List of actors with two or more Academy Award nominations in acting categories

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A three-time Oscar winner, Meryl Streep holds the record for the most nominations in the acting categories, with a total of 20.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have presented their annual Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, since 1929.[1] The Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress have been presented since the 1st ceremony, while the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress have been presented since the 9th ceremony. Of the 908 Academy Award nominees in an acting category, a total of 332 have received two or more acting nominations (162 men, 170 women). Meryl Streep is the most nominated performer in the acting categories, with 20 nominations between 1978 and 2016.[2]

As well as the record for total number of acting nominations, Streep holds the record for most Best Actress nominations with 16, ahead of Katharine Hepburn with 12 and Bette Davis with 10. Jack Nicholson is the most nominated male performer in the acting categories with 12 nominations.[3] The most Best Actor nominations is nine, for both Spencer Tracy and Laurence Olivier (Nicholson has eight). Thelma Ritter is the most nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category with six, while in the Best Supporting Actor category six actors have each received four nominations, they are Walter Brennan, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Jack Nicholson, Robert Duvall and Jeff Bridges. The record for most nominations in the acting categories without a win, is eight by Peter O'Toole, followed by Richard Burton with seven, and Deborah Kerr, Thelma Ritter and Glenn Close all with six. Both O'Toole and Kerr did receive the Academy's Honorary Oscar.[4]

Most nominations in four acting categories[edit]

The 180 performers listed below are the 174 who have received three or more Academy Award nominations in the four acting categories plus the six performers who have two wins from two nominations.[5]

  • BA = Best Actor/Actress nominations.
  • BSA = Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominations.
Actor/Actress BA BSA Total Wins Winning films
Meryl Streep 16 4 20 3 Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Sophie's Choice (1982), The Iron Lady (2011)
Katharine Hepburn 12 0 12 4 Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), On Golden Pond (1981)
Jack Nicholson 8 4 12 3 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Terms of Endearment (1983), As Good as It Gets (1997)
Bette Davis[A] 10 0 10 2 Dangerous (1935), Jezebel (1938)
Laurence Olivier[B] 9 1 10 1 Hamlet (1948)
Spencer Tracy 9 0 9 2 Captains Courageous (1937), Boys Town (1938)
Paul Newman 8 1 9 1 The Color of Money (1986)
Marlon Brando 7 1 8 2 On the Waterfront (1954), The Godfather (1972)
Jack Lemmon 7 1 8 2 Mister Roberts (1955), Save the Tiger (1973)
Al Pacino 5 3 8 1 Scent of a Woman (1992)
Geraldine Page 4 4 8 1 The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Peter O'Toole 8 0 8 0
Ingrid Bergman 6 1 7 3 Gaslight (1944), Anastasia (1956), Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Cate Blanchett 4 3 7 2 The Aviator (2004), Blue Jasmine (2013)
Robert De Niro 5 2 7 2 The Godfather Part II (1974), Raging Bull (1980)
Jane Fonda 6 1 7 2 Klute (1971), Coming Home (1978)
Dustin Hoffman 7 0 7 2 Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Rain Man (1988)
Denzel Washington[C] 5 2 7 2 Glory (1989), Training Day (2001)
Jeff Bridges 3 4 7 1 Crazy Heart (2009)
Judi Dench 5 2 7 1 Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Robert Duvall 3 4 7 1 Tender Mercies (1983)
Greer Garson 7 0 7 1 Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Kate Winslet 4 3 7 1 The Reader (2008)
Richard Burton 6 1 7 0
Michael Caine 4 2 6 2 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The Cider House Rules (1999)
Jessica Lange 5 1 6 2 Tootsie (1982), Blue Sky (1994)
Maggie Smith 2 4 6 2 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), California Suite (1978)
Ellen Burstyn 5 1 6 1 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Vanessa Redgrave 4 2 6 1 Julia (1977)
Sissy Spacek 6 0 6 1 Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Glenn Close 3 3 6 0
Deborah Kerr 6 0 6 0
Thelma Ritter 0 6 6 0
Daniel Day-Lewis 5 0 5 3 My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007), Lincoln (2012)
Gary Cooper 5 0 5 2 Sergeant York (1941), High Noon (1952)
Olivia de Havilland 4 1 5 2 To Each His Own (1946), The Heiress (1949)
Gene Hackman 2 3 5 2 The French Connection (1971), Unforgiven (1992)
Tom Hanks 5 0 5 2 Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994)
Fredric March 5 0 5 2 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Sean Penn 5 0 5 2 Mystic River (2003), Milk (2008)
Elizabeth Taylor 5 0 5 2 BUtterfield 8 (1960), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Anne Bancroft 5 0 5 1 The Miracle Worker (1962)
Leonardo DiCaprio[C] 4 1 5 1 The Revenant (2015)
Morgan Freeman 3 2 5 1 Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Susan Hayward 5 0 5 1 I Want to Live! (1958)
Audrey Hepburn 5 0 5 1 Roman Holiday (1953)
Jennifer Jones 4 1 5 1 The Song of Bernadette (1943)
Shirley MacLaine[C] 5 0 5 1 Terms of Endearment (1983)
Julianne Moore 3 2 5 1 Still Alice (2014)
Paul Muni[A][E] 5 0 5 1 The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
Gregory Peck 5 0 5 1 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Susan Sarandon 5 0 5 1 Dead Man Walking (1995)
Norma Shearer[D] 5 0 5 1 The Divorcee (1930)
James Stewart 5 0 5 1 The Philadelphia Story (1941)
Amy Adams 1 4 5 0
Irene Dunne 5 0 5 0
Albert Finney 4 1 5 0
Arthur Kennedy 1 4 5 0
Walter Brennan 0 4 4 3 Come and Get It (1936), Kentucky (1938), The Westerner (1940)
Jodie Foster 3 1 4 2 The Accused (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Glenda Jackson 4 0 4 2 Women in Love (1970), A Touch of Class (1973)
Anthony Quinn 2 2 4 2 Viva Zapata! (1952), Lust for Life (1956)
Shelley Winters 1 3 4 2 The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), A Patch of Blue (1965)
Alan Arkin 2 2 4 1 Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Ethel Barrymore 0 4 4 1 None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
Julie Christie 4 0 4 1 Darling (1965)
George Clooney[F] 3 1 4 1 Syriana (2005)
Lee Grant 0 4 4 1 Shampoo (1975)
Alec Guinness 2 2 4 1 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Philip Seymour Hoffman 1 3 4 1 Capote (2005)
Anthony Hopkins 3 1 4 1 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Holly Hunter 2 2 4 1 The Piano (1993)
William Hurt 3 1 4 1 Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Walter Huston 2 2 4 1 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Tommy Lee Jones 1 3 4 1 The Fugitive (1993)
Diane Keaton 4 0 4 1 Annie Hall (1977)
Nicole Kidman 3 1 4 1 The Hours (2002)
Ben Kingsley 2 2 4 1 Gandhi (1982)
Burt Lancaster 4 0 4 1 Elmer Gantry (1960)
Jennifer Lawrence 3 1 4 1 Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Frances McDormand 1 3 4 1 Fargo (1996)
Helen Mirren 2 2 4 1 The Queen (2006)
Julia Roberts 2 2 4 1 Erin Brockovich (2000)
Geoffrey Rush 2 2 4 1 Shine (1996)
George C. Scott 2 2 4 1 Patton (1970)
Maureen Stapleton 0 4 4 1 Reds (1981)
Emma Thompson[F] 3 1 4 1 Howards End (1992)
Jon Voight 3 1 4 1 Coming Home (1978)
Robin Williams 3 1 4 1 Good Will Hunting (1997)
Joanne Woodward 4 0 4 1 The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Jane Wyman 4 0 4 1 Johnny Belinda (1948)
Jane Alexander 2 2 4 0
Warren Beatty 4 0 4 0
Annette Bening 3 1 4 0
Charles Boyer 4 0 4 0
Montgomery Clift 3 1 4 0
Ed Harris 1 3 4 0
Marsha Mason 4 0 4 0
Agnes Moorehead 0 4 4 0
Claude Rains 0 4 4 0
Mickey Rooney 2 2 4 0
Rosalind Russell 4 0 4 0
Barbara Stanwyck 4 0 4 0
Michelle Williams 2 2 4 0
Melvyn Douglas 1 2 3 2 Hud (1963), Being There (1979)
Sally Field 2 1 3 2 Norma Rae (1979), Places in the Heart (1984)
Jason Robards 0 3 3 2 All the President's Men (1976), Julia (1977)
Peter Ustinov 0 3 3 2 Spartacus (1960), Topkapi (1964)
Dianne Wiest 0 3 3 2 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Bullets over Broadway (1994)
Julie Andrews 3 0 3 1 Mary Poppins (1964)
Fay Bainter 1 2 3 1 Jezebel (1938)
Christian Bale 1 2 3 1 The Fighter (2010)
Javier Bardem 2 1 3 1 No Country for Old Men (2007)
Kathy Bates 1 2 3 1 Misery (1990)
Humphrey Bogart 3 0 3 1 The African Queen (1951)
James Cagney 3 0 3 1 Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Charles Coburn 0 3 3 1 The More the Merrier (1943)
Claudette Colbert 3 0 3 1 It Happened One Night (1934)
Ronald Colman[D] 3 0 3 1 A Double Life (1947)
Joan Crawford 3 0 3 1 Mildred Pierce (1945)
Bing Crosby 3 0 3 1 Going My Way (1944)
Russell Crowe 3 0 3 1 Gladiator (2000)
Penelope Cruz 1 2 3 1 Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Viola Davis 1 2 3 1 Fences (2016)
Faye Dunaway 3 0 3 1 Network (1976)
José Ferrer 2 1 3 1 Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
Joan Fontaine 3 0 3 1 Suspicion (1941)
Clark Gable 3 0 3 1 It Happened One Night (1934)
Wendy Hiller 1 2 3 1 Separate Tables (1958)
William Holden 3 0 3 1 Stalag 17 (1953)
Celeste Holm 0 3 3 1 Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Anjelica Huston 1 2 3 1 Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Martin Landau 0 3 3 1 Ed Wood (1994)
Charles Laughton 3 0 3 1 The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Walter Matthau 2 1 3 1 The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Jack Palance 0 3 3 1 City Slickers (1991)
Natalie Portman 2 1 3 1 Black Swan (2010)
Anne Revere 0 3 3 1 National Velvet (1944)
Maximilian Schell 2 1 3 1 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Rod Steiger 2 1 3 1 In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Marisa Tomei 0 3 3 1 My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Claire Trevor 0 3 3 1 Key Largo (1948)
Teresa Wright 1 2 3 1 Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Gig Young 0 3 3 1 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Renée Zellweger 2 1 3 1 Cold Mountain (2003)
Joan Allen 1 2 3 0
Charles Bickford 0 3 3 0
Bradley Cooper[C] 2 1 3 0
Gladys Cooper 0 3 3 0
Tom Cruise 2 1 3 0
Matt Damon[F] 2 1 3 0
Johnny Depp 3 0 3 0
Kirk Douglas 3 0 3 0
Edith Evans 1 2 3 0
Greta Garbo[B] 3 0 3 0
Diane Ladd 0 3 3 0
Angela Lansbury 0 3 3 0
Piper Laurie 1 2 3 0
Laura Linney 2 1 3 0
James Mason 1 2 3 0
Marcello Mastroianni 3 0 3 0
Nick Nolte 2 1 3 0
Edward Norton 1 2 3 0
Eleanor Parker 3 0 3 0
Michelle Pfeiffer 2 1 3 0
Joaquin Phoenix 2 1 3 0
Brad Pitt[F] 2 1 3 0
William Powell 3 0 3 0
Mark Ruffalo 0 3 3 0
Gloria Swanson 3 0 3 0
Sigourney Weaver 2 1 3 0
Clifton Webb 1 2 3 0
Natalie Wood 2 1 3 0
Debra Winger 3 0 3 0
Helen Hayes 1 1 2 2 The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1932), Airport (1970)
Vivien Leigh 2 0 2 2 Gone With the Wind (1939), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Luise Rainer 2 0 2 2 The Great Ziegfeld (1936), The Good Earth (1937)
Kevin Spacey 1 1 2 2 The Usual Suspects (1995), American Beauty (1999)
Hilary Swank 2 0 2 2 Boys Don't Cry (1999), Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Christoph Waltz 0 2 2 2 Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012)

