Special Report

20 Films That Earned the Most Award Nominations

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5. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
> Total nominations: 40
> Golden Globes: 7 nominations, 1 award
> Critics Choice: 10 nominations, 1 award
> Screen Actors Guild: 4 nominations, 1 award
> British Academy of Film and Television Arts: 10 nominations, 2 awards
> Oscars: 9 nominations, 3 awards
> Domestic box office gross: $56.7 million

In the biographical drama “12 Years a Slave,” a freeborn African-American man is kidnapped and sold into slavery. It won three Oscars: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o).

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4. La La Land (2016)
> Total nominations: 43
> Golden Globes: 7 nominations, 7 awards
> Critics Choice: 10 nominations, 7 awards
> Screen Actors Guild: 2 nominations, 1 award
> British Academy of Film and Television Arts: 10 nominations, 4 awards
> Oscars: 14 nominations, 6 awards
> Domestic box office gross: $151.1 million

In the musical romantic comedy drama “La La Land,” a jazz pianist, played by Ryan Gosling, and an aspiring actress, played by Emma Stone, fall in love in Los Angeles. It won six Oscars, including Best Director and Best Actress for Stone.

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3. The Shape of Water (2017)
> Total nominations: 43
> Golden Globes: 7 nominations, 2 awards
> Critics Choice: 10 nominations, 4 awards
> Screen Actors Guild: 2 nominations, 0 awards
> British Academy of Film and Television Arts: 11 nominations, 2 awards
> Oscars: 13 nominations, 4 awards
> Domestic box office gross: $63.9 million

In “The Shape of Water,” a romantic fantasy film directed by Guillermo del Toro, a lonely janitor at a government laboratory falls in love with a humanoid amphibian. It won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score

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2. Lincoln (2012)
> Total nominations: 43
> Golden Globes: 7 nominations, 1 award
> Critics Choice: 10 nominations, 2 awards
> Screen Actors Guild: 4 nominations, 2 awards
> British Academy of Film and Television Arts: 10 nominations, 1 award
> Oscars: 12 nominations, 2 awards
> Domestic box office gross: $182.2 million

The historical biopic, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, focuses on the Civil War president’s efforts to abolish slavery by getting the 13th Amendment to the Constitution passed. It was nominated for 12 Oscars but only won two, including Best Actor for Day-Lewis.

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1. The King’s Speech (2010)
> Total nominations: 45
> Golden Globes: 7 nominations, 1 award
> Critics Choice: 8 nominations, 1 award
> Screen Actors Guild: 4 nominations, 2 awards
> British Academy of Film and Television Arts: 14 nominations, 7 awards
> Oscars: 12 nominations, 4 awards
> Domestic box office gross: $138.8 million

“The King’s Speech” is a historical drama about the relationship between the future King George VI of England, who suffered from a stammer, and his Australian speech therapist. It’s set against the backdrop of the abdication of King Edward VII and the impending war with Germany. It won four Oscars, including Best Picture.