HOME * A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL * MY FAVORITE MOVIE MUSICALS
FROM STAGE TO SCREEN * MUSICALS AT THE OSCARS * MOVIE MUSICALS ON DVD

The Hollywood Academy was always fond of Movie Musicals and through the years they had given that genre several Oscars.

So here is a list, as complete as possible (and probably with unwanted mistakes), of all the Movie Musicals (comedies, dramas, biographies) that won Oscars or that were nominated for more than one Oscar.

The list goes from the present to the past and I hope it’ll bring you as many memories and surprises as it brought me.


2012
LES MISÉRABLES - was nominated for 8 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 3: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Anne Hathaway) Best Sound Mixing, Best Make-up

2009
NINE - was nominated for 4 Oscars
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG - was nominated for 3 Oscars

2007
LA MÔME - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 2: Best Actress (Marion Cotillard) and Make-up
SWEENEY TODD - was nominated for 3 Oscars
ENCHANTED - was nominated for 3 Oscars

2006
DREAMGIRLS - was nominated for 8 Oscars and won 2: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Hudson), Sound

2005
WALK THE LINE - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 1: Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon)

2004
RAY - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 2: Best Actor (Jamie Foxx), Sound
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - was nominated for 3 Oscars

2002
CHICAGO - was nominated for 13 Oscars and won 6: Best Picture, Actress in a Supporting Role (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Art Direction - Set Decoration, Costume Design, Editing, Sound

2001
MOULIN ROUGE - was nominated for 8 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 2: Art Direction - Set Decoration, Costume Design

2000
BILLY ELLIOT - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1999
TOPSY-TURBY - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 4: Best Costume Design, Make-Up

1998
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("When You Believe")

1997
ANASTASIA - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1996
EVITA - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("You Must Love Me")

1995
POCAHONTAS - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won: Best Original Song ("Colors of the Wind"), Original Musical or Comedy Score

1994
THE LION KING - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 2: Best Original Song ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight "), Original Musical or Comedy Score

1992
ALADDIN - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 2: Best Original Song ("A Whole New World "), Original Score

1991
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 2: Best Original Song ("Beauty and the Beast "), Original Musical or Comedy Score

1989
THE LITTLE MERMAID - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 2: Best Original Song ("Under the Sea"), Original Musical or Comedy Score

1987
DIRTY DANCING - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song ("I've Had the Time of My Life")

1986
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1985
A CHORUS LINE - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1984
PURPLE RAIN - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song Score
THE COTTON CLUB - was nominated for 2 Oscars
FOOTLOOSE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1983
YENTL - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song Score
FLASHDANCE - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Flashdance... What a Feeling")

1982
VICTOR / VICTORIA - was nominated for 7 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
ANNIE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1981
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1980
FAME - was nominated for 6 Oscars and won 2: Best Original Song ("Fame"), Original Score
COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER - was nominated for 7 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)

1979
ALL THAT JAZZ - was nominated for 9 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 4: Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Costume Design, Film Editing, Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
THE ROSE - was nominated for 3 Oscars
THE MUPPET MOVIE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1978
THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song ("Last Dance")
THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
THE WIZ - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1977
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
PETE'S DRAGON - was nominated for 2 Oscars
THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1976
A STAR IS BORN - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Evergreen")

1975
NASHVILLE - was nominated for 5 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Original Song ("I'm Easy")
FUNNY LADY - was nominated for 5 Oscars
TOMMY - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1974
THE LITTLE PRINCE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1973
TOM SAWYER - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1972
CABARET - was nominated for 10 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 8: Best Director (Bob Fosse), Actress (Liza Minnelli), Actor in a Supporting Role (Joel Grey), Art Direction - Set Decoration, Cinematography, Film Editing, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation, Sound
LADY SINGS THE BLUES - was nominated for 5 Oscars

1971
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - was nominated for 8 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 3: Best Cinematography, Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score, Sound
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 1: Best Special Visual Effects

1970
LET IT BE - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song Score
DARLING LILI - was nominated for 3 Oscars
SCROOGE - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1969
HELLO, DOLLY! - was nominated for 7 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 3: Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation), Sound
SWEET CHARITY - was nominated for 3 Oscars
GOODBYE MR. CHIPS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1968
OLIVER! - was nominated for 11 Oscars and won 5: Best Picture, Director (Carol Reed), Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation), Art Direction - Set Decoration, Sound
FUNNY GIRL - was nominated for 8 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Actress (Barbra Streisand)
STAR! - was nominated for 6 Oscars
FINIAN'S RAINBOW - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1967
CAMELOT - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 3: Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Costume Design, Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment
DOCTOR DOLITTLE - was nominated for 9 Oscars and won 2: Best Original Song ("Talk to the Animals"), Special Effects
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - was nominated for 7 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Music Score

