Oscar awards are being followed around the world. The most prestigious award in the world of cinema. Oscar nominees are announced months ago. It’s a prize every filmmaker dreams of. The category that people are most curious about is the Best Picture. Let’s see who won this award in the last 10 years. Here’s our Best Picture of Oscar list.
10- The King’s Speech (83rd Academy Awards – 2011)
Director(s): Tom Hooper
Genres: Biography - Drama - History
Runtime: 118 Minutes
It’s a British era movie. Focused on 6th George from Royal Family. He’s stuttering. As a king, this inability is not good at all. To be a true king, he must be able to speak effectively against the people.
The King’s Speech had received 12 Oscar nominations, more than any other film in that year, so well done.
9- The Artist (84th Academy Awards – 2012)
Director(s): Michel Hazanavicius
Genres: Comedy - Drama - Romance
Runtime: 100 Minutes
At the end of the 1920s, there was a ‘technological’ revolution that would change the Hollywood Motion Picture Industry. But this revolutionary change in the cinema industry has deeply shaken many people’s careers and careers.
George Valentin is among the most charismatic actors of the era. And he gets his share of the sound reflected in the curtain of unexpected schinema. So, Peppy Miller, the fresh and beautiful actress who stands next to him, has the idea of Fame.
This is the only black and white movie in Best Picture of Oscar list.
8- Argo (85th Academy Awards – 2013)
Director(s): Ben Affleck
Genres: Biography - Drama - Thriller
Runtime: 120 Minutes
The year 1979, 4 November. It is the busiest days of the Iranian revolution in which the Shah was toppled. So, Militants enter the American embassy building in the capital Tehran and take 52 Americans hostage. The 6 American citizens who managed to escape in that commotion take refuge in the Canadian Embassy and their lives are still in danger.
They are in danger of being caught and killed at any moment. CIA specialist Tony Mendez prepares a very risky plan to save these American citizens.
7- 12 Years A Slave (86th Academy Awards – 2014)
Director(s): Steve McQueen
Genres: Biography - Drama - History
Runtime: 134 Minutes
12 Years A Slave tells the story of a man trying to regain his freedom. Solomon Northup lived in new york in 1841. He’s a musician and he’s good at his job. But one day two white men he meets trick him. They’ll take him to Washington and sell him as a slave. So, Solomon’s happy life has been turned upside down. He lives as a slave for 12 years apart from his family and loved ones.
This is our Best Picture of Oscar most emotional movie in the list for us.
6- Birdman (87th Academy Awards – 2015)
Director(s): Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Genres: Comedy - Drama
Runtime: 119 Minutes
Riggan is an actor of an era known for his series of superhero films called Birdman. He is making final preparations for a play he self-directed and starring on Broadway. However, during rehearsals, one of the players is unexpectedly injured and must be replaced immediately.
With the suggestion of Lesley and Jake, he deals with Mike Shiner, a once-popular star. Riggan expects this game to restore prestige to himself. But, on the contrary, he will do his best to get positive reactions.
5- Spotlight (88th Academy Awards – 2016)
Director(s): Tom McCarthy
Genres: Biography - Crime - Drama
Runtime: 129 Minutes
Spotlight tells of a church’s attempt to acquit itself, which was came up by an incident of abuse and it’s about the writers of the Boston Globe who are trying to shed light on this harassment. The paper’s “Spotlight” team of writers digs up old notebooks about allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church. So, a year of research reveals decades of hidden facts about Boston’s top religious, legal and administrative union.
Marty Baron, the newly appointed editor-in-chief, arrives from Miami to take over the globe in the summer of 2001. He commissioned the Spotlight team to follow an article about the priest accused of sexual abuse of dozens of children.
4- Moonlight (89th Academy Awards – 2017)
Director(s): Barry Jenkins
Runtime: 111 Minutes
Moonlight is a film about human relationships and human self-discovery. It tells the story of a young black man’s battle and growth in a difficult neighborhood of Miami from childhood to adulthood. So, it describes 3 separate periods of Chiron’s life. The Film touches on the protagonist’s relationship with his mother, his school life, his romantic relationship, his business life, and his relationship with Juan, a drug dealer.
This Oscar Best Picture drama will make your tears flow.
3- The Shape Of Water (90th Academy Awards – 2018)
Director(s): Guillermo del Toro
Genres: Adventure - Drama - Fantasy
Runtime: 123 Minutes
Elisa is a lonely girl living in Cold War-era America. She has a quiet, routine life. Elisa works as a housekeeper in a secret, high-security government lab. One day, however, Elisa’s life changes with her colleague Zelda discovering a secret experiment by the state.
She realizes that a humanoid creature trapped in water has been used in a brutal experiment. Then Elisa begins communicating with him. They are a duo who don’t know the same language, don’t have the same lives, don’t even have the same genetics. But they will change each other’s lives through the unspeakable bond they have formed between them.
2- Green Book (91st Academy Awards – 2019)
Director(s): Peter Farrelly
Genres: Biography - Comedy - Drama
Runtime: 130 Minutes
The Green Book tells the story of a famous pianist and Tony, who works as his chauffeur as part of his concert tour. Tony Lip lives in an Italian American neighborhood in the Bronx. The famous African-American pianist Dr. Don Shirley is preparing for a concert tour. So, the famous musician will travel south from Manhattan as part of the tour.
Shirley is in search of a chauffeur who will travel with him from town to town. He hires Tony, who has been unemployed for some time. Tony gets help from the guide “The Green Book” to use the routes that are safe for African Americans during the journey. So, on their journey, Dr Shirley and Tony encounter racism, danger and unexpected kindness.
1- Parasite (92nd Academy Awards – 2020)
Director(s): Bong Joon Ho
Genres: Comedy - Crime - Drama
Runtime: 132 Minutes
The Park family is a classic painting of the fortunes that come with ancestry. The Kim family, on the other hand, is rich in street intelligence but has no other wealth. Whether luck or fate, these two household members come together in some way. And the Kim family immediately senses a golden opportunity. Kim’s children are raised on manipulation by college-age Ki-woo. They quickly place themselves among the Park family with the duties of teacher and art therapist.
The Park’s, unbeknownst to the Kim family, lose everything in their homes. But soon this order will face a threat. A parasitic guest becomes a threat to the newly discovered comfort of the Kim family. A ferocious and compelling struggle for supremacy breaks out.
And of course Parasite is the only Non-English movie in Oscar Best Picture list.