List of Academy Award records

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This is a list of Academy Award records. This list is current as of the 86th Academy Awards ceremony held on March 2, 2014.

Most awards[edit]

  • Most awards won by a single film
  • Most nominations received by a single film
  • Highest Sweep (Winning every nominated category)
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) won all 11 categories for which it was nominated: Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Most awards won by a man
    • Walt Disney won 22 Oscars. He also won the most Oscars in one year, with four in 1954.
  • Most awards won by a woman
    • Edith Head won eight Oscars, all for Costume Design
  • Most nominations/wins in a single year
  • Most awards won by a person who is still living
    • Visual Effects Supervisor Dennis Muren has won nine Academy Awards: six competitive awards, two "Special Achievement" awards, and one "Technical Achievement" award
  • Most competitive awards won by a person who is still alive
    • Composer Alan Menken has won eight competitive Academy Awards.
  • Directing
    • John Ford won the most directing awards, with four.
  • Acting
  • Cinematography
    • The highest number of Academy Awards won by any cinematographer is four.
  • Art Direction
    • Cedric Gibbons, who designed the Oscar statuette, won 11 awards out of a total of 39 nominations.[1]
  • Makeup
    • Rick Baker won seven Academy Awards (all for Best Makeup)
  • Most awards won by a country for Best Foreign Language Film
    • Italy won 14 awards in this category and received in total 32 nominations
  • Most nominations received by a country for Best Foreign Language Film
    • France received 39 nominations and won 12 times

Awards for debut acting or directing performances on film[edit]

Big Five winners[edit]

Three films have received the so-called Big Five Academy Awards (best picture, director, actor, actress, and screenplay (original or adapted)):[7][8][9]

Most consecutive awards[edit]

Academy Award firsts[edit]

Age-related records[edit]

Film records[edit]

Acting records[edit]

  • Most wins for leading actress
  • Most wins for leading actor
  • Most consecutive leading actress nominations
  • Most consecutive leading actor nominations
  • Actress with most total nominations for acting
  • Actor with most total nominations for acting
  • Most acting nominations without a win
    • Peter O'Toole with 8 nominations. (He received an Honorary Award in 2002.)
  • Longest gap between first and second win
  • Longest time span between first and last nomination
  • Most posthumous nominations
  • Shortest performance to win an acting Oscar
  • Shortest performance to win a lead acting Oscar
  • Shortest performance by a male Actor to win a lead acting Oscar
  • Shortest performance to be nominated for an acting Oscar
  • Shortest performance to be nominated for a lead acting Oscar
  • Longest performance to win an acting Oscar
  • Longest performance to win a supporting acting Oscar
  • Longest performance to be nominated for an acting Oscar
  • Longest performance to be nominated for a supporting acting Oscar
  • Most wins by a black actor
  • Most awards for one acting performance
    • Harold Russell played Homer Parish in The Best Years of Our Lives in 1946. For this role he received 2 Oscars, one for Best Supporting and an honorary award for being an inspiration to all returning veterans.
  • Most nominations for one acting performance

Miscellaneous records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cedric Gibbons". theoscarsite.com. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  2. ^ a b c Burr, Ty (2007-01-26). "Beginner's Luck". EW.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  3. ^ a b c "Session Timeout – Academy Awards® Database – AMPAS". Awardsdatabase.oscars.org. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Classic Film Guide". Classic Film Guide. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  6. ^ "Academy Awards Best Director – Facts & Trivia". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  7. ^ a b c "Awards Database". Awardsdatabase.oscars.org. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  8. ^ "Awards Database". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  9. ^ "Media Awareness web site". Media-awareness.ca. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  10. ^ "Academy Awards Best Actor". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  11. ^ "theoscarsite.com". theoscarsite.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  12. ^ "Academy Awards Best Directors". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  13. ^ "Theoscar site". Theoscar site. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  14. ^ "Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  15. ^ "Help Page – Academy Awards Database – AMPAS". Awardsdatabase.oscars.org. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  16. ^ "Theoscar site". Theoscar site. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  17. ^ Knolle, Sharon (2011-05-04). "Former Child Star Jackie Cooper Dies at Age 88". Blog.moviefone.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  18. ^ a b "Youngest v oldest actress vie for Oscar as Lincoln leads the pack". The Times. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  19. ^ a b Walker, Tim (2013-01-10). "Quvenzhané Wallis v Emmanuelle Riva: Best actress Oscar contested by oldest and youngest ever nominees". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

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