Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture
Awarded forBest Motion Picture
LocationLos Angeles, California
Presented byCritics Choice Association
First awardedSense and Sensibility (1995)
Currently held byOppenheimer (2023)

The Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the film industry by the Critics Choice Association at the annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]


Year Film Director(s)
1995 Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee
1996 Fargo Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Big Night Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci
The Crucible Nicholas Hytner
The English Patient Anthony Minghella
Evita Alan Parker
Hamlet Kenneth Branagh
Jerry Maguire Cameron Crowe
Lone Star John Sayles
The People vs. Larry Flynt Miloš Forman
Shine Scott Hicks
1997 L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson
Amistad Steven Spielberg
As Good as It Gets James L. Brooks
Boogie Nights Paul Thomas Anderson
Donnie Brasco Mike Newell
Good Will Hunting Gus Van Sant
The Full Monty Peter Cattaneo
Titanic James Cameron
Wag the Dog Barry Levinson
The Wings of the Dove Iain Softley
1998 Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg
Elizabeth Shekhar Kapur
Gods and Monsters Bill Condon
Life Is Beautiful Roberto Benigni
Out of Sight Steven Soderbergh
Pleasantville Gary Ross
Shakespeare in Love John Madden
A Simple Plan Sam Raimi
The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick
The Truman Show Peter Weir
1999 American Beauty Sam Mendes
Being John Malkovich Spike Jonze
The Cider House Rules Lasse Hallström
The Green Mile Frank Darabont
The Insider Michael Mann
Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson
Man on the Moon Miloš Forman
The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan
The Talented Mr. Ripley Anthony Minghella
Three Kings David O. Russell


Year Film Director(s)
2000 Gladiator Ridley Scott
Almost Famous Cameron Crowe
Billy Elliot Stephen Daldry
Cast Away Robert Zemeckis
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee
Erin Brockovich Steven Soderbergh
Quills Philip Kaufman
Thirteen Days Roger Donaldson
Traffic Steven Soderbergh
Wonder Boys Curtis Hanson
You Can Count on Me Kenneth Lonergan
2001 A Beautiful Mind Ron Howard
Ali Michael Mann
In the Bedroom Todd Field
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson
The Man Who Wasn't There Joel Coen
Memento Christopher Nolan
Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann
Mulholland Drive David Lynch
The Shipping News Lasse Hallström
Shrek Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson
2002 Chicago Rob Marshall
About Schmidt Alexander Payne
Adaptation. Spike Jonze
Catch Me If You Can Steven Spielberg
Far from Heaven Todd Haynes
Gangs of New York Martin Scorsese
The Hours Stephen Daldry
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Peter Jackson
The Pianist Roman Polanski
Road to Perdition Sam Mendes
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Peter Jackson
Big Fish Tim Burton
Cold Mountain Anthony Minghella
Finding Nemo Andrew Stanton
In America Jim Sheridan
The Last Samurai Edward Zwick
Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Peter Weir
Mystic River Clint Eastwood
Seabiscuit Gary Ross
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne
The Aviator Martin Scorsese
Collateral Michael Mann
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Michel Gondry
Finding Neverland Marc Forster
Hotel Rwanda Terry George
Kinsey Bill Condon
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood
The Phantom of the Opera Joel Schumacher
Ray Taylor Hackford
2005 Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee
Capote Bennett Miller
Cinderella Man Ron Howard
The Constant Gardener Fernando Meirelles
Crash Paul Haggis
Good Night, and Good Luck. George Clooney
King Kong Peter Jackson
Memoirs of a Geisha Rob Marshall
Munich Steven Spielberg
Walk the Line James Mangold
2006 The Departed Martin Scorsese
Babel Alejandro González Iñárritu
Blood Diamond Edward Zwick
Dreamgirls Bill Condon
Letters from Iwo Jima Clint Eastwood
Little Children Todd Field
Little Miss Sunshine Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Notes on a Scandal Richard Eyre
The Queen Stephen Frears
United 93 Paul Greengrass
2007 No Country for Old Men Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
American Gangster Ridley Scott
Atonement Joe Wright
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Julian Schnabel
Into the Wild Sean Penn
Juno Jason Reitman
The Kite Runner Marc Forster
Michael Clayton Tony Gilroy
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Tim Burton
There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle
Changeling Clint Eastwood
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button David Fincher
The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan
Doubt John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon Ron Howard
Milk Gus Van Sant
The Reader Stephen Daldry
WALL-E Andrew Stanton
The Wrestler Darren Aronofsky
2009 The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow
Avatar James Cameron
An Education Lone Scherfig
Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino
Invictus Clint Eastwood
Nine Rob Marshall
Precious Lee Daniels
A Serious Man Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Up Pete Docter
Up in the Air Jason Reitman


