With Les Miserables, the renowned musical of true love and civil unrest in 19th-century France, up for Best Picture, take a look back at the other musicals that have claimed the top prize.
The Broadway Melody (1929): The musical, starring Charles King, Anita Page and Bessie Love, was the first sound film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and one of the first to feature a Technicolor sequence.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936): The film follows the rise of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., best known for launching the careers of countless Broadway stars with his "Ziegfeld Follies."
An American in Paris (1951): Starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, the film is inspired by Ira and George Gershwin's 1928 orchestral composition and features "I Got Rhythm," and "An American in Paris," including a final 16-minute dance number.
Gigi (1958): The musical romantic comedy directed by Vincente Minnelli is considered the last great MGM musical, featuring the popular song "Thank Heaven for Little Girls."
West Side Story (1961): A modern adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," the popular movie starred Natalie Wood and featured now-famous dancing sequences on the streets of New York City.
My Fair Lady (1964): Starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, the film tells the tale of a phonetics professor who wagers he can take a flower girl and turn her rough accent into a proper English one, falling in love with her in the process.
The Sound of Music (1965): The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer as an Austrian nun and a widowed captain with seven unruly children.
Oliver! (1968): The British musical drama, based on Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist," tells the story of an orphan boy in 1830s England.
Chicago (2002): Heralded as the revival of the movie musical, the movie starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere is set in 1924 Chicago as two women await trial on murder charges.