Over the past 83 years, award shows have been created to honor different movies, directors, actors, and many other people in the film industry. Deciding who takes home the gold can be a long process. There are a few rules regarding nominations for an award, such as: the movie must be in the previous calendar year; producers must submit a form giving credit to the right people as well as list the category they feel the nominee belongs in by a certain deadline; and the length of the film differs between ceremonies and categories. Voting for the nominees is done by members of each award ceremony’s academy. A couple of months before each awards show, members are sent a ballot and copies of the films that were entered to be nominated. After the list of nominees has been downsized to just five hopefuls, members are sent a final ballot in which they choose one winner for each category. Without further ado, here is a list of the all-time top ten winners from the Oscar Awards, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and BAFTAs.
- “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” holds 19 awards.
- “Slumdog Millionaire” also holds 19 awards, tying for first with “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”
- “Gandhi” received 17 awards throughout all four ceremonies.
- “Schindler’s List” won 17 awards as well.
- “Titanic” won a total of 15 awards.
- “Ben-Hur” earned 15 awards, too.
- “The English Patient” received 15 as well.
- “On the Waterfront” won 11 awards.
- “My Fair Lady” also won 11 awards.
- “The King’s Speech”, a more recent film, won 10 awards.
While other movies may have won more awards from other organizations, the movies listed above are the ones with the most awards won throughout the aforementioned list of awards shows, which have the highest television audiences. “The King’s Speech” might receive more awards in this year’s Oscar Awards ceremony. However, we will not find out until February 27th, 2011 on ABC!