Best Picture Nominees By Year

1927–1928

Production

The Racket

Seventh Heaven

Wings

Unique and Artistic Production

Chang

The Crowd

Sunrise

1928–1929

Alibi

The Broadway Melody

The Hollywood Revue of 1929

In Old Arizona

The Patriot

1929–1930

All Quiet On The Western Front

The Big House

Disraeli

The Divorcee

The Love Parade

1930–1931

Cimarron

East Lynne

The Front Page

Skippy

Trader Horn

1931–1932

Arrowsmith

Bad Girl

The Champ

Five Star Final

Grand Hotel

One Hour With You

Shanghai Express

The Smiling Lieutenant

1932 — 1933

Cavalcade

42nd Street

A Farewell to Arms

I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang

Lady For A Day

Little Women

The Private Life of Henry VIII

She Done Him Wrong

Smilin’ Through

State Fair

1934

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Cleopatra

Flirtation Walk

The Gay Divorcee

Here Comes The Navy

The House of Rothschild

Imitation of Life

It Happened One Night

One Night of Love

The Thin Man

Viva Villa!

The White Parade

1935

Alice Adams

Broadway Melody of 1936

Captain Blood

David Copperfield

The Informer

The Lives of Bengal Lancer

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Les Miserables

Mutiny on the Bounty

Naughty Marietta

Ruggles of Red Gap

Top Hat

1936

Anthony Adverse

Dodsworth

The Great Ziegfeld

Libeled Lady

Mr. Deeds Go To Town

Romeo and Juliet

San Francisco

The Story of Louis Pasteur

A Tale of Two Cities

Three Smart Girls

1937

The Awful Truth

Captains Courageous

Dead End

The Good Earth

In Old Chicago

The Life of Emile Zola

Lost Horizon

One Hundred Men and a Girl

Stage Door

A Star is Born

1938

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Boys Town

The Citadel

Four Daughters

Grand Illusion

Jezebel

Pygmalion

Test Pilot

You Can’t Take It With You

1939

Dark Victory

Gone With The Wind

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Love Affair

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

Ninotchka

Of Mice and Men

Stagecoach

The Wizard of Oz

Wuthering Heights

1940

All This, and Heaven Too

Foreign Correspondent

The Grapes of Wrath

The Great Dictator

Kitty Foyle

The Letter

The Long Voyage Home

Our Town

The Philadelphia Story

Rebecca

1941

Blossoms in the Dust

Citizen Kane

Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Hold Back the Down

How Green Way My Valley

The Little Foxes

The Maltese Falcon

One Foot in Heaven

Sergeant York

Suspicion

1942

The Invaders

Kings Row

The Magnificent Ambersons

Mrs. Miniver

The Pied Piper

The Pride of the Yankees

Random Harvest

The Talk of the Town

Wake Island

Yankee Doodle Dandy

1943

Casablanca

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Heaven Can Wait

The Human Comedy

In Which We Serve

Madame Currie

The More The Merrier

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Song of Bernadette

Watch on the Rhine

1944

Double Indemnity

Gaslight

Going My Way

Since You Went Away

Wilson

1945

Anchors Aweigh

The Bells of St. Mary’s

The Lost Weekend

Mildred Pierce

Spellbound

1946

The Best Years of Our Lives

Henry V

It’s A Wonderful Life

The Razor’s Edge

The Yearling

1947

The Bishop’s Wife

Crossfire

Gentleman’s Agreement

Great Expectations

Miracle on 34th Street

1948

Hamlet

Johnny Belinda

The Red Shoes

The Snake Pit

Treasure of the Sierra Madre

1949

All the King’s Men

Battleground

The Heiress

Letter To Three Wives

Twelve O’Clock High

1950

All About Eve

Born Yesterday

Father of the Bride

King Solomon’s Mines

Sunset Boulevard

1951

An American Paris

Decision Before Dawn

A Place In The Sun

Quo Vadis

A Streetcar Named Desire

1952

The Greatest Show on Earth

High Noon

Ivanhoe

Moulin Rouge

The Quiet Man

1953

From Here To Eternity

Julius Caesar

The Robe

Roman Holiday

Shane

1954

The Caine Mutiny

The Country Girl

On The Waterfront

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Three Coins In The Fountain

1955

Love is Many Splendored Thing

Marty

Mister Roberts

Picnic

The Rose Tattoo

1956

Around the World in 80 Days

Friendly Persuasion

Giant

The King and I

The Ten Commandments

1957

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Peyton Place

Sayonara

12 Angry Men

Witness for the Prosecution

1958

Auntie Mame

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

The Defiant Ones

Gigi

Separate Tables

1959

Anatomy of a Murder

Ben-Hur

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Nun’s Story

Room At The Top

1960

The Alamo

The Apartment

Elmer Gantry

Sons and Lovers

The Sundowners

1961

Fanny

The Guns of Navaronne

The Hustler

Judgment and Nuremberg

West Side Story

1962

Lawrence of Arabia

The Longest Day

The Music Man

Mutiny on the Bounty

To Kill A Mockingbird

1963

America, America

Cleopatra

How the West Was Won

Lillies of the Field

Tom Jones

1964

Becket

Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Mary Poppins

My Fair Lady

Zorba the Greek

1965

Darling

Doctor Zhivago

Ship of Fools

The Sound of Music

A Thousand Clowns

1966

Alfie

A Man For All Seasons

The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

The Sand Pebbles

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1967

Bonnie and Clyde

Dr. Doolittle

The Graduate

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

In The Heat of the Night

1968

Funny Girl

The Lion in Winter

Oliver!

