Among films that won an Oscar for Best Picture, which one has the fewest Oscars won in all the categories?

Is there a film that won only Best Picture and didn't win in any other categories?

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    probably because it shows no research.
    – JohnP
    Commented Oct 30, 2017 at 1:18

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Here is a list of all the Best Picture winners, listing for each of them the number of:

  • wins: the number of Academy Awards that it won (e.g. Titanic won 11), and
  • misses: the number of Academy Awards that it was nominated for but didn't win (e.g. Titanic was nominated for 14 awards and won 11, so it had 3 misses).

(To get the total number of nominations (including those won), just add the number of wins and misses.) These are presented in increasing order of awards won, breaking ties by increasing order of nominations (either “misses” or total; for a given number of wins the order is naturally the same).

This does not count the Technical Achievement Award for Gone With the Wind, or the Honorary Awards for Gone With the Wind, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Oliver!.

As you can see, there are three winners of Best Picture for which that was the only award they won, all the way up to the three well-known winners that won eleven awards in total.

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    I think the second number is supposed to be "nominated but not won"? It doesn't make sense to win oscars but not be nominated for any.
    – Erik
    Commented Oct 30, 2017 at 8:00
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    @Erik Yes, I explained that in two different ways in the first two sentences; can you suggest a way to make that clearer? Commented Oct 30, 2017 at 8:04
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    @ToddWilcox La La Land didn't win best picture, Moonlight did. Although, La La Land was announced as the winner first before the correction.
    – Cfinley
    Commented Oct 30, 2017 at 14:45
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    @cfinley Oh right. And the years listed are the movie year, not the year the award was given. Commented Oct 30, 2017 at 15:17
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    @Erik Thanks for your comments. I made a series of edits to this answer to try to make that clearer, and I think I have finally arrived at the wording and notation that should make it clear. :-) Commented Oct 30, 2017 at 19:51

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