List of superlative Academy Award winners and nominees

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This is a list of superlative Academy Award winners and nominees. This list is current as of the 85th Academy Awards ceremony held on February 24, 2013.

Best Picture[edit]

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 2 awards.
Kathleen Kennedy 8 Nominations 1982, 1985, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012 Nominations resulted in no awards.
Most Awards (Studio) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 5 awards 1928/1929, 1931/1932, 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[edit]

Superlative Director Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards John Ford 4 awards 1952 Awards resulted from 5 nominations.
Most Nominations William Wyler 12 nominations 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[edit]

Superlative Writer Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Woody Allen 3 awards 2011 Awards resulted from 16 nominations.
Most Nominations Woody Allen 16 nominations 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

Best Actor in a Leading Role[edit]

Superlative Actor Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Daniel Day-Lewis 3 awards 2012 Awards resulted from 5 nominations.
Most Nominations Spencer Tracy 9 nominations 1967 Nominations resulted in 2 awards.
Laurence Olivier 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[edit]

Superlative Actress Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Katharine Hepburn 4 awards 1981 Awards resulted from 12 nominations.
Most Nominations Meryl Streep 15 nominations 2013 Nominations resulted in 2 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[edit]

Superlative Actor Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Walter Brennan 3 awards 1940 Awards resulted from 4 nominations.
Most Nominations 4 nominations 1941 Nominations resulted in 3 awards.
Claude Rains 1946 Nominations resulted in no awards.
Arthur Kennedy 1958
Jack Nicholson 1992 Nominations resulted in 1 award.
Oldest Winner Christopher Plummer 82 years old 2011 Beginners
Oldest Nominee Hal Holbrook 82 years old 2007 Into the Wild
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[edit]

Superlative Actress Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Shelley Winters 2 awards 1965 Awards resulted from 3 nominations.
Dianne Wiest 1994 Awards resulted from 3 nominations.
Most Nominations Thelma Ritter 6 nominations 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[edit]

Superlative Actor Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Walter Brennan 3 awards 1940 Awards resulted from 4 nominations.
Jack Nicholson 1997 Awards resulted from 12 nominations.
Daniel Day-Lewis 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. 1997 Nominations resulted in 3 awards.

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

Superlative Actress Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Katharine Hepburn 4 awards for Best Actress. 1981 Awards resulted from 12 nominations.
Ingrid Bergman 3 awards - 2 for Best Actress and 1 for Best Supporting Actress. 1975 Awards resulted from 7 nominations.
Meryl Streep 3 awards - 2 for Best Actress and 1 for Best Supporting Actress. 2013 Awards resulted from 18 nominations.
Most Nominations 18 nominations - 15 for Best Actress and 3 for Best Supporting Actress. 2013 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.

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