picture

Movie Blessings!

Jana Segal


Josh said...

Incredible list, although I would have definitely included Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translaton." I think the list as a whole is pretty perfect, and I bet a lot of films didn't make the cut.

I'm really happy to see "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (my favorite film), "On the Waterfront", and "The Red Balloon."

No "Citizen Kane"... but whatever, I still loved this list.

Excellent Job, amazing blog... I really love what you are are doing here.

Laura Fitzgerald said...

This is excellent -- can't wait to watch all these!

Jana said...


I've put some thought into and decided to add "Lost in Translation" to the RI Oscar list. Much of the meaning in Coppola's film is found in the silences and what each audience member brings to it. That's pretty impressive filmmaking.

"Citizen Kane..." Yeah. Yeah it's number one. But for me it's just a bummer. Very DRY. A dry eye in every house. The filmmaking may be inspiring, but for me the hero just isn't. I'd be happy to read your rebuttal though.

Jana said...

I think you nailed it. So happy to see THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES on this list. Just hearing the score for this movie gets me going. I love all the performances, especially the always underrated Myrna Loy.