1966
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment

1965
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - was nominated for 10 Oscars and won 5: Best Picture, Director (Robert Wise), Film Editing, Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment, Sound
LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1964
MY FAIR LADY - was nominated for 12 Oscars and won 8: Best Picture, Director (George Cukor), Actor (Rex Harrison), Cinematography, Costume Design, Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment, Art Direction - Set Decoration, Sound
MARY POPPINS - was nominated for 13 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 5: Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Original song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee"), Special Visual Effects, Film Editing, Score - Substantially Original
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN - was nominated for 6 Oscars
WHAT A WAY TO GO! - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1963
BYE BYE BIRDIE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1962
THE MUSIC MAN - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment
GYPSY - was nominated for 3 Oscars
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Costume Design - Color

1961
WEST SIDE STORY - was nominated for 11 Oscars and won 10: Best Picture, Director (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins), Actor in a Supporting Role (George Chakiris), Actress in a Supporting Role (Rita Moreno), Art Direction - Set Decoration - Color, Cinematography - Color, Costume Design - Color, Film Editing, Scoring of a Musical Picture, Sound
FLOWER DRUM SONG - was nominated for 5 Oscars
BABES IN TOYLAND - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1960
CAN-CAN - was nominated for 2 Oscars
PEPE - was nominated for 7 Oscars

1959
PORGY AND BESS - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
THE FIVE PENNIES - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1958
GIGI - was nominated for 9 Oscars and won: Best Picture, Best Director (Vincente Minnelli), Cinematography - Color, Art Direction - Set Decoration - Color, Costume Design - Color, Film Editing, Scoring of a Musical Picture, Original Song ("Gigi"), Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
SOUTH PACIFIC - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Sound

1957
LES GIRLS - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Costume Design - Color
FUNNY FACE - was nominated for 4 Oscars
PAL JOEY - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1956
THE KING AND I - was nominated for 9 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 5: Best Actor (Yul Brynner), Art Direction - Set Decoration - Color, Costume Design - Color, Scoring of a Musical Picture, Sound
HIGH SOCIETY - was nominated for 2 Oscars
THE EDDY DUCHIN STORY - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1955
OKLAHOMA! - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 2: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture, Sound
LOVE ME O LEAVE ME - was nominated for 6 Oscars and won 1: Best Motion Picture Story
INTERRUPTED MELODY - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Story and Screenplay
GUYS AND DOLLS - was nominated for 4 Oscars
DADDY LONG LEGS - was nominated for 3 Oscars
IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1954
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS - was nominated for 5 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
THE GLENN MILLER STORY - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Sound
A STAR IS BORN - was nominated for 6 Oscars
CARMEN JONES - was nominated for 2 Oscars
THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS - was nominated for 3 Oscars
BRIGADOON - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1953
LILI - was nominated for 6 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
CALL ME MADAM - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
CALAMITY JANE - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Secret Love")
THE BAND WAGON - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1952
WITH A SONG IN MY HEART - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - was nominated for 2 Oscars
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN - was nominated for 6 Oscars
THE MERRY WIDOW - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1951
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - was nominated for 8 Oscars and won 6: Best Picture, Cinematography - Color, Art Direction - Set Decoration - Color, Costume Design - Color, Scoring of a Musical Picture, Story and Screenplay
HERE COMES THE GROOM - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening")
THE GREAT CARUSO - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Sound
SHOW BOAT - was nominated for 2 Oscars
ON THE RIVIERA - was nominated for 2 Oscars
THE TALES OF HOFFMANN - was nominated for 2 Oscars

 

1950
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
CINDERELLA - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1949
ON THE TOWN - was nominated for 1Oscar and won: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song ("Baby, It's Cold Outside")
JOLSON SINGS AGAIN - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1948
THE RED SHOES - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 2: Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Art Direction - Set Decoration - Color
WHEN MY BABY SMILES AT ME - was nominated for 2 Oscars
THE EMPEROR WALTZ - was nominated for 2 Oscars
ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1947
MOTHER WORE TIGHTS - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
SONG OT THE SOUTH - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah")

