List of Academy Award records


List of Academy Award records

This is a list of Academy Award . This list is current as of the 80th Academy Awards ceremony held on February 24, 2008.

Most awards

*Films
**The highest number of Academy Awards won by any film is 11. Three films have achieved this:
***"Ben-Hur" (1959) (11/12)
***"Titanic" (1997) (11/14)
***"" (2003) (11/11)

*Directing
**John Ford won the most directing awards, with 4

*Acting
**Katharine Hepburn won 4 Academy Awards (all for Best Actress)
**Three actors have each won 3 Academy Awards:
***Jack Nicholson (2 Best Actor, 1 Best Supporting Actor)
***Ingrid Bergman (2 Best Actress, 1 Best Supporting Actress)
***Walter Brennan (3 Best Supporting Actor)

*Overall
**Walt Disney won the most Academy Awards, with 26 (22 competitive, 4 honorary)
**Disney also won the most Oscars in one year, 4.
**Ingmar Bergman was nominated for nine Oscars overall as a director or screenwriter without winning any.
**Peter O'Toole was nominated for eight Oscars overall as an actor without winning any (he received an Honorary Award in 2002).

Awards for debut acting or directing performances on film


=Best Actress=

* Shirley Booth ("Come Back, Little Sheba", 1952)
* Julie Andrews ("Mary Poppins", 1964)
* Barbra Streisand ("Funny Girl", 1968)
* Marlee Matlin ("Children of a Lesser God", 1986) [ [http://www.filmsite.org/bestactress.html Filmsite] ] [ [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20009865,00.html Entertainment Weekly] ] [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/DisplayMain.jsp?curTime=1199082976437 Academy Awards database] ]


=Best Supporting Actor=

* Haing S. Ngor ("The Killing Fields", 1984) [ [http://www.filmsite.org/bestsuppactor.html Filmsite] ] [ [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20009865,00.html Entertainment Weekly] ] [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/DisplayMain.jsp?curTime=1199082976437 Academy Awards database] ]


=Best Supporting Actress=

* Gale Sondergaard ("Anthony Adverse", 1936)
* Katina Paxinou ("For Whom the Bell Tolls", 1943)
* Mercedes McCambridge ("All the King's Men", 1949)
* Eva Marie Saint ("On the Waterfront", 1954)
* Jo Van Fleet ("East of Eden", 1955)
* Tatum O'Neal ("Paper Moon", 1973)
* Anna Paquin ("The Piano", 1993)
* Jennifer Hudson ("Dreamgirls", 2006) [ [http://www.filmsite.org/bestsuppactress.html Filmsite] ] [ [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20009865,00.html Entertainment Weekly] ] [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/DisplayMain.jsp?curTime=1199082976437 Academy Awards database] ]


=Honorary Juvenile Award=

* Claude Jarman, Jr. ("The Yearling", 1946)
* Vincent Winter ("The Little Kidnappers", 1954) [ [http://www.classicfilmguide.com/index.php?s=essays&item=17 Classic Film Guide] ] [ [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20009865,00.html Entertainment Weekly] ] [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/DisplayMain.jsp?curTime=1199082976437 Academy Awards database] ]


=Best Director=

* Delbert Mann ("Marty", 1955)
* Jerome Robbins ("West Side Story", 1961)
* Robert Redford ("Ordinary People", 1980)
* James L. Brooks ("Terms of Endearment", 1983)
* Kevin Costner ("Dances with Wolves", 1990)
* Sam Mendes ("American Beauty", 1999) [ [http://www.filmsite.org/bestdirs1.html Filmsite] ] [ [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20009865,00.html Entertainment Weekly] ] [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/DisplayMain.jsp?curTime=1199082976437 Academy Awards database] ]

Big Five winners

Three films have received the so-called Big Five Academy Awards (best picture, director, actor, actress, and writing): [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/help/helpMain.jsp?helpContentURL=statistics/indexStats.html Awards Database] ] [ [http://www.filmsite.org/bestpics.html Awards Database] ] [ [http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/educational/teachable_moments/analyzing_oscar.cfm Media Awareness web site] ]
*"It Happened One Night" (1934)
*"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975)
*"The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

