Who has won the most Oscars? Actors, movies that cleaned up

Ask any Oscar nominee how badly they wish to win, and also you’ll probably get the diplomatic response that “it’s an honor simply to be nominated.” Certain, certain.

However in fact, solely a handful of Hollywood skills can declare to have obtained a nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences greater than as soon as — and gained.

The Submit appears to be like at previous winners and people to control this 12 months — a number of high-profile nominees have the potential for record-breaking wins.

And it doesn’t matter what occurs, this 12 months’s ceremony is already a record-setter in a single respect: It’s the first time three girls — Wanda Sykes, Regina Corridor and Amy Schumer — have hosted the ceremony.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney (1901 – 1966) laughs whereas struggling to carry 4 Oscar statuettes concurrently.
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The information for many Oscars ever for a single particular person are literally held not by actors however behind-the-scenes skills of varied stripes. Animator and producer Walt Disney holds the all-time file with 22 Oscars.

Alfred Newman

Alfred Newman is the most-winning movie composer, with 9 Oscars (together with, sure, “All About Eve”) and 45 nominations. However for probably the most nominations, nobody holds a candle to “Star Wars” composer John Williams, with 52 nominations yielding 5 wins — and the most memorable film scores within the galaxy.

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’

Elijah Wood, who plays Frodo, in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."
Elijah Wooden, who performs Frodo, in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”
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Three Finest Image winners have taken dwelling a file 11 Academy Awards every. Of these — all of which gained Finest Image — 2003’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” gained each single class by which it was nominated. 1997’s “Titanic” took dwelling 11 out of 14 nominations, and 1959’s “Ben-Hur,” 11 out of 15.

This 12 months, Netflix’s Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Western “The Power of the Dog” is nominated in 12 classes. If it sweeps all of them, it’s going to change into the most-winning film in historical past.

Edith Head

Legendary costume designer Edith Head, who died in 1981, gained eight Oscars, together with one for her work on “All About Eve,” which snared a file 14 nominations in 1950 (a file it shares with “Titanic” and 2016’s “La La Land”).

Katharine Hepburn

Douglas Fairbanks with Katharine Hepburn on the film set of "Morning Glory."
Douglas Fairbanks with Katharine Hepburn on the movie set of “Morning Glory.”
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Although a handful of actors and actresses have been nominated numerous instances (ahem, Meryl Streep), the file for wins is 4, held by Katharine Hepburn, for 1934’s “Morning Glory,” 1968’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” 1969’s “The Lion in Winter,” and 1982’s “On Golden Pond.” The actress by no means confirmed up for the awards on the years she gained, although. She solely attended the ceremony as soon as, in 1974 — and that was to present an honorary award to her buddy, producer Lawrence Weingarten.

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep has been nominated 21 instances for an Oscar and has gained 3 times.
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Three-time winner Streep — for 1980’s “Kramer vs. Kramer,” 1983’s “Sophie’s Alternative,” and 2012’s “The Iron Girl” — does maintain the file for many nominations of any actor, at a staggering 21 instances. 

Viola Davis

Actress Viola Davis, winner of the award for Actress in a Supporting Role for 'Fences,' poses in the press room during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
Viola Davis together with her Oscar for her supporting function in “Fences” in 2017.

Viola Davis is the most-nominated African American actress ever, with 4 nominations and one win for 2016’s “Fences.” Hattie McDaniel was the primary black actress (and the primary black performer of both gender) to win an award, for Finest Supporting Actress in 1939’s “Gone with the Wind.” Sidney Poitier was the primary African American actor to win one, for 1963’s “Lilies of the Area.” He was additionally awarded an Honorary Award from the Academy in 2001.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart in a scene from "Spencer."
Kristen Stewart in “Spencer.”
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This 12 months is the primary to characteristic two brazenly queer nominees, in Finest Actress nominee Kristen Stewart, as Princess Diana in “Spencer,” and Ariana DeBose, for Finest Supporting Actress as Anita in “West Side Story.” If DeBose wins, she’ll be the primary girl to win an Oscar for enjoying a job by a beforehand Oscar-winning actress (Rita Moreno gained for a similar function within the authentic 1961 movie).

John Ford

Director John Ford on set in 1960.
Director John Ford on set in 1960.
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John Ford holds the file for many directing Oscars, with 4. A handful of auteurs have gained 3 times for writing, together with Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola and Billy Wilder.

Jane Campion

Jane Campion
Jane Campion is nominated for Finest Director.
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Jane Campion, the “Energy of the Canine” director, is the one girl to have been nominated twice for Finest Director, her first for 1993’s “The Piano” (she didn’t win, however did take dwelling the Oscar for Finest Authentic Screenplay). In response to predictions on Gold Derby, she’s closely favored — and if she picks up the gold for Finest Tailored Screenplay too, she’ll be the first woman ever to win in both screenplay categories.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington holds his Oscar after winning the award for best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Alonzo, a narcotics officer who has crossed the dangerous line between cop and criminal, in the movie "Training Day" 24 March, 2002 at the 74th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
Denzel Washington along with his Oscar for his portrayal of Alonzo in “Coaching Day” in 2002.
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Denzel Washington, who’s up for Finest Actor this 12 months with “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” is probably the most nominated African American actor in historical past, with this 12 months bringing him to 10 nominations and two wins. If he wins a 3rd, he’ll tie three different three-Oscar-winning male actors.

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson with his Oscar in 1998.
Jack Nicholson along with his Oscar in 1998.
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Jack Nicholson is one in every of three actors to have gained 3 times — for 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” 1983’s “Phrases of Endearment” and 1997’s “As Good as It Will get.”

Daniel Day-Lewis gained for “My Left Foot” (1990), “There Will Be Blood” (2008) and “Lincoln” (2013). Earlier, Walter Brennan was the primary to hit the trifecta, with three Finest Supporting Actor wins for “Come and Get It” (1936), “Kentucky” (1938), and “The Westerner” (1940).

Cedric Gibbons

Artwork director Cedric Gibbons was nominated 39 instances for Finest Manufacturing Design, and gained 11 Oscars — making him the runner-up to file holder Walt Disney. He additionally made an indelible mark on the Academy, as he’s the person who designed the statuette!

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