The Best Episodes of The Academy Awards

Last Updated: May 19, 2019

Best known as the organization behind the movie industry’s most prestigious honor, the Oscar, the Academy encourages excellence in film-making through a range of coveted awards. While the Oscar statuette—a symbol admired around the world—acknowledges the very highest level of achievement, every form of Academy recognition, be it a certificate, plaque or other form of trophy, carries significance like none other in the world of movies.

The 89th Academy Awards 2017

#1 - The 89th Academy Awards 2017

Season 1 - Episode 89

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2016, and took place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, 5:30 p.m. PST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony for the first time.

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Directors: Glenn Weiss
Writers: Billy Kimball, Jon Macks, Joe Strazzullo
The 88th Academy Awards 2016

#2 - The 88th Academy Awards 2016

Season 1 - Episode 88

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2015 and took place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. Actor Chris Rock hosted the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 77th ceremony held in 2005.

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Directors: Glenn Weiss
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The 90th Academy Awards 2018

#3 - The 90th Academy Awards 2018

Season 1 - Episode 90

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2017 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at 5:00 p.m. PST on March 4, 2018. The ceremony will take place after its usual late-February date to avoid conflicting with the 2018 Winter Olympics. During the ceremony, AMPAS will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony will be televised in the United States by ABC, produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host for a second consecutive year, making Kimmel the first person to host back-to-back ceremonies since Billy Crystal in 1997 and 1998.

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Directors: Glenn Weiss
Writers: Dave Boone, Carol Leifer, Jon Macks, Danny Ricker
The 32nd Academy Awards 1960

#4 - The 32nd Academy Awards 1960

Season 1 - Episode 32

Host Bob Hope opens the 32nd Academy Awards in 1960, featuring an introduction by Academy President B.B. Kahane. Mitzi Gaynor presents the Oscar for Documentary Feature to Bernhard Grzimek for "Serengeti Shall Not Die," and the Oscar for Documentary Short Subject to Bert Haanstra for "Glass" The epic drama Ben-Hur won 11 Oscars and broke the all-time record of nine set the year before by Gigi.

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The 33rd Academy Awards 1961

#5 - The 33rd Academy Awards 1961

Season 1 - Episode 33

Host Bob Hope opens the 33rd Academy Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California in 1961. Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis present the Oscars for Documentary (Feature) to Larry Lansburgh for "The Horse with the Flying Tail" and Documentary (Short Subject) to James Hill for "Giuseppina." Introduced by Academy President Valentine

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The 84th Academy Awards 2012

#6 - The 84th Academy Awards 2012

Season 1 - Episode 84

The 84th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2011 in the United States and took place on February 26, 2012, at the Hollywood and Highland Center Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. Hosted by comedian Billy Crystal.

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The 87th Academy Awards 2015

#7 - The 87th Academy Awards 2015

Season 1 - Episode 87

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the actors, technical achievements, and films of 2014 and took place on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris.

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Directors: Hamish Hamilton
Writers: Greg Berlanti, Seth Grahame-Smith, Michael Green, Andrew Kreisberg
The 81st Academy Awards 2009

#8 - The 81st Academy Awards 2009

Season 1 - Episode 81

The 81st Academy Awards ceremony was held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to honor its selection of the best films of 2008 on February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was televised in the United States on ABC. Australian performer Hugh Jackman hosted the ceremony for the first time. Oscar-nominated Laurence Mark served as the event's producer, while Oscar-winning writer and director Bill Condon served as executive producer.

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Directors: Roger Goodman
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