Most nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor combined[edit]

Actor Total Wins Nominated films
Jack Nicholson 12 3 Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Last Detail (1973), Chinatown (1974), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Reds (1981), Terms of Endearment (1983), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Ironweed (1987), A Few Good Men (1992), As Good as it Gets (1997), About Schmidt (2002)
Laurence Olivier 10 1 Wuthering Heights (1939), Rebecca (1940), Henry V (1946), Hamlet (1948), Richard III (1956), The Entertainer (1960), Othello (1965), Sleuth (1972), Marathon Man (1976), The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Spencer Tracy 9 2 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), Judgement at Nuremberg (1961), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967)
Paul Newman 9 1 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1959), 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 2 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Julius Caesar (1953), On the Waterfront (1954), Sayonara (1957), The Godfather (1972), Last Tango in Paris (1973), A Dry White Season (1989)
Jack Lemmon 8 2 Mister Roberts (1955), 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 1 The Godfather (1972), Serpico (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), ...And Justice for All (1979), Dick Tracy (1990) Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Scent of a Woman (1992)
Peter O'Toole 8 0 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)
Robert De Niro 7 2 The Godfather Part II (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Raging Bull (1980), Awakenings (1990), Cape Fear (1991), Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Dustin Hoffman 7 2 The Graduate (1967), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Lenny (1974), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Tootsie (1982), Rain Man (1988), Wag the Dog (1997)
Denzel Washington 7 2 Cry Freedom (1987), Glory (1989), Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999), Training Day (2001), Flight (2012), Fences (2016)
Jeff Bridges 7 1 The Last Picture Show (1971), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Starman (1984), The Contender (2000), Crazy Heart (2009), True Grit (2010), Hell or High Water (2016)
Robert Duvall 7 1 The Godfather (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Great Santini (1980), Tender Mercies (1983), The Apostle (1997), A Civil Action (1998), The Judge (2014)
Richard Burton 7 0 My Cousin Rachel (1952), The Robe (1954), Becket (1964), The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Equus (1977),
Michael Caine 6 2 Alfie (1966), Sleuth (1972), Educating Rita (1983), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Quiet American (2002)
Daniel Day-Lewis 5 3 My Left Foot (1989), In the Name of the Father (1993), Gangs of New York (2002), There Will Be Blood (2007), Lincoln (2012)
Gary Cooper 5 2 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Sergeant York (1941), The Pride of the Yankees (1942), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), High Noon (1952)
Gene Hackman 5 2 Bonnie and Clyde (1967), I Never Sang for My Father (1970), The French Connection (1971), Mississippi Burning (1988), Unforgiven (1992)
Tom Hanks 5 2 Big (1988), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Cast Away (2000)
Fredric March 5 2 The Royal Family of Broadway (1930), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), A Star is Born (1937), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Death of a Salesman (1951)
Sean Penn 5 2 Dead Man Walking (1995), Sweet and Lowdown (1999), I Am Sam (2001), Mystic River (2003), Milk (2008)
Leonardo DiCaprio 5 1 What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), The Aviator (2004), Blood Diamond (2006), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Revenant (2015)
Morgan Freeman 5 1 Street Smart (1987), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Invictus (2009)
Paul Muni[C] 5 1 The Valiant (1929), I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1933), The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), The Last Angry Man (1959)
Gregory Peck 5 1 The Keys of the Kingdom (1945), The Yearling (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Twelve O'Clock High (1949), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
James Stewart 5 1 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1940), The Philadelphia Story (1941), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Harvey (1951), Anatomy of a Murder (1960)
Albert Finney 5 0 Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Dresser (1983), Under the Volcano (1984), Erin Brockovich (2000)
Arthur Kennedy 5 0 Champion (1949), Bright Victory (1951), Trial (1955), Peyton Place (1957), Some Came Running (1958)
Walter Brennan 4 3 Come and Get It (1936), Kentucky (1938), The Westerner (1940), Sergeant York (1941)
Anthony Quinn 4 2 Viva Zapata! (1952), Lust for Life (1956), Wild is the Wind (1957), Zorba the Greek (1964)
Alan Arkin 4 1 The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Argo (2012)
George Clooney 4 1 Syriana (2005), Michael Clayton (2007), Up in the Air (2009), The Descendants (2011)
Alec Guinness 4 1 The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Star Wars (1977), Little Dorrit (1988)
Philip Seymour Hoffman 4 1 Capote (2005), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Doubt (2008), The Master (2012)
Anthony Hopkins 4 1 The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Remains of the Day (1993), Nixon (1995), Amistad (1997)
William Hurt 4 1 Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Children of a Lesser God (1986), Broadcast News (1987), A History of Violence (2005)
Walter Huston 4 1 Dodsworth (1936), The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Tommy Lee Jones 4 1 JFK (1991), The Fugitive (1993), In the Valley of Elah (2007), Lincoln (2012)
Ben Kingsley 4 1 Gandhi (1982), Bugsy (1991), Sexy Beast (2000), House of Sand and Fog (2005)
Burt Lancaster 4 1 From Here to Eternity (1953), Elmer Gantry (1960), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Atlantic City (1980)
Geoffrey Rush 4 1 Shine (1996), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Quills (2000), The King's Speech (2010)
George C. Scott 4 1 Anatomy of a Murder (1959), The Hustler (1961), Patton (1970), The Hospital (1971)
Jon Voight 4 1 Midnight Cowboy (1969), Coming Home (1978), Runaway Train (1985), Ali (2001)
Robin Williams 4 1 Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), The Fisher King (1991), Good Will Hunting (1997)
Warren Beatty 4 0 Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Heaven Can Wait (1978), Reds (1981), Bugsy (1991)
Charles Boyer 4 0 Conquest (1937), Algiers (1938), Gaslight (1944), Fanny (1961)
Montgomery Clift 4 0 The Search (1948), A Place in the Sun (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953), Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)
Ed Harris 4 0 Apollo 13 (1995), The Truman Show (1998), Pollock (2000), The Hours (2002)
Claude Rains 4 0 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Casablanca (1942), Mr. Skeffington (1944), Notorious (1946)
Mickey Rooney 4 0 Babes in Arms (1939), The Human Comedy (1943), The Bold and the Brave (1956), The Black Stallion (1980)
Melvyn Douglas 3 2 Hud (1963), I Never Sang for My Father (1970), Being There (1979)
Jason Robards 3 2 All the President's Men (1976), Julia (1977), Melvin and Howard (1980)
Peter Ustinov 3 2 Quo Vadis (1951), Spartacus (1960), Topkapi (1964)
Christian Bale 3 1 The Fighter (2010), American Hustle (2013), The Big Short (2015)
Javier Bardem 3 1 Before Night Falls (2000), No Country for Old Men (2007), Biutiful (2010)
Humphrey Bogart 3 1 Casablanca (1943), The African Queen (1951), The Caine Mutiny (1954)
James Cagney 3 1 Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
Charles Coburn 3 1 The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), The More the Merrier (1943), The Green Years (1946)
Ronald Colman 3 1 Bulldog Drummond / Condemned, (1930) Random Harvest (1942), A Double Life (1947)
Bing Crosby 3 1 Going My Way (1944), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), The Country Girl (1954)
