46% of people are more likely to watch a film if it has been nominated for an award.
With the 94th Academy Awards happening on March 27th, USDish wanted to share with you the data that we cracked of the most nominated films of all time. We analyzed every movie (57,960 data points, to be exact) that has ever been nominated by these five prestigious awarding bodies:
- Golden Globes
- Critics’ Choice Awards
- SAG Awards
In order to figure out which films received the most nominations, the USDish team gathered data from five different awards organizations: the Academy Awards (Oscars), the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and the Critics Choice Awards. The information and conclusions in this article are based solely on data from only these five organizations.
Here’s how that data came into play:
- Our researchers analyzed a total of 57,960 data points to determine which films received the most award nominations up to the year 2019.
- After cleaning the data up a bit, we separated it by category (Movies, Awards, Total Nominations, Total Wins, Percent of Awards Won), then made an overall count of which films had gathered the most award nominations based on our criteria.
- Note: It is possible that certain films on the list may have accumulated more award nominations, as there exist several more prestigious awards organizations outside of the ones we chose. However, these organizations often have different types of movies in their nomination pools than those honored by our core five (e.g. Sundance awards small budget, independent films before they’re acquired by a production company). Inconsistencies in the data may have resulted, which is why we gathered data from only five major organizations.
During our research, we found the following interesting points:
- Leonardo DiCaprio and Emma Stone are each in 3 of the 20 movies listed.
- It seems like Hollywood likes to toot their own horn: 5 out of the 20 most nominated films are based on Hollywood.
- 85% of the films on the list were made after 2000, and 60% were made after 2010.
- La La Land (2016) won 58% of the awards it was nominated for, making it the film that won the highest percentage of awards.
- On average, movies win 35% of their nominations.
|Golden Globes||Critic’s Choice||SAG||BAFTA||Oscars|
|Film||Rotten Tomatoes Score||IMDB Scores||Awards||Nominations -GG||Awards||Nominations- Critics Choice Awaward||Awards||Nominations – sag||Awards||Nominations – BAFTA||Awards||Nominations||total –
Percent of Awards won
|The King’s Speech (2010)||94%||8.0||1||7||1||8||2||4||7||14||4||12||15||45||33%|
|La La Land (2016)||91%||8.0||7||7||7||10||1||2||4||10||6||14||25||43||58%|
|The Shape of Water (2017)||92%||7.3||2||7||4||10||0||2||2||11||4||13||12||43||28%|
|The Artist (2011)||95%||7.9||3||6||4||9||1||3||7||12||5||10||20||40||50%|
|Shakespeare in Love (1998)||92%||7.1||3||6||0||1||2||5||4||15||7||13||16||40||40%|
|12 Years a Slave (2013)||95%||8.1||1||7||1||10||1||4||2||10||3||9||8||40||20%|
|The Favourite (2018)||93%||7.5||1||4||2||11||0||2||7||12||1||10||11||39||28%|
|The English Patient (1996)||85%||7.4||2||7||1||2||0||4||6||13||9||12||18||38||47%|
|The Aviator (2004)||86%||7.5||3||6||2||4||1||3||4||14||5||11||15||38||39%|
|The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)||71%||7.8||0||5||0||6||0||3||3||11||3||13||6||38||16%|
|Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)||85%||7.6||2||5||2||9||1||4||1||9||2||10||8||37||22%|
|Les Misérables (2012)||70%||7.6||3||4||0||9||1||4||4||10||3||8||11||35||31%|
|The Hours (2002)||79%||7.5||2||7||0||4||0||4||2||11||1||9||5||35||14%|