Since it's Oscar sesason, I thought it would be interesting to look at horror movies and the Academy Awards. Horror is probably one of the most overlooked genres for the Academy Awards, but there are some horror movies that have won an Oscar.
1. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1931)
Frederic March won for Best Actor for his role as Jekyll and Hyde. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," is the first horror flick to win an Oscar.
2. "Rosemary's Baby" (1968)
Ruth Gordon won for Best Supporting Actress for "Rosemary's Baby."
3. "The Exorcist" (1973)
This movie took the Academy Awards over that year with it's 10 nominations. The film however won two of those, Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay.
4. "Jaws" (1975)
"Jaws," won three Oscars for Best Editing, Best Original Score, and for Best Sound.
5. "The Omen" (1976)
The demonic picture, "The Omen," won for Best Original Sore.
6. "An American Werewolf in London" (1981)
Rick Baker was awarded an Oscar for his work on "An American in Werewolf in London." He was awarded with the Oscar, Best Achievement in Makeup.
7. "Aliens" (1986)
This sci-fi horror flick was nominated for a bunch of Oscars (including Best Actress) and won two of those, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects.
8. "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)
This horror serial killer thriller won five Oscars, Best Picture, Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Best Actress (Jodie Foster), Best Director, and for Best Adapted Screenplay.
9. "Misery" (1990)
"Misery" another horror thriller won an Oscar for Best Actress, that went to Kathy Bates.
10. "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992)
Coppola's Dracula flick won three Oscars, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Effects Editing, and for Best Makeup.
So those are just some horror flicks that won an Oscar. It's an interesting look at the genre and the Academy Awards.