Russell Crowe 3 1 The Insider (1999), Gladiator (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Jose Ferrer 3 1 Joan of Arc 1948), Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), Moulin Rouge (1952)
Clark Gable 3 1 It Happened One Night (1934), Muting on the Bounty (1935), Gone with the Wind (1939)
William Holden 3 1 Sunset Boulevard (1950), Stalag 17 (1953), Network (1976)
Martin Landau 3 1 Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Ed Wood (1994)
Charles Laughton 3 1 The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Walter Matthau 3 1 The Fortune Cookie (1966), Kotch (1971), The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Jack Palance 3 1 Sudden Fear (1952), Shane (1953), City Slickers (1991)
Maximilian Schell 3 1 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), Julia (1977)
Rod Steiger 3 1 On the Waterfront (1954), The Pawnbroker (1964), In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Gig Young 3 1 Come Fill the Cup (1951), Teacher's Pet (1958), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Charles Bickford 3 0 The Song of Bernadette (1943), Farmer's Daughter (1947), Johnny Belinda (1948)
Bradley Cooper 3 0 Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), American Sniper (2014)
Tom Cruise 3 0 Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Jerry Maguire (1996), Magnolia (1999)
Matt Damon 3 0 Good Will Hunting (1997), Invictus (2009), The Martian (2015)
Johnny Depp 3 0 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Finding Neverland (2004), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Kirk Douglas 3 0 Champion (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Lust for Life (1956)
James Mason 3 0 A Star is Born (1954), Georgy Girl (1966), The Verdict (1982)
Marcello Mastroianni 3 0 Divorce Italian Style (1962), A Special Day (1977), Dark Eyes (1987)
Nick Nolte 3 0 The Prince of Tides (1991), Affliction (1998), Warrior (2011)
Edward Norton 3 0 Primal Fear (1996), American History X (1998), Birdman (2014)
Joaquin Phoenix 3 0 Gladiator (2000), Walk the Line (2005), The Master (2012)
Brad Pitt 3 0 12 Monkeys (1995), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Moneyball (2011)
William Powell 3 0 The Thin Man (1934), My Man Godfrey (1936), Life with Father (1947)
Mark Ruffalo 3 0 The Kids Are All Right (2010), Foxcatcher (2014), Spotlight (2015)
Clifton Webb 3 0 Laura (1944), The Razor's Edge (1946), Sitting Pretty (1948)
Kevin Spacey 2 2 The Usual Suspects (1995), American Beauty (1999)
Christoph Waltz 2 2 Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012)
Casey Affleck 2 1 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Nicolas Cage 2 1 Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Adaptation (2002)
Benicio del Toro 2 1 Traffic (2000), 21 Grams (2003)
Richard Dreyfuss 2 1 The Goodbye Girl (1977), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Peter Finch 2 1 Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), Network (1976)
Colin Firth 2 1 A Single Man (2009), The King's Speech (2010)
Henry Fonda 2 1 The Grapes of Wrath (1940), On Golden Pond (1981)
Jamie Foxx 2 1 Collateral (2004), Ray (2004)
John Gielgud 2 1 Becket (1964), Arthur (1981)
Hugh Griffith 2 1 Ben-Hur (1959), Tom Jones (1963)
Edmund Gwenn 2 1 Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Mister 880 (1950)
Rex Harrison 2 1 Cleopatra (1963), My Fair Lady (1964)
Heath Ledger 2 1 Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Dark Knight (2008)
Karl Malden 2 1 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), On the Waterfront (1954)
Thomas Mitchell 2 1 The Hurricane (1937), Stagecoach (1939)
Edmond O'Brien 2 1 The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Seven Days in May (1964)
Joe Pesci 2 1 Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990)
Christopher Plummer 2 1 The Last Station (2009), Beginners (2011)
Sidney Poitier 2 1 The Defiant Ones (1958), Lilies of the Field (1963)
Eddie Redmayne 2 1 The Theory of Everything (2014), The Danish Girl (2015)
Frank Sinatra 2 1 From Here to Eternity (1953), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
Christopher Walken 2 1 The Deer Hunter (1978), Catch Me if You Can (2002)
John Wayne 2 1 Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), True Grit (1969)
Eddie Albert 2 0 Roman Holiday (1953), The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Kenneth Branagh 2 0 Henry V (1989), My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Charlie Chaplin[G] 2 0 The Circus (1928), The Great Dictator (1940)
Lee J. Cobb 2 0 On the Waterfront (1954), The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
Tom Courtenay 2 0 Doctor Zhivago (1965), The Dresser (1983)
Willem Dafoe 2 0 Platoon (1986), Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
James Dean 2 0 East of Eden (1955), Giant (1956)
Bruce Dern 2 0 Coming Home (1978), Nebraska (2013)
Robert Downey Jr. 2 0 Chaplin (1992), Tropic Thunder (2008)
Charles Durning 2 0 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), To Be or Not to Be (1983)
Clint Eastwood 2 0 Unforgiven (1992), Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Peter Falk 2 0 Murder, Inc. (1960), Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Richard Farnsworth 2 0 Comes a Horseman (1978), The Straight Story (1999)
Michael Fassbender 2 0 12 Years a Slave (2013), Steve Jobs (2015)
Ralph Fiennes 2 0 Schindler's List (1993), The English Patient (1996)
Vincent Gardenia 2 0 Bang the Drum Slowly (1973), Moonstruck (1987)
Ryan Gosling 2 0 Half Nelson (2006), La La Land (2016)
Cary Grant 2 0 Penny Serenade (1941), None but the Lonely Heart (1944)
Woody Harrelson 2 0 The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), The Messenger (2009)
Richard Harris 2 0 This Sporting Life (1963), The Field (1990)
Ethan Hawke 2 0 Training Day (2001), Boyhood (2014)
Jonah Hill 2 0 Moneyball (2011), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Djimon Hounsou 2 0 In America (2003), Blood Diamond (2006)
Leslie Howard 2 0 Berkeley Square (1933), Pygmalion (1938)
John Hurt 2 0 Midnight Express (1978) The Elephant Man (1980)
Cecil Kellaway 2 0 The Luck of the Irish (1948), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Jude Law 2 0 The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Cold Mountain (2003)
John Lithgow 2 0 The World According to Garp (1982), Terms of Endearment (1983)
John Malkovich 2 0 Places in the Heart (1984), In the Line of Fire (1993)
Ian McKellen 2 0 Gods and Monsters (1998), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Burgess Meredith 2 0 The Day of the Locust (1975), Rocky (1976)
Sal Mineo 2 0 Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Exodus (1960)
Robert Montgomery 2 0 Night Must Fall (1937), Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Viggo Mortensen 2 0 Eastern Promises (2007), Captain Fantastic (2016)
Arthur O'Connell 2 0 Picnic (1955), Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Walter Pidgeon 2 0 Mrs. Miniver (1942), Madame Curie (1943)
Basil Rathbone 2 0 Romeo and Juliet (1936), If I Were King (1938)
Ralph Richardson 2 0 The Heiress (1949), Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Jeremy Renner 2 0 The Hurt Locker (2009), The Town (2010)
Peter Sellers 2 0 Dr. Strangelove (1964), Being There (1979)
Michael Shannon 2 0 Revolutionary Road (2008), Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Will Smith 2 0 Ali (2001), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Sylvester Stallone 2 0 Rocky (1976), Creed (2015)
Max von Sydow 2 0 Pelle the Conqueror (1987), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2012)
Akim Tamiroff 2 0 The General Died at Dawn (1936), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Billy Bob Thornton 2 0 Sling Blade (1996), A Simple Plan (1998)
John Travolta 2 0 Saturday Night Fever (1977), Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jack Warden 2 0 Shampoo (1975), Heaven Can Wait (1978)
James Whitmore 2 0 Battleground (1949), Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)
Tom Wilkinson 2 0 In the Bedroom (2001), Michael Clayton (2007)
James Woods 2 0 Salvador (1986), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Most nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress combined[edit]

