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Academy Award Winners, aka "The Oscars"

Awards given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The origin of the name Oscar has not been definitively determined. Awards are given for many different categories. Below are the top three.

Best Picture
Best Actress
Best Actor
1st Wings Janet Gaynor
Seventh Heaven; Street Angel; Sunrise
Emil Jannings
The Way of All Flesh
2nd Broadway Melody Mary Pickford
Warner Baxter
In Old Arizona
3rd All Quiet on the Western Front Norma Shearer
The Divorcee
George Arliss
4th Cimarron Marie Dressler
Min and Bill
Lionel Barrymore
A Free Soul
5th Grand Hotel Helen Hayes
The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Wallace Beery
The Champ;
Fredric March
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
6th Cavalcade Katharine Hepburn
Morning Glory
Charles Laughton
The Private Life of Henry VIII
1934 7th It Happened One Night Claudette Colbert
It Happened One Night
Clark Gable
It Happened One Night
1935 8th Mutiny on the Bounty Bette Davis
Victor McLaglen
The Informer
1936 9th The Great Ziegfeld Luise Rainer
The Great Ziegfeld
Paul Muni
The Story of Louis Pasteur
1937 10th Life of Emile Zola Luise Rainer
The Good Earth
Spencer Tracy
Captains Courageous
1938 11th You Can't Take It With You Bette Davis
Spencer Tracy
Boys Town
1939 12th Gone With the Wind Vivien Leigh
Gone With the Wind
Robert Donat
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
1940 13th Rebecca Ginger Rogers
Kitty Foyle
James Stewart
The Philadelphia Story
1941 14th How Green Was My Valley Joan Fontaine
Gary Cooper
Sergeant York
1942 15th Mrs. Miniver Greer Garson
Mrs. Miniver
James Cagney
Yankee Doodle Dandy
1943 16th Casablanca Jennifer Jones
The Song of Bernadette
Paul Lukas
Watch on the Rhine
1944 17th Going My Way Ingrid Bergman
Bing Crosby
Going My Way
1945 18th The Lost Weekend Joan Crawford
Mildred Pierce
Ray Milland
The Lost Weekend
1946 19th The Best Years of Our Lives Olivia De Havilland
To Each His Own
Fredric March
The Best Years of Our Lives
1947 20th Gentleman's Agreement Loretta Young
The Farmer's Daughter
Ronald Colman
A Double Life
1948 21st Hamlet Jane Wyman
Johnny Belinda
Sir Laurence Olivier
1949 22nd All the King's Men Olivia De Havilland
The Heiress
Broderick Crawford
All the King's Men
1950 23rd All About Eve Judy Holliday
Born Yesterday
Josť Ferrer
Cyrano de Bergerac
1951 24th An American in Paris Vivien Leigh
A Streetcar Named Desire
Humphrey Bogart
The African Queen
1952 25th The Greatest Show on Earth Shirley Booth
Come Back, Little Sheba
Gary Cooper
High Noon
1953 26th From Here to Eternity Audrey Hepburn
Roman Holiday
William Holden
Stalag 17
1954 27th On the Waterfront Grace Kelly
The Country Girl
Marlon Brando
On the Waterfront
1955 28th Marty Anna Magnani
The Rose Tattoo
Ernest Borgnine
1956 29th Around the World in 80 Days Ingrid Bergman
Yul Brynner
The King and I
1957 30th The Bridge on the River Kwai Joanne Woodward
The Three Faces of Eve
Sir Alec Guinness
The Bridge on the River Kwai
1958 31st Gigi Susan Hayward
I Want to Live!