Consecutive awards

* Best Actress: Luise Rainer ("The Great Ziegfeld", 1936 and "The Good Earth", 1937) and Katharine Hepburn ("Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", 1967 and "The Lion in Winter", 1968 (the latter award was a tie with Barbra Streisand in "Funny Girl")) [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/help/helpMain.jsp?helpContentURL=statistics/indexStats.html Awards Database] ] [ [http://www.filmsite.org/bestactress.html Film site] ] [ [http://theoscarsite.com/fmo/fr21.htm Film site] ]
* Best Actor: Spencer Tracy ("Captains Courageous", 1937 and "Boys Town", 1938) and Tom Hanks ("Philadelphia", 1993 and "Forrest Gump", 1994) [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/help/helpMain.jsp?helpContentURL=statistics/indexStats.html Awards Database] ] [ [http://www.filmsite.org/bestactor.html Film site] ] [ [http://theoscarsite.com/fmo/fr21.htm Theoscarsite] ]
* Best Director: John Ford ("The Grapes of Wrath", 1940 and "How Green Was My Valley", 1941) and Joseph L. Mankiewicz ("A Letter to Three Wives", 1949 and "All About Eve", 1950) [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/help/helpMain.jsp?helpContentURL=statistics/indexStats.html Awards Database] ] [ [http://www.filmsite.org/bestdirs.html#1 Academy Awards Best Directors ] ] [ [http://theoscarsite.com/fmo/fr52.htm Theoscar site] ]
* Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards ("All the President's Men", 1976 and "Julia", 1977) [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/help/helpMain.jsp?helpContentURL=statistics/indexStats.html Help Page - Academy Awards® Database - AMPAS ] ] [ [http://www.filmsite.org/bestsuppactor.html Film site] ] [ [http://theoscarsite.com/fmo/fr21.htm Theoscar site] ]

Age-related records

* Youngest winner of an acting award: Tatum O'Neal, age 10 (Best Supporting Actress, "Paper Moon" 1973)
* Youngest nominee of an acting award: Justin Henry, age 8 (Best Supporting Actor, "Kramer vs. Kramer", 1979)
* Oldest winner of an acting award: Jessica Tandy, age 80 (Best Actress, "Driving Miss Daisy", 1989)
* Oldest nominee of an acting award: Gloria Stuart, age 87 (Best Supporting Actress, "Titanic", 1997)


= 17th Academy Awards - 1944 =

Barry Fitzgerald became the first actor to be nominated for two Academy Awards for the same performance when he was nominated for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for "Going My Way". He won Best Supporting Actor, while losing Best Actor to Bing Crosby (also for "Going My Way"). As a result of this, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences subsequently changed its rules to prevent an acting performance being nominated for more than one award. [ [http://www.moviecitynews.com/columnists/levy/2004/041130.html Movie City News web site] ] [ [http://www.britannica.com/oscar/article-9397515 Britannica web site] ] [ [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117896294.html?categoryid=10&cs=1 "Variety" web site] ]


= 19th Academy Awards - 1946 =

Harold Russell became the first (and only) actor to win two Academy Awards for the same performance when he won both Best Supporting Actor and the Academy Honorary Award for "The Best Years of Our Lives". He received the Academy Honorary Award "for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance in "The Best Years of Our Lives". [ [http://www.reelclassics.com/Actors/Harold_Russell/hrussell.htm Reel Classics web site] ] [ [http://www.filmsite.org/aa46.html Film site] ] [ [http://movies.go.com/the-best-years-of-our-lives/d824894/drama Movies.go.com web site] ]


= 23rd Academy Awards - 1950 =

"All About Eve" set the current record of 14 for the most Academy Award nominations received by a film. This record was subsequently matched by "Titanic" in 1997. "All About Eve" won six Academy Awards, while "Titanic" won 11 Academy Awards. [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/help/helpMain.jsp?helpContentURL=statistics/indexStats.html Awards Database] ] [ [http://www.filmsite.org/oscars2.html#2 Film site] ] [ [http://movies.about.com/od/oscartriviaquiz/f/oscars011905e.htm About Movies] ]