Actress Total Wins Nominated films
Meryl Streep 20 3 The Deer Hunter (1978), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), 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), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Doubt (2008), Julie and Julia (2009), The Iron Lady (2011), August: Osage County (2013), Into the Woods (2014), Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Katharine Hepburn 12 4 Morning Glory (1933), Alice Adams (1935), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Woman of the Year (1942), The African Queen (1951), Summertme (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)
Bette Davis 10 2 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), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Geraldine Page 8 1 Hondo (1953), Summer and Smoke (1961), Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), You're a Big Boy Now (1966), Pete 'n' Tillie (1972), Interiors (1978), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Ingrid Bergman 7 3 For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Gaslight (1944), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), Joan of Arc (1948), Anastasia (1956), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Autumn Sonata (1978)
Cate Blanchett 7 2 Elizabeth (1998), The Aviator (2004), Notes on a Scandal (2006), I'm Not There (2007), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Blue Jasmine (2013), Carol (2015)
Jane Fonda 7 2 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Klute (1971), Julia (1977), Coming Home (1978), The China Syndrome (1979), On Golden Pond (1981), The Morning After (1986)
Judi Dench 7 1 Mrs Brown (1997), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Chocolat (2000), Iris (2001), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Philomena (2013)
Greer Garson 7 1 Goodbye, Mr Chips (1939), Blossoms in the Dust (1941), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Madame Curie (1943), Mrs. Parkington (1944), The Valley of Decision (1945), Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Kate Winslet 7 1 Sense and Sensibility (1995), Titanic (1997), Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Little Children (2006), The Reader (2008), Steve Jobs (2015)
Jessica Lange 6 2 Tootsie (1982), Frances (1982), Country (1984), Sweet Dreams (1985), Music Box (1989), Blue Sky (1994)
Maggie Smith 6 2 Othello (1965), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Travels with My Aunt (1972), California Suite (1978), A Room with a View (1986), Gosford Park (2001)
Ellen Burstyn 6 1 The Last Picture Show (1971), The Exorcist (1973), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Same Time, Next Year (1978), Resurrection (1980), Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Vanessa Redgrave 6 1 Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966), Isadora (1968), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Julia (1977), The Bostonians (1984), Howards End (1992)
Sissy Spacek 6 1 Carrie (1976), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Missing (1982), The River (1984), Crimes of the Heart (1986), In the Bedroom (2001)
Glenn Close 6 0 The World According to Garp (1982), The Big Chill (1983), The Natural (1984), Fatal Attraction (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Albert Nobbs (2011)
Deborah Kerr 6 0 Edward, My Son (1949), From Here to Eternity (1953), The King and I (1956), Heaven Knows, Mr Allison (1957), Separate Tables (1958), The Sundowners (1960)
Thelma Ritter 6 0 All About Eve (1950), The Mating Season (1951), With a Song in My Heart (1952), Pickup on South Street (1953), Pillow Talk (1959), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Olivia de Havilland 5 2 Gone with the Wind (1939), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), To Each His Own (1946), The Snake Pit (1948), The Heiress (1949)
Elizabeth Taylor 5 2 Raintree County (1957), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), BUtterfield 8 (1960), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Anne Bancroft 5 1 The Miracle Worker (1962), The Pumpkin Eater (1964), The Graduate (1967), The Turning Point (1977), Agnes of God (1985)
Susan Hayward 5 1 Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman (1947), My Foolish Heart (1949), With a Song in My Heart (1952), I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955), I Want to Live! (1958)
Audrey Hepburn 5 1 Roman Holiday (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Wait Until Dark (1967)
Jennifer Jones 5 1 The Song of Bernadette (1943), Since You Went Away (1944), Love Letters (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946), Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Shirley MacLaine 5 1 Some Came Running (1958), The Apartment (1960), Irma la Douce (1963), The Turning Point (1977), Terms of Endearment (1983)
Julianne Moore 5 1 Boogie Nights (1997), The End of the Affair (1999), The Hours (2002), Far From Heaven (2002), Still Alice (2014)
Susan Sarandon 5 1 Atlantic City (1980), Thelma and Louise (1991), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), The Client (1994), Dead Man Walking (1995)
Norma Shearer 5 1 The Divorcee / Their Own Desire (1930), A Free Soul (1931), The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934), Romeo and Juliet (1936), Marie Antoinette (1938)
Amy Adams 5 0 Junebug (2005), Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010), The Master (2012), American Hustle (2013)
Irene Dunne 5 0 Cimarron (1931), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939), I Remember Mama (1948)
Jodie Foster 4 2 Taxi Driver (1976), The Accused (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Nell (1994)
Glenda Jackson 4 2 Women in Love (1970), Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971), A Touch of Class (1973), Hedda (1976)
Shelley Winters 4 2 A Place in the Sun (1951), The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), A Patch of Blue (1965), The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Ethel Barrymore 4 1 None But the Lonely Heart (1944), The Spital Staircase (1946), The Paradine Case (1947), Pinky (1949)
Julie Christie 4 1 Darling (1965), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Afterglow (1997), Away from Her (2007)
Lee Grant 4 1 Detective Story (1951), The Landlord (1970), Shampoo (1975), Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Holly Hunter 4 1 Broadcast News (1987), The Firm (1993), The Piano (1993), Thirteen (2003)
Diane Keaton 4 1 Annie Hall (1977), Reds (1981), Marvin's Room (1996), Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Nicole Kidman 4 1 Moulin Rouge! (2001), The Hours (2002), Rabbit Hole (2010), Lion (2016)
Jennifer Lawrence 4 1 Winter's Bone (2010), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), Joy (2015)
Frances McDormand 4 1 Mississippi Burning (1988), Fargo (1996), Almost Famous (2000), North Country (2005)
Helen Mirren 4 1 The Madness of King George (1994), Gosford Park (2001), The Queen (2006), The Last Station (2009)
Julia Roberts 4 1 Steel Magnolias (1989), Pretty Woman (1990), Erin Brockovich (2000), August: Osage County (2013)
Maureen Stapleton 4 1 Lonelyhearts (1958), Airport (1970), Interiors (1978), Reds (1981)
Emma Thompson 4 1 Howards End (1992), In the Name of the Father (1993), The Remains of the Day (1993), Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Joanne Woodward 4 1 The Three Faces of Eve (1957), Rachel, Rachel (1968), Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973), Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Jane Wyman 4 1 The Yearling (1946), Johnny Belinda (1948), The Blue Veil (1951), Magnificent Obsession (1954)
Jane Alexander 4 0 The Great White Hope (1970), All the President's Men (1976), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Testament (1983)
Annette Bening 4 0 The Grifters (1990), American Beauty (1999), Being Julia (2004), The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Marsha Mason 4 0 Cinderella Liberty (1973), The Goodbye Girl (1977), Chapter Two (1979), Only When I Laugh (1981)
Agnes Moorehead 4 0 The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Mrs. Parkington (1944), Johnny Belinda (1948), Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Rosalind Russell 4 0 My Sister Eileen (1942), Sister Kenny (1946), Mourning Becomes Electra (1947), Auntie Mame (1958)
Barbara Stanwyck 4 0 Stella Dallas (1937), Ball of Fire (1941), Double Indemnity (1944), Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Michelle Williams 4 0 Brokeback Mountain (2005), Blue Valentine (2010), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Sally Field 3 2 Norma Rae (1979), Places in the Heart (1984), Lincoln (2012)
Dianne Wiest 3 2 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Parenthood (1989), Bullets over Broadway (1994)
