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This is a list of
films which have been nominated for the so-called Big Five (Oscar) categories. Academy Award The Big Five Awards are those for [1 ] Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and screenplay — either Best Adapted Screenplay or Best Original Screenplay. Only three films have won all five major categories: (1934), It Happened One Night (1975), and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1991). The Silence of the Lambs
The list is sorted by the number of Big Five nominations the film won. Winners are listed in
. This list is current as of the bold with green background 85th Academy Awards ceremony held on February 24, 2013.
Big Five Wins
Lead Actress Screenwriter
( / Adapted ) Original
It Happened One Night
(A) Robert Riskin
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and (A) Bo Goldman
The Silence of the Lambs
(A) Ted Tally
Gone with the Wind [note 1 ]
(A) Sidney Howard
Mrs. Miniver [note 2 ]
(A) George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, Arthur Wimperis
(O) Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
(O) Alan Ball
From Here to Eternity [note 3 ]
and Burt Lancaster
(A) Daniel Taradash
and Billy Wilder (O) I.A.L. Diamond
Network [note 4 ]
(O) Paddy Chayefsky
(O) Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, Nancy Dowd
On Golden Pond
(A) Ernest Thompson
Million Dollar Baby [note 5 ]
Paul Haggis (A)
(A) Howard Estabrook
The Philadelphia Story
(A) Donald Ogden Stewart
Moss Hart (A)
A Place in the Sun
and Harry Brown (A) Michael Wilson
The Country Girl
(A) George Seaton
Room at the Top
(A) Neil Paterson
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
(O) William Rose
The Lion in Winter
(A) James Goldman
John G. Avildsen
Sylvester Stallone (O)
The English Patient [note 6 ]
Kristin Scott Thomas
Anthony Minghella (A)
A Star Is Born
William A. Wellman
(O) William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
R. C. Sherriff, Claudine West, Eric Maschwitz (A)
Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison (A)
Irma von Cube, Allen Vincent (A)
(O) Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.
A Streetcar Named Desire [note 7 ]
Tennessee Williams (A)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [note 8 ]
Ernest Lehman (A)
Calder Willingham, Buck Henry (A)
(O) Robert Towne
Reds [note 9 ]
Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths (O)
Silver Linings Playbook
David O. Russell
David O. Russell (A)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Richard Brooks, James Poe (A)
Sidney Carroll, Robert Rossen (A)
Bonnie and Clyde [note 10 ]
David Newman, Robert Benton (O)
Erich Segal (A)
Julian Barry (A)
John Guare (O)
The Remains of the Day
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (A)
^ Gone With the Wind: Hattie McDaniel won for Best Supporting Actress.
^ Mrs. Miniver: Teresa Wright won for Best Supporting Actress.
^ From Here to Eternity: The film won the awards for Best Supporting Actor ( Frank Sinatra) and Best Supporting Actress ( Donna Reed). The film actually received six nominations in the Big Five Categories; two actors (Clift and Lancaster) were each nominated for Best Actor.
^ Network: Beatrice Straight won for Best Supporting Actress. Ned Beatty was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. The film actually received six nominations in the Big Five Categories; two actors (Finch and William Holden) were each nominated for Best Actor.
^ Million Dollar Baby: Morgan Freeman won Best Supporting Actor.
^ The English Patient: Juliette Binoche won Best Supporting Actress.
^ A Streetcar Named Desire: The film won the awards for Best Supporting Actor ( Karl Malden) and Best Supporting Actress ( Kim Hunter).
^ Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Sandy Dennis won for Best Supporting Actress.
^ Reds: Maureen Stapleton won for Best Supporting Actress.
^ Bonnie and Clyde: Estelle Parsons won for Best Supporting Actress. Michael J. Pollard and Gene Hackman were both nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
References [ edit ]
Combined Major Oscars
Combined Major Awards