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Academy Awards Record Holders

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Most awards won by a film

11 Oscars

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Best Costume Design
Best Sound
Best Film Editing
Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Best Music, Original Song
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
11 Oscars

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Best Film Editing
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Music, Original Score
Best Music, Original Song
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects
11 Oscars

Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Director
Best Cinematography, Color
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color
Best Costume Design, Color
Best Sound
Best Film Editing
Best Effects, Special Effects
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
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Most nominations received by a single film

Won:
Best Picture
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Director
Best Writing, Screenplay
Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

Nominated:
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Best Film Editing
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
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Big Five winners

The five biggest prizes: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing
1935

Best Picture - Columbia
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Clark Gable
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Claudette Colbert
Best Director - Frank Capra
Best Writing, Adaptation - Robert Riskin
1976

Best Picture - Saul Zaentz, Michael Douglas
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Jack Nicholson
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Louise Fletcher
Best Director - Milos Forman
Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material - Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman
1992

Best Picture - Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ronald M. Bozman
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Anthony Hopkins
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Jodie Foster
Best Director - Jonathan Demme
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published - Ted Tally
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Most Awards for Best Direction

Won 4 Oscars

1953 - Best Director - The Quiet Man (1952)
1942 - Best Director - How Green Was My Valley (1941)
1941 - Best Director - The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
1936 - Best Director - The Informer (1935)
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Most awards won by an individual

Won 26 Oscars in total

1932 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - Flowers and Trees
1934 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - Three Little Pigs
1935 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - The Tortoise and the Hare
1936 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - Three Orphan Kittens
1937 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - The Country Cousin
1938 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - The Old Mill
1939 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - Ferdinand the Bull
1940 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - The Ugly Duckling
1942 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - Lend a Paw
1943 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - Der Fuehrer's Face
1949 - Best Short Subject (Two-reel) - Seal Island
1951 - Best Short Subject (Two-reel) - In Beaver Valley
1952 - Best Short Subject (Two-reel) - Nature's Half Acre
1953 - Best Short Subject (Two-reel) - Water Birds
1954 - Best Documentary (Feature) - The Living Desert
1954 - Best Documentary (Short Subject) - The Alaskan Eskimo
1954 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom
1954 - Best Short Subject (Two-reel) - Bear Country
1955 - Best Documentary (Feature) - The Vanishing Prairie
1956 - Best Documentary (Short Subject) - Men Against the Arctic
1959 - Best Short Subject (Live Action) - Grand Canyon
1969 - Best Short Subject (Cartoon) - Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (postumous win)

HONORARY WINS
1932 - To Walt Disney for the creation of Mickey Mouse.
1939 - To Walt Disney for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, "recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon."
1942 - To Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins and the RCA Manufacturing Company "for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of the use of sound in motion pictures through the production of Fantasia."
1942 - Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
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Most nominations for acting

Nominated 19 times, won 3.

Nominated:
1979 - Best Supporting Actress - The Deer Hunter
1982 - Best Actress - The French Lieutenant's Woman
1984 - Best Actress - Silkwood
1986 - Best Actress - Out of Africa
1988 - Best Actress - Ironweed
1989 - Best Actress - A Cry in the Dark
1991 - Best Actress - Postcards from the Edge
1996 - Best Actress - The Bridges of Madison County
1999 - Best Actress - One True Thing
2000 - Best Actress - Music of the Heart
2003 - Best Supporting Actress - Adaptation
2007 - Best Actress - The Devil Wears Prada
2009 - Best Actress - Doubt
2010 - Best Actress - Julie & Julia
2014 - Best Actress - August: Osage County
2015 - Best Supporting Actress - Into the Woods

Won:
1980 - Best Supporting Actress - Kramer vs. Kramer
1983 - Best Actress - Sophie's Choice
2012 - Best Actress - The Iron Lady
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Most Awards for Acting

Won 4 oscars

1982 - Best Actress in a Leading Role - On Golden Pond
1969 - Best Actress in a Leading Role - The Lion in Winter
1968 - Best Actress in a Leading Role - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
1934 - Best Actress in a Leading Role - Morning Glory (1933)
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Most awards won by a female

For Costume Design

1950 – The Heiress
1951 – Samson and Delilah
1951 – All About Eve
1952 – A Place in the Sun
1954 – Roman Holiday
1955 – Sabrina
1961 – The Facts of Life
1974 – The Sting
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Most awards won by a country for Best Foreign Lang

1947 - Shoeshine (Sciuscià) - Honorary Award
1949 - The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette) - Honorary Award
1950 - The Walls of Malapaga (Le mura di Malapaga) - Honorary Award
1956 - La Strada
1957 - Nights of Cabiria (Le notti di Cabiria)
1963 - 8½ (Otto e mezzo)
1964 - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani)
1970 - Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto)
1971 - The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini)
1974 - Amarcord
1989 - Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)
1991 - Mediterraneo
1998 - Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella)
2013 - The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)

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Oldest person to win Best Actor

1990 - Best Actress in a Leading Role - Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
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First woman to win Best Director

2009 - The Hurt Locker
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First African-American to win Best Actor

1964 - Best Actor in a Leading Role - Lilies of the Field (1963)
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First African-American to win an Oscar

1940 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Gone with the Wind (1939)

She was also the first African-American to be nominated for an Oscar

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