Oscars by the Numbers

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 months ago

We run down some interesting and important figures about past and present Academy Award winners and nominees.

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Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Saoirse Ronan and Greta Gerwig in Lady Bird (2017)

Women Who Have Been Nominated for Best Director: 5 (Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird, Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties, Jane Campion for The Piano, Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation, and Kathryn Bigelow, who won the award for The Hurt Locker in 2009)

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land (2016)

Most Nominations Ever for a Film in a Single Year: 14 for La La Land (2017), All About Eve (1959), and Titanic (1997)

Meryl Streep in The Post (2017)

Most Nominations for Acting Awards: 21 for Meryl Streep


Number of 2018 Nominees Who Are Former Oscar Winners: 6 (Octavia Spencer, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Christopher Plummer, Frances McDormand, and Meryl Streep)

Brandon De Wilde and Patty Duke

Number of Words of Shortest Acceptance Speech: 2 words ("Thank You.") from Patty Duke in 1963 in accepting her Best Supporting Actress award for The Miracle Worker

Steven Spielberg in The 66th Annual Academy Awards (1994)

Most Best Picture Nominations for an Individual Producer: 10 for Steven Spielberg

Christopher Plummer and Charlie Shotwell in All the Money in the World (2017)

Age of the Oldest Acting Nominee: 88 (Christopher Plummer for All the Money in the World in 2018)

Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Movies That Have Won the Big Five (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Adapted/Original Screenplay): 3 for It Happened One Night (1934), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple (1985)

Most Nominations for a Single Film Without Any Wins: 11 for The Turning Point (1977) and The Color Purple (1985)

Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Most Nominations Before First Award: 8 for Geraldine Page and Al Pacino

Jordan Peele and Betty Gabriel in Get Out (2017)

Persons to Receive Best Picture, Directing, and Writing Nominations for First Feature Film As a Director: 3 (Jordan Peele for Get Out, Warren Beatty for Heaven Can Wait, and James L. Brooks for Terms of Endearment)

Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012)

Most Awards for a Male Actor: 3 for Daniel Day-Lewis for My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007), and Lincoln (2012); Jack Nicholson for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next (1975), Terms of Endearment (1983), and As Good as It Gets (1997); and Walter Brennan for Come and Get It (1936), Kentucky (1938), and The Westerner (1940)

Rachel Morrison in Mudbound (2017)

Women Who Have Been Nominated for Best Cinematography: 1 (Rachel Morrison for Mudbound in 2018)

James Cameron, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997)

Most Awards Won by a Movie: 11 for Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Jack Nicholson, Shirley MacLaine, and Debra Winger in Terms of Endearment (1983)

Most Nominations for an Actor: 12 for Jack Nicholson

Walt Disney Academy Awards: 26th Annual, 1954.

Most Awards Won by a Male: 22 for Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Most Nominations Ever: 59 for Walt Disney

David Niven, Shirley MacLaine, Cantinflas, and Robert Newton in Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Most Total Nominations Before Winning First Award: 21 for film composer Victor Young

John Williams

Most Nominations for Someone Still Living: 51 for composer John Williams

THE LITTLE FOXES, Teresa Wright, Director William Wyler, Bette Davis, Goldwyn

Most Nominations for Directing: 12 for William Wyler

Edith Head C. 1951 © 1978 Bud Fraker

Most Awards Won by a Female: 8 for Costume Designer Edith Head

John Ford

Most Directing Award Wins: 4 for John Ford

Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon (1973)

Age of Youngest Acting Winner: 10 (Tatum O'Neal, Best Supporting Actress for Paper Moon in 1973)

Holly Hunter, Jane Campion, and Anna Paquin at an event for The 66th Annual Academy Awards (1994)

Age of Second Youngest Acting Winner: 11 (Anna Paquin, Best Supporting Actress for The Piano in 1993, who was 9-years old when she began shooting the film)

Christopher Plummer in Beginners (2010)

Age of Oldest Acting Winner: 82 (Christopher Plummer, Best Supporting Actor for Beginners in 2011)

Peter O'Toole in Becket (1964)

Most Acting Nominations Ever Without a Win: 8 for Peter O'Toole (though he received an honorary Oscar in 2002)

5954-1 Katharine Hepburn

Most Acting Awards Won by a Single Person: 4 for Katherine Hepburn for Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1982)

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)

Length in Minutes of Longest Film to Win Best Picture: 238 minutes for Gone With the Wind (1939)

Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair in Marty (1955)

Length in Minutes of Shortest Film to Win Best Picture: 90 minutes for Marty (1955)

Bob Hope

Record Number of Times Bob Hope Has Hosted Oscar Ceremonies: 19 (1940 to 1943, 1945 to 1946, 1953, 1955, 1958 to 1962, 1965 to 1968, 1975, and 1978)

Barry Jenkins at an event for Moonlight (2016)

Weight of the Oscar statuette: 8.5 pounds