ByAaron Jones, writer at
I play lots of video games and watch a shit ton of movies. I make lots of things and do whatever the hell I want!

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) This is the FIRST horror film to win an award. The award being for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Fredric March.
  • Rosemary's Baby (1968) It was almost certain that this film would have been the first horror movie to be nominated for best picture, but sadly it wasn't. Instead it got, Ruth Gordon the win for Best Supporting Actress.
  • The Exorcist (1973) Possibly the scariest movie ever! This creepy ass movie won for Best Sound: Robert Knudson, Chris Newman and Best Adapted Screenplay: William Peter Blatty. Also nominated for Best Picture.
  • Jaws (1975) This, Steven Spielberg classic brought in three awards for Best Editing: Verna Fields, Best Original Score: John Williams and Best Sound: Robert L. Hoyt, Roger Heman Jr., Earl Madery, John R. Carter. It was even nominated for best picture!
  • Jurassic Park (1993) While not intierly a horror, it still can be considered one for them big ass dinosaurs running around eating people. This other, Steven Spielberg classic won for Best Sound Effects Editing: Gary Rydstrom and Richard Hymns, Best Visual Effects: Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri and Best Sound: Gary Summers, Gary Rydstrom, Shawn Murphy and Ron Judkins. Which apparently those vicious dino sounds was actually just a bunch of animals boneing...
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981) It's amazing makeup at the time (and its still amazing today) got it's well deserved award for Best Achievement in Makeup thanks to the incredible, Rick Baker.
  • Alien (1979) This classic film won for Best Visual Effects thanks to H.R. Giger's mechanical dick and vagina inspired art direction for all the alien stuff and also these talented gentlemen for the human side of things Carlo Rambaldi, Brian Johnson, Nick Allder and Denys Ayling.
  • Aliens (1986) Then theres the equally great sequel that snagged two awards for Best Sound Effects Editing: Don Sharpe and Best Visual Effects: Robert Skotak, Stan Winston, John Richardson and Suzanne M. Benson. Sigourney Weaver was even nominated for Best Actress along with the film receiving a few other nominations.
  • The Fly (1986) The gory and disgustingly awesome remake snared its sticky and well deserved award for Best Achievement in Makeup: Chris Walas and Stephan Dupuis.
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991) This incredible film won a whopping FIVE awards for Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins, Best Actress: Jodie Foster, Best Director: Jonathan Demme, Best Adapted Screenplay: Ted Tally and of course Best Picture!


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