Special Report

20 Films That Earned the Most Award Nominations

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20. Mank (2020)
> Total nominations: 35
> Golden Globes: 6 nominations, 0 awards
> Critics Choice: 12 nominations, 0 awards
> Screen Actors Guild: 1 nominations, 0 awards
> British Academy of Film and Television Arts: 6 nominations, TBD
> Oscars: 10 nominations, TBD
> Domestic box office gross: Not available

“Mank” is a biographical drama about Herman J. Mankiewicz, a notorious character who co-wrote the screenplay for the iconic film “Citizen Kane.” Its 10 Oscar nominations include Best Picture and Best Director for David Fincher.

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19. Les Misérables (2012)
> Total nominations: 35
> Golden Globes: 4 nominations, 3 awards
> Critics Choice: 9 nominations, 0 awards
> Screen Actors Guild: 4 nominations, 1 award
> British Academy of Film and Television Arts: 10 nominations, 4 awards
> Oscars: 8 nominations, 3 awards
> Domestic box office gross: $148.8 million

“Les Misérables” is a period musical based on a theater adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel of the same name. It stars an ensemble cast led by Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

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18. The Hours (2002)
> Total nominations: 35
> Golden Globes: 7 nominations, 2 awards
> Critics Choice: 4 nominations, 0 awards
> Screen Actors Guild: 4 nominations, 0 awards
> British Academy of Film and Television Arts: 11 nominations, 2 awards
> Oscars: 9 nominations, 1 award
> Domestic box office gross: $41.7 million

“The Hours” is a psychological drama based on Michael Cunningham’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about three women of different generations whose lives are linked by Virginia Woolf’s novel “Mrs Dalloway.” The cast includes Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, who won an Oscar for Best Actress.

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17. Gladiator (2000)
> Total nominations: 36
> Golden Globes: 5 nominations, 2 awards
> Critics Choice: 3 nominations, 3 awards
> Screen Actors Guild: 3 nominations, 0 awards
> British Academy of Film and Television Arts: 13 nominations, 4 awards
> Oscars: 12 nominations, 5 awards
> Domestic box office gross: $187.7 million

“Gladiator” is a historical epic set in ancient Rome. The film won numerous awards, including five Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor for Russell Crowe, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, and Best Visual Effects.

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16. Gravity (2013)
> Total nominations: 37
> Golden Globes: 4 nominations, 1 award
> Critics Choice: 11 nominations, 7 awards
> Screen Actors Guild: 1 nominations, 0 awards
> British Academy of Film and Television Arts: 11 nominations, 6 awards
> Oscars: 10 nominations, 7 awards
> Domestic box office gross: $274.1 million

“Gravity” is a science fiction thriller directed by Alfonso Cuarón. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as American astronauts who are trying to get back to earth after being stranded in space. It won seven Oscars, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects — but didn’t win Best Picture.