David Niven
Separate Tables
1959 32nd Ben-Hur Simone Signoret
Room at the Top
Charlton Heston
1960 33rd The Apartment Elizabeth Taylor
Butterfield 8
Burt Lancaster
Elmer Gantry
1961 34th West Side Story Sophia Loren
Two Women
Maximilian Schell
Judgment at Nuremberg
1962 35th Lawrence of Arabia Anne Bancroft
The Miracle Worker
Gregory Peck
To Kill a Mockingbird
1963 36th Tom Jones Patricia Neal
Sidney Poitier
Lilies of the Field
1964 37th My Fair Lady Julie Andrews
Mary Poppins
Rex Harrison
My Fair Lady
1965 38th The Sound of Music Julie Christie
Lee Marvin
Cat Ballou
1966 39th A Man for All Seasons Elizabeth Taylor
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Paul Scofield
A Man for All Seasons
1967 40th In the Heat of the Night Katharine Hepburn
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Rod Steiger
In the Heat of the Night
1968 41st Oliver! Katharine Hepburn
The Lion in Winter
Barbra Streisand
Funny Girl
Cliff Robertson
1969 42nd Midnight Cowboy Dame Maggie Smith
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
John Wayne
True Grit
1970 43rd Patton Glenda Jackson
Women in Love
George C. Scott
1971 44th The French Connection Jane Fonda
Gene Hackman
The French Connection
1972 45th The Godfather Liza Minnelli
Marlon Brando
The Godfather
1973 46th The Sting Glenda Jackson
A Touch of Class
Jack Lemmon
Save the Tiger
1974 47th The Godfather, Part II Ellen Burstyn
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Art Carney
Harry and Tonto
1975 48th One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1976 49th Rocky Faye Dunaway
Peter Finch
1977 50th Annie Hall Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
Richard Dreyfuss
The Goodbye Girl
1978 51st The Deer Hunter Jane Fonda
Coming Home
Jon Voight
Coming Home
1979 52nd Kramer vs. Kramer Sally Field
Norma Rae
Dustin Hoffman
Kramer vs. Kramer
1980 53rd Ordinary People Sissy Spacek
Coal Miner's Daughter
Robert De Niro
Raging Bull
1981 54th Chariots of Fire Katharine Hepburn
On Golden Pond
Henry Fonda
On Golden Pond
1982 55th Gandhi Meryl Streep
Sophie's Choice
Ben Kingsley
1983 56th Terms of Endearment Shirley MacLaine
Terms of Endearment
Robert Duvall
Tender Mercies
1984 57th Amadeus Sally Field
Places in the Heart
F. Murray Abraham
1985 58th Out of Africa Geraldine Page
The Trip to Bountiful
William Hurt
Kiss of the Spider Woman
1986 59th Platoon Marlee Matlin
Children of a Lesser God
Paul Newman
The Color of Money
1987 60th The Last Emperor Cher
Michael Douglas
Wall Street
1988 61st Rain Man Jodie Foster
The Accused
Dustin Hoffman
Rain Man
1989 62nd Driving Miss Daisy Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy
Daniel Day-Lewis
My Left Foot
1990 63rd Dances With Wolves Kathy Bates
Jeremy Irons
Reversal of Fortune
1991 64th The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster
The Silence of the Lambs
Anthony Hopkins
The Silence of the Lambs
1992 65th Unforgiven Emma Thompson
Howards End
Al Pacino
Scent of a Woman
1993 66th Schindler's List Holly Hunter
The Piano
Tom Hanks
1994 67th Forrest Gump Jessica Lange
Blue Sky
Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump
1995 68th Braveheart Susan Sarandon
Dead Man Walking
Nicolas Cage
Leaving Las Vegas
1996 69th The English Patient Frances McDormand
Geoffrey Rush
1997 70th Titanic Helen Hunt
As Good As It Gets
Jack Nicholson
As Good As It Gets
1998 71st Shakespeare in Love Gwyneth Paltrow
Shakespeare in Love
Roberto Benigni
Life is Beautiful
1999 72nd American Beauty Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Kevin Spacey
American Beauty
2000 73rd Gladiator Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Russell Crowe
2001 74th A Beautiful Mind Halle Berry
Monster's Ball
Denzel Washington
Training Day
2002 75th Chicago Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Adrien Brody
The Pianist
2003 76th The Lord of the Rings:
The Return of the King
Charlize Theron
Sean Penn
Mystic River
2004 77th Million Dollar Baby Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby
Jamie Foxx
2005 78th Crash Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Philip Seymour Hoffman
2006 79th The Departed Helen Mirren
The Queen
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of Scotland
2007 80th No Country For Old Men Marion Cotillard
La Vie en rose
Daniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood
2008 81st Slumdog Millionaire Kate Winslet
The Reader
Sean Penn
2009 82nd The Hurt Locker Sandra Bullock
The Blind Side
Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart
2010 83rd The King's Speech Natalie Portman
Black Swan
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
2011 84th The Artist Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady
Jean Dujardin
The Artist
2012 85th Argo Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis
2013 86th 12 Years a Slave Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine
Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club
2014 87th Birdman Julianne Moore
Still Alice
Eddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything