Oscar: Musicals, Best Picture Winners

Musical films have been overrepresented in the Best Picture Oscar category. Nine (about 10 percent) of the 89 Oscar-winning films, between 1929 and 2017, have been musicals.

Oscar-winning musicals–chronologically:

The Broadway Melody (1928-9)
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
An American in Paris (1951)
Gigi (1958)
West Side Story (1961)
My Fair Lady (1964)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Oliver! (1968)
Chicago (2002)

Broadway Melody

Nominations: 3
Awards: 1

Great Ziegfeld:

Nominations: 7
Awards: 1

American in Paris

Nominations: 8
Awards: 6

Gigi:

Nominations: 9
Awards: 9

West Side Story

Nominations: 11
Awards: 10

My Fair Lady:

Nominations: 12
Awards: 8

Sound of Music

Nominations: 10
Awards: 5

Oliver!

Nominations: 11
Awards: 5

Chicago:

Nominations: 13
Awards: 6