List of Big Five Academy Award Winners and Nominees

This is a list of films which have been nominated for the so-called "Big Five" Academy Award (Oscar) categories. The "Big Five" Awards are those for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and screenplay — either Best Adapted Screenplay or Best Original Screenplay. This list is current as of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony held on 26 February 2012.

The list is sorted on the number of Big Five nominations the film won. Winners are listed in bold with green background; others are nominees who did not win.

Big Five Wins
Lead Actor
Lead Actress
7th 1934 5 5 It Happened One Night Frank Capra Clark Gable Claudette Colbert Robert Riskin (A)
48th 1975 9 5 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Miloš Forman Jack Nicholson Louise Fletcher Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman (A)
64th 1991 7 5 The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme Anthony Hopkins Jodie Foster Ted Tally (A)
12th 1939 13 4 Gone with the Wind Victor Fleming Clark Gable Vivien Leigh Sidney Howard (A)
15th 1942 12 4 Mrs. Miniver William Wyler Walter Pidgeon Greer Garson George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, Arthur Wimperis (A)
50th 1977 5 4 Annie Hall Woody Allen Woody Allen Diane Keaton Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman (O)
72nd 1999 8 4 American Beauty Sam Mendes Kevin Spacey Annette Bening Alan Ball (O)
26th 1953 13 3 From Here to Eternity Fred Zinnemann Montgomery Clift
and Burt Lancaster
Deborah Kerr Daniel Taradash (A)
33rd 1960 10 3 The Apartment Billy Wilder Jack Lemmon Shirley MacLaine Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond (O)
49th 1976 10 3 Network Sidney Lumet Peter Finch Faye Dunaway Paddy Chayefsky (O)
51st 1978 8 3 Coming Home Hal Ashby Jon Voight Jane Fonda Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, Nancy Dowd (O)
54th 1981 10 3 On Golden Pond Mark Rydell Henry Fonda Katharine Hepburn Ernest Thompson (A)
77th 2004 7 3 Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Hilary Swank Paul Haggis (A)
4th 1931 7 2 Cimarron Wesley Ruggles Richard Dix Irene Dunne Howard Estabrook (A)
13th 1940 6 2 The Philadelphia Story George Cukor James Stewart Katharine Hepburn Donald Ogden Stewart (A)
20th 1947 8 2 Gentleman's Agreement Elia Kazan Gregory Peck Dorothy McGuire Moss Hart (A)
24th 1951 9 2 A Place in the Sun George Stevens Montgomery Clift Shelley Winters Harry Brown and Michael Wilson (A)
27th 1954 7 2 The Country Girl George Seaton Bing Crosby Grace Kelly George Seaton (A)
32nd 1959 5 2 Room at the Top Jack Clayton Laurence Harvey Simone Signoret Neil Paterson (A)
40th 1967 10 2 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Stanley Kramer Spencer Tracy Katharine Hepburn William Rose (O)
41st 1968 7 2 The Lion in Winter Anthony Harvey Peter O'Toole Katharine Hepburn James Goldman (A)
49th 1976 10 2 Rocky John G. Avildsen Sylvester Stallone Talia Shire Sylvester Stallone (O)
69th 1996 12 2 The English Patient Anthony Minghella Ralph Fiennes Kristin Scott Thomas Anthony Minghella (A)
10th 1937 7 1 A Star Is Born William A. Wellman Fredric March Janet Gaynor William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell (O)
12th 1939 7 1 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Sam Wood Robert Donat Greer Garson R. C. Sherriff, Claudine West, Eric Maschwitz (A)
13th 1940 11 1 Rebecca Alfred Hitchcock Laurence Olivier Joan Fontaine Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison (A)
21st 1948 12 1 Johnny Belinda Jean Negulesco Lew Ayres Jane Wyman Irma von Cube, Allen Vincent (A)
23rd 1950 11 1 Sunset Boulevard Billy Wilder William Holden Gloria Swanson Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. (O)
24th 1951 12 1 A Streetcar Named Desire Elia Kazan Marlon Brando Vivien Leigh Tennessee Williams (A)
39th 1966 13 1 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Mike Nichols Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor Ernest Lehman (A)
40th 1967 7 1 The Graduate Mike Nichols Dustin Hoffman Anne Bancroft Calder Willingham, Buck Henry (A)
47th 1974 11 1 Chinatown Roman Polanski Jack Nicholson Faye Dunaway Robert Towne (O)
54th 1981 12 1 Reds Warren Beatty Warren Beatty Diane Keaton Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths (O)
31st 1958 7 0 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Richard Brooks Paul Newman Elizabeth Taylor Richard Brooks, James Poe (A)
34th 1961 9 0 The Hustler Robert Rossen Paul Newman Piper Laurie Sidney Carroll, Robert Rossen (A)
40th 1967 10 0 Bonnie and Clyde Arthur Penn Warren Beatty Faye Dunaway David Newman, Robert Benton (O)
43rd 1970 7 0 Love Story Arthur Hiller Ryan O'Neal Ali MacGraw Erich Segal (A)
47th 1974 6 0 Lenny Bob Fosse Dustin Hoffman Valerie Perrine Julian Barry (A)
54th 1981 5 0 Atlantic City Louis Malle Burt Lancaster Susan Sarandon John Guare (O)
66th 1993 8 0 The Remains of the Day James Ivory Anthony Hopkins Emma Thompson Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (A)

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