Monday, 29 February 2016

Award-Winning Horror Films

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.

Here goes:

Rosemary's Baby - Mia Farrow won the best supporting actress award;

The Exorcist - 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 best screenplay;

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

(Reprinted from an earlier blog post.)

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