Julie Andrews 3 1 Mary Poppins (1964), The Sound of Music (1965), Victor Victoria (1982)
Fay Bainter 3 1 White Banners (1938), Jezebel (1938), The Children's Hour (1961)
Kathy Bates 3 1 Misery (1990), Primary Colors (1998), About Schmidt (2002)
Claudette Colbert 3 1 It Happened One Night (1934), Private Worlds (1935), Since You Went Away (1944)
Joan Crawford 3 1 Mildred Pierce (1945), Possessed (1947), Sudden Fear (1952)
Penelope Cruz 3 1 Volver (2006), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Nine (2009)
Viola Davis 3 1 Doubt (2008), The Help (2011), Fences (2016)
Faye Dunaway 3 1 Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Chinatown (1974), Network (1976)
Joan Fontaine 3 1 Rebecca (1940), Suspicion (1941), The Constant Nymph (1943)
Wendy Hiller 3 1 Pygmalion (1938), Separate Tables (1958), A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Celeste Holm 3 1 Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Come to the Stable (1949), All About Eve (1950)
Anjelica Huston 3 1 Prizzi's Honor (1985), Enemies, A Love Story (1989), The Grifters (1990)
Natalie Portman 3 1 Closer (2004), Black Swan (2010), Jackie (2016)
Anne Revere 3 1 The Song of Bernadette (1943), National Velvet (1944), Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Marisa Tomei 3 1 My Cousin Vinny (1992), In the Bedroom (2001), The Wrestler (2008)
Claire Trevor 3 1 Dead End (1937), Key Largo (1948), The High and the Mighty (1954)
Teresa Wright 3 1 The Little Foxes (1941), Mrs. Miniver (1942), The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Renée Zellweger 3 1 Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Chicago (2002), Cold Mountain (2003)
Joan Allen 3 0 Nixon (1995), The Crucible (1996), The Contender (2000)
Gladys Cooper 3 0 Now, Voyager (1942), The Song of Bernadette (1943), My Fair Lady (1964)
Edith Evans 3 0 Tom Jones (1963), The Chalk Garden (1964), The Whisperers (1967)
Greta Garbo 3 0 Anna Christie / Romance (1930), Camille (1936), Ninotchka (1939)
Diane Ladd 3 0 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Wild at Heart (1990), Rambling Rose (1991)
Angela Lansbury 3 0 Gaslight (1944), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Piper Laurie 3 0 The Hustler (1961), Carrie (1976), Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Laura Linney 3 0 You Can Count on Me (2000), Kinsey (2004), The Savages (2007)
Eleanor Parker 3 0 Caged (1950), Detective Story (1951), Interrupted Melody (1955)
Michelle Pfeiffer 3 0 Dangerous Liaisons (1988), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Love Field (1992)
Gloria Swanson 3 0 Sadie Thompson (1928), The Trespasser (1929), Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Sigourney Weaver 3 0 Aliens (1986), Working Girl (1988), Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Natalie Wood 3 0 Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Splendor in the Grass (1961), Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
Debra Winger 3 0 An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Terms of Endearment (1983), Shadowlands (1993)
Helen Hayes 2 2 The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1932), Airport (1970)
Vivien Leigh 2 2 Gone with the Wind (1939), A Streetcar Named Desire (1950)
Luise Rainer 2 2 The Great Ziegfeld (1936), The Good Earth (1937)
Hilary Swank 2 2 Boys Don't Cry (1999), Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Anne Baxter 2 1 The Razor's Edge (1946), All About Eve (1950)
Juliette Binoche 2 1 The English Patient (1996), Chocolat (2000)
Alice Brady 2 1 My Man Godfrey (1936), In Old Chicago (1938)
Sandra Bullock 2 1 The Blind Side (2009), Gravity (2013)
Cher 2 1 Silkwood (1983), Moonstruck (1987)
Marion Cotillard 2 1 La Vie en Rose (2007), Two Days, One Night (2014)
Geena Davis 2 1 The Accidental Tourist (1988), Thelma & Louise (1991)
Janet Gaynor 2 1 7th Heaven / Street Angel / Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927/28), A Star is Born (1937)
Whoopi Goldberg 2 1 The Color Purple (1985), Ghost (1990)
Ruth Gordon 2 1 Inside Daisy Clover (1965), Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Gloria Grahame 2 1 Crossfire (1947), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Marcia Gay Harden 2 1 Pollock (2000), Mystic River (2003)
Anne Hathaway 2 1 Rachel Getting Married (2009), Les Misérables (2012)
Goldie Hawn 2 1 Cactus Flower (1969), Private Benjamin (1980)
Eileen Heckart 2 1 The Bad Seed (1956), Butterflies Are Free (1972)
Helen Hunt 2 1 As Good as It Gets (1997), The Sessions (2012)
Angelina Jolie 2 1 Girl, Interrupted (1999), Changeling (2008)
Grace Kelly 2 1 Mogambo (1953), The Country Girl (1954)
Melissa Leo 2 1 Frozen River (2008), The Fighter (2010)
Sophia Loren 2 1 Two Women (1961), Marriage Italian Style (1964)
Anna Magnani 2 1 The Rose Tattoo (1955), Wild Is the Wind (1957)
Mercedes McCambridge 2 1 All the King's Men (1949), Giant (1956)
Liza Minnelli 2 1 The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), Cabaret (1972)
Patricia Neal 2 1 Hud (1963), The Subject Was Roses (1968)
Estelle Parsons 2 1 Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Simone Signoret 2 1 Room at the Top (1959), Ship of Fools (1965)
Gale Sondergaard 2 1 Anthony Adverse (1936), Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
Octavia Spencer 2 1 The Help (2011), Hidden Figures (2016)
Emma Stone 2 1 Birdman (2014), La La Land (2016)
Barbra Streisand 2 1 Funny Girl (1968), The Way We Were (1973)
Jessica Tandy 2 1 Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Charlize Theron 2 1 Monster (2003), North Country (2005)
Reese Witherspoon 2 1 Walk the Line (2005), Wild (2014)
Loretta Young 2 1 The Farmer's Daughter (1947), Come to the Stable (1949)
Isabelle Adjani 2 0 The Story of Adele H. (1975), Camille Claudel (1989)
Ann-Margret 2 0 Carnal Knowledge (1971), Tommy (1975)
Brenda Blethyn 2 0 Secrets & Lies (1996), Little Voice (1998)
Beulah Bondi 2 0 The Gorgeous Hussy (1936), Of Human Hearts (1938)
Helena Bonham Carter 2 0 The Wings of the Dove (1997), The King's Speech (2010)
Dyan Cannon 2 0 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Leslie Caron 2 0 Lili (1953), The L-Shaped Room (1962)
Jessica Chastain 2 0 The Help (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Ruth Chatterton[C] 2 0 Madame X (1929), Sarah and Son (1930)
Jill Clayburgh 2 0 An Unmarried Woman (1978), Starting Over (1979)
Joan Cusack 2 0 Working Girl (1988), In & Out (1997)
Judy Davis 2 0 A Passage to India (1984), Husbands and Wives (1992)
Laura Dern 2 0 Rambling Rose (1991), Wild (2014)
Melinda Dillon 2 0 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Absence of Malice (1981)
Mildred Dunnock 2 0 Death of a Salesman (1951), Baby Doll (1956)
Judy Garland 2 0 A Star is Born (1954), Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)
Madeline Kahn 2 0 Paper Moon (1973), Blazing Saddles (1974)
Catherine Keener 2 0 Being John Malkovich (1999), Capote (2005)
Shirley Knight 2 0 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960), Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Keira Knightley 2 0 Pride & Prejudice (2005), The Imitation Game (2014)
Elsa Lanchester 2 0 Come to the Stable (1949), Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Rooney Mara 2 0 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Carol (2015)
Mary McDonnell 2 0 Dances with Wolves (1990), Passion Fish (1992)
Janet McTeer 2 0 Tumbleweeds (1999), Albert Nobbs (2011)
Bette Midler 2 0 The Rose (1979), For the Boys (1991)
Sylvia Miles 2 0 Midnight Cowboy (1969), Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Samantha Morton 2 0 Sweet and Lowdown (1999), In America (2003)
Maria Ouspenskaya 2 0 Dodsworth (1936), Love Affair (1939)
Marjorie Rambeau 2 0 Primrose Path (1940), Torch Song (1953)
Lynn Redgrave 2 0 Georgy Girl (1966), Gods and Monsters (1998)
Joyce Redman 2 0 Tom Jones (1963), Othello (1965)
Miranda Richardson 2 0 Damage (1992), Tom & Viv (1994)
Saoirse Ronan 2 0 Atonement (2007), Brooklyn (2015)
Gena Rowlands 2 0 A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Gloria (1980)
Winona Ryder 2 0 The Age of Innocence (1993), Little Women (1994)
Talia Shire 2 0 The Godfather Part II (1974), Rocky (1976)
Jean Simmons 2 0 Hamlet (1948), The Happy Ending (1969)
Kim Stanley 2 0 Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), Frances (1982)
Liv Ullmann 2 0 The Emigrants (1972), Face to Face (1976)
Julie Walters 2 0 Educating Rita (1983), Billy Elliot (2000)
Emily Watson 2 0 Breaking the Waves (1996), Hilary and Jackie (1998)
Naomi Watts 2 0 21 Grams (2003), The Impossible (2012)
Jacki Weaver 2 0 Animal Kingdom (2010), Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
May Whitty 2 0 Night Must Fall (1937), Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Most nominations by category (actor)[edit]

