Most Oscar Nominated Films!

The Academy Awards have honored many great films over the years, and we’re taking a look at which ones have received the highest number of nominations! 

Over the years, we’ve seen some great movies that spoke to us in different ways, from ones that tore us down emotionally to ones that touched our hearts. Movies entertain us and give us a much needed break from our own reality. Aside from fan praise one of the highest honors a movie can receive is an Oscar nomination. Here is a list of the three films that have received the most nominations in Oscar history.

All About Eve

All About Eve tells the story of a young actress who inserts herself into the friend group of an aging star under the guise of being an admirer of the star’s work. Things take a turn, though, when it becomes evident that the young starlet has ulterior motives.

All About Eve was the first movie to receive 14 nominations and was first released 73 years ago. Its nominations included Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound Mixing, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction/Interior Decoration, and 2 nominations for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. All About Eve is the only film to ever receive four nominations for female cast members. The nominees were Anne Baxter (Eve Harrington), Bette Davis (Margo Channing), Celeste Holm (Karen Richards), and Thelma Ritter (Birdie).


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Titanic tells the story of Rose, a wealthy woman who is heading to America with her mother and fiancé but is tired of living the life that was designed for her, and Jack, a third class passenger who gives her a taste of a very different life. Their worlds are turned upside down when the ship hits an iceberg and begins to sink.

Titanic is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. It also received 14 Academy Award nominations, including Best Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Visual Effects. The film also had 11 of the 14 nominees take home the Oscar. Titanic is tied with Ben-Hur and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King for most wins of all time. It is also the third highest grossing film of all time, and it has currently earned $2.1 Billion in lifetime gross earnings.


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La La Land

Last but not least is the most recent top earner La La Land. This film focuses on an aspiring actress and jazz musician as they try to make it in Hollywood. The two are drawn together, but their love is tested when they begin to gain success in their individual fields.

Its 14 nominations included Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, and two songs got nominated for Best Original Song.  The film also set the record for most Golden Globe nominations won by any film in history, winning all 7 of the nominations it recieved.

Each of these films was impressive in its own way, but the one thing they all have in common is a dynamic story with characters that drew us in. They are sure to entertain audiences for many years to come!

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Ulises Gutierrez

Ulises Gutierrez was born in Sunnyside, Washington, and is a first-generation Mexican American student. He aspires to work in social media and digital marketing management. He is currently interning for AfterBuzz TV and is graduating this year (2023) with a degree in strategic communications from WSU.