With a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, the musical/comedy hit “La La Land” has to win 11 to tie the record for the most victories of all time. But it only needs to win eight trophies to be among the Top 15 biggest Oscar winners ever. Click through our photo gallery above that highlights the 15 films that won the most Oscars throughout history.
Three films stand alone by earning 11 Oscars, a record that “La La Land” is likely to tie or, as our own Tom O’Neil suggests, could even surpass. Those films are “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003), “Ben-Hur” (1959) and “Titanic” (1997).
Only one film in Oscar history went home with 10 trophies: “West Side Story” (1961). That’s relevant to today considering it’s the most-winning movie musical of all time. Its only lost came in the Best Adapted Screenplay category, while “La La Land” competes for Best Original Screenplay.
Next up in our photo gallery are three films that won nine Oscars apiece: “The English Patient” (1996), “The Last Emperor” (1987) and “Gigi” (1958).
And finally, eight movies each went home with eight trophies: “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008), “Amadeus” (1984), “Gandhi” (1982), “Cabaret” (1972), “My Fair Lady” (1964), “On the Waterfront” (1954), “From Here to Eternity” (1953) and “Gone with the Wind” (1939).
Of all 15 films mentioned above, “Cabaret” holds the distinction as being the only big winner to not take home Best Picture at the Oscars. Luckily for “La La Land,” Gold Derby’s experts from major media outlets don’t expect that to happen again.
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