Listed are the actors with three or more nominations plus those with two wins from two nominations.

Best Actor
Actor Total Wins Winning films
Spencer Tracy 9 2 Captains Courageous (1937), Boys Town (1938)
Laurence Olivier 9 1 Hamlet (1948)
Jack Nicholson 8 2 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), As Good as it Gets (1997)
Paul Newman 8 1 The Color of Money (1986)
Peter O'Toole 8 0
Marlon Brando 7 2 On the Waterfront (1954), The Godfather (1972)
Dustin Hoffman 7 2 Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Rain Man (1988)
Jack Lemmon 7 1 Save the Tiger (1973)
Richard Burton 6 0
Daniel Day-Lewis 5 3 My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007), Lincoln (2012)
Gary Cooper 5 2 Seargeant York (1941), High Noon (1952)
Tom Hanks 5 2 Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994)
Fredric March 5 2 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Sean Penn 5 2 Mystic River (2003), Milk (2008)
Robert De Niro 5 1 Raging Bull (1980)
Paul Muni 5 1 The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
Al Pacino 5 1 Scent of a Woman (1992)
Gregory Peck 5 1 To Kill a Mocking Bird (1962)
James Stewart 5 1 The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Denzel Washington 5 1 Training Day (2001)
Leonardo DiCaprio 4 1 The Revenant (2015)
Burt Lancaster 4 1 Elmer Gantry (1960)
Warren Beatty 4 0
Charles Boyer 4 0
Michael Caine 4 0
Albert Finney 4 0
Humphrey Bogart 3 1 The African Queen (1951)
Jeff Bridges 3 1 Crazy Heart (2009)
James Cagney 3 1 Yankee Doodle Dandy (1992)
Ronald Colman 3 1 A Double Life (1947)
Bing Crosby 3 1 Going My Way (1944)
Russell Crowe 3 1 Gladiator (2000)
Robert Duvall 3 1 Tender Mercies (1983)
Clark Gable 3 1 It Happened One Night (1934)
Anthony Hopkins 3 1 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
William Holden 3 1 Stalag 17 (1953)
William Hurt 3 1 Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Charles Laughton 3 1 The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Jon Voight 3 1 Coming Home (1978)
George Clooney 3 0
Montgomery Clift 3 0
Johnny Depp 3 0
Kirk Douglas 3 0
Morgan Freeman 3 0
Marcello Mastroianni 3 0
William Powell 3 0
Robin Williams 3 0
Best Supporting Actor
Actor Total Wins Winning films
Walter Brennan 4 3 Come and Get It (1936), Kentucky (1938), The Westerner (1940)
Jack Nicholson 4 1 Terms of Endearment (1983)
Jeff Bridges 4 0
Robert Duvall 4 0
Arthur Kennedy 4 0
Claude Rains 4 0
Jason Robards 3 2 All the President's Men (1976), Julia (1977)
Peter Ustinov 3 2 Spartacus (1960), Topkapi (1964)
Charles Coburn 3 1 The More the Merrier (1943)
Gene Hackman 3 1 Unforgiven (1992)
Tommy Lee Jones 3 1 The Fugitive (1993)
Martin Landau 3 1 Ed Wood (1994)
Jack Palance 3 1 City Slickers (1991)
Gig Young 3 1 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Charles Bickford 3 0
Ed Harris 3 0
Philip Seymour Hoffman 3 0
Al Pacino 3 0
Mark Ruffalo 3 0
Michael Caine 2 2 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The Cider House Rules (1999)
Melvyn Douglas 2 2 Hud (1963), Being There (1979)
Anthony Quinn 2 2 Viva Zapata! (1952), Lust for Life (1956)
Christoph Waltz 2 2 Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012)

