The Academy Awards are on this weekend so take a look at the slideshow that showcases a random pick of classic movies that won for Best Picture. But before you take a look at the slideshow let's talk about the Best Picture award and a little bit about the movies that won.
First you may ask what was the first movie to win an Oscar? The answer to that question is, "Wings," which the movie is about two pilots in World I that love the same woman. The movie was directed by William Wellman and it starred, Clara Bow, Charles Rodgers, Richard Arlen and even Gary Cooper. The first Academy Award show took place on May 16, 1929.
If you want to read the complete list of the Best Picture winners just click here, "Best Picture." For a last minute day and before the award show idea for an Oscars party idea, watch some of the winners or the nominees. Anyway, the ten films that are listed here are diverse, you have Shakespeare's "Hamlet," to the gritty street drama "Midnight Cowboy," and the drama "The Grand Hotel," to the adventure film, "Mutiny on the Bounty." It's just quick look at what kind of films won and what Academy Award anniversary it win on. Maybe the list will even inspire you to read more about the subject and get in the known before the Oscars air on Sunday! Don't miss them on ABC at 7 pm pacific time.
How many Best Picture winners have you seen?