90 Academy Awards: Every Best Picture Winner Through the Years
Since its inaugural commencement in 1929, filmmakers from across the nation have congregated at the Academy Awards for the most significant night in film. Year after year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestows its beloved Oscar statuette to players in 24 categories — though, traditionally, the ultimate and highest honor of the occasion has been the Academy Award for Best Picture, the final award of the evening.
From 1929's first-ever best picture conquest for Lucien Hubbard's silent war epic Wings, to the most recent titleholder, coming-of-age drama Moonlight, the Oscars have sanctioned a sum of 89 blockbusters with the Best Picture honor, with an aggregate of 546 films being nominated.
This year's 90th awards ceremony will make yet another Best Picture hero out of one of nine films — Get Out, Three Billboards, Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, Dunkirk, Darkest Hour, The Post and The Shape of Water — with celebrities like Margot Robbie, Emma Stone and more expected to present at the star-studded spectacle hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, March 4 on ABC.
In recognition of the anticipated ceremony, we're journeying back through cinematic history to revisit every single picture to score the most lauded achievement in film.
Check out our gallery, below, to see all the best picture winners over the years, from 1929 to present day.