Most nominations by category (actress)[edit]

Best Actress
Actress Total Wins Winning films
Meryl Streep 16 2 Sophie's Choice (1982), The Iron Lady (2011)
Katharine Hepburn 12 4 Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), On Golden Pond (1981)
Bette Davis 10 2 Dangerous (1935), Jezebel (1938)
Greer Garson 7 1 Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Ingrid Bergman 6 2 Gaslight (1944), Anastasia (1956)
Jane Fonda 6 2 Klute (1971), Coming Home (1978)
Sissy Spacek 6 1 Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Deborah Kerr 6 0
Elizabeth Taylor 5 2 BUtterfield 8 (1960), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Anne Bancroft 5 1 The Miracle Worker (1962)
Ellen Burstyn 5 1 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Susan Hayward 5 1 I Want to Live! (1958)
Audrey Hepburn 5 1 Roman Holiday (1953)
Jessica Lange 5 1 Blue Sky (1994)
Shirley MacLaine 5 1 Terms of Endearment (1983)
Susan Sarandon 5 1 Dead Man Walking (1995)
Norma Shearer 5 1 The Divorcee (1930)
Judi Dench 5 0
Irene Dunne 5 0
Olivia de Havilland 4 2 To Each His Own (1946), The Heiress (1949)
Glenda Jackson 4 2 Women in Love (1970), A Touch of Class (1973)
Cate Blanchett 4 1 Blue Jasmine (2013)
Julie Christie 4 1 Darling (1965)
Jennifer Jones 4 1 The Song of Bernadette (1943)
Diane Keaton 4 1 Annie Hall (1977)
Geraldine Page 4 1 The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Kate Winslet 4 1 The Reader (2008)
Joanne Woodward 4 1 The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Jane Wyman 4 1 Johnny Belinda (1948)
Vanessa Redgrave 4 0
Rosalind Russell 4 0
Barbara Stanwyck 4 0
Jodie Foster 3 2 The Accused (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Julie Andrews 3 1 Mary Poppins (1964)
Claudette Colbert 3 1 It Happened One Night (1934)
Joan Crawford 3 1 Mildred Pierce (1945)
Faye Dunaway 3 1 Network (1976)
Joan Fontaine 3 1 Suspicion (1941)
Nicole Kidman 3 1 The Hours (2002)
Jennifer Lawrence 3 1 Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Julianne Moore 3 1 Still Alice (2014)
Emma Thompson 3 1 Howards End (1992)
Glenn Close 3 0
Greta Garbo 3 0
Eleanor Parker 3 0
Gloria Swanson 3 0
Debra Winger 3 0
Sally Field 2 2 Norma Rae (1979), Places in the Heart (1984)
Vivien Leigh 2 2 Gone With the Wind (1939), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Luise Rainer 2 2 The Great Ziegfeld (1936), The Good Earth (1937)
Hilary Swank 2 2 Boys Don't Cry (1999), Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Best Supporting Actress
Actress Total Wins Winning films
Thelma Ritter 6 0
Ethel Barrymore 4 1 None but the Lonely Heart (1944)
Lee Grant 4 1 Shampoo (1975)
Maggie Smith 4 1 California Suite (1978)
Maureen Stapleton 4 1 Reds (1981)
Meryl Streep 4 1 Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Amy Adams 4 0
Agnes Moorehead 4 0
Geraldine Page 4 0
Shelley Winters 3 2 The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), A Patch of Blue (1965)
Dianne Wiest 3 2 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Cate Blanchett 3 1 The Aviator (2004)
Celeste Holm 3 1 Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Anne Revere 3 1 National Velvet (1944)
Marisa Tomei 3 1 My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Claire Trevor 3 1 Key Largo (1948)
Glenn Close 3 0
Gladys Cooper 3 0
Diane Ladd 3 0
Angela Lansbury 3 0
Frances McDormand 3 0
Kate Winslet 3 0

