The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards (for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) began to be distributed in May 1929 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. Since then, seventh-art jewels such as Gladiator, Forrest Gump, The Godfather: Part II, Braveheart O Star Wars, as well as actors and actresses of the stature of Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Jodie Foster and Marlon Brando. Katharine Hepburn (The beast of my girl, Morning Glory) y Daniel Day-Lewis (Wells of Ambition, Lincoln) hold the record with 4 and 3 statuettes respectively.
Next March 4 we will hear that about “and the Oscar goes to …”, so we have thought about making a list of the 15 films that have won the most Oscars throughout history.
1. Titanic (1997)
Tape directed by James Cameron He told us a love story aboard the Titanic, the largest ocean liner of all time, which sank in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg. It took nothing more and nothing less than 11 Oscarsincluding best film and best director. Starring Leonardo Dicaprio Y Kate Winslet, Titanic it was an achievement on a technical level, recreating the settings and a multitude of details with great quality, becoming the most expensive film in history until then. In addition to the awards for best film and best director, he won the Oscar at Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Original Song (performed by Céline Dion), Best Soundtrack, Best Cinematography, and Best Direction.
2. Ben-Hur (1959)
Set in ancient Rome, it tells the story of Ben-Hur, the son of a noble family who is condemned by accident and sent to galleys, to finally end up participating in chariot races. Without a doubt, this movie directed by William Wyler (The best years of our life, Mrs. Miniver) and starring Charlton Heston, is one of the great jewels in the history of cinema. Winner of 11 Oscars (out of 12 nominations), it was the most expensive film in its time, investing in it more than 15 million dollars and for which the largest sets to date were built, more than 10,000 extras and 2,500 horses were used. The awards he received were: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Charlton Heston), Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith), Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Editing, Best Soundtrack and Best Sound.
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The third installment of the trilogy of The Lord of the rings and what did the big screen adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s work took away 11 awards. The super-production, directed by Peter Jackson narrated the war of Middle-earth, some to seize
the One Ring and have the power and others to destroy it and live in peace. At the time it was the second highest grossing movie of all time (behind of Titanic), showing an epic story between good and evil, with spectacular special effects. Oscar winner for Best Film, Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Makeup, Best Costume Design, Best Soundtrack, Best Original Song (written and performed by Annie Lennox), Best Sound, Best Visual Effects, and Best Editing.
4. Gone with the Wind (1939)
The oldest movie on the list is gone With the Wind, winner of 10 Oscars. The tape directed by Victor Fleming is a mix of adventure, war, drama and romance, set during the American Civil War. A true legend of cinema, with a duration of almost 4 hours, she was considered “Culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” by the US Library of Congress Starring Vivien Leigh Y Clark Gable, took the awards to the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, first African-American actress to win an Oscar), Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Art Direction, in addition to two honorary awards for exceptional use of color and technical achievements.
5. West Side Story (1961)
This musical was a modern version of the play Romeo and Juliet de William Shakespeare, set in the suburbs of New York, where two street gangs (some Puerto Ricans and others of European descent) clashed for dominance of the place. Directed by Robert Wise y Jerome Robbins and starring Natalie Wood Y Richard Beymer, the tape was made with 10 figurines: Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (George Chakiris), Best Supporting Actress (Rita Moreno), Best Art Direction, Best Music, Best Sound, Best Costumes, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.
6. The English Patient (1996)
Set in World War II, The English Patient tells the story of a wounded man, badly burned (Ralph Fiennes), who takes refuge in an Italian monastery where he is cared for by a Canadian nurse (Juliette Binoche) and to whom he is telling the story of his life. Directed by Anthony Minghella (The talent of Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain), the tape took 9 Oscars: Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Original Soundtrack, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Costume Design.
7. Teeth (1958)
Love affair set in Paris in 1900, it focuses on the young Gigi, granddaughter of a courtesan, and Gaston, who pretends to be her protector and who ends up falling in love with her. Based on the homonymous novella by Colette. Directs Vincente Minnelli, responsible for tapes like The four horsemen of the apocalypse O With him came the scandal and starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, and Louis Jourdan. Took 9 Oscars: best film, best director, best color photography, best original script, best color costumes, best color decoration, best soundtrack, best original song and best montage.
8. The Last Emperor (1987)
The last Emperor is a film about the life of Puyi, the last emperor of China who was torn from his family to ascend to the throne at the age of 3, confined in the Forbidden City and worshiped by hundreds of millions of people. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring John Leone, Joan Chen y Peter O’Toole was the winner of 9 Oscars: Best Film, Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Music, Best Sound, Best Costumes, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.
9. From here to eternity (1953)
Romantic drama with Pearl Harbor and the attack of the Japanese in the background. The film, directed by Fred Zinnemann, responsible for jewelry such as Alone in the face of danger O Jackal, took 8 Oscars. It has in its cast with actors of the stature of Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Cliff, Deborah Kerr O Frank Sinatra. The figurines he collected are: Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Sinatra), Best Supporting Actress (Donna Reed), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound.
10. The law of silence (1954)
Performed by the great Marlon brando and directed by Elia Kazan, The law of silence He talk to us about the gangs who fought to control the dockers on the New York docks. Without a doubt, we are facing one of the great classics of the seventh art, which took 8 Oscars: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Art Direction (Black and White) and Best Cinematography (Black and White).
11. My fair lady (1964)
Romantic comedy to the rhythm of a musical, adaptation of the play of the same title, based in turn on the myth of Pygmalion. Interpreted by Audrey Hepburn Y Rex Harrison, the tape was 8 Oscars: Best Film, Best Director (George Cukor), Best Actor (Rex Harrison), Best Sound, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Art Direction (Color), Best Musical Adaptation, and Best Costume Design (Color).
12. Gandhi (1982)
Biopic about Mahatma Gandhi, which after defending the rights of blacks in South Africa, incites Hindus to rebel against the British Empire through non-violence. Ben Kingsley interpreta a Gandhi in this film directed by Richard Attenborough (A distant bridge, Chaplin). Got carried away 8 statuettes: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Kingsley), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.
13. Amadeus (1984)
Historical drama that tells of the rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, something that really is a literary device, since it has no historical foundation. Adaptation of the play Amadeus de Peter Shaffer. Tom Hulce embodies Mozart and F. Murray Abraham to Salieri (both Oscar nominees) in this film directed by the Czechoslovakian director Milos Forman (Some one flies over the cuco’s nidus, The Larry Flint scandal). Winner of 8 Oscars: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (F. Murray Abraham), Best Adapted Screenplay (Peter Shaffer), Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, and Best Sound.
14. Cabaret (1972)
It is musical drama set in Berlin in the 30s, under the rule of the Nazis, surprised in a year when the Oscar for best picture went to The Godfather. It tells how the nightlife of the German capital takes refuge in the Kit Kat Club, where the young Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) makes you forget the sad reality. Despite competing with Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, it rose to prominence 8 statuettes: Best Director (Bob Fosse), Best Actress (Liza Minnelli), Best Supporting Actor (Joel Gray), Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Soundtrack, Best Editing, Best Art Direction and Best Sound.
15. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
This British-Hindu production directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 127 hours) told us the story of Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a young man introducing himself to the Indian version of the show “Who wants to be a millionaire?”, at the time he was about to earn 20 million rupees. The sad events that surrounded her childhood, living in shanty towns, and her youth provided all the answers. Took 8 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Soundtrack, Best Original Song (Jai Ho, by AR Rahman), better photography, better montage and better sound.