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Award-Winning Films

   In the order of most recent award winning movies first

Academy Award Winners
The Academy Award Winning Films at Owens Library are:

  • Black Swan – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Natalie Portman), 2011
  • El Secreto de Sus Ojos – Best Foreign Language Film; 2010
  • WALL-E – Best Animated Feature Film; 2009
  • Man on Wire – Documentary Feature; 2008
  • No Country for Old Men – Best Picture; 2007
  • La Vie en Rose – Best Actress (Marion Cotillard); 2007
  • Die Fälscher (The Counterfeiters) – Best Foreign Language Film; 2007
  • A collection of 2007 Academy Award nominated short films
  • A collection of 2006 Academy Award nominated short films
  • Capote - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Philip Seymour Hoffman); 2006
  • A collection of 2005 Academy Award nominated short films
  • Million Dollar Baby – Best achievement in directing, Best motion picture of the year, Best performance by an actor in a supporting role (Morgan Freeman), Best performance by an actress in a leading role (Hilary Swank); 2004
  • The Hours - Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role (Nicole Kidman); 2003
  • A Beautiful Mind - Best Picture; Best Director (Ron Howard); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Connelly); Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Akiva Goldsman); 2002
  • Nirgwendo in Afrika/Nowhere in Africa – Best Foreign Language Film, 2002
  • Talk to Her – Best Original Screenplay; 2002
  • Almost Famous - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Cameron Crowe); 2001
  • Saving Private Ryan - Best Cinematography; Best Directing; Best Film Editing; Best Sound; Best Sound Effects Editing; 1998
  • Sense and Sensibility – Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay); 1996
  • Kolya – Best Foreign Language Film; 1996
  • Babe – Best Visual Effects; 1995
  • Schindler’s List - Best director, best picture; best cinematography, best art direction-set direction, best film editing; best music-original score, best writing-screenplay based on material from another medium; 1994
  • Blue Sky – Best Actress (Jessica Lange); 1994
  • Silence of the Lambs - Best Picture, Best Actor (Hopkins), Best Actress (Foster), Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay; 1992
  • Educating Peter – Documentary short; 1992
  • Nuovo Cinema Paradiso – Best foreign language film, 1990
  • Rain Man – Best Picture; 1988
  • Karen Blixen’s Babette’s Gaestebud – Best Foreign Language Film; 1987
  • Out of Africa - Best picture; Best director; Best cinematography; Best art direction, set decoration; Best sound; Best music, original score; Best writing, screenplay based on material from another medium; 1986
  • La Historia Oficial – Best Foreign Language Film; 1986
  • Mephisto – Best foreign film; 1982
  • Ordinary People – Best Picture; 1980
  • Days of Heaven – Best Cinematography; 1979
  • Jaws - Best Film Editing; Best Music, Original Score; Best Sound; 1976
  • Rocky – Best Picture; 1976
  • Chinatown – Best Screenplay; 1974
  • Le Charme Discret de la BourgeoisieBest Foreign Film; 1972
  • M*A*S*H – Best Writing; Screenplay based on material from another medium; 1971
  • The Lion in Winter - Best Actress in a Leading Role (Katharine Hepburn); Best Music, Original Score (John Barry); Best Adapted Screenplay (James Goldman); 1969
  • Becket – Best Writing, Screenplay based on material from another medium; 1964
  • Father Goose – Best story and screenplay; 1964
  • The Virgin Spring – Best Foreign Language Film; 1961
  • Black Orpheus – Best Foreign Language Film; 1960
  • Sayonara - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Red Buttons); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Miyoshi Umeki); Best Art Direction--Set Decoration (Ted Haworth, Robert Priestley); Best Sound (George Groves, Warner Bros. SSD); 1958
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai - Best Picture; Best Actor (Alec Guinness); Best Cinematography (Jack Hildyard); Best Director (David Lean); Best Film Editing (Peter Taylor); Best Music (Scoring) (Malcolm Arnold); Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman, Pierre Boulle); 1957
  • To Catch a Thief – Best cinematography; 1956
  • La Strada – Best Foreign Film; 1956
  • The Ten Commandments – Best Visual Effects; 1956
  • The Red Balloon - Best Writing, Best Original Screenplay; 1957
  • John Steinbeck’s East of Eden – Best Supporting Actress, Jo Van Fleet; 1955
  • On the Waterfront – Best Picture, Best Director (Elia Kazan); Best Actor (Marlon Brando); Best Story and Screenplay (Budd Schulberg); Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Black-and-White (Richard Day); Best Cinematography Black-and-White (Boris Kaufman); Best Film Editing (Gene Milford); 1954
  • From Here to Eternity – Best Picture; Best Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra); Best Supporting Actress (Donna Reed); Best Director (Fred Zinnemann); Best Writing (Screenplay) (Daniel Taradash); Best Cinematography (Burnett Guffey); Best Film Editing (William A. Lyon); Best Sound (Recording) (John P. Livadary); 1953
  • The Greatest Show on Earth – Best Picture; 1952
  • Hamlet - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Laurence Olivier); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Carmen Dillon, Roger K. Furse); Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Roger K. Furse); Best Picture (Laurence Olivier); 1949
  • Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) – Best Foreign Language Film; 1949
  • The Best Years of Our Lives - Honorary award (Harold Russell), Best actor (Fredric March); Best director; Best film editing; Best music; Best picture; Best supporting actor (Harold Russell); Best writing, screenplay; 1947
  • Gentleman’s Agreement - best picture; best supporting actress (Celeste Holm); best director (Elia Kazan); 1947
  • Casablanca – Best Picture; 1943
  • Citizen Kane - Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Mankiewicz & Welles); 1942.
  • Richard Llwewllyn’s How Green Was My Valley - Best picture, best director, best supporting actor, best art direction, best cinematography; 1941
  • The Philadelphia Story - Best Screenplay, Donald Ogdon Stewart; Best Actor, James Stewart; 1940
  • It Happened One Night – Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Clark Gable); Best Actress (Claudette Colbert); Best Writing, Adaptation (Robert Riskin)
  • Grand Hotel – Best Picture, 1932
  • All Quiet on the Western Front – Best Picture; Best Director; 1929-30

