Oscar Winning Movies
Best Picture or Outstanding Motion Picture

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually recognizes and celebrates excellence in film making with an award named Oscar. The first motion picture to receive an Oscar for Outstanding Picture was Wings. The first Academy Award ceremony was held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. In 2001, the Dolby Theater (formerly Kodak Theater) in Hollywood became the permanent home of the annual Academy Awards ceremony. The 1967 Best Picture, In the Heat of the Night, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, tells the story of a black detective and a white sheriff working together in spite of difficulties associated with racism. This movie won a total of five Oscars.

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The movies listed below were voted Best Picture or Outanding Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scienes: The Apartment-1960, West Side Story-1961, Lawrence of Arabia-1962, Tom Jones-1963, My Fair Lady-1964, The Sound of Music-1965, A Man for All Seasons-1966, and In the Heat of the Night-1967.

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