Of the 10 films nominated for best picture at this year’s Academy Awards, one has a shot at becoming the most Oscar-winning film of all-time.

Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” leads the way with a whopping 13 Oscar nominations. The film needs to win 12 of those 13 nominations to become the most Oscar-decorated film in Academy Award history. If it wins 11 of its nominations, “Oppenheimer” will still technically be the most award-winning film of all-time — though it will share the distinction with three other films that have also won 11 Oscars.

“Poor Things,” the Emma Stone-led sci-fi that has 11 nominations, could also potentially join the current three-way tie for most-decorated film. But it would have to win all of its 11 nominations, and as The New York Times reported, “Oppenheimer” is the favorite to win for best picture.

Ahead of Sunday’s ceremony, here’s a look at the films that have won the most Oscars over the years.

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What movie has the most Oscars?

According to the Guinness World Records website, the following three films each have 11 Academy Awards:

  • “Ben Hur” (1959).
  • “Titanic” (1997).
  • “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003).

In total, “Ben Hur” received 12 Oscar nominations and “Titanic” earned 14. “The Return of the King” won all 11 of its nominations, marking the largest sweep in Oscar history.

Worth noting: “Oppenheimer” has a shot at surpassing “The Return of the King” for the largest sweep at the Academy Awards.

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What are the other top Oscar-winning films?

According to the entertainment site Gold Derby, “West Side Story” (1961) comes in second with 10 wins.

The following three films each have nine Oscars:

  • “Gigi” (1958).
  • “The Last Emperor” (1987).
  • “The English Patient” (1996).

The following eight films each have eight Oscars:

  • “Gone With the Wind” (1939).
  • “From Here to Eternity” (1953).
  • “On the Waterfront” (1954).
  • “My Fair Lady” (1964).
  • “Cabaret” (1972).
  • “Ghandi” (1982).
  • “Amadeus” (1984).
  • “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008).

Worth noting: Of all the top Oscar-winning films, “Cabaret” is the only movie to have lost out on the award for best picture, losing to “The Godfather,” Statista.com reported.


What movies have been nominated for the most Oscars?

This year, “Oppenheimer” leads the pack with 13 nominations. But according to CNBC, the following three films are the most nominated in Oscar history — with a staggering 14 Oscar nominations:

  • “All About Eve” (1950).
  • “Titanic” (1997).
  • “La La Land” (2016).

Oscars 2024: What movies have been nominated for best picture?

As the Deseret News reported, the following 10 films were nominated for best picture at the 96th Academy Awards:

  • “American Fiction.”
  • “Anatomy of a Fall.”
  • Barbie.”
  • “The Holdovers.”
  • Killers of the Flower Moon.”
  • “Maestro.”
  • “Oppenheimer.”
  • “Past Lives.”
  • “Poor Things.”
  • “The Zone of Interest.”
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