= 32nd Academy Awards - 1959 =

"Ben-Hur" set the current record at 11 for the most Academy Awards won by a film. This record was subsequently matched by "Titanic" in 1997 and again by "" in 2003. Of these three films, only "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" won every Academy Award for which it was nominated. [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/help/helpMain.jsp?helpContentURL=statistics/indexStats.html Awards Database] ] [ [http://www.filmsite.org/bestpics.html Film site] ] [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7043011/ MSNBC story] ]


= 54th Academy Awards - 1981 =

Katharine Hepburn set the current record of four for the most acting Academy Awards won by an individual when she won Best Actress for "On Golden Pond". Previously, she won Best Actress for "Morning Glory" in 1933, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" in 1967, and "The Lion in Winter" in 1968.


= 75th Academy Awards - 2002 =

Jack Nicholson set the current record of 12 for the most acting Academy Award nominations received by an actor when he was nominated for Best Actor for "About Schmidt". From these 12 nominations, he won three Academy Awards: Best Actor for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" in 1975, Best Supporting Actor for "Terms of Endearment" in 1983, and Best Actor for "As Good as It Gets" in 1997.


= 79th Academy Awards - 2006 =

Meryl Streep set the current record of 14 for the most acting Academy Award nominations received by any actor (male or female) when she was nominated for Best Actress for "The Devil Wears Prada". From these 14 nominations, she won two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for "Kramer vs. Kramer" in 1979 and Best Actress for "Sophie's Choice" in 1982.


= 80th Academy Awards - 2007 =

Marion Cotillard became the second person to win an acting Oscar for an entirely foreign language performance. She became the first actor to win for a French-language performance; she won the Best Actress award for her work as Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose".

Film records

* In 2003, "" became the first fantasy film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

* The film which received the most Oscars without winning Best Picture is "Cabaret" with 8 awards in 1972. Although the film was nominated for Best Picture, it lost to "The Godfather".

* The two films which share the record for most nominations (11) with no Oscar wins are "The Turning Point" (1977) and "The Color Purple" (1985).

* The film with the most nominations without a Best Picture nomination is "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969) with nine nominations.

* The first (and only) animated film ever to be nominated for Best Picture is "Beauty and the Beast" (1991), which also holds the record for the most nominations for an animated film, with six.

* No film to date has produced Oscar-winning performances in each of the four competitive acting categories (Leading Actor, Leading Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress). The two films which came closest to achieving this feat were "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) and "Network" (1976), with each film earning three out of the four acting Oscars.

* "The Red Balloon" (1956), a film with no dialogue, is the only such film ever to win an Oscar (as even silent films have scripted dialogue). This film won the Best Original Screenplay Award. It is also the only short film to win an Oscar outside of the short film categories.

* In 2006, "Dreamgirls" became the first film to ever have the most Oscar nominations of that year without having a Best Picture nomination. Though films from previous years had had more nominations without receiving a Best Picture nomination, there was always another film with more nominations.

* "" (2003), "Braveheart" (1995), "The Last Emperor" (1987), "Gigi" (1958), "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1956), "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952), "An American in Paris" (1951), "Grand Hotel" (1932), "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930), "Wings" (1927) are all films that won Best Picture without receiving a single acting nomination.

* "Grand Hotel" (1932) is the only film to win Best Picture without receiving any other nominations.

Acting records

* Bette Davis and Greer Garson are the most consecutively nominated leading actresses, with each having five nominations in a row (Davis 1938-1942, Garson 1941-1945), while Marlon Brando is the most consecutively nominated leading actor (with four nominations from 1951-1954).

* Emma Thompson is the only actress to win an Oscar for Best Actress ("Howards End", 1992) and an Oscar for Best Screenplay ("Sense and Sensibility", 1995).

* Meryl Streep holds the record for most nominations of any actor (male or female) with 14 as of 2008.

* Katharine Hepburn holds the record for the longest time span between first and last Oscar nominations (48 years from 1932/33 to 1981). She also holds the record for having won most acting Oscars, with 4. She was absent from the Oscars ceremony every time she won.

