[PHOTOS] Oscars: What movie westerns won Best Picture, and will ‘Hell or High Water’ be next?

What are the movie westerns that won Best Picture at the Oscars, and will CBS Films’ “Hell or High Water” join the esteemed list this year? It’s already been nominated for Best Drama Film at the Golden Globes, while supporting player Jeff Bridges is a nominee at both the Globes and SAG Awards. Click through our photo gallery above that highlights all the westerns that won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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“No Country for Old Men” (2007), the Coen brothers‘ modern-day violent western, is the latest such film to win Best Picture. Before that, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in “Unforgiven” (1992), the last true western to prevail at the Oscars. Surprisingly, even though westerns helped put Hollywood on the map, only one movie from the early days of cinema scored with Oscar voters: “Cimarron” (1930-31).

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According to Gold Derby’s experts derived from major media outlets, “Hell or High Water” is expected to be nominated for three Oscars: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Bridges) and Best Original Screenplay. It’s also a major contender for Ben Foster (supporting), David Mackenzie (director), Best Film Editing and Best Score.

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