List of actors with two or more acting nominations who have won Academy Awards in non-acting categories[edit]

  • TN = Total Nominations.
  • AN = Acting Nominations.
Actor/Actress TN AN Wins Winning categories and films
Warren Beatty 14 4 1 Best Director for Reds (1981)
Laurence Olivier 13 10 2 Best Picture (producer) and Best Actor for Hamlet (1948)
Clint Eastwood 10 2 4 Best Picture (producer) for Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Best Director for Unforgiven (1992), Million Dollar Baby (2004)
George Clooney 8 4 2 Best Picture (co-producer) for Argo (2012) and Best Supporting Actor for Syriana (2005)
Brad Pitt 6 3 1 Best Picture (co-producer) for 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Charlie Chaplin 5 (9)[G] 1 (2) 1 Best Original Dramatic Score (1952) (not released in Los Angeles until 1972)
Barbra Streisand 5 2 2 Best Actress for Funny Girl (1968) and Best Original Song for Evergreen" Love Theme from A Star Is Born (1976)
Emma Thompson 5 4 2 Best Actress for Howards End (1992) and Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Matt Damon 5 3 1 Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997)
Billy Bob Thornton 3 2 1 Best Adapted Screenplay for Sling Blade (1996)

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A1 2 Bette Davis' performance in Of Human Bondage (1934) and Paul Muni's performance in Black Fury (1935) were not nominated for Oscars. As a result of Davis's failure to get a nomination, several influential people campaigned to have her name included on the list, so for that year, and the following year also, the Academy allowed a write-in vote. Technically this meant that any performance was eligible, at the 6th, 7th and 8th Academy Awards, the Academy publicly announced those that placed second and third in the vote. Davis placed third ahead of one official nominee and Muni placed second, ahead of three official nominees, and both Davis and Muni are listed on the Academy's official database as write-in nominees who placed in the final voting, from the 9th Academy Awards, the nominating committees were no longer used and the entire membership of each individual branch voted for the nominees in their respective categories.
B1 Laurence Olivier received a total of 13 Oscar nominations, winning two. In addition to his 10 acting nominations (one win), he received two Best Picture nominations; for producing 1944 film Henry V (released in the US in 1946) and 1948 film Hamlet (for which he won), and received a Best Director nomination for Hamlet. Olivier also received two Honorary Oscars; one for bringing Henry V to the screen, and a second in 1979 for Lifetime Achievement.
C1 2 2 3 Denzel Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Shirley MacLaine and Bradley Cooper have all received an additional nomination in a non-acting category. MacLaine received an additional nomination in the Best Documentary Feature category as co-director of the 1975 documentary The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir. Washington, DiCaprio and Cooper have received an additional nomination in the Best Picture category, Washington for co-producing Fences (2016), DiCaprio for co-producing The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Cooper for co-producing American Sniper (2014)
D1 2 3 Rules at the time of the first three Academy Award ceremonies allowed for a performer to receive a single nomination for their work in more than one film. At the 1st ceremony, Emil Jannings won Best Actor for his work in two films and Janet Gaynor won Best Actress for her work in three films. Richard Barthelmess also received a nomination for two films at the 1st ceremony. At the 3rd ceremony, George Arliss, Maurice Chevalier, Ronald Colman, Greta Garbo and Norma Shearer all received a single nomination for their work in two films. This is why the Academy lists Colman and Garbo as three-time nominees and Shearer as a five-time nominee. Barthelmess, Arliss and Chevalier are one-time nominees, so do not feature in the above lists. No official reason was ever given as to why Arliss and Shearer were named Best Actor and Best Actress for only one of the two films for which they were listed.
E1 2 At the 2nd Academy Awards only the Best Actor and Best Actress winners were announced. There was no announcement of nominations, the official Academy site states that "although not official nominations, the additional names in each category, according to in-house records, were under consideration by various boards of judges". Although unofficial, Ruth Chatterton's nomination at the 2nd ceremony (the first of her two) counts towards her total in the above lists, and Paul Muni's nomination at the 2nd ceremony, counts as one of his five nominations in the above lists. (his write-in vote from 1935 is not counted).[6]
F1 2 3 4 George Clooney, Emma Thompson, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon have all won Oscars in non-acting categories. Clooney has eight Oscar nominations (four for acting, two for writing, one for directing and one for producing) with two wins; in addition to his win for Best Supporting Actor, he won Best Picture for co-producing Argo (2012). Thompson is a five-time nominee with two wins; in addition to her Best Actress win, she won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility (1995). Pitt is a six-time Oscar nominee (three for acting, three for producing), he won an Oscar for co-producing Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave (2013). Damon is a five-time nominee (three for acting, one for writing and one for co-producing 2016 Best Picture nominee Manchester by the Sea), winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (shared with Ben Affleck) for Good Will Hunting (1997).
G1 At the 1st Academy Award ceremony, Charlie Chaplin received four nominations (including Best Actor) for his film The Circus, before the Academy decided to remove his name from the competitive categories and instead honor him with a special award. A letter sent by the Academy to Chaplin told him that they had "Unanimously decided that your name should be removed from the competitive classes, and that a special award be conferred upon you for writing, acting, directing and producing The Circus, the collective accomplishments thus displayed place you in a class by yourself". Chaplin went on to receive nominations for Best Actor, Best Writing and Best Picture (the latter credited to Charlie Chaplin Productions) for the 1940 film The Great Dictator and a Best Writing nomination for the 1947 film Monsieur Verdoux, he received a second Honorary Oscar at the 44th Academy Awards in 1972, before winning his first competitive Oscar at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973 for Best Original Dramatic Score for his 1952 film Limelight, which was eligible for that years Oscars because it was not released in Los Angeles until 1972.[7]

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  1. ^ "History of the Academy Awards". Academy Awards. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Meryl Streep: those 18 Oscar nominations in full". The Telegraph. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "12th Oscar nomination, and no comment". USA Today. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Actors with most Oscar mominations without a win". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Official Academy awards database". Academy Awards. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Academy Awards database". Academy Awards. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Academy disqualifies Oscar nominated song". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 

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