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List of superlative Academy Award winners and nominees

This is a list of superlative Academy Award winners and nominees. This list is current as of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony held on February 22, 2015.

Contents

  • Best Picture 1
  • Best Director 2
  • Best Original Screenplay 3
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role 4
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role 5
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role 6
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role 7
  • Combined Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor in a Supporting Role 8
  • Combined Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role 9
  • External links 10

Best Picture

Superlative Film Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Ben-Hur 11 awards 1959 Awards resulted from 12 nominations.
Titanic 1997 Awards resulted from 14 nominations.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Awards resulted from 11 nominations.
Most Nominations All About Eve 14 nominations 1950 Nominations resulted in 6 awards.
Titanic 1997 Nominations resulted in 11 awards.
Longest Winner Gone with the Wind 3 hours 54 minutes 1939 Received 13 nominations and 8 awards.
Longest Nominee Cleopatra 4 hours 2 minutes 1963 Received 9 nominations and 4 awards.
Shortest Winner Marty 1 hour 28 minutes 1955 Received 8 nominations and 4 awards.
Shortest Nominee She Done Him Wrong 1 hour 6 minutes 1933 Received 1 nomination and 0 awards.
Most Awards (Producer) Sam Spiegel 3 Awards 1954, 1957, 1962 Awards resulted from 4 nominations.
Saul Zaentz 3 Awards 1975, 1984, 1996 Awards resulted from 3 nominations.
Most Nominations (Producer) Steven Spielberg 8 Nominations 1982, 1985, 1993, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012 Nominations resulted in 1 award.
Kathleen Kennedy 1982, 1985, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012 Nominations resulted in no awards.
Most Awards (Studio) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 5 awards 1928/29, 1931/32, 1935, 1936, 1942 Awards resulted from 40 nominations.
Most Nominations (Studio) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 40 nominations Every Academy Awards ceremony from the 2nd Academy Awards to 19th Academy Awards, 1949 Nominations resulted in 5 Wins.

Best Director

Superlative Director Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards John Ford 4 awards 1935, 1940, 1941, 1952 Awards resulted from 5 nominations.
Most Nominations William Wyler 12 nominations 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1965 Nominations resulted in 3 awards.
Oldest Winner Clint Eastwood 74 years old 2004 Million Dollar Baby
Oldest Nominee John Huston 79 years old 1985 Prizzi's Honor
Youngest Winner Norman Taurog 32 years old 1930/31 Skippy
Youngest Nominee John Singleton 24 years old 1991 Boyz n the Hood

Best Original Screenplay

Superlative Writer Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Woody Allen 3 awards 1977, 1986, 2011 Awards resulted from 16 nominations.
Most Nominations Woody Allen 16 nominations 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2011, 2013 Nominations resulted in 3 awards.
Oldest Winner Woody Allen 76 years old 2011 Midnight in Paris
Youngest Winner Ben Affleck 25 years old 1997 Good Will Hunting. Co-wrote with Matt Damon, 27 years old.

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Superlative Actor Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Daniel Day-Lewis 3 awards 1989, 2007, 2012 Awards resulted from 5 nominations.
Most Nominations Spencer Tracy 9 nominations 1936, 1937, 1938, 1950, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1967 Nominations resulted in 2 awards.
Laurence Olivier 1939, 1940, 1946, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1965, 1972, 1978 Nominations resulted in 1 award.
Oldest Winner Henry Fonda 76 years old 1981 On Golden Pond
Oldest Nominee Richard Farnsworth 79 years old 1999 The Straight Story
Youngest Winner Adrien Brody 29 years old 2002 The Pianist
Youngest Nominee Jackie Cooper 9 years old 1930/31 Skippy

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Superlative Actress Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Katharine Hepburn 4 awards 1932/33, 1967, 1968, 1981 Awards resulted from 12 nominations.
Most Nominations Meryl Streep 19 nominations 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, Nominations resulted in 3 awards.
Oldest Winner Jessica Tandy 80 years old 1989 Driving Miss Daisy
Oldest Nominee Emmanuelle Riva 85 years old 2012 Amour
Youngest Winner Marlee Matlin 21 years old 1986 Children of a Lesser God
Youngest Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis 9 years old 2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Superlative Actor Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Walter Brennan 3 awards 1936, 1938, 1940 Awards resulted from 4 nominations.
Most Nominations 4 nominations 1936, 1938, 1940, 1941 Nominations resulted in 3 awards.
Jack Nicholson 1969, 1981, 1983, 1992 Nominations resulted in 1 award.
Claude Rains 1939, 1943, 1944, 1946 Nominations resulted in no awards.
Arthur Kennedy 1949, 1955, 1957, 1958
Robert Duvall 1972, 1979, 1998, 2014
Oldest Winner Christopher Plummer 82 years old 2011 Beginners
Oldest Nominee Robert Duvall 84 years old 2014 The Judge
Youngest Winner Timothy Hutton 20 years old 1980 Ordinary People
Youngest Nominee Justin Henry 8 years old 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Superlative Actress Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Shelley Winters 2 awards 1959, 1965 Awards resulted from 3 nominations.
Dianne Wiest 1986, 1994 Awards resulted from 3 nominations.
Most Nominations Thelma Ritter 6 nominations 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1962 Nominations resulted in 0 awards.
Oldest Winner Peggy Ashcroft 77 years old 1984 A Passage to India
Oldest Nominee Gloria Stuart 87 years old 1997 Titanic
Youngest Winner Tatum O'Neal 10 years old 1973 Paper Moon
Youngest Nominee

Combined Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Superlative Actor Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Walter Brennan 3 awards 1936, 1938, 1940 Awards resulted from 4 nominations.
Jack Nicholson 1975, 1983, 1997 Awards resulted from 12 nominations.
Daniel Day-Lewis 1989, 2007, 2012 Awards resulted from 5 nominations.
Most Nominations Jack Nicholson 12 nominations - 8 for Best Actor in a Leading Role and 4 for Best Supporting Actor 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 Nominations resulted in 3 awards.

Combined Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Superlative Actress Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Katharine Hepburn 4 awards for Best Actress 1932/33, 1967, 1968, 1981 Awards resulted from 12 nominations.
Most Nominations Meryl Streep 19 nominations - 15 for Best Actress and 4 for Best Supporting Actress 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 Nominations resulted in 3 awards.

Note: Walt Disney is the highest earning individual with wins and nominations in any category in the Academy Awards, with fifty-nine nominations and twenty-two Oscar wins (as well as four Honorary Awards), including a record four in one year.

External links

  • Oscars.org Official site
  • Complete Downloadable List of Academy Award Nominees
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