Rachel, Rachel

Romeo and Juliet

1969

Anne of the Thousand Days

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Hello, Dolly!

Midnight Cowboy

Z

1970

Airport

Five Easy Pieces

Love Story

M*A*S*H*

Patton

1971

A Clockwork Orange

Fiddler on the Roof

The French Connection

The Last Picture Show

Nicholas and Alexandra

1972

Cabaret

Deliverance

The Emigrants

The Godfather

Sounder

1973

American Graffiti

Cries and Whispers

The Exorcist

The Sting

A Touch of Class

1974

Chinatown

The Conversation

The Godfather, Part II

Lenny

The Towering Inferno

1975

Barry Lyndon

Dog Day Afternoon

Jaws

Nashville

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1976

All The President’s Men

Bound for Glory

Network

Rocky

Taxi Driver

1977

Annie Hall

The Goodbye Girl

Julia

Star Wars

The Turning Point

1978

Coming Home

The Deer Hunter

Heaven Can Wait

Midnight Express

An Unmarried Woman

1979

All that Jazz

Apocalypse Now

Breaking Away

Kramer Vs. Kramer

Norma Rae

1980

Coal Miner’s Daughter

The Elephant Man

Ordinary People

Raging Bull

Tess

1981

Atlantic City

Chariots of Fire

On Golden Pond

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Reds

1982

E.T. — The Extra Terrestrial

Gandhi

Missing

Tootsie

The Verdict

1983

The Big Chill

The Dresser

The Right Stuff

Tender Mercies

Terms of Endearment

1984

Amadeus

The Killing Fields

A Passage to India

Places in the Heart

A Soldier’s Story

1985

The Color Purple

Kiss of the Spiderwoman

Out of Africa

Pizzi’s Honor

Witness

1986

Children of a Lesser God

Hannah and Her Sisters

The Mission

Platoon

A Room With A View

1987

Broadcast News

Fatal Attraction

Hope and Glory

The Last Emperor

Moonstruck

1988

The Accidental Tourist

Dangerous Liaisons

Mississippi Burning

Rain Man

Working Girl

1989

Born on the 4th of July

Dead Poets Society

Driving Miss Daisy

Field of Dreams

My Left Foot

1990

Awakenings

Dances With Wolves

Ghost

The Godfather, Part Three

Goodfellas

1991

Beauty and the Beast

Bugsy

JFK

The Prince of Tides

The Silence of the Lambs

1992

The Crying Game

A Few Good Men

Howards End

Scent of a Woman

Unforgiven

1993

The Fugitive

In The Name of the Father

The Piano

The Remains of the Day

Schindler’s List

1994

Forrest Gump

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Pulp Fiction

Quiz Show

The Shawshank Redemption

1995

Apollo 13

Babe

Braveheart

Il Postino

Sense and Sensibility

1996

The English Patient

Fargo

Jerry Maguire

Secrets & Lies

Shine

1997

As Good As It Gets

The Full Monty

Good Will Hunting

L.A. Confidential

Titanic

1998

Elizabeth

Life Is Beautiful

Saving Private Ryan

Shakespeare in Love

The Thin Red Line

1999

American Beauty

The Cider House Rules

The Green Mile

The Insider

The Sixth Sense

2000

Chocolat

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Erin Brockovich

Gladiator

Traffic

2001

A Beautiful Mind

Gosford Park

In the Bedroom

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Moulin Rouge!

2002

Chicago

Gangs of New York

The Hours

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Pianist

2003

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Lost in Translation

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Mystic River

Seabiscuit

2004

The Aviator

Finding Neverland

Million Dollar Baby

Ray

Sideways

2005

Brokeback Mountain

Capote

Crash

Good Night and Good Luck

Munich

2006

Babel

The Departed

Letters From Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

2007

Atonement

Juno

Michael Clayton

No Country For Old Men

There Will Be Blood

2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Frost/Nixon

Milk

The Reader

Slumdog Millionaire

2009

Avatar

The Blind Side

District 9

An Education

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

Precious

A Serious Man

Up

Up In The Air

2010

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

The King’s Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

2011

The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Help

Hugo

Midnight in Paris

Moneyball

The Tree of Life

War Horse

2012

Amour

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

2013

12 years A Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

The Wolf of Wall Street

2014

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

2015

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

2016

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester By The Sea

Moonlight

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