1946
THE JOLSON STORY - was nominated for 6 Oscars and won 2: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture, Sound
THE HARVEY GIRLS - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe")
BLUE SKIES - was nominated for 2 Oscars
CENTENNIAL SUMMER - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1945
ANCHORS AWEIGH - was nominated for 5 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
WONDER MAN - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Special Effects
STATE FAIR - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("It Might as Well Be Spring")
BELLE OF THE YUKON - was nominated for 2 Oscars
CAN'T HELP SINGING - was nominated for 2 Oscars
TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT - was nominated for 2 Oscars
RHAPSODY IN BLUE - was nominated for 2 Oscars
THE THREE CABALLEROS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1944
COVER GIRL - - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS - was nominated for 4 Oscars
LADY IN THE DARK - - was nominated for 3 Oscars
HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN - - was nominated for 3 Oscars
BRAZIL - was nominated for 3 Oscars
HIGHER AND HIGHER - was nominated for 2 Oscars
LADY, LET'S DANCE - was nominated for 2 Oscars
MINSTREL MAN - was nominated for 2 Oscars
SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD - was nominated for 2 Oscars
UP IN ARMS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1943
HELLO FRISCO, HELLO - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("You'll Never Know")
THIS IS THE ARMY - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
THOUSANDS CHEER - was nominated for 3 Oscars
HIT PARADE OF 1943 - was nominated for 2 Oscars
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT - was nominated for 2 Oscars
SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT - was nominated for 2 Oscars
STAGE DOOR CANTEEN - was nominated for 2 Oscars
STAR SPANGLED RHYTHM - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1942
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY - was nominated for 8 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 3: Best Actor (James Cagney), Scoring of a Musical Picture, Sound
HOLIDAY INN - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("White Christmas")
MY GAL SAL - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Art Direction - Interior Decoration - Color
YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER - was nominated for 3 Oscars
FLYING WITH MUSIC - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1941
LADY BE GOOD - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song ("The Last Time I Saw Paris")
SUN VALLEY SERENADE - was nominated for 3 Oscars
THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER - was nominated for 3 Oscars
LOUISIANA PURCHASE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1940
THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE - was nominated for 2 Oscars
SPRING PARADE - was nominated for 3 Oscars
BITTER SWEET - was nominated for 2 Oscars
DOWN ARGENTINE WAY - was nominated for 3 Oscars
STRIKE UP THE BAND - was nominated for 3 Oscars
HIT PARADE OF 1941- was nominated for 2 Oscars
SECOND CHORUS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1939
THE WIZARD OF OZ - was nominated for 5 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 2: Best Original Score, Best Song ("Over the Rainbow")
BABES IN ARMS - was nominated for 2 Oscars
FIRST LOVE - was nominated for 2 Oscars
THE GREAT VICTOR HERBERT - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1938
ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
THE GREAT WALTZ - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Cinematography
THE BIG BROADCAST OF 1938 - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song ("Thanks for the Memory")
MAD ABOUT MUSIC - was nominated for 4 Oscars
CAREFREE - was nominated for 3 Oscars
THE GOLDWYN FOLLIES - was nominated for 2 Oscars
SWEETHEARTS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1937
IN OLD CHICAGO - - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 2: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Alice Brady), Assistant Director
100 MEN AND A GIRL - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Score
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Dance Direction
WAIKIKI WEDDING - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Sweet Leilani")
VOGUES OF 1938 - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1936
THE GREAT ZIEGFELD - was nominated for 7 Oscars and won 3: Best Picture, Actress (Luise Rainer), Dance Direction
SWING TIME - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("The Way You Look Tonight")
BORN TO DANCE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1935
BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 - was nominated for 3 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Dance Direction
NAUGHTY MARIETTA - was nominated for 2 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Sound
GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Lullaby of Broadway")
TOP HAT - was nominated for 4 Oscars (including Best Picture)

1934
THE GAY DIVORCEE - was nominated for 5 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Original Song ("The Continental")
ONE NIGHT OF LOVE - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Score
FLIRTATION WALK - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1932-1933
42ND STREET - was nominated for 2 Oscars (including Best Picture)

1929-1930
THE LOVE PARADE - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture)

1928-1929
THE BROADWAY MELODY - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Picture

 

email me: jorge@jorgeplace.com