Horror Nominees & Winners at the Oscars

I follow the Oscars nominees every year, and I agree with a decent amount of the decisions that are made. However, there has consistently been an exclusion of horror and other related genre film nominees since the Academy Awards began. As horror film fanatics, I am sure we all have a list of potential nominees that were looked over. For me, The Shining (1980), Hereditary (2018), Us (2019), and Midsommar (2019) top the list for horror films that deserved equal recognition as their counterparts of the year. In this post, I wanted to share some of the horror and horror-esque films that were recognized at the Oscars.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay (Percy Heath)

Won: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Frederic March)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Angela Lansbury), Best Art Direction

Won: Best Cinematography

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay (Roman Polanski)

Won: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Ruth Gordon)

The Exorcist (1973)

Nominated: Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ellen Burstyn), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jason Miller), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Linda Blair), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing

Won: Best Adapted Screenplay (William Peter Blatty), Best Sound Mixing

Jaws (1975)

Nominated: Best Picture

Won: Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Music – Original Dramatic Score (John Williams)

The Omen (1976)

Nominated: Best Original Song

Won: Best Original Score

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Won: Best Makeup (Rick Baker)

Misery (1990)

Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Kathy Bates)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Nominated: Best Sound, Best Film Editing

Won: Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jodie Foster), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Anthony Hopkins), Best Director (Johnathan Demme), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Nominated: Best Art Direction

Won: Best Costume Design (Elko Ishioka), Best Effects, Best Makeup

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Nominated: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Haley Joel Osment), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Toni Collette), Best Director (M. Night Shyamalan), Best Original Screenplay (M. Night Shyamalan), Best Film Editing

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Nominated: Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design

Won: Best Art Direction

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Johnny Depp), Best Costume Design (Colleen Atwood)

Won: Best Art Direction

Black Swan (2010)

Nominated: Best Picture

Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Natalie Portman)

Get Out (2017)

Nominated: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Daniel Kaluuya), Best Director (Jordan Peele)

Won: Best Original Screenplay (Jordan Peele)

Parasite (2019)

Nominated: Best Production Design, Best Film Editing

Won: Best Picture, Best Director (Bong Joon Ho), Best Original Screenplay (Bong Joon Ho, Jin-won Han), Best International Feature Film

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Do any of the entries in this post surprise you? Which films do you think also deserved to be nominated by the Academy? Share in the comments below!

Until next time,

Jordan

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