Academy Award for Best Picture

Academy Award for Best Picture
Awarded forBest Motion Picture of the Year
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
First awardedMay 16, 1929 (1929-05-16) (for films released during the 1927/1928 film season)
Most recent winnerNomadland (2020)
Websiteoscars.org

The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) since the awards debuted in 1929. This award goes to the producers of the film and is the only category in which every member of the Academy is eligible to submit a nomination and vote on the final ballot.[1] Best Picture is usually the final award of the night and is considered the most prestigious honor of the ceremony.[2][3][4]

The Grand Staircase columns at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, where the Academy Awards ceremonies have been held since 2002, showcase every film that has won the Best Picture title since the award's inception.[5] There have been 579 films nominated for Best Picture and 93 winners.[6]

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