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8 Horror Movies That Can Boast Academy Award Nominations And Wins

By Jodi Smith | Lists | January 20, 2016 |

By Jodi Smith | Lists | January 20, 2016 |


The categories in bold are those won by the creepy-ass movie listed. These are in chronological order, kids.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, 1963 - Nominated for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound Recording, Best Cinematography Black and White, Best Costume Design Black and White


Rosemary’s Baby, 1968 - Nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon)

The Exorcist, 1973 - Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay (William Peter Blatty), Best Sound Mixing , Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Film Editing

Jaws, 1975 - Nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing

The Omen, 1976 - Nominated for Best Original Score, Best Original Song

Aliens, 1986 - Nominated for Best Actress, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects

Silence of the Lambs, 1991 - Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Jonathan Demme), Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Best Actress (Jodie Foster), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Talley), Best Sound, Best Film Editing

Pan’s Labyrinth, 2007 - Nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Score, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup,




Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.