How do you prepare for the Oscars? The 88th Academy Awards airs on ABC Sunday, Feb. 28. Movie lovers will spend the evening with their favorite Hollywood A-listers as everyone holds their breath to see who will take home one of the coveted 24 statuettes.
Before tuning in for Hollywood’s biggest night, take a trip down memory lane with previous Oscar award winning movie. Netflix currently has over 15 award winning films available for streaming ahead of the 2016 award show.
“Wings,” a silent film starring Clara Bow and Charles “Buddy Rogers,” is the first movie to ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The first ever Academy Awards was held at the Hotel Roosevelt on May 16, 1929.
“The Greatest Show on Earth” (1952)
Cecil B. DeMille directed this film starring Betty Hutton and Cornel Wilde. The film won Best Picture and Best Story at the 25th Academy Awards in 1953.
“Around the World in 80 Days” (1956)
“Around the World in 80 Days” was nominated for eight awards at the 29th Oscars. Of it, the film won five — Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Film Editing, Best Music (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) and Best Writing (Best Screenplay Adapted).
“Julia” won three Oscars at the 50th Academy Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Adapted from the stage play of the same name, “Amadeus” swept the 57th Academy Awards with eight wins. The film won Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Best Sound Mixing.
“Ghost” won two Oscars at the 63rd Academy Awards. Whoopi Goldberg took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and Bruce Joel Rubin won for Best Original Screenplay.
“Forrest Gump” (1994)
“Forrest Gump,” starring Tom Hanks and Robin Wright, won Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Visual Effects, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing at the 67th award show.
“Pulp Fiction” (1994)
“Pulp Fiction” was nominated for seven awards, but only won one at the 67th Academy Awards. Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
“The English Patient” (1996)
“The English Patient” won Best Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Sound Mixing at the 69th Academy Awards.
“Shakespeare in Love” (1998)
“Shakespeare in Love” is jam packed with big name celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck and Judi Dench. The film won seven Academy Awards at the 71st Academy Awards — Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Original Musical or Comedy Score and Best Original Screenplay.
“American Beauty” (1999)
Kevin Spacey stars in this Sam Mendes directed drama. At the 72nd Academy Awards the film won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
“Training Day” (2001)
Denzel Washington took home the Oscar for Best Actor at the 74th Academy Awards for his role in “Training Day.”
“The Aviator” (2004)
“The Aviator,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, won five Academy Awards at the 77th awards show. Unfortunately, he did not win one of those. The film won Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Film Editing.
“Inglorious Basterds” (2009)
“Inglorious Basterds” was nominated for eight awards at the 82nd Academy Awards, but Christopher Waltz only won one for Best Supporting Actor.
“Django Unchained” (2012)
Quentin Tarantino took home an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and Christopher Waltz won for Best Supporting Actor at the 85th Academy Awards.
“Silver Linings Playbook” (2012)
“Silver Linings Playbook” was nominated for eight awards at the 85th Academy Awards, but only won one. Jennifer Lawrence took home the Oscar for Best Actress.
“Ida,” a Polish drama, was released in 2013, but won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th awards show in 2015.