List of films with all four Academy Award acting nominations

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This is a list of films with performances that have been nominated in all of the Academy Award acting categories.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually bestows Academy Awards for acting performances in the following four categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

Films[edit]

As of the 86th Academy Awards (2013), there have been fifteen films containing at least one nominated performance in each of the four Academy Award acting categories.

In the following list, award winners are listed in bold with gold background; others listed are nominees who did not win.

Year
in Film
Awards
Ceremony
Film Total
Nominations
Total
Awards
Acting
Nominations
Acting
Awards
Best
Actor
Best
Actress
Best
Supporting Actor
Best
Supporting Actress
Best Picture
1936 9th My Man Godfrey 6 0 4 0 William Powell Carole Lombard Mischa Auer Alice Brady Not Nominated
1942 15th Mrs. Miniver 12 6 5 2 Walter Pidgeon Greer Garson Henry Travers Teresa Wright
May Whitty
Winner
1943 16th For Whom the Bell Tolls 8 1 4 1 Gary Cooper Ingrid Bergman Akim Tamiroff Katina Paxinou Nominee
1948 20th Johnny Belinda 12 1 4 1 Lew Ayres Jane Wyman Charles Bickford Agnes Moorehead Nominee
1950 23rd Sunset Boulevard 11 3 4 0 William Holden Gloria Swanson Erich von Stroheim Nancy Olson Nominee
1951 24th A Streetcar Named Desire 12 4 4 3 Marlon Brando Vivien Leigh Karl Malden Kim Hunter Nominee
1953 26th From Here to Eternity 13 8 5 2 Montgomery Clift
Burt Lancaster
Deborah Kerr Frank Sinatra Donna Reed Winner
1966 39th Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 13 5 4 2 Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor George Segal Sandy Dennis Nominee
1967 40th Bonnie and Clyde 10 2 5 1 Warren Beatty Faye Dunaway Gene Hackman
Michael J. Pollard
Estelle Parsons Nominee
1967 40th Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 10 2 4 1 Spencer Tracy Katharine Hepburn Cecil Kellaway Beah Richards Nominee
1976 49th Network 10 4 5 3 Peter Finch
William Holden
Faye Dunaway Ned Beatty Beatrice Straight Nominee
1978 51st Coming Home 8 3 4 2 Jon Voight Jane Fonda Bruce Dern Penelope Milford Nominee
1981 54th Reds 12 3 4 1 Warren Beatty Diane Keaton Jack Nicholson Maureen Stapleton Nominee
2012 85th Silver Linings Playbook 8 1 4 1 Bradley Cooper Jennifer Lawrence Robert De Niro Jacki Weaver Nominee
2013 86th American Hustle 10 0 4 0 Christian Bale Amy Adams Bradley Cooper Jennifer Lawrence Nominee

Superlatives[edit]

Among the fifteen films listed above, the following superlatives emerge.

No film has won all four awards.

Two films won three awards:

Four films hold a total of five nominations, each with an additional nomination within one of the four categories:

Three of the nominated films failed to win any of the four awards:

Two of the nominated films failed to win any Academy Awards whatsoever:

Only two of the nominated films won Best Picture:

Only one of the nominated films was not nominated for Best Picture:

Five performers were nominated for their work in two different films that received nominations in all acting categories (winners in bold):

Only one director has directed two films that received nominations in all four categories:

The 40th Academy Awards (1967) was the only ceremony in which multiple films held at least one nomination in all four acting categories:

All of the films, except My Man Godfrey and For Whom the Bell Tolls, were also nominated for the "Big Five" categories (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)).

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