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Academy Award Winning Films


Year Best Picture Best Actor Best Actress
1929 Wings Emil Jennings
for The Way of All Flesh
Janet Gaynor
for Seventh Heaven
1930 Broadway Melody

All Quiet on the Western Front

Warner Baxter
for In Old Arizona

George Arliss
for Disraeli

Mary Pickford
for Coquette

Norma Shearer
for The Divorcee

1931 Cimarron Lionel Barrymore
for A Free Soul
Marie Dressler
for Min and Bill
1932 Grand Hotel Fredric March
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Wallace Berry
for The Champ
Helen Hayes
for Sins of Madelon Claudet
1934 Cavalcade Charles Laughton
for The Private Life of Henry VIII
Katharine Hepburn
for Morning Glory
1935 It Happened One Night Clark Gable
for It Happened One Night
Claudette Colbert
for It Happened One Night
1936 Mutiny on the Bounty Victor McLaglen
for The Informaer
Bette Davis
for Dangerous
1937 The Great Ziegfeld Paul Muni
for The Story of Louis Pasteur
Luise Rainer
for The Great Ziegfeld
1938 The Life of Emile Zola Spencer Tracy
for Captains Courageous
Luise Rainer
for The Good Earth
1939 You Can't Take It With You Spencer Tracy
Boy's Town
Bette Davis
for Jezebel


Year Best Picture Best Actor Best Actress
1940 Gone With the Wind Robert Donat
for Goodbye Mr. Chips
Vivian Leigh
for Gone With the Wind
1941 Rebecca James Stewart
for The Philadelphia Story
Ginger Rogers
for Kitty Foyle
1942 How Green Was My Valley Gary Cooper
for Sergeant York
Joan Fontaine
for Suspicion
1943 Mrs. Miniver James Cagney
for Yankee Doodle Dandy
Greer Garson
for Mrs. Miniver
1944 Casablanca Paul Lucas
for Watch on the Rhine
Jennifer Jones
for The Song of Bernadette
1945 Going My Way Bing Crosby
for Going My Way
Ingrid Bergman
for Gaslight
1946 The Lost Weekend Ray Milland
for The Lost Weekend
Joan Crawford
for Mildred Pierce
1947 The Best Years of Our Lives Fredric March
for The Best Years of Our Lives
Olivia De Havilland
for To Each His Own
1948 Gentlemen's Agreement Ronald Coleman
for A Double Life
Loretta Young
for The Farmer's Daughter
1949 Hamlet Lawrence Olivier
for Hamlet
Jane Wyman
for Johnny Belinda


Year Best Picture Best Actor Best Actress
1950 All the King's Men Broderick Crawford
for All the King's Men
Olivia De Havilland
for The Heiress
1951 All About Eve Jose Ferrer
for Cyrano de Bergerac
Judy Holliday
for Born Yesterday
1952 An American in Paris Humphrey Bogart
for The African Queen
Vivian Leigh
for A Streetcar Named Desire
1953 The Greatest Show On Earth Gary Cooper
for High Noon
Shirley Booth
for Come Back Little Sheba
1954 From Here to Eternity William Holden
for Stalag 17
Audrey Hepburn
for Roman Holiday
1955 On the Waterfront Marlon Brando
for On the Waterfront
Grace Kelly
for The Country Girl
1956 Marty Ernest Borgnine
for Marty
Anna Magnani
for The Rose Tatoo
1957 Around the World in Eighty Days Yul Brynner
for The King and I
Ingrid Bergman
for Anastasia
1958 Bridge on the River Kwai Alec Guinness
for The Bridge on the River Kwai
Joanne Woodward
for The Three Faces of Eve
1959 Gigi David Niven
for Separate Tables
Susan Hayward
for I Want to Live


Year Best Picture Best Actor Best Actress
1960 Ben Hur Charlton Heston
for Ben Hur
Simone Signoret
for Room at the Top
1961 The Apartment Burt Lancaster
for Elmer Gantry
Elizabeth Taylor
for Butterfield 8
1962 West Side Story Maximilian Schell
for Judgment at Nuremburg
Sophia Loren
for Two Woman
1963 Lawrence of Arabia Gregory Peck
for To Kill a Mockingbird
Anne Bancroft
for The Miracle Worker
1964 Tom Jones Sidney Poitier
for Lilies of the Field
Patricia Neal
for Hud
1965 My Fair Lady Rex Harrison
for My Fair Lady
Julie Andrews
for Mary Poppins
1966 The Sound of Music Lee Marvin
for Cat Ballou
Julie Chistie
for Darling
1967 A Man For All Seasons Paul Scofield
for A Man For All Seasons
Elizabeth Taylor
for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
1968 In the Heat of the Night Rod Steiger
for In the Heat of the Night
Katharine Hepburn
for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
1969 Oliver Cliff Robertson
for Charly
Katherine Hepburn
for The Lion in Winter


