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Most Acting Nominations

Here is a list of the actors and actresses with the most Academy Award nominations. Oscar wins are designated by a star. Nominations are for Best Actor or Best Actress unless noted. Oscar Trivia Page.

13: Meryl Streep ( 2 Oscars )
_____ Oscar Facts _____
  • Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole both have been nominated seven times without winning an Oscar.
  • Walter Brennan was nominated four times as a supporting actor and won three Oscars.

  •  1978, "The Deer Hunter"*
     1979, "Kramer vs. Kramer"*
     1981, "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
     1982, "Sophie's Choice"
     1983, "Silkwood"
     1985, "Out of Africa"
     1987, "Ironweed"
     1988, "A Cry in the Dark"
     1990, "Postcards From the Edge"
     1995, "The Bridges of Madison County"
     1998, "One True Thing"
     1999, "Music of the Heart"
     2002, "Adaptation"*

    * Supporting role

    12: Katharine Hepburn ( 4 Oscars )
     1932-33, "Morning Glory"
     1935, "Alice Adams"
     1940, "The Philadelphia Story
     1942, "Woman of the Year"
     1951, "The African Queen"
     1955, "Summertime"
     1956, "The Rainmaker"
     1959, "Suddenly, Last Summer"
     1962, "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
     1967, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"
     1968, "The Lion in Winter"
     1981, "On Golden Pond"

    12: Jack Nicholson ( 3 Oscars )
     1969, "Easy Rider"*
     1970, "Five Easy Pieces"
     1973, "The Last Detail"
     1974, "Chinatown"
     1975, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
     1981, "Reds"*
     1983, "Terms of Endearment"*
     1985, "Prizzi's Honor"
     1987, "Ironweed"
     1992, "A Few Good Men"*
     1997, "As Good as It Gets"
     2002, "About Schmidt"

    * Supporting role

    10: Bette Davis ( 2 Oscars )
     1935, "Dangerous"
     1938, "Jezebel"
     1939, "Dark Victory"
     1940, "The Letter"
     1941, "The Little Foxes"
     1942, "Now Voyager"
     1944, "Mr. Skeffington"
     1950, "All About Eve"
     1952, "The Star"
     1962, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"

    10: Laurence Olivier ( 1 Oscar )
     1939, "Wuthering Heights"
     1940, "Rebecca"
     1946, "Henry V"
     1948, "Hamlet"
     1956, "Richard III"
     1960, "The Entertainer"
     1965, "Othello"
     1972, "Sleuth"
     1976, "Marathon Man"*
     1978, "The Boys From Brazil"

    * Supporting role

    9: Spencer Tracy ( 2 Oscars )
     1936, "San Francisco"
     1937, "Captains Courageous"
     1938, "Boys Town"
     1950, "Father of the Bride"
     1955, "Bad Day at Black Rock"
     1958, "The Old Man and the Sea"
     1960, "Inherit the Wind"
     1961, "Judgment at Nuremberg"
     1967, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

    9: Paul Newman ( 1 Oscar )
     1958, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
     1961, "The Hustler"
     1963, "Hud"
     1967, "Cool Hand Luke"
     1981, "Absence of Malice"
     1982, "The Verdict"
     1986, "The Color of Money"
     1994, "Nobody's Fool"
     2002, "Road to Perdition"*

    * Supporting role
    Newman received Honorary Oscar in 1985

    8: Marlon Brando ( 2 Oscars )
     1951, "A Streetcar Named Desire"
     1952, "Viva Zapata!"
     1953, "Julius Caesar"
     1954, "On the Waterfront"
     1957, "Sayonara"
     1972, "The Godfather"
     1973, "Last Tango in Paris"
     1989, "A Dry White Season"*

    * Supporting role

    8: Jack Lemmon ( 1 Oscar )
     1955, "Mister Roberts"*
     1959, "Some Like It Hot"
     1960, "The Apartment"
     1962, "Days of Wine and Roses"
     1973, "Save the Tiger"
     1979, "The China Syndrome"
     1980, "Tribute"
     1982, "Missing"

    * Supporting role

    8: Al Pacino ( 1 Oscar )
     1972, "The Godfather"*
     1973, "Serpico"
     1974, "The Godfather, Part II"
     1975, "Dog Day Afternoon"
     1979, "And Justice for All"
     1990, "Dick Tracy"*
     1992, "Glengarry Glen Ross"*
     1992, "Scent of a Woman"

    * Supporting role

    8: Geraldine Page ( 1 Oscar )
     1953, "Hondo"*
     1961, "Summer and Smoke"
     1962, "Sweet Bird of Youth"
     1966, "You're a Big Boy Now"*
     1972, "Pete 'N' Tillie"*
     1978, "Interiors"
     1984, "The Pope of Greenwich Village"*
     1985, "The Trip to Bountiful"

    * Supporting role

    7: Ingrid Bergman ( 3 Oscars )
     1943, "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
     1944, "Gaslight"
     1945, "The Bells of St. Mary's"
     1948, "Joan of Arc"
     1956, "Anastasia"
     1974, "Murder on the Orient Express"*
     1978, "Autumn Sonata"

    * Supporting role

    7: Richard Burton
     1952, "My Cousin Rachel"*
     1953, "The Robe"
     1964, "Becket"
     1965, "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold"
     1966, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
     1969, "Anne of the Thousand Days"
     1977, "Equus"

    * Supporting role

    7: Jane Fonda ( 2 Oscars )
     1969, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
     1971, "Klute"
     1977, "Julia"
     1978, "Coming Home"
     1979, "The China Syndrome"
     1981, "On Golden Pond"*
     1986, "The Morning After"

    * Supporting role

    7: Greer Garson ( 1 Oscar )
     1939, "Goodbye Mr. Chips"
     1941, "Blossoms in the Dust"
     1942, "Mrs. Miniver"
     1943, "Madame Curie"
     1944, "Mrs. Parkington"
     1945, "Valley of Decision"
     1960, "Sunrise at Campobello"

    7: Peter O'Toole
     1962, "Lawrence of Arabia"
     1964, "Becket"
     1968, "The Lion in Winter"
     1969, "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
     1972, "The Ruling Class"
     1980, "The Stunt Man"
     1982, "My Favorite Year"

    O'Toole received Honorary Oscar in 2003

    7: Dustin Hoffman ( 2 Oscars )
     1967, "The Graduate"
     1969, "Midnight Cowboy"
     1974, "Lenny"
     1979, "Kramer vs. Kramer"
     1982, "Tootsie"
     1988, "Rain Man"
     1997, "Wag the Dog"

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