Film studio ranking by number of "Best Picture" Academy Awards 1990-2019

Between 1990 and 2019, the film studio with the most ‘Best Picture’ Academy Awards was Universal, having won five awards over the twenty year period. Second and third in the ranking were Miramax and Warner Bros with four ‘Best Picture’ awards each.

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures was founded in 1912 and has also been known as Universal Film Manufacturing Company and Universal Studios. The studio is part of the Hollywood ‘Big Five’ along with Paramount, Warner Bros, Walt Disney and Columbia.

Universal has released some of the world’s most well-known movies, including ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’, all of which proved successful at box offices in North America and across the globe. Both the ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Despicable Me’ franchises made the list of highest grossing film franchises and series worldwide, earning 4.98 and 3.71 billion U.S. dollars respectively.

In 2018, Universal’s box office market share in North America was almost 15 percent, and the studio’s releases earned over one billion U.S. dollars in North America that year.

Film studio ranking by number of "Best Picture" Academy Awards from 1990 to 2019

Number of awards
Warner Bros4
Fox Searchlight3
20th Century Fox2
Regency Enterprises2
TIG Productions1
Summit Entertainment,1
Studio 371
Storyline Entertainment1
Smoke House Pictures1
See-Saw Films,1
Scott Free Productions1
River Road Entertainment1
Tiger Moth Productions1
Producer Circle Co1
Plan B Pictures1
Plan B Entertainment2
Participant Media1
Paramount Vantage1
La Classe Américaine1
Open Road1
JD Prod1
New Line Cinema1
New Regency1
UK Film Council1
Mike Zoss Productions1
Initial Entertainment Group1
Lightstorm Entertainment1
Lakeshore Entertainment1
La Petite Reine1
Kingsgate Films1
Jouror Productions1
Jinks/Cohen Co1
France 3 Cinema1
First Look Media1
Imagine Entertainment1
Bedlam Productions1
Harris Company1
GK Films1
First Light Productions1
Film4 Productions1
BlackFriar's Bridge1
Bedford Falls Company1
U Film1
Vertigo Entertainment1
Anonymous Content1
Amblin Entertainment1
Voltage Pictures1
WingNut Films1
Wild Bunch1
Momentum Pictures1
ARP Sélection1
Worldview Entertainment1
Pastel Productions1
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Release date

February 2019


United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2019

Supplementary notes

If an awarded film was produced by more than one company, the award is listed for each company that had a part in the production.

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