The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)’ third installment of its “Great To Be Nominated” film series kicks off on Monday, April 10 with a screening of 1958’s The Defiant Ones. The jail break classic which stars Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier and took home Oscars for Best Cinematography and Screenplay. Aside from its wins, it did receive nine overall nominations in its year, including one for Best Picture.

The Defiant Ones is just one of 20 films that will be shown over 19 weeks in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The purpose of the series is to showcase Best Picture nominees from 1958-1976 which, even though the film may not have taken home the big honor, did rack up an impressive amount of nominations.

Other films screening as part of the “Great To Be Nominated” series are: The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) on April 17; Sons and Lovers (1960) on April 24; Judgment at Nuremburg (1961) on May 1; To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) on May 8; Cleopatra (1963) on May 15; Mary Poppins (1964) on May 22; Doctor Zhivago (1965) on June 5; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) on June 12; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) on June 19; Bonnie and Clyde (1967) on June 19 and 20; Funny Girl (1968) on June 26; Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) on July 10; Airport (1970) on July 17; Fiddler on the Roof (1971) on July 24; Cabaret (1972) on July 31; The Exorcist (1973) on August 7; Chinatown (1974) on August 14; Barry Lyndon (1975) on August 21; and Network (1976) on August 28.

The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Blvd., in Beverly Hills. Tickets are $5 for the general public, $3 for Academy members or students with valid ID. Passes for the entire series are available for $30. All screenings begin at 7:30 p.m., with pre-show elements at 7 p.m. For more information, visit