A trip down movie memory lane

Everyone has a favourite movie and you love watching it for a number of reasons. But did your favourite flick win big at the Oscars? Take a trip down memory lane and find out what was the biggest hit of each decade.


60s

West Side Story swept the board with 10 Oscar wins, but was it your favourite movie of the 60s?

1960 – The Apartment – 5 awards
1961 – West side story – 10 awards
1962 – Lawrence of Arabia – 7 awards
1963 – Tom Jones – 4 awards
1964 – My Fair Lady – 8 awards
1965 – Sound of Music – 5 awards
1966 – Man for all seasons – 6 awards
1967 – In the heat of the night – 5 awards
1968 – Oliver – 6 awards
1969 – Midnight cowboy – 3 awards

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70s
Surprisingly, The Godfather only claimed three Oscars on its first outing but Patton was the outright winner with seven golden statues.

1970 – Patton – 7 awards
1971 – The French Connection – 5 awards
1972 – The Godfather – 3 awards
1973 – The Sting – 7 awards
1974 – The Godfather Part II – 6 awards
1975 – One flew over the cuckoo’s nest – 5 awards
1976 – Rocky – 3 awards
1977 – Annie Hall – 4
1978 – The Deer Hunter – 5 awards
1979 – Kramer vs Kramer – 5 awards

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80s

The Last Emperor faced stiff competition in this decade, but with nine Academy Awards, pipped the remainder to the post.

1980 – Ordinary People – 4 awards
1981 – Chariots of Fire – 4 awards
1982 – Ghandi – 8 awards
1983 -Terms of Endearment – 5 awards
1984 – Amadeus – 8 awards
1985 – Out of Africa – 7 awards
1986 – Platoon – 4 awards
1987 – The Last Emperor – 9 awards
1988 – Rain Man – 4 awards
1989 – Driving Miss Daisy – 4 awards

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90s

Who could forget Leo and Kate on the hull of the ship as the icy waters await? Titanic swept the board with 11 awards, which has yet to be matched. 

1990 – Dances with Wolves – 7 awards
1991 – Silence of the Lambs – 5 awards
1992 – Unforgiven – 4 awards
1993 – Schindler’s List – 7 awards
1994 – Forrest Gump – 6 awards
1995 – Braveheart – 5 awards
1996 – The English Patient – 9 awards
1997 – Titanic – 11 awards
1998 – Shakespeare in Love – 7 awards
1999 – American Beauty – 5 awards

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00s
Slumdog Millionaire brought Bollywood to the big screen and took home the goods at the end of the night.

2000 – Gladiator – 5 awards
2001 – Beautiful Mind – 4 awards
2002 – Chicago – 6 awards
2003 – Lord of the Rings – 3 awards
2004 – Million Dollar Baby – 4 awards
2005 – Crash – 3 awards
2006 – The Departed – 4 awards
2007 – No country for old men – 4 awards
2008 – Slumdog Millionaire – 8 awards
2009 – The Hurt Locker – 5 awards
2010 – The King’s Speech – 4 awards

What movie do you think will take home this year’s Oscar for Best Picture?

Written by Debbie McTaggart



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