This was the last year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated five films for Best Picture. Months after the ceremony, the Board of Governors amended the rules to expand the list to a maximum of ten. The last time AMPAS nominated more than five films was in 1943. See more
Christian Colson - Winner: Best Picture
Thank you so much to the Academy. As you can see our film was a collaboration between hundreds of people and I'm so happy that so many of them could be with us here tonight to share this moment. Together we've been on an extraordinary, an extraordinary journey. When we started out we had no stars, we had no power or muscle, we didn't have enough money, really, to do what we wanted to do. But what we had was a script that inspired mad love in everyone who read it. We had a genius for a director....