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Watch (Clips From) All 88 Best Picture Winners Right Here

By  · Published on February 25th, 2017

From ‘Wings’ to ‘Spotlight’ and all stops between.

With a mere two days standing between us and Hollywood’s biggest night – the Academy Awards, duh – it’s time to bring our pre-game coverage to a close with the best recap possible: a compilation video from Burger Fiction of every Best Picture Winner in the Academy’s history, from Wings in 1927–28 through to Spotlight, which took top honor last year.

It’s all here, the epic and the intimate, the interpersonal and the global, the laughs, the thrills, the tears, the cheers – everything that’s great about the movies as an art form, an entertainment, and an industry is on display in these 88 films. The video also includes a glimpse at this year’s nine nominees – Arrival, Fences, Hell or High Water, La La Land, Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Hacksaw Ridge, Lion, and Manchester by the Sea – so you can measure them up against the canon.

As far as the ceremony goes, we’ll be live tweeting on our FSR account and posting the winners to the site, so wherever you’re watching, and especially if you aren’t, keep us handy. And of course, Monday we’ll have a full recap of the festivities in our daily news post.

But right now, your Oscar party is a mere click away…

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