With the list of Nominees for the 89th Academy Awards announced, we thought it’s a good opportunity to look back at the films that won Best Picture at the Oscars after winning Best Drama at the Golden Globes. Since 1951 (the first year of the Globes) there have been 32 double winners. Will Moonlight be number 33?
The powerful adaptation of Solomon Northup’s memoir, 12 Years a Slave picked up 3 Oscars and 1 Golden Globe award.
Argo was a based on a true story (American embassy employees hiding in Iran during and after the revolution), obviously getting a very loose adaptation. It picked up 3 Oscars and 2 Golden Globes.
A mega hit that combines love, poverty, crime and ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ with Mumbai, beautiful and ugly at the same time serving as the backdrop to the story, Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globes.
With Return of the King, the Academy and Globes wanted to reward Peter Jackson for the entire trilogy, not just the final film. It won 11 Oscars and 4 Golden Globes.
The movie based on the life of John Nash, A Beautiful Mind, won 4 Academy Awards and grossed over $300 million worldwide. Not bad for a biography.
Gladiator made sword and sandal films cool again, although it stands above the rest in quality and its longevity, not to mention producing quotable lines. It won 5 Oscars and 2 Golden Globes.
American Beauty showed us how much it sucks to live in the suburbs, on the way picking up 5 Oscars and 3 Golden Globes.
Personally, I never understood the hype surrounding Titanic, but I guess $2.1 billion, 11 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globes show how much I know.
I’m with Elaine on this one… The English Patient sucks. But it made close to 10 times its budget, won 9 Oscars and 2 Golden Globes.
One thing I can say about Forrest Gump: Thank god they didn’t make a sequel, considering how idiotic the follow up book is. But the first movie is awesome, and won 6 Oscars as well as 3 Golden Globes.
When Schindler’s List was broadcast on Israeli Television for the first time, it was watched by 74% of people with their TVs on at the time. It also won 7 Oscars and 3 Golden Globes.
Kevin Costner was the hottest actor/director on the planet when Dances With Wolves came around. The film won 7 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes and made 20 times its budget.
Another massive success on a relatively small budget, Rain Man picked up 4 Oscars and 2 Golden Globes.
A massive (and slightly boring) epic on the life of China’s last emperor, The Last Emperor won 9 Oscars and 4 Golden Globes.
The first in Oliver Stone’s Vietnam trilogy, Platoon won 5 Academy Awards and 3 Golden Globes.
Out of Africa won 7 Academy Awards and 3 Golden Globes. Interestingly it has a 56% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I find it quite boring as well.
A movie that helped popularize the that Salieri wanted Mozart to die (in real life the two were on good terms), Amadeus won 8 Oscars and 4 Golden Globes.
A story about love, love and love, Terms of Endearment ended up winning 5 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globes. It also had an awful sequel in 1996, 13 years after the first movie.
After Ordinary People, Timothy Hutton was supposed to become a mega star. He’s had a nice career, but it was never as huge as the expectations. The film won 4 Oscars and 5 Golden Globes.
In Kramer vs Kramer we learned how ugly divorce can be. The film won 5 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globes.
A story about the ultimate underdog was the ultimate underdog that won. Rocky made over $225 million on a $1.1 million budget. It also won 3 Oscars.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest won 5 Oscars and 6 Golden Globes.
The Godfather might be the most influential film on this list. Not just on cinema but on pop culture. It won 3 Academy Awards and 5 Golden Globes.
The French Connection was the first R-Rated film to win at the Oscars since the rating system was introduced. It won 5 Oscars and 3 Golden Globes.
In the Heat of the Night won 5 Academy Awards and 3 Golden Globes.
A Man for All Seasons tells the story of Sir Thomas Moore in his final years. It won 6 Oscars and 4 Golden Globes.
If you look closely while watching Lawrence of Arabia, you might find Obi Wan Kenobi among the actors. The film won 7 Academy Awards and 6 Golden Globes.
Back in the day, Charlton Heston was the biggest star on the planet, especially when sand was all around him. Ben-Hur won 11 Oscars and 3 Golden Globes.
Another film with Alec Guinness in it, The Bridge on the River Kwai won 7 Oscars and 3 Golden Globes.
The first ‘Around the World in 80 Days‘ film (there have been 3), it won 5 Academy Awards and 2 Golden Globes.
On the Waterfront was named for a series of newspaper articles, but introduced an original story. It won 8 Oscars and 3 Golden Globes.
The Greatest Show on Earth (which also starred Charlton Heston) is considered the worst ever Oscar winner. It won 2 Academy Awards and 3 Golden Globes.