Year Best Picture Best Actor Best Actress
1970 Midnight Cowboy John Wayne
for True Grit
Maggie Smith
for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1971 Patton George C. Scott
for Patton (refused)
Glenda Jackson
for Women in Love
1972 The French Connection Gene Hackman
for The French Connection
Jane Fonda
for Klute
1973 The Godfather Marlon Brando
for The Godfather (refused)
Liza Minelli
for Cabaret
1974 The Sting Jack Lemmon
for Save the Tiger
Glenda Jackson
for A Touch of Class
1975 The Godfather, Part II Art Carney
for Harry and Tonto
Ellen Burstyn
for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
1976 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson
for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lousie Fletcher
for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1977 Rocky Peter Finch
for Network
Faye Dunaway
for Network
1978 Annie Hall Richard Dreyfuss
for The Goodbye Girl
Diane Keaton
for Annie Hall
1979 The Deer Hunter Jon Voight
for Coming Home
Jane Fonda
for Coming Home


Year Best Picture Best Actor Best Actress
1980 Kramer vs Kramer Dustin Hoffman
for Kramer vs Kramer
Sally Field
for Norma Rae
1981 Ordinary People Robert DeNiro
for Raging Bull
Sissy Spacek
for Coal Miner's Daughter
1982 Chariots of Fire Henry Fonda
for On Golden Pond
Katherine Hepburn
for On Golden Pond
1983 Ghandhi Ben Kingsley
for Ghandhi
Meryl Streep
for Sophie's Choice
1984 Terms of Endearment Robert Duvall
for Tender Mercies
Shirley McLaine
for Terms of Endearment
1985 Amadeus F. Murray Abraham
for Amadeus
Sally Field
for Places in the Heart
1986 Out of Africa William Hurt
for Kiss of the Spider Woman
Geraldine Page
for The Trip to Bountiful
1987 Platoon Paul Newman
for Ther Color of Money
Marlee Matlin
for Children of a Lesser God
1988 The Last Emperor Michael Douglas
for Wall Street
for Moonstruck
1989 Rainman Dustin Hoffman
for Rainman
Jodie Foster
for The Accused


Year Best Picture Best Actor Best Actress
1990 Driving Miss Daisy Daniel Day-Lewis
for My Left Foot
Jessica Tandy
for Driving Miss Daisy
1991 Dances With Wolves Anthony Hopkins
for Silence of the Lambs
Jodie Foster
for The Silence of the Lambs
1992 The Unforgiven Al Pacino
for Scent of a Woman
Emma Thompson
for Howard's End
1993 Schindler's List Tom Hanks
for Philadelphia
Holly Hunter
for The Piano
1994 Forrest Gump Tom Hanks
for Forrest Gump
Jessica Lange
for Blue Sky
1995 Braveheart Nicolas Cage
for Leaving Las Vegas
Susan Sarandon
for Dead Man Walking
1996 The English Patient Geofrey Rush
for Shine
Frances McDormand
for Fargo
1997 Titanic Jack Nicholson
for As Good As It Gets
Helen Hunt
for As Good As It Gets
1998 Shakespeare in Love Roberto Benigni
for Life is Beautiful
Gwyneth Paltrow
for Shakespeare in Love
1999 American Beauty Kevin Spacey
for American Beauty
Hilary Swank
for Boys Don't Cry


Year Best Picture Best Actor Best Actress
2000 Gladiator Russell Crowe
for Gladiator
Julia Roberts
for Erin Brockovich
2001 Chicago Denzel Washington
for Training Day
Halle Berry
for Monster's Ball
2002 Chicago Adrian Brody
for The Pianist
Nicole Kidman
for The Hours
2003 Lord of the Rings Sean Penn
for Mystic River
Charlize Theron
for Monster
2004 Will be Awarded February 27, 2005.


Wetterau (editor), Bruce. The New York Public Library Book of Chronologies. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1990.

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