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]

Nomination Name Age Film Year Date of Birth Date of Nomination
2nd Mineo, SalSal Mineo 22 years, 17 days Exodus 1960 January 10, 1939 January 27, 1961
3rd Brando, MarlonMarlon Brando 29 years, 318 days Julius Caesar 1953 April 3, 1924 February 15, 1954
4th Marlon Brando 30 years, 315 days On the Waterfront 1954 April 3, 1924 February 12, 1955
5th Marlon Brando 33 years, 321 days Sayonara 1957 April 3, 1924 February 18, 1958
6th Burton, RichardRichard Burton 44 years, 98 days Anne of the Thousand Days 1969 November 10, 1925 February 16, 1970
7th Nicholson, JackJack Nicholson 46 years, 300 days Terms of Endearment 1983 April 22, 1937 February 16, 1984
8th Jack Nicholson 48 years, 289 days Prizzi's Honor 1985 April 22, 1937 February 5, 1986
9th Jack Nicholson 50 years, 301 days Ironweed 1987 April 22, 1937 February 17, 1988
10th Jack Nicholson 55 years, 302 days A Few Good Men 1992 April 22, 1937 February 18, 1993
  • Youngest multiple nominees for an acting award (best actress or best supporting actress)
Nomination Name Age Film Year Date of Birth Date of Nomination
2nd Lansbury, AngelaAngela Lansbury 20 years, 103 days The Picture of Dorian Gray 1945 October 16, 1925 January 27, 1946
3rd Lawrence, JenniferJennifer Lawrence 23 years, 154 days American Hustle 2013 August 15, 1990 January 16, 2014
4th Jones, JenniferJennifer Jones 27 years, 344 days Duel in the Sun 1946 March 2, 1919 February 9, 1947
5th Winslet, KateKate Winslet 31 years, 110 days Little Children 2006 October 5, 1975 January 23, 2007
6th Kate Winslet 33 years, 109 days The Reader 2008 October 5, 1975 January 22, 2009
7th Davies, BetteBette Davies 36 years, 304 days Mr. Skeffington 1944 April 5, 1908 February 3, 1945
8th Streep, MerylMeryl Streep 39 years, 238 days A Cry in the Dark 1988 June 22, 1949 February 15, 1989
9th Meryl Streep 41 years, 236 days Postcards from the Edge 1990 June 22, 1949 February 13, 1991
10th Meryl Streep 46 years, 236 days The Bridges of Madison County 1995 June 22, 1949 February 13, 1996
11th Meryl Streep 49 years, 232 days One True Thing 1998 June 22, 1949 February 9, 1999
12th Meryl Streep 50 years, 238 days Music of the Heart 1999 June 22, 1949 February 15, 2000

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]

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  2. ^ a b c Burr, Ty (2007-01-26). "Beginner's Luck". EW.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
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  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. 
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  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. 
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  14. ^ "Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
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  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. 
  20. ^ The Hobbit picks up technical Oscar - BBC

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