Top 10 Years with the Best Oscar Nominations

The years which had the best nominees for best picture.

The Top Ten

1 1994

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Winner: Forrest Gump.
Also nominated: Pulp Fiction; The Shawshank Redemption; Four Weddings And A Funeral; Quiz Show - NK1998

2 1939

Winner: Gone With The Wind
Also nominated: The Wizard Of Oz; Mr. Smith Goes To Washington; Dark Victory; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Love Affair; Ninotchka; Of Mice and Men; Stagecoach; Wuthering Heights - NK1998

3 1999

Winner: American Beauty
Also nominated: The Sixth Sense; The Green Mile; The Insider; The Cider House Rules - NK1998

4 1975

Winner: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Also nominated: Jaws; Nashville; Dog Day Afternoon; Barry Lyndon - NK1998

5 1974

Winner: The Godfather Part II
Also nominated: Chinatown; The Conversation; The Towering Inferno; Lenny - NK1998

6 1957

Winner: The Bridge On The River Kwai
Also nominated: 12 Angry Men; Witness For The Prosecution; Sayonara; Peyton Place - NK1998

7 2009

Winner: The Hurt Locker
Also nominated: Up; Inglourious Basterds; District 9; Avatar; Up In The Air; A Serious Man; Precious; An Education; The Blind Side - NK1998

8 1976

Winner: Rocky
Also nominated: Taxi Driver; Network; All The President's Men; Bound For Glory - NK1998

9 1967

Winner: In The Heat Of The Night
Also nominated: The Graduate; Bonnie and Clyde; Doctor Dolittle; Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - NK1998

10 1991

Winner: The Silence Of The Lambs
Also nominated: JFK; Bugsy; Beauty And The Beast; The Prince Of Tides - NK1998

The Contenders

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