Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Top 10 Oscar Wins of Each Decade: Part 2

Pulp Fiction's Oscar win is another one of my favorites.

Here are the rest of my lists. Check out Part 1 here.


1. John Williams wins Best Original Score for Jaws and Star Wars.
2. The Godfather and The Godfather Part II win Best Picture.
3. The French Connection wins Best Film Editing.
4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Days of Heaven and Apocalypse Now win Best Cinematography consecutively.
5. Howard Hawks and Jean Renoir win Honorary Oscars in the same year.
6. All the President's Men wins Best Adapted Screenplay.
7. Day for Night wins Best Foreign Language Film.
8. Chinatown wins Best Original Screenplay.
9. Cries and Whispers wins Best Cinematography.
10. Annie Hall and The Deer Hunter win Best Picture consecutively.


1. Kevin Kline wins Best Supporting Actor for A Fish Called Wanda.
2. Henry Fonda and Paul Newman win their first competitive Oscars the year after winning Honorary ones.
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark wins Best Sound.
4. Fanny & Alexander wins Best Foreign Language Film.
5. Robert De Niro wins Best Actor for Raging Bull.
6. Dianne Wiest wins Best Supporting Actress for Hannah and Her Sisters.
7. The Fly wins Best Makeup.
8. Denzel Washington wins Best Supporting Actor for Glory.
9. Cinema Paradiso wins Best Foreign Language Film.
10. Daniel Day-Lewis wins Best Actor for My Left Foot.


1. Schindler's List wins Best Picture.
2. Juliette Binoche wins Best Supporting Actress for The English Patient.
3. Pulp Fiction wins Best Original Screenplay.
4. All About My Mother wins Best Foreign Language Film.
5. L.A. Confidential and Good Will Hunting win the 1997 screenplay awards.
6. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert wins Best Costume Design.
7. "Streets of Philadelphia" from Philadelphia wins Best Original Song.
8. Jurassic Park wins Best Visual Effects.
9. Saving Private Ryan wins Best Sound Effects Editing.
10. "You'll Be in My Heart" from Tarzan wins Best Original Song.


1. Atonement and Once win the 2007 music awards.
2. Russell Crowe wins Best Actor for Gladiator.
3. Spirited Away wins Best Animated Feature Film.
4. Heath Ledger wins Best Supporting Actor for The Dark Knight.
5. Marion Cotillard wins Best Actress for La Vie en Rose.
6. Peter O'Toole wins an Honorary Oscar.
7. Martin Scorsese wins Best Director for The Departed.
8. Eminem and Three 6 Mafia win Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself" and "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp".
9. Moulin Rouge! wins Best Art Direction.
10. Talk to Her, Lost in Translation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind win Best Original Screenplay consecutively.

2010s: (so far)

1. Natalie Portman wins Best Actress for Black Swan.
2. Alfonso CuarĂ³n wins Best Director for Gravity.
3. Jean-Luc Godard wins an Honorary Oscar.
4. Hugo wins Best Art Direction.
5. Jean Dujardin wins Best Actor for The Artist.
6. In a Better World, A Separation and Amour win Best Foreign Language Film consecutively.
7. Christian Bale wins Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter.
8. Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty win Best Sound Editing in a tie.
9. Her wins Best Original Screenplay.
10. The Social Network wins Best Original Score.


  1. I'm rather shocked that both Binoche and Crowe and #2 in their respective decades!

    And BOOO at Portman being #1, especially over Cuaron...but I know that you love that film and performance far more than I do.

    1. Me too, but #2 is pretty high! No doubt, they'd top my favorite actors who've won Oscars list.

      Haha, I knew you wouldn't be happy about Portman's spot. What can I say? I'm a fan. :/

  2. Atonement and Once deserved their music wins. I thought using the type writer in the score in Atonement was genius. There's so many wins I love here! Great post!

    1. Thanks! Oh, I LOVE the usage of the typewriter as well. It's brilliant!

  3. Awesome to see love for Portman and Dujardin!

  4. I don’t have a specific comment for any of your ‘70s picks. They’re all just awesome.

    Kevin Kline’s win… ahh, remember when the Oscars gave awards to comedic performances like that?

    Have you seen Binoche’s win on YouTube? Lauren Bacall is SO mad. Like, fuming.

    I will forever hold Cotillard’s win in my heart.

    1. The '70s had some of the best Oscar wins ever.

      Kline's win is so odd, but awesome, nonetheless.

      Haha. Yeah, Bacall really wanted it. (Though, she should've already won for something in the past.) Binoche killed it in The English Patient, though.

      Cotillard's win is just brilliant. The Academy got it right that year.