With the West Side Story remake set to win the Oscars, here are 12 of the (other) best Oscar-nominated musicals

12 Little Shop of Horrors “Feed me, Seymour! Feed Me Now!” A list of musicals wouldn’t be complete without some high-camp kitsch. Frank Oz’s man-eating masterpiece earned a double nomination in 1987, for Best Visual Effects and Best Song (especially Mean Green Mother from Outer Space). It didn’t win either, but Steve Martin’s wild interpretation of Dentist!

11 The species and I
One of the earliest musicals staged here, this highly acclaimed adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein bid was nominated for nine Academy Awards, of which it won five – including the Academy Award for Best Actor, which Russian-born actor Yul Brynner took home for his performance of the king of Siam. 1957 was indeed a very different time…

10 violinist on the roof
Composed by John Williams, this tale of a “Jewish farmer” trying to marry off his daughters in Imperial Russia circa 1905 received eight Academy Award nominations in 1972 – resulting in three wins in the less-acclaimed awards for Sound, Cinematography and Score a happiness maker in the musical sense. That said If I were a rich man
is always immediately recognizable as a lively number.

9 Les Miserables
With eight Oscar nominations, the cast, crew and production staff behind this Broadway adaptation for the big screen must have felt awful, well, miserable that their efforts didn’t result in more than three wins at the 2013 awards. After all, Anne Hathaway was awarded Best Supporting Actress for her 15-minute performance – that must have been a consolation to Hugh Jackman.


Nicole Kidman (left) plays cabaret artist Satine in Moulin Rouge and Ewan McGregor plays Christian, a young poet who falls in love with her

8th Moulin Rouge!
The early noughties were something of a mini-renaissance for musicals. Nominated for eight gongs and the winner of two (Best Set/Art Direction and Best Costume Design, predictably), it might not have set fire to the 2002 awards show, but one could critique these music-fueled films that followed Chicago
and dream girl would not have gone into production without Baz Luhrmann’s eye candy.

7 Oliver!
With 11 Oscar references to his name, Oliver! earned five wins in 1969. Ron Moody may have lost to Cliff Robertson for Best Actor this year, but his Fagin will forever be the stuff of nightmares. And if you (like me) thought Best Director winner Carol Reed was the first woman to win an Oscar in that category, Carol was actually a man. We had to wait until 2010 for Kathryn Bigelow the Easily injured so that that particular glass ceiling is broken.


Ron Moody with Mark Lester (left) and Jack Wild in Oliver!

6 Chicago
He was nominated in no fewer than 12 categories and won six of them – and not just in the categories “Best Sound”, “Best Editing” and “Best Costume”. Chicago also won Biggie: Best Picture in 2003. The most controversial win, however, was for Catherine Zeta-Jones (Velma Kelly) for Best Supporting Actress, while Renée Zellweger (Roxie Hart) lost for Best Actress for her role in Nicole Kidman The hours. It’s okay though, Renée got her Oscar the following year, courtesy of cold mountain.

5 cabaret
This much-celebrated homage to a hedonistic pre-WWII Berlin garnered a whopping 10 nominations in 1973, resulting in no fewer than eight wins – with Liza Minnelli and Joel Gray winning Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. At just 25 years old, Minnelli had to face stiff casting competition in the form of Barbra Streisand, Ursula Andress, Natalie Wood, Shirley MacLaine, Jane Fonda, Faye Dunaway, Glenda Jackson and even the squeaky clean Julie Andrews. Can you imagine Mary Poppins in suspenders?!

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4 la la country
“There is a mistake. moonlight, you won the best film. This is no joke” – the immortal lines uttered by la la country Producer Jordan Horowitz on stage at the 2017 Academy Awards. Given la la country Having already returned with six of its monumental 14 nominations – including Emma Stone for best actress, Damien Chazelle for best director and best score – it was little wonder that Warren Beatty handed out the wrong winner. An official statement from PwC following the confusion said, “The moderators had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered they were corrected immediately.” Luckily for everyone involved, Jimmy Kimmel hosted that year and immediately started Beatty to rip and said, “Warren, what have you done?! Personally, I blame Steve Harvey.” For those who aren’t into glitches at awards shows, Harvey announced the wrong Miss Universe 2015 as the winner.


Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land.

3 my beautiful lady
“Come on Dover! Move your blooming ass!” Just one of the Broadway giant’s many quotable lines became a Best Picture winner. Nominated for 12 awards in 1965, he sped home with eight – including Rex Harrison’s Best Actor gong, which he dedicated to his “two beautiful ladies,” his respective co-stars on screen and on stage, Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews . And don’t feel too bad for Andrews; She may have been overlooked by the my beautiful lady Casting department, although she appeared as Doolittle in the Broadway show, but she had the last laugh when she received the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Mary Poppins that same year.

2 The Wizard of Oz
Though it’s not the biggest winner on paper – it was nominated for Six Gongs in 1940 and won Best Score and Best Original Song awards – ounce
Claiming to be one of the greatest moments of movie magic, not just in music history but in the history of film. I’m not referring to the majesty of the Lollipop Guild, or the shriveled stockinged feet of the Wicked Witch of the East, or the much-discussed allegory of the “Wizard” — but to the moment Dorothy opens her front door to reveal a world of futuristic Technicolor!

1 The sound of music
The windswept Alps in 1938…what could go wrong? Of his 10 nominations at the 1966 Oscars, The sound of music
won five, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Score. Julie Andrews was nominated for Best Actress but lost to Julie Christie treasure. Instead, Andrews had to settle for a Bafta. The reason why this classic has conquered our No. 1 spot? For its sheer volume of memorable numbers – Sixteen goes to seventeen; my favorite things; edelweiss; Climb every mountain; Thu-Re-Wed – not to mention The Hiiiillls Are Aliiiive with the Sound of Muuuusic

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