Oscar: Best Picture–Winners Without Writing Nomination

In the history of the Academy, only seven films won the top award of Best Picture, without even being nominated for their screenplay (original or adapted).

Wings (1927-28)

Screenplay: Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton. not nominated

Broadway Melody (1928-29)

Screenplay: Edmund Goulding, not nominated

Grand Hotel (1931-32)

Screenplay: Edmund Goulding, not nominated

Cavalcade (1932-33)

Screenplay: Reginald Berkeley, not nominated

Hamlet (1948)

Screenplay: Shakespeare adaptation, not nominated

The Sound of Music (1965)

Source: Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical, not nominated

Titanic (1997)

Screenplay: James Cameron, not nominated