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12 Oscar winners on ShowMax

With a total of 12 of the movies most loved by the Academy on ShowMax this month, February just got a whole lot more favourable in our book. Here they are, from films with the most awards to films with the fewest.

 

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The English Patient

1997

Winner of: 9 Oscars

Best Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Director (Anthony Minghella), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Music Also watch: The Talented Mr Ripley, also directed by Anthony Minghella

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Shakespeare in Love

1999

Winner of: 7 Oscars

Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Gwyneth Paltrow), Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Writing, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Music Also watch: Bounce, also starring Gwyneth Paltrow

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Schindler’s List

1994

Winner of: 7 Oscars

Best Picture, Best Director (Steven Spielberg), Best Writing, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Music Also watch: Amistad, also directed by Steven Spielberg

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The Godfather II

1978

Winner of: 6 Oscars

Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Robert De Niro), Best Director, Best Writing, Best Art Direction, Best Music Also watch: Jackie Brown, also starring Robert De Niro

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The Artist

2012

Winner of: 5 Oscars

Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Costume Design (Mark Bridges), Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures Also watch: Be Cool, for which Mark Bridges also design the costumes

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Saving Private Ryan

1999

Winner of: 5 Oscars

Best Director (Steven Spielberg), Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing Also watch: Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg

 

Annie Hall

1978

WInner of: 4 Oscars

Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Diane Keaton), Best Writing, Best Best Director Also watch: Because I Said So, also starring Diane Keaton

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12 Years A Slave

2014

Winner of: 3 Oscars

Best Motion Picture of the Year (Brad Pitt and others), Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Writing: Adapted Screenplay Also watch: Killing Them Softly, also starring Brad Pitt

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The Godfather

1972

Winner of: 3 Oscars

Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Writing (Mario Puzzo and Francis Ford Coppola) Also watch: The 4400, also created by Francis Ford Coppola

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Ghost

1991

Winner of: 2 Oscars

Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Whoopi Goldberg) Also watch: A Little Bit of Heaven, also starring Whoopi Goldberg

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Blue Jasmine

2014

Winner of: 1 Oscar

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Cate Blanchett) Also watch: The Aviator, also starring Cate Blanchett

 

Cold Mountain

2004

Winner of: 1 Oscar

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Renee Zellweger) Also watch: Chicago, also starring Renee Zellweger

 

Want to know what else is coming up in February? Check out the full list of new shows here.

 

Did you know?

The Oscars have been called that since the early 1930s, when the Academy Awards librarian Margaret Herrick said that the statuette trophy reminded her of her Uncle Oscar. Since 2013, the Academy Awards have been rebranded as The Oscars.

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