* Peter O'Toole holds the record for having the most Oscar nominations (8 for Best Actor) without ever winning a competitive acting award. He was given an Honorary Award in 2002.

*Richard Burton (1925-1984) received the highest number of acting nominations (7) with two distinctions combined: without winning and without ever being given any kind of honorary award.

*Kate Winslet holds the record for the youngest person ever to have been nominated 5 times for an Oscar.

*Jeanne Eagels was the first female and only the second person to be posthumously nominated for any Oscar (Best Actress, 1929, for "The Letter"). She is still the only woman ever posthumously nominated for an Oscar in an acting category.

* James Dean was the first male to receive a posthumous acting nomination. He is also the only actor (male or female) to receive two posthumous acting nominations, and the only actor (male or female) to be posthumously nominated in different years. Dean was nominated for the Best Actor Award in 1956 for "East of Eden" (1955) and again in 1957 for "Giant" (1956).

* Peter Finch is the only person posthumously nominated for an acting Oscar to win the award (Best Actor for "Network", 1976).

* The shortest performance ever to win an acting Oscar is Beatrice Straight's performance, which lasted 5 minutes and 40 seconds, in "Network" (1976). Straight won the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role.

* The shortest performance ever to win a lead acting Oscar is Anthony Hopkins' performance as Hannibal Lecter, with about 16-17 minutes of screen time, in "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991). Hopkins won the Best Actor Award for his role.

* The shortest performance ever to be nominated for an acting Oscar is Ruby Dee's performance, which lasted approximately five minutes, in "American Gangster" (2007). Dee was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role.

* Only six actors have received Oscar nominations for non-speaking roles. Jane Wyman won Best Actress for "Johnny Belinda", Patty Duke won Best Supporting Actress for "The Miracle Worker", John Mills won Best Supporting Actor for "Ryan's Daughter", Holly Hunter won Best Actress for "The Piano", Samantha Morton was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in "Sweet and Lowdown", and Rinko Kikuchi was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in "Babel". However, while some of the others extensively used sign language in their performances, Duke had no dialogue whatsoever other than grunts and screams.

* Only two actors have ever declined to accept their Oscars. George C. Scott refused to accept the Best Actor Award for "Patton" (1970); he claimed that acting should not be competitive. Marlon Brando refused to accept the Best Actor Award for "The Godfather" (1972); he sent Sacheen Littlefeather to accept it on his behalf to protest America's treatment of indigenous peoples.

* Sophia Loren, Roberto Benigni, Robert DeNiro, Benicio del Toro and Marion Cotillard are the only five actors to win Oscars for performing in a language other than English. In Italian, Loren won for "Two Women", Benigni for "Life is Beautiful", and DeNiro for "The Godfather Part II". In Spanish, Benicio del Toro won for "Traffic". And in French, Cotillard won for "La Vie en Rose".

*Laurence Olivier and Roberto Benigni are the only people to have directed themselves to an acting Oscar. Olivier's win was for "Hamlet" (1948), and Benigni won for "Life Is Beautiful" (1998). Neither of them won the award for Best Director.

*Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Al Pacino, Emma Thompson, Holly Hunter, Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx, and Cate Blanchett are the only actors who have been nominated for both leading and supporting acting categories in the same year. Bainter, Wright, Fitzgerald, Lange, Pacino, Hunter and Foxx each won one of the two Oscars they were up for.

* The only actor to win an Oscar for playing a real-life winner of an acting Oscar is Cate Blanchett. She won Best Supporting Actress in 2004 for "The Aviator", in which she played Katharine Hepburn.

*Charlize Theron is the only African woman to win an Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role (for "Monster", 2003). Theron originates from South Africa.

*Hattie McDaniel was the first African American person to win an acting Oscar (Best Supporting Actress for "Gone With the Wind", 1939).

*Halle Berry is the only African American woman to win a Best Actress Oscar (for "Monster's Ball", 2001).

*Sidney Poitier was the first African American male to win an acting Oscar (Best Actor for "Lilies of the Field", 1963).

*Denzel Washington is the only African American to win 2 Oscars (Best Supporting Actor for "Glory" (1989), and Best Actor for "Training Day" (2001)).

