Top Oscar Winner & Nominated Personsby manu_matias | created - 09 Jan 2014 | updated - 09 Jan 2014 | Public
1. Walt Disney
Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...
22 Oscar Won 63 Oscar Nominations Producer
Art_director | An American in Paris
After graduating from New York's Art Students League he worked for his architect father, then started film work at Edison Studios in 1915 assisting Hugo Ballin. In 1918 he moved to Goldwyn as art director and, in 1924, began his 32 year stint as supervising art director for some 1500 MGM films, ...
11 Oscar Won 39 Nominations Art Director
Composer | All About Eve
Alfred Newman was born on March 17, 1901 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on All About Eve (1950), Airport (1970) and How the West Was Won (1962). He was married to Martha Montgomery and Mary Lou Dix. He died on February 17, 1970 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
9 Oscar Won 47 Nominations Music Department
4. Edith Head
Costume_department | All About Eve
Edith Head was born on October 28, 1897 in San Bernardino, California, USA as Edith Claire Posener. She is known for her work on All About Eve (1950), Sabrina (1954) and Roman Holiday (1953). She was married to Wiard Ihnen and Charles Head. She died on October 24, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.
8 Oscar Won 35 Oscar Nominations Costume Designer
5. Fred Quimby
Producer | The Cat Concerto
Won 4 consecutive Oscars between 1944-1947, in the category Best Short Subject, Cartoons.
8 Oscar Won 14 Oscar Nominations Producer
6. Alan Menken
Soundtrack | Beauty and the Beast
New York-songwriter and film composer, Alan Menken is best known for his unforgettable music for Disney movies like Calypso music of The Little Mermaid (1989), the tale as old as time of Beauty and the Beast (1991), the Arabian tale Aladdin (1992) or the beloved song Colors of the Wind from ...
8 Oscar Won 12 Nominations Music Department
Sound_department | The Wizard of Oz
Douglas Shearer came to MGM to visit his sister, Norma Shearer, and was hired as an assistant in the camera department. When MGM decided to make sound pictures, Douglas was appointed head of the sound department. In 1928, Douglas took the silent 'White Shadows in the South Seas' to a New Jersey ...
7 Oscar Won 28 Oscar Nominations Sound Department
8. Rick Baker
Make_up_department | Planet of the Apes
Rick Baker was born on December 8, 1950 in Binghamton, New York, USA as Richard Alan Baker. He is known for his work on Planet of the Apes (2001), Men in Black (1997) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). He has been married to Silvia Abascal since November 8, 1987. They have two children. He ...
7 Oscar Won 12 Nomainations Make Up
Producer | I Won't Play
Gordon Hollingshead was born on January 8, 1892 in Garfield, New Jersey, USA. He was a producer and assistant director, known for I Won't Play (1944), Star in the Night (1945) and A Boy and His Dog (1946). He was married to Axeliane Kristine Stoltenberg Bull Larsen. He died on July 8, 1952 in ...
6 Oscar Won 22 Oscar Nominations Producer ,Assistent Director
10. Billy Wilder
Writer | The Apartment
Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...
6 Oscar Won 21 Oscar Nominations Director , Writer
11. Dennis Muren
Dennis Muren was born on November 1, 1946 in Glendale, California, USA as Dennis Elmer Muren. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) and War of the Worlds (2005). He has been married to Zara Pinfold since July 29, 1981. They have two ...
6 Oscar Won 16 Oscar Nominations Visual Effects
12. John Williams
Music_department | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar ...
5 Oscar Won 48 Oscar Nominations Music Department
13. Irene Sharaff
Costume_department | An American in Paris
Nominated for fifteen Academy Awards, charismatic costumer Irene Sharaff once declared "you can acquire chic and elegance, but style itself is a a rare thing" (NY Times, August 17, 1993). During her long and distinguished career, Sharaff became known as much for her meticulous attention to detail ...
5 Oscar Won 16 Oscar Nominations Costume Designer
Producer | Apocalypse Now
Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...
5 Oscar Won 14 Oscar Nominations Producer , Director , Writer
15. Edward Selzer
There's some cosmic irony that a man like Edward Selzer would reign over Warner Brothers animation division during its heyday. When Warner Brothers bought the studio in 1944, Selzer was assigned as studio head, essentially replacing former owner Leon Schlesinger. Whereas Schlesinger was undeniably ...
5 Oscar Won 12 Oscar Nominations Producer
16. John Barry
Music_department | Dances with Wolves
John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic ...
5 Oscar Won 7 Oscar Nominations Music Department
17. Leon Shamroy
Cinematographer | Cleopatra
Leon Shamroy was an American film cinematographer. He is best known for The Black Swan (1942),Wilson (1944), Leave Her to Heaven (1945), David and Bathsheba (1951), The Robe (1953), Cleopatra (1963), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) and Planet of the Apes (1968).
He and Charles Lang share the record...
4 Oscar Won 18 Nominations Cinematographer
Actress | The Lion in Winter
Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...
4 Oscar Won 12 Nominations Actress
19. Clint Eastwood
Actor | Million Dollar Baby
Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...
4 Oscar Won 10 Oscar Nominations Actor , Director , Producer
Cinematographer | Mrs. Miniver
Four-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Joseph Ruttenberg was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1893, at the age of four, his family moved to the United States, eventually settling in Boston. After schooling, he got his first job in 1907 working as a newsboy and personal runner for William ...
4 Oscar Won 10 Nominations Cinematographer
21. John Ford
Director | The Quiet Man
John Ford came to Hollywood following one of his brothers, an actor. Asked what brought him to Hollywood, he replied "The train". He became one of the most respected directors in the business, in spite of being known for his westerns, which were not considered "serious" film. He won six Oscars, ...
4 Oscar Won 6 Nominations Director
22. Meryl Streep
Actress | August: Osage County
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...
3 Oscar Won 17 Nominations Actress
23. Jack Nicholson
Actor | Chinatown
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the...
3 Oscar Won 12 Nominations Actor
24. Saul Zaentz
Producer | The English Patient
Saul Zaentz learned gambling as a youth in Passaic, New Jersey, playing a card game called briscola. Later, in his twenties, he earned a full-time living as a gambler.
Saul settled in San Francisco after WWII, at first working for a local record distributor and eventually joining the jazz record ...
3 Oscar Won ( for Best Picture) 3 Nominations Producer