List of presenters of Best Picture Academy Award

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This is a list of presenters of Best Picture Academy Award. Each year, the Academy Award for Best Picture is presented by one or more artists on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Best Picture is the final trophy presented during the annual ceremonies, as this award represents a culmination of all factors that contribute to cinematic excellence. Past presenters have included noted producers, directors, actors, and actresses. In recent ceremonies, presenters of Best Picture have tended to be previous Academy Award winners themselves. The individual who has presented the most times is Jack Nicholson (eight times), followed by Audrey Hepburn (four times).

List of presenters

Ceremony Film Year Date of Ceremony Presenter Best Picture
1st 1927 / 1928 May 16, 1929 Douglas Fairbanks Wings
2nd 1928 / 1929 April 3, 1930 William C. deMille The Broadway Melody
3rd 1929 / 1930 November 5, 1930 Louis B. Mayer All Quiet on the Western Front
4th 1930 / 1931 November 10, 1931 B. P. Schulberg Cimarron
5th 1931 / 1932 November 18, 1932 William LeBaron Grand Hotel
6th 1932 / 1933 March 16, 1934 Will Rogers Cavalcade
7th 1934 February 27, 1935 Irvin S. Cobb It Happened One Night
8th 1935 March 5, 1936 Harry Cohn Mutiny on the Bounty
9th 1936 March 4, 1937 George Jessel The Great Ziegfeld
10th 1937 March 10, 1938 Frank Capra The Life of Emile Zola
11th 1938 February 23, 1939 James Roosevelt You Can't Take It with You
12th 1939 February 29, 1940 Y. Frank Freeman Gone with the Wind
13th 1940 February 27, 1941 Mervyn LeRoy Rebecca
14th 1941 February 26, 1942 David O. Selznick How Green Was My Valley
15th 1942 March 4, 1943 William Goetz Mrs. Miniver
16th 1943 March 2, 1944 Sidney Franklin Casablanca
17th 1944 March 15, 1945 Hal B. Wallis Going My Way
18th 1945 March 7, 1946 Eric Johnston The Lost Weekend
19th 1946 March 13, 1947 Eric Johnston (2) The Best Years of Our Lives
20th 1947 March 20, 1948 Fredric March Gentleman's Agreement
21st 1948 March 24, 1949 Ethel Barrymore Hamlet
22nd 1949 March 23, 1950 James Cagney All the King's Men
23rd 1950 March 29, 1951 James Cagney (2) All About Eve
24th 1951 March 20, 1952 Danny Kaye An American in Paris
25th 1952 March 19, 1953 Mary Pickford The Greatest Show on Earth
26th 1953 March 25, 1954 Cecil B. DeMille From Here to Eternity
27th 1954 March 30, 1955 Buddy Adler On the Waterfront
28th 1955 March 21, 1956 Audrey Hepburn Marty
29th 1956 March 27, 1957 Janet Gaynor Around the World in Eighty Days
30th 1957 March 26, 1958 Gary Cooper The Bridge on the River Kwai
31st 1958 April 6, 1959 Ingrid Bergman1 Gigi
32nd 1959 April 4, 1960 Gary Cooper (2) Ben-Hur
33rd 1960 April 17, 1961 Audrey Hepburn (2) The Apartment
34th 1961 April 9, 1962 Fred Astaire West Side Story
35th 1962 April 8, 1963 Olivia de Havilland Lawrence of Arabia
36th 1963 April 13, 1964 Frank Sinatra Tom Jones
37th 1964 April 5, 1965 Gregory Peck My Fair Lady
38th 1965 April 18, 1966 Jack Lemmon The Sound of Music
39th 1966 April 10, 1967 Audrey Hepburn (3)2 A Man for All Seasons
40th 1967 April 10, 1968 Julie Andrews In the Heat of the Night
41st 1968 April 14, 1969 Sidney Poitier Oliver!
42nd 1969 April 7, 1970 Elizabeth Taylor3 Midnight Cowboy
43rd 1970 April 15, 1971 Steve McQueen Patton
44th 1971 April 10, 1972 Jack Nicholson The French Connection
45th 1972 March 27, 1973 Clint Eastwood The Godfather
46th 1973 April 2, 1974 Elizabeth Taylor (2)4 The Sting
47th 1974 April 8, 1975 Warren Beatty5 The Godfather Part II
48th 1975 March 29, 1976 Audrey Hepburn (4)6 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
49th 1976 March 28, 1977 Jack Nicholson (2)7 Rocky
50th 1977 April 3, 1978 Jack Nicholson (3) Annie Hall
51st 1978 April 9, 1979 John Wayne The Deer Hunter
52nd 1979 April 14, 1980 Charlton Heston Kramer vs. Kramer
53rd 1980 March 31, 1981 Lillian Gish Ordinary People
54th 1981 March 29, 1982 Loretta Young8 Chariots of Fire
55th 1982 April 11, 1983 Carol Burnett Gandhi
56th 1983 April 9, 1984 Frank Capra (2) Terms of Endearment
57th 1984 March 25, 1985 Laurence Olivier9 Amadeus
58th 1985 March 24, 1986 John Huston, Akira Kurosawa, and Billy Wilder Out of Africa
59th 1986 March 30, 1987 Dustin Hoffman Platoon
60th 1987 April 11, 1988 Eddie Murphy The Last Emperor
61st 1988 March 29, 1989 Cher Rain Man
62nd 1989 March 26, 1990 Warren Beatty (2) and Jack Nicholson (4) Driving Miss Daisy
63rd 1990 March 25, 1991 Barbra Streisand10 Dances with Wolves
64th 1991 March 30, 1992 Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor (3)11 The Silence of the Lambs
65th 1992 March 29, 1993 Jack Nicholson (5)12 Unforgiven
66th 1993 March 21, 1994 Harrison Ford13 Schindler's List
67th 1994 March 27, 1995 Robert De Niro and Al Pacino14 Forrest Gump
68th 1995 March 25, 1996 Sidney Poitier (2)15 Braveheart
69th 1996 March 24, 1997 Al Pacino (2)16 The English Patient
70th 1997 March 23, 1998 Sean Connery17 Titanic
71st 1998 March 21, 1999 Harrison Ford (2)18 Shakespeare in Love
72nd 1999 March 26, 2000 Clint Eastwood (2)19 American Beauty
73rd 2000 March 25, 2001 Michael Douglas20 Gladiator
74th 2001 March 24, 2002 Tom Hanks21 A Beautiful Mind
75th 2002 March 23, 2003 Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas (2) 22 Chicago
76th 2003 February 29, 2004 Steven Spielberg23 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
77th 2004 February 27, 2005 Dustin Hoffman (2) and Barbra Streisand (2)24 Million Dollar Baby
78th 2005 March 5, 2006 Jack Nicholson (6)25 Crash
79th 2006 February 25, 2007 Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson (7)26 The Departed
80th 2007 February 24, 2008 Denzel Washington27 No Country for Old Men
81st 2008 February 22, 2009 Steven Spielberg (2)28 Slumdog Millionaire
82nd 2009 March 7, 2010 Tom Hanks (2) 29 The Hurt Locker
83rd 2010 February 27, 2011 Steven Spielberg (3) 30 The King's Speech
84th 2011 February 26, 2012 Tom Cruise The Artist
85th 2012 February 24, 201331 Michelle Obama and Jack Nicholson (8) Argo
86th 2013 March 2, 2014 Will Smith 12 Years a Slave

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