Year Film Director(s)
The Social Network David Fincher
127 Hours Danny Boyle
Black Swan Darren Aronofsky
The Fighter David O. Russell
Inception Christopher Nolan
The King's Speech Tom Hooper
The Town Ben Affleck
Toy Story 3 Lee Unkrich
True Grit Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Winter's Bone Debra Granik
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants Alexander Payne
Drive Nicolas Winding Refn
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Stephen Daldry
The Help Tate Taylor
Hugo Martin Scorsese
Midnight in Paris Woody Allen
Moneyball Bennett Miller
The Tree of Life Terrence Malick
War Horse Steven Spielberg
Argo Ben Affleck
Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin
Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino
Les Misérables Tom Hooper
Life of Pi Ang Lee
Lincoln Steven Spielberg
The Master Paul Thomas Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell
Zero Dark Thirty Kathryn Bigelow
12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen
American Hustle David O. Russell
Captain Phillips Paul Greengrass
Dallas Buyers Club Jean-Marc Vallée
Gravity Alfonso Cuarón
Her Spike Jonze
Inside Llewyn Davis Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Nebraska Alexander Payne
Saving Mr. Banks John Lee Hancock
The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese
Boyhood Richard Linklater
Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Gone Girl David Fincher
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
The Imitation Game Morten Tyldum
Nightcrawler Dan Gilroy
Selma Ava DuVernay
The Theory of Everything James Marsh
Unbroken Angelina Jolie
Whiplash Damien Chazelle
Spotlight Tom McCarthy
The Big Short Adam McKay
Bridge of Spies Steve Spielberg
Brooklyn John Crowley
Carol Todd Haynes
Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller
The Martian Ridley Scott
The Revenant Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Room Lenny Abrahamson
Sicario Denis Villeneuve
Star Wars: The Force Awakens J. J. Abrams
La La Land Damien Chazelle
Arrival Denis Villeneuve
Fences Denzel Washington
Hacksaw Ridge Mel Gibson
Hell or High Water David Mackenzie
Lion Garth Davis
Loving Jeff Nichols
Manchester by the Sea Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight Barry Jenkins
Sully Clint Eastwood
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro
The Big Sick Michael Showalter
Call Me by Your Name Luca Guadagnino
Darkest Hour Joe Wright
Dunkirk Christopher Nolan
The Florida Project Sean Baker
Get Out Jordan Peele
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
The Post Steven Spielberg
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh
Roma Alfonso Cuarón
BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee
Black Panther Ryan Coogler
The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos
First Man Damien Chazelle
Green Book Peter Farrelly
If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins
Mary Poppins Returns Rob Marshall
A Star Is Born Bradley Cooper
Vice Adam McKay
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino
1917 Sam Mendes
Ford v Ferrari James Mangold
The Irishman Martin Scorsese
Jojo Rabbit Taika Waititi
Joker Todd Phillips
Little Women Greta Gerwig
Marriage Story Noah Baumbach
Parasite Bong Joon-ho
Uncut Gems Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie


Year Film Director
Nomadland Chloé Zhao
Da 5 Bloods Spike Lee
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom George C. Wolfe
Mank David Fincher
Minari Lee Isaac Chung
News of the World Paul Greengrass
One Night in Miami... Regina King
Promising Young Woman Emerald Fennell
Sound of Metal Darius Marder
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Aaron Sorkin
The Power of the Dog Jane Campion
Belfast Kenneth Branagh
CODA Sian Heder
Don't Look Up Adam McKay
Dune Denis Villeneuve
King Richard Reinaldo Marcus Green
Licorice Pizza Paul Thomas Anderson
Nightmare Alley Guillermo del Toro
tick, tick... BOOM! Lin-Manuel Miranda
West Side Story Steven Spielberg
Everything Everywhere All at Once Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
Avatar: The Way of Water James Cameron
Babylon Damien Chazelle
The Banshees of Inisherin Martin McDonagh
Elvis Baz Luhrmann
The Fabelmans Steven Spielberg
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Rian Johnson
RRR S. S. Rajamouli
Tár Todd Field
Top Gun: Maverick Joseph Kosinski
Women Talking Sarah Polley
Oppenheimer Christopher Nolan
American Fiction Cord Jefferson
Barbie Greta Gerwig
The Color Purple Blitz Bazawule
The Holdovers Alexander Payne
Killers of the Flower Moon Martin Scorsese
Maestro Bradley Cooper
Past Lives Celine Song
Poor Things Yorgos Lanthimos
Saltburn Emerald Fennell


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