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Academy Awards

OscarI’ve been an Oscar junkie for many, many years. When I was twelve years old I lived on Long Island and the Oscars always ended at around midnight. Back then they hadn’t moved to Sundays yet, so they were always on a school night and my mom would make me go to bed when they were only half over. Naturally, I did what any self-respecting twelve-year-old would do: I snuck out of my bedroom ten minutes later to watch the rest with the volume turned down way low so no one would hear me in the TV room. I loved every second of it.

My obsession grew to the point where I memorized all of the major winners (Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress) all the way back to 1940. Nowadays I can only reliably go back as far as 1970, but it’s still a decent party trick. If you’re at a party for nerds.

I thought it would be fun to go back each decade to decide the best of the best. Which Best Actress winner, for example, was the best in the 90’s? In order to keep from going insane with infinite possibilities (and to avoid the question of snubbing completely), I decided to limit the field to winners only. I will comment on other nominees (or contenders who failed to earn a nomination), but whether or not someone deserved a win cannot impact their place in the ranking. Here are the decades and categories:

2010-2019

Best Picture

Best Actor  •  Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor  •  Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Song

Every Best Picture Oscar Winner 2010s2000-2009

Best Picture

Best Actor  •  Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor  •  Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Song

Every Best Picture Oscar Winner of the 1990s1990-1999

Best Picture

Best Actor  •  Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor  •  Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Song

Best Picture 1980s1980-1989

Best Picture

Best Actor  •  Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor  •  Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Song

Best Picture 1970s1970-1979

Best Picture

Best Actor  •  Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor  •  Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Song

Best Picture Winners of the 1960s1960-1969

Best Picture

Best Actor • Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor • Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Song

1950-1959

Best Picture

Best Actor • Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor • Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Song

1940-1949

Best Picture

Best Actor • Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor • Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Song

1927-1939

Best Picture

Best Actor • Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor • Best Supporting Actress

Best Original Song

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