Golden Globe Winners
The Golden Globe Winning Films at Owens Library are:

  • Black Swan – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Natalie Portman), 2011
  • The Fighter – Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale); Best Supporting Actress (Alice Ward); 2010
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Best Director, Motion Picture; Best Foreign Language Film; 2008
  • There Will Be Blood – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (Daniel Day-Lewis); 2008
  • Letters from Iwo Jima – Best Foreign Language Film; 2007
  • Capote - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (Philip Seymour Hoffman); 2006
  • Paradise Now – Best Foreign Language Film; 2006
  • Memoirs of a Geisha – Best Original Score; 2006
  • Walk the Line - Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Joaquin Phoenix); Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Reese Witherspoon); 2006
  • Gangs of New York – Best Director, Motion Picture; Best Original Song (“The Hands That Built America,” U2); 2003
  • The Hours – Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Performance by and Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama (Nicole Kidman); 2003
  • In the Bedroom – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama (Sissy Spacek); 2002
  • Talk to Her – Best Foreign Language Film; 2002
  • Almost Famous – Best Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Kate Hudson); 2001
  • Saving Private Ryan - Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Director, Motion Picture; 1999
  • Sense and Sensibility – Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Screenplay; 1996
  • Hitlerjunge Salomon – Best Foreign Language Film; 1992
  • Bugsy – Best Motion Picture, Drama; 1991
  • The Little Mermaid – Best Original Score; Best Original Song; 1990
  • La Historia Oficial – Best Foreign Film; 1986
  • Jaws – Best Original Score, Motion Picture; 1976
  • The Lion in Winter – Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Motion Picture Actor, Drama (Peter O’Toole); 1969
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire – Best Original Score; 1965

American Film Institute Award Winners
The AFI Award Winning Films at Owens Library are:

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