6 Horror Movies Nominated For Best Picture At the Oscars

According to a LADbible post, just six of the hundreds of movies nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars were horror flicks.


The Exorcist, which debuted in 1974, received the first-ever Best Picture nomination for a horror movie.

Since the Academy Awards first began in 1929, this was the first nomination for a horror movie.

The film was also nominated in 10 other categories, “including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.”

Ultimately, the film won the awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound Mixing.

The following year, 1975’s Jaws became the second horror film nominated for Best Picture.

Unfortunately, it did not win.

There was a bit of a lull in horror film nominations at the Academy Awards until 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs, which became the first horror flick to win the award for Best Picture.

The film also won awards for “Best Actor, Actress, Director, and Adapted Screenplay.”


The next Best Picture nomination came for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense in 1999.

In 2010, Black Swan received a nomination for the Best Picture award.

The most recent horror film nominated for Best Picture was Jordan Peele’s 2017 film, Get Out.

Get Out
was also nominated for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor.

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