15th Academy Awards (1942)“The Battle of Midway”
“Kokoda Front Line!”
“Moscow Strikes Back”
“Prelude to War”
16th Academy Awards (1943)“Desert Victory”
17th Academy Awards (1944)“The Fighting Lady”
18th Academy Awards (1945)“The True Glory”
19th Academy Awards (1946)No award given
20th Academy Awards (1947)“Design for Death”
21st Academy Awards (1948)“The Secret Land”
22nd Academy Awards (1949)“Daybreak in Udi”
23rd Academy Awards (1950)“The Titan: Story of Michelangelo”
24th Academy Awards (1951)“Kon-Tiki”
25th Academy Awards (1952)“The Sea Around Us”
26th Academy Awards (1953)“The Living Desert”
27th Academy Awards (1954)“The Vanishing Prairie”
28th Academy Awards (1955)“Helen Keller in Her Story”
29th Academy Awards (1956)“The Silent World”
30th Academy Awards (1957)“Albert Schweitzer”
31st Academy Awards (1958)“White Wilderness”
32nd Academy Awards (1959)“Serengeti Shall Not Die”
33rd Academy Awards (1960)“The Horse with the Flying Tail”
34th Academy Awards (1961)“Le Ciel et la Boue (Sky Above and Mud Beneath)”
35th Academy Awards (1962)“Black Fox”
36th Academy Awards (1963)“Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World”
37th Academy Awards (1964)“Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s World without Sun”
38th Academy Awards (1965)“The Eleanor Roosevelt Story”
39th Academy Awards (1966)“The War Game”
40th Academy Awards (1967)“The Anderson Platoon”
41st Academy Awards (1968)“Journey into Self”
42nd Academy Awards (1969)“Arthur Rubinstein – The Love of Life”
43rd Academy Awards (1970)“Woodstock”
44th Academy Awards (1971)“The Hellstrom Chronicle”
45th Academy Awards (1972)“Marjoe”
46th Academy Awards (1973)“The Great American Cowboy”
47th Academy Awards (1974)“Hearts and Minds”
48th Academy Awards (1975)“The Man Who Skied Down Everest”
49th Academy Awards (1976)“Harlan County, U.S.A.”
50th Academy Awards (1977)“Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?”
51st Academy Awards (1978)“Scared Straight!”
52nd Academy Awards (1979)“Best Boy”
53rd Academy Awards (1980)“From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China”
54th Academy Awards (1981)“Genocide”
55th Academy Awards (1982)“Just Another Missing Kid”
56th Academy Awards (1983)“He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'”
57th Academy Awards (1984)“The Times of Harvey Milk”
58th Academy Awards (1985)“Broken Rainbow”
59th Academy Awards (1986)
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“Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got”
“Down and Out in America”
60th Academy Awards (1987)“The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table”
61st Academy Awards (1988)“Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie”
62nd Academy Awards (1989)“Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt”
63rd Academy Awards (1990)“American Dream”
64th Academy Awards (1991)“In the Shadow of the Stars”
65th Academy Awards (1992)“The Panama Deception”
66th Academy Awards (1993)“I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School”
67th Academy Awards (1994)“Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision”
68th Academy Awards (1995)“Anne Frank Remembered”
69th Academy Awards (1996)“When We Were Kings”
70th Academy Awards (1997)“The Long Way Home”
71st Academy Awards (1998)“The Last Days”
72nd Academy Awards (1999)“One Day in September”
73rd Academy Awards (2000)“Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport”
74th Academy Awards (2001)“Murder on a Sunday Morning”
75th Academy Awards (2002)“Bowling for Columbine”
76th Academy Awards (2003)“The Fog of War”
77th Academy Awards (2004)“Born into Brothels”
78th Academy Awards (2005)“March of the Penguins”
79th Academy Awards (2006)“An Inconvenient Truth”
80th Academy Awards (2007)“Taxi to the Dark Side”
81st Academy Awards (2008)“Man on Wire”
82nd Academy Awards (2009)“The Cove”
83rd Academy Awards (2010)“Inside Job”
84th Academy Awards (2011)“Undefeated”
85th Academy Awards (2012)“Searching for Sugar Man”
86th Academy Awards (2013)“20 Feet from Stardom”
87th Academy Awards (2014)“Citizenfour”
88th Academy Awards (2015)“Amy”
89th Academy Awards (2016)“O.J.: Made in America”
90th Academy Awards (2017)“Icarus”
91st Academy Awards (2018)“Free Solo”
92nd Academy Awards (2019)“American Factory”
93rd Academy Awards (2020)“My Octopus Teacher”
94th Academy Awards (2021)“Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”