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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

October 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Scary Movie Week: Oscar-winning horror films

Most horror films, it must be said, aren’t major players at awards time. (Some of them, because they don’t screen in advance, don’t even get many reviews; such as the “Saw” movies.) But, for those who like a bit of a pedigree with their horror, here’s a list of scary Oscar winners; helpfully compiled by examiner.com and moviesonline.ca. I’m not including those that won solely a makeup award, as that’s a more common occurrence.)

  • “The Phantom of the Opera” (1943) won for best cinematography (color) and art direction.
  • “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” (1962) won for costume design.
  • “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968) won for supporting actress (Ruth Gordon).
  • “The Exorcist” (1973) had ten nominations — the highest total ever for a horror movie — and won two categories: best adapted screenplay and best sound.
  • “Jaws” (1975) won for best score, film editing and sound.
  • “Alien” (1979) won for best visual effects. Its 1986 sequel, “Aliens,” won for visual effects and sound editing.
  • “Misery” (1990) won a best actress Oscar for Kathy Bates.
  • “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) was a big winner, taking Oscars for best picture, director (Jonathan Demme), actor (Anthony Hopkins), actress (Jodie Foster) and adapted screenplay.
  • “Dracula” (1992) won three Oscars, for costume design, makeup, and sound effects editing.
  • “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007) won for art direction.

Have I left out any favorites? Chime in if so . . .

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