Here are all of the Official Academy Awards Posters from 1960 through 2017. Although the Oscars go back 89 years, they didn’t begin producing promotional posters until 1960.
You may have seen others, but these are the “official” posters as stated by The Academy. As you can see, some are hideous and others are beautiful, and all are incredibly inconsistent.
Official Oscar Posters Since 1960
You will notice how they sometimes refer to the awards show as the Academy Awards, and at other times, The Oscars. Sometimes they mention the year, sometimes the number. Occasionally the date is added and at other times, the times of the telecast. They first added the website (.com) to the posters in 2005 and since then used that sporadically. Once in awhile the poster will feature the host. In 2006, the 78th Academy awards, they ran two different posters (the female and the male clutching the statuette) and this year they have also released two different posters.
Below are all 54 in chronological order beginning with the first in 1960. Enjoy!
Last year, for the 85th annual Academy Awards show, the most beautiful unofficial poster received much attention and rightly so. I even wrote a blog post on that stunning poster by Olly Moss so one could see the details. Check out the Olly Moss 85th Oscar Poster here
And this year they have two official posters for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. One named “liquid”, the other, “Spotlight”:
In both 2015 and 2016, The Academy put out multiple posters.
I wrote an entire post where you can see each of the beautiful artist-designed Oscar posters for 2015 here.
The posters for 2016, the 88th Oscars:
And the poster for 2017, a huge disappointment:
And there you have it. All of the Official Oscar Posters to date.
Please do not reproduce these without linking back to this post. If you wish to write your own post you can find the Oscar posters in the Academy’s digital archives.