What are the Big Five of cinema?

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The 95th edition of the Oscars was held on March 12, 2023 and saw the protagonist Everything Everywhere All at Once, with 7 statuettes won out of a total of 11 nominations, including the awards for best film, best director, best actress, best screenplay, thus coming close to entering the BigFive of cinema. Not everyone knows that cinema also has its Big Five.

Everything Everywhere All at Once oscar big five

There are 5 Oscar awards considered BIG:

  • Best Film
  • Best Direction
  • Best Leading Actor
  • Best Leading Actress
  • Best Screenplay


To date, only three films have managed to win all five awards: It happened one night (1934), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and the Silence of the Lambs (1991).

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What makes this magical combination even more difficult is the award given to the actors: in very few films, in fact, the leading actor and actress are rewarded. This is precisely the case with The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The latter is the protagonist of another record: his character, Hannibal Lecter is on stage for just 15 minutes throughout the film. That was enough for him to create one of the best villains ever.


Trailer: It Happened One Night 1934

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Trailer: Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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