Now that this year's Academy Awards show has aired, I thought it might be interesting to look back at horror/suspense films that were nominated for or won Oscars. Maybe you'll spot some of your favorites.
Rosemary's Baby - Mia Farrow won the best supporting actress award;
- This movie was nominated for nine awards and was the first horror
movie to be nominated for best picture. It won awards for best sound and
Jaws - This Spielberg movie was
nominated in various categories, including best picture, and won for
best editing, best score, and best sound;
Aliens - This movie, one of the all-time great science fiction films, won for best visual effects and best sound editing;
The Silence of the Lambs
- This movie has the distinction of being the first and only
horror/suspense movie to win the Oscar for best picture (as well as a
slew of other awards);
Jurassic Park - This ground-breaking movie won Oscars for best sound effects' editing, best sound, and best visual effects.
To see other films of this genre that received a nod from the Academy, please visit http://horror.about.com/od/horrorthem....
(Reprinted from an earlier blog post.)