Which films were nominated and won the most awards? A team of researchers released a new report from USDish, analyzing 57,960 data points to determine the most nominated films of all time. The prizes included are the Oscars (Oscars), Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
“ The King’s Speech ” (2010)
The King’s Speech, with Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter, won the most nominations on this list. The film – directed by Tom Hooper, who headed two of the list’s most nominated films – won 45 award nominations, including Firth’s Oscar nomination (and first-ever win) for Best Actor.
Overall, USDish found that films won around 35% of the nominations they received. The King’s Speech went home with a total of 33% of the nominations he won.
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‘La La Land’ (2016)
La La Land, the moving musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is the second most nominated film on our list. And it’s no surprise that Stone played one of the lead roles: Stone and Leonardo DiCaprio each starred in three of the films on the list.
La La Land is also particularly noteworthy as it has won 58% of the awards it was nominated for – the highest percentage of wins in the USDish report.
“ The Shape of Water ” (2017)
Guillermo del Toro’s romantic fantasy film in 2017 The shape of water won 43 nominations, including seven Golden Globes, 10 Critics’ Choice Awards, two SAG Awards, 11 BAFTA Awards and 13 Oscars.
Biopic Abraham Lincoln by Steven Spielberg, Lincoln, along with Daniel Day-Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and James Spader, was also nominated for 43 awards.
‘The Artist’ (2011)
The artist was nominated for a total of 40 awards, including six Golden Globes – the most films in 2011. The film also won 50% of the awards for which it was nominated.
‘Shakespeare in Love’ (1998)
Shakespeare in love, written by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman and starring a star cast (Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Ben Affleck, Colin Firth, and more) was nominated for 40 awards.
The film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical Chicago, which starred Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones as two scheming murderers in the jazz age, was also nominated for 40 awards – including 12 BAFTA Awards and 13 Oscars.
“ 12 years of slave ” (2013)
Chiwetel Ejiofor starred in Steve McQueen’s 12 years of slavery, which was also nominated for 40 impressive awards.
James Cameron’s modern classic Titanic, along with DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, was nominated for 39 awards and won the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director that year.
Michael Keaton starred in Birdman, which won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography, out of a total of 39 nominations.
‘The Favorite’ (2018)
By Yorgos Lanthimos The favourite also won 39 nominations. Olivia Colman won Best Actress at the BAFTAs, Oscars and Golden Globes.
“ The English Patient ” (1996)
The English patient – with Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes – received 38 nominations. It is also the oldest film on this list and the first digitally edited film to win the Oscar for Best Editing.
‘The Aviator’ (2004)
DiCaprio starred alongside Cate Blanchett (who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress) and Kate Beckinsale in The aviator, which also won 38 nominations.
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ (2008)
Brad Pitt and Blanchett starred in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a tearful romantic fantasy that won a total of 38 award nominations, including the most Oscar nominations that year.
Gravity, a sci-fi thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, was nominated for 37 awards. Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director at the BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes and Oscars. Gravity won 57% of the awards for which it was nominated.
“ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ” (2019)
Margot Robbie starred alongside Pitt and DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino Once upon a time in hollywood, which also won 37 nominations. Pitt won the title for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes and the Oscars.
Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix, won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Crowe), Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Costume. He was nominated for a total of 36 awards.
‘Les Miserables’ (2012)
Hooper’s 2012 adaptation of Wretched, along with Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Crowe, was nominated for 35 awards and won almost a third.
‘The Hours’ (2002)
Hours, a psychological drama starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore, also won 35 nominations. Kidman won the Oscar for Best Actress.
David Fincher Mank is the last movie on USDish’s list, as well as the first streaming movie and the first Netflix movie to make the cut. It was nominated for 35 awards.