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Academy Award Records

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Most awards won by a man

Average listal rating (179 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0


Won 26 Oscars (22 competitive, 4 honorary). He also won the most Oscars in one year, with 4.

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Most awards won by a woman

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0


Costume designer Edith Head won 8 Oscars.

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Most awards won by a person who is still living

Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 0


Visual Effects Supervisor Dennis Muren has won 9 Academy Awards: 6 competitive awards, 2 "Special Achievement" awards, and 1 "Technical Achievement" award
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Most awards won for Directing

Average listal rating (181 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0


Won 4 oscars for directing.

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Most awards won for Acting



Won 4 Academy Awards (all for Best Actress in a Leading Role)

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Most consecutive awards for acting: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) & The Lion in Winter (1968)
Longest time span between first and last nomination: 48 years from 1932/33 to 1981.
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Most awards won for Art Direction



Cedric Gibbons, who designed the Oscar statuette, won 11 awards out of a total of 39 nominations.
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Awards for debut acting or directing performances

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Best Director for his debut film: American Beauty
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Best Director for his debut film: Dances with Wolves
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Best Director for his debut film: Terms of Endearment
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Best Director for his debut film: Ordinary People
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Best Director for his debut film: West Side Story
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Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0


Best