Category: Lotsa Stuff


The Sound of Music: 1965 Best Picture

The Best Picture winner at the 38th Academy Awards was “The Sound of Music”, starring Julie Andrews, 1964’s Best Actress winner for “Mary Poppins.” But it was Julie Christie who...

My Fair Lady: 1964 Best Picture

“My Fair Lady” won Best Picture at the 37th Academy Awards over another musicial “Mary Poppins”. They had 12 and 13 nominations respectively, with “My Fair Lady” winning 8 Oscars...

Tom Jones: 1963 Best Picture

1963 is one of those years in film where movies that were not nominated for Best Picture have fared better with the passage of time than those that were. “Tom...

Lawrence of Arabia: 1962 Best Picture

1962’s Best Picture was “Lawrence of Arabia”. At the 35th Academy Awards, it won 7 Oscars out of 10 nominations. The other Best Picture nominees that year were: “The Longest...

West Side Story: 1961 Best Picture

“Judgment at Nuremberg” and “West Side Story” were the most nominated (11 each) films at the 34th Academy Awards. The former only got two wins, however. “West Side Story” swept...

The Apartment: 1960 Best Picture

“The Apartment”, starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray, was the most nominated (10) film at the 33rd Academy Awards. It won Best Picture and 4 other Oscars, as...

Ben-Hur: 1959 Best Picture

Just one year after “Gigi” set a new record at the 32nd Academy Awards, “Ben-Hur” beat it by winning 11 Oscars out of 12 nominations. The only one it lost...

Gigi: 1958 Best Picture

As you will see in the above video, the MGM musical “Gigi” managed to sweep the Oscars at the 31st Academy Awards, winning all its 9 nominations. At the same...