List of Academy Award records

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This is a list of Academy Award records. This list is current as of the 89th Academy Awards ceremony held on February 27, 2017.

Most awards

  • Most awards won by a single film
    • Three films have won 11 Academy Awards:
  • Most nominations received by a single film
    • Three films have received 14 nominations:
      • All About Eve (1950) – 16 categories available for nomination; won 6 awards
      • Titanic (1997) – 17 categories available for nomination; won 11 awards
      • La La Land (2016) – 17 categories available for nomination; won 6 awards
  • Largest sweep (winning awards in every nominated category)
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) won all 11 categories for which it was nominated: Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing, and Visual Effects
  • Most awards won by an individual
  • Most awards won by a woman
    • Edith Head won eight Oscars, all for Costume Design
  • Most nominations in a single year / Most awards 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 living
    • Composer Alan Menken has won eight competitive Academy Awards
  • Acting
  • Directing
    • John Ford won the most directing awards, with four
  • Cinematography
    • The highest number of Academy Awards won by a 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 40 nominations and won the award 12 times
  • Most awards won by a foreign-language film
    • Two foreign-language films have won four Academy Awards:
      • Fanny and Alexander (1982) won Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Costume Design
      • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) won Best Foreign Language Film, Best Art Direction, Best Original Score, and Best Cinematography
  • Most nominations received by a foreign-language film
    • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) received ten nominations: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, and Best Cinematography

Awards for debut acting or directing performances on film

The following individuals won Academy Awards for their film debut acting performances:

The following individuals won Academy Awards for their film debut direction.

Big Five winners

Three films have received the Big Five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay (Original or Adapted).[7][8][9]

Most consecutive awards

Academy Award firsts

Age-related records


  • Youngest multiple nominees for an acting award (best actor or best supporting actor)
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 Lawrence, JenniferJennifer Lawrence 25 years, 152 days Joy 2015 August 15, 1990 January 14, 2016
5th Winslet, KateKate Winslet 31 years, 110 days Little Children 2006 October 5, 1975 January 23, 2007
6th Winslet, KateKate Winslet 33 years, 109 days The Reader 2008 October 5, 1975 January 22, 2009
7th Davis, BetteBette Davis 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

Film records

Acting records

Miscellaneous records

Oscar speeches

  • Longest speech
    • The longest Oscar speech was that given by Greer Garson at the 15th Academy Awards after she was named Best Actress for 1942 for Mrs. Miniver. Her speech ran for nearly six minutes.[23] It was shortly after this incident that the Academy set forty-five seconds as the allotted time for an acceptance speech and began to cut the winners off after this time limit. When presenting the Best Actor award at the 24th Academy Awards, Garson quipped, "I think I have ten minutes left over from a highly emotional speech I made a few years ago. I'd be glad to give it to them."
  • Shortest speech

Tied winners

There have been six two-way ties:

See also

References

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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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  4. ^ "Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  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. Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  8. ^ "Awards Database". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  9. ^ "Media Awareness web site". Media-awareness.ca. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  10. ^ "Academy Awards Best Actor". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  11. ^ "Academy Awards Best Directors". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  12. ^ "Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  13. ^ "Help Page – Academy Awards Database – AMPAS". Awardsdatabase.oscars.org. 2010-01-19. Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  14. ^ Knolle, Sharon (2011-05-04). "Former Child Star Jackie Cooper Dies at Age 88". Blog.moviefone.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  15. ^ a b "Youngest v oldest actress vie for Oscar as Lincoln leads the pack". The Times. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  16. ^ 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. 
  17. ^ While Morricone became the oldest competitive winner in Oscar history, the Academy only tends to record age-related records in the acting and directing categories, though they do acknowledge Morricone's age at the time of win as being the oldest.
  18. ^ Ng, David (February 28, 2016). "Oscar win at 87 may make Ennio Morricone the oldest winner ever". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Patricia Neal performance length". Serving Cinema. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  20. ^ Oscars shocker: 13 Hours sound mixer's nomination revoked day before ceremony
  21. ^ The Hobbit picks up technical Oscar – BBC
  22. ^ "Academy Award Database". Academy Award Database. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  23. ^ "Longest Speech In Oscar History". 
  24. ^ Katie Roberts (28 February 2014). "Oscars by the Numbers: 33 Fascinating Academy Awards Statistics". AOL Moviefone. 

External links

  • Oscars.org (official Academy site)
  • The Academy Awards Database (official site)
  • Filmsite.org
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