Miscellaneous records

* George Bernard Shaw is the only person to have been awarded both an Oscar (Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Pygmalion" in 1938) and a Nobel Prize (the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925). However, Nobel laureate John Steinbeck was nominated for his screenplay for "Lifeboat" (1944), and Nobel laureate Harold Pinter was nominated for his screenplays for both "The French Lieutenant's Woman " (1981) and "Betrayal" (1983).

* Walt Disney holds the record for receiving as well as being nominated for the most Academy Awards. He won 22 competitive awards and received four honorary awards. He was also nominated for 60 Academy Awards during his lifetime.

* With 45 Oscar nominations, film composer John Williams is currently the most-nominated person alive.

* Sound re-recording mixer Kevin O'Connell currently holds the record for most Oscar nominations without a win at 20. His most recent nomination was for "Transformers" (2007).

* For the Best Director Award, John Ford holds the record for the most awards (four awards resulting from five nominations), while William Wyler holds the record for the most nominations (12 nominations resulting in three awards).

*Leo McCarey ("Going My Way"), Billy Wilder ("The Apartment"), Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather Part II"), James L. Brooks ("Terms of Endearment"), Peter Jackson (""), and Joel and Ethan Coen ("No Country for Old Men") are currently the only filmmakers to receive Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

* The youngest person ever to be awarded an Oscar is Shirley Temple (age 6), who was awarded the inaugural (now retired) non-competitive Academy Juvenile Award in 1934.

* The youngest person ever to be nominated for Best Director is John Singleton, who was 24 years old when he was nominated for "Boyz N the Hood" (1991). Additionally, he is currently the only African American to have been nominated for Best Director.

* Dudley Nichols was the first artist ever to decline an Oscar. He refused to accept the Best Writing (Screenplay) Award for "The Informer" (1935); he boycotted against the Academy for its support of company unions instead of the newly formed independent actors guilds and unions.

* Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro are the only two actors to win Oscars portraying the same character. Brando won Best Actor as Vito Corleone in ("The Godfather") (1972) and De Niro won Best Supporting Actor also as Vito Corleone in ("The Godfather Part II") (1974).

* Michael Curtiz and Steven Soderbergh are the only filmmakers to receive two Best Director nominations in the same year. Curtiz was nominated for "Angels with Dirty Faces" and "Four Daughters" 1938 (and won neither, though he would eventually win for directing "Casablanca"). Soderbergh was nominated for "Erin Brockovich" and "Traffic" in 2000, and went on to win the award for "Traffic".

* is the only film series to win more than one Best Picture award, for "The Godfather" and "The Godfather Part II".

* There have been a total of 70 posthumous nominations for competitive Academy Awards, involving 54 people (49 males and 5 females). Of these 70 nominations, 14 have been successful, the first being Sidney Howard in 1939 (Writing - Adapted Screenplay for "Gone with the Wind"). No woman has ever won a posthumous Oscar in a competitive category.

* Twelve people have been posthumously nominated for more than one award, and not necessarily in the same year. The first person to be posthumously nominated for two awards was Frank Churchill (both in 1942). The first person to be posthumously nominated in different years was Jerome Kern (two nominations in 1945, another in 1946). Kern was also the first person to be posthumously nominated for three awards. The only person to be posthumously nominated for four awards was Howard Ashman (three in 1991, one in 1992). The only person to win more than one posthumous Academy Award was William A. Horning (1958, his sole nomination that year; 1959, from two nominations).
**The only actor (male or female) to be posthumously nominated for more than one award was James Dean (1955, 1956).

*A number of people have been posthumously awarded honorary Oscars, the only woman being Audrey Hepburn, who died eight days after the Academy voted in January 1993 to award her the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

See also

* Academy Awards
* List of oldest and youngest Academy Award winners and nominees
* List of persons who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards
* List of superlative Academy Award winners and nominees
* List of posthumous Academy Award winners and nominees

References

External links

* [http://www.oscars.org/ Oscars.org] (official Academy site)
* [http://www.oscars.org/awardsdatabase/index.html The Academy Awards Database] (official site)
* [http://www.filmsite.org Filmsite.org]


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