“Triumphs in Film”: Unforgettable Movies That Captured More Than Four Oscars

The Academy Awards, known to everyone as the “Oscars,” have been the most prestigious film awards since their inception in 1929. Thanks to them, audiences can easily become acquainted with the masterpieces of cinema from different eras, as this award forever inscribes them in history. It not only recognizes films but also honors actors, directors, specialists in special effects and costumes, cinematographers, and other crucial contributors to the creation of a grand picture. There are films that have not escaped the eyes of the jury and have received multiple awards at once. We couldn’t miss the chance to tell you about films that have won more than four Oscars.

The awarded films are presented in ascending order.

It Happened One Night (1934)

This film is part of the “Big Five,” meaning it received five major Oscars in one go: for Best Picture, Direction, Actor, Actress, and Original or Adapted Screenplay. The awards for this film went to Frank Capra (director), Clark Gable, and Claudette Colbert.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

The film is also part of the “Big Five.” Awards for acting were given to Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher, and Milos Forman received the award for direction.

The Silence of the Lambs (1990)

Jonathan Demme received the award for directing, while Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster received awards for acting. Also winning awards for Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay, the film entered the “Big Five.”

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

The film received five Oscars (not part of the Big Five): Best Supporting Actress (Gloria Grahame), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Art Direction (B&W Film), and Costume Design.

La La Land (2016)

With six awards, it could have been more if the film had won for Best Picture and Best Actor (Ryan Gosling). Damien Chazelle received the award for directing, and Emma Stone for her acting. The film was also recognized for cinematography, production design, music, and song.

All About Eve (1950)

Out of fourteen nominations, the film won six: Best Picture, Sound, Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design (B&W), as well as Best Director (Joseph L. Mankiewicz) and Supporting Actor (George Sanders).

Schindler’s List (1993)

The film won seven Oscars, including one of the main awards for directorial work (Steven Spielberg). The film also received awards for Best Picture, Cinematography, Art Direction, Editing, Screenplay, and Music.

Cabaret (1972)

Eight victories, some of which belong to director Bob Fosse, Liza Minnelli, and Joel Grey. Other awards were received for Best Music, Sound, Editing, Cinematography, and Art Direction.

Gone with the Wind (1939)

The film received eight awards, including recognition for the director’s work (Victor Fleming). Vivien Leigh and Hattie McDaniel received Oscars for their roles. Hattie became the first African American to win such a prestigious award.

West Side Story (1961)

The musical won ten awards, including Best Picture. Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise were honored as the best directors, while Rita Moreno and George Chakiris received awards for supporting roles.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The film was recognized as the Best Picture and received 11 awards for direction (Peter Jackson), makeup, costumes, and visual effects.

Ben-Hur (1959)

In 1960, the film won 11 awards, including Best Picture. The jury also praised the actors, cinematography, art direction, and even the soundtrack for this dramatic film.

Titanic (1997)

In 1998, “Titanic” became the Best Picture and took home 11 Oscars, including direction (James Cameron), costumes, and set decoration. Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart were nominated but did not receive awards for their performances.

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