Academy Awards
Summaries
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Winners Charts:
"Best Picture" Oscar®, "Best Director" Oscar®, "Best Actor" Oscar®, "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar®,
"Best Actress" Oscar®, "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar®, "Best Screenplay/Writer" Oscar®

Academy Awards History (By Decade and Year):
Introduction, 1927/8-39, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Academy Awards Summaries


Note:
The films that are marked with a yellow star in the summary lists below and in the awards histories
are the films that "The Greatest Films" site has also selected as the "100 Greatest Films."



Most Actor-Actress Nominations and Wins
(includes both Leading and Supporting Categories)
in descending order of number of nominations

(Oscar® Wins are Designated by CAPITAL Letters
S = Supporting Category)


Part 1

MERYL STREEP
18 Nominations, 3 OSCARS®
The Deer Hunter (1978) S
KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979) S
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
SOPHIE'S CHOICE (1982)
Silkwood (1983)
Out of Africa (1985)
Ironweed (1987)
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Postcards From the Edge (1990)
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
One True Thing (1998)
Music of the Heart (1999)
Adaptation (2002) S
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Doubt (2008)
Julie & Julia (2009)
THE IRON LADY (2011)
August: Osage County (2013)

 

KATHARINE HEPBURN
12 Nominations, 4 OSCARS®

MORNING GLORY (1932/33)
Alice Adams (1935)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Woman of the Year (1942)
The African Queen (1951)
Summertime (1955)
The Rainmaker (1956)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? (1967)
THE LION IN WINTER (1968)
ON GOLDEN POND (1981)

 

JACK NICHOLSON
12 Nominations, 3 OSCARS

Easy Rider (1969) S
Five Easy Pieces (1970)

The Last Detail (1973)
Chinatown (1974)
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
Reds (1981) S
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
S
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Ironweed (1987)
A Few Good Men (1992) S
AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1997)
About Schmidt (2002)

 

BETTE DAVIS
11/10 Nominations, 2 OSCARS®

Of Human Bondage (1934) (unofficial write-in nominee)
DANGEROUS (1935)
JEZEBEL (1938)

Dark Victory (1939)

The Letter (1940)

The Little Foxes (1941)
Now, Voyager (1942)
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
All About Eve (1950)
The Star (1952)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

 

LAURENCE OLIVIER
10 Nominations, 1 OSCAR®

Wuthering Heights (1939)
Rebecca (1940)
Henry V (1946)
HAMLET (1948)
Richard III (1956)
The Entertainer (1960)
Othello (1965)
Sleuth (1972)
Marathon Man (1976)
S
The Boys From Brazil (1978)

 

SPENCER TRACY
9 Nominations, 2 OSCARS®

San Francisco (1936)
CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (1937)

BOYS TOWN (1938)
Father of the Bride (1950)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Inherit the Wind (1960)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967)

 

PAUL NEWMAN
9 Nominations, 1 OSCAR®

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
The Hustler (1961)

Hud (1963)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Absence of Malice (1981)
The Verdict (1982)
THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986)
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Road to Perdition (2002)

 

MARLON BRANDO
8 Nominations, 2 OSCARS®

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Viva Zapata! (1952)
Julius Caesar (1953)
ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
Sayonara (1957)
THE GODFATHER (1972)
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
A Dry White Season (1989) S

 

JACK LEMMON
8 Nominations, 2 OSCARS®

MISTER ROBERTS (1955) S
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Apartment (1960)

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

SAVE THE TIGER (1973)
The China Syndrome (1979)
Tribute (1980)
Missing (1982)

 

AL PACINO
8 Nominations, 1 OSCAR®

The Godfather (1972) S
Serpico (1973)
The Godfather, Part II (1974)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
And Justice For All (1979)
Dick Tracy (1990) S
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) S
SCENT OF A WOMAN (1992)

 

GERALDINE PAGE
8 Nominations, 1 OSCAR®

Hondo (1953) S
Summer and Smoke (1961)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
You're A Big Boy Now (1966) S
Pete 'n' Tillie (1972) S
Interiors (1978)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) S
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (1985)

 

PETER O'TOOLE
8 Nominations, 0 OSCARS®

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Becket (1964)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
The Ruling Class (1972)
The Stunt Man (1980)
My Favorite Year (1982)
Venus (2006)


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