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Hollywood films with the most award nominations

With the Oscars 2021 just around the corner we got nostalgic for all the Hollywood movies that have been nominated for notable awards over the years. According to a survey conducted by USDish (an authorized Dish dealer), 46% of people are more likely to watch a movie if it has been nominated for an award.

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What prices are factored into this list and how did they figure it out ?!

Make a list called “Most nominated films for the awards of all time” is quite a noble enterprise. The prices considered for the list include five major organizations: the Oscars, Golden globes, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Awards and the SAG Prize. The searches covered almost 60,000 data points for movies up to 2019.

7 interesting data points for moviegoers

  1. Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Emma Stone are each in 3 of the 20 films listed.
  2. The oldest film on the list is The English patient (1994) while the most recent is man (2020).
  3. 85% of the films on the list were made in the 2000s and 60% were made in the 2010s.
  4. Tom hooper made two top 20 films: Wretched (2012) and The king’s speech (2010).
  5. man (2020) is the first Netflix movie and streaming service to make the list.
  6. La La Land (2016) won 58% of the awards for which it was nominated, making it the film with the highest percentage of awards. Quite impressive!
  7. On average, films win 35% of nominations… or about 1 in 3. Not too bad!

Drumroll please… here is the complete list of Hollywood movies with the most award nominations

Regardless of their number of award nominations, each of these films deserves a place on your movie bucket list.

# 20: man (2020)

The Netflix movie man is No. 20 on the list, receiving 35 nominations for the top five awards programs. Featuring Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, and Charles Dance, man takes you to 1930s Hollywood through the eyes of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. We’ll see what percentage of awards this streaming movie takes at the end of the 2021 awards season.

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# 19: Hours (2002)

Hours featuring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole kidman received 35 grand prize nominations, winning two Golden Globes, a BAFTA and an Oscar out of a total of 35 nominations. Read our opinion on Hours here.

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# 18: Wretched (2012)

The Hollywood hit version of the hit Broadway musical starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway was a smash hit, winning three Golden Globes, one SAG Award, four BAFTAs and three Oscars out of a total of 35 nominations. Read our opinion on Wretched here.

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# 17: Gladiator (2000)

The historical drama directed by Ridley scott and featuring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, and Connie nielsen won two Golden Globes, three Critics’ Choice Awards, four BAFTAs and five Oscars out of a total of 36 nominations.

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# 16: Once upon a time … in Hollywood (2019)

At Quentin Tarantino’s comedy-drama set in Hollywood with an all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie dazzled during awards season, winning two Golden Globes, two Critics’ Choice awards, one SAG award, one BAFTA and two Oscars out of a total of 37 nominations.

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# 15: Gravity (2013)

Sandra bullock and George clooney were out of this world in Gravity which won a Golden Globe, seven Critics’ Choice awards, six BAFTAs and seven Oscars out of a total of 37 nominations.

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# 14: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Featuring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, and Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button won three BAFTAs and three Oscars with 38 nominations in total. Read our review of the blockbuster movie here.

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# 13: The aviator (2004)

Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett, that of Martin Scorsese The aviator won three Golden Globes, two Critics’ Choice awards, one SAG award, four BAFTAs and five Oscars with 38 nominations in total. Read our opinion on The aviator here.

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# 12: The English patient (1996)

Directed by Antoine Minghella, The English patient won two Golden Globes, a Critics’ Choice Award, six BAFTAs and nine Oscars with 38 nominations in total. The cast of The English patient gathered in 2016––see photos here.

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# 11: The favourite (2018)

Black comedy with Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel weisz won a Golden Globe, two Critics’ Choice awards, seven BAFTA, and an Oscar with 39 nominations in total.

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#ten: Bird man (2014)

Bird man won two Golden Globes, seven Critics’ Choice Awards, one SAG Award, one BAFTA and four Oscars with 39 nominations in total.

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# 9: Titanic (1997)

the Titanic to throw and the crew did not sink as the ship did; instead, The Titanic won four Golden Globes, a Critics’ Choice award and 12 (!!) Oscars with 39 nominations in total.

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# 8: 12 years of slavery (2013)

With a star-studded cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, and Lupita Nyong’o, 12 years of slavery won a Golden Globe, a Critics’ Choice award, a SAG award, two BAFTAs and three Oscars with 40 nominations in total.

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#seven: Chicago (2002)

Musical comedy Chicago won three Golden Globes, two Critics’ Choice Awards, three SAG Awards, two BAFTAs and six Oscars, earning 40 nominations in total.

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# 6: Shakespeare in love (1998)

Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, and Judi Dench star in this story about a young Will Shakespeare, winning three Golden Globes, two Critics’ Choice Awards, four BAFTAs and seven Oscars with 40 total nominations.

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# 5: The artist (2011)

This black and white silent film won three Golden Globes, four Critics’ Choice Awards, one SAG Award, seven BAFTAs and five Oscars with 40 total nominations. Apparently it was originally shot in color.

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# 4: Lincoln (2012)

the Steven spielberg the film won a Golden Globe, two Critics’ Choice awards, two SAG awards, a BAFTA, and two Oscars with 43 nominations in total.

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# 3: The shape of water (2017)

At Guillermo del Toro’s film about a silent woman uncovering a top secret government experiment won two Golden Globes, four Critics’ Choice Awards, two BAFTAs and four Oscars with 43 nominations in total.

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# 2: La La Land (2016)

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s performance in La La Land played a major role in the film winning a huge Seven Golden Globes, seven Critics’ Choice awards, one SAG award, four BAFTAs, and six Oscars with 43 nominations in total!

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# 1: The king’s speech (2010)

Topping the list and reigning supreme for the most important award nominations is The king’s speech. The film starring Colin firth and Helene Bonham Carter won a Golden Globe, one Critics’ Choice award, two SAG awards, seven BAFTAs and four Oscars with 45 nominations in total.

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