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 89th Academy Awards ceremony held on February 26, 2017.

Best Picture[edit]

Superlative Film Record Set Year Notes
Most Awards Ben-Hur 11 awards 1959 11 awards    |    12 nominations
Titanic 1997 11 awards    |    14 nominations
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 11 awards    |    11 nominations
Most Nominations All About Eve 14 nominations 1950 6 awards    |    14 nominations
Titanic 1997 11 awards    |    14 nominations
La La Land 2016 6 awards    |    14 nominations
Longest Winner Gone with the Wind 3 hours 54 minutes 1939 8 awards    |    13 nominations
Longest Nominee Cleopatra 4 hours 2 minutes 1963 4 awards    |    9 nominations
Shortest Winner Marty 1 hour 28 minutes 1955 4 awards    |    8 nominations
Shortest Nominee She Done Him Wrong 1 hour 6 minutes 1933 0 awards    |    1 nomination
Most Awards (Producer) Sam Spiegel 3 awards 1962 3 awards    |    4 nominations
Saul Zaentz 3 awards 1996 3 awards    |    3 nominations
Most Nominations (Producer) Steven Spielberg 9 nominations 2015 1 awards    |    9 nominations
Most Awards (Studio) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 5 awards 1942 5 awards    |    40 nominations
Most Nominations (Studio) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 40 nominations 1950 5 awards    |    40 nominations

Best Director[edit]

Superlative Director Record set Year Notes
Most Awards John Ford 4 awards 1935, 1940, 1941, 1952 Awards resulted from 5 nominations
Most Nominations William Wyler 12 nominations 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1959, 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 Damien Chazelle 32 years old 2016 La La Land
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 1977, 1986, 2011 Awards resulted from 16 nominations
Most Nominations Woody Allen 16 nominations 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2011, 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. Co-wrote with Matt Damon, 27 years old.

Best Actor in a Leading Role[edit]

Superlative Actor Record set Year Notes
Most Awards Daniel Day-Lewis 3 awards 1989, 2007, 2012 Awards resulted from 5 nominations
Most Nominations Spencer Tracy 9 nominations 1936, 1937, 1938, 1950, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1967 Nominations resulted in 2 awards
Laurence Olivier 1939, 1940, 1946, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1965, 1972, 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 1932/33, 1967, 1968, 1981 Awards resulted from 12 nominations
Most Nominations Meryl Streep 16 nominations 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016 Nominations resulted in 3 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 1936, 1938, 1940 Awards resulted from 4 nominations
Most Nominations 4 nominations 1936, 1938, 1940, 1941 Nominations resulted in 3 awards
Jack Nicholson 1969, 1981, 1983, 1992 Nominations resulted in 1 award.
Claude Rains 1939, 1943, 1944, 1946 Nominations resulted in no awards
Arthur Kennedy 1949, 1955, 1957, 1958
Robert Duvall 1972, 1979, 1998, 2014
Oldest Winner Christopher Plummer 82 years old 2011 Beginners
Oldest Nominee Robert Duvall 84 years old 2014 The Judge
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 1959, 1965 Awards resulted from 3 nominations
Dianne Wiest 1986, 1994 Awards resulted from 3 nominations
Most Nominations Thelma Ritter 6 nominations 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1962 Nominations resulted in no 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 1936, 1938, 1940 Awards resulted from 4 nominations
Jack Nicholson 1975, 1983, 1997 Awards resulted from 12 nominations
Daniel Day-Lewis 1989, 2007, 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 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 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 1932/33, 1967, 1968, 1981 Awards resulted from 12 nominations
Most Nominations Meryl Streep 20 nominations – 16 for Best Actress and 4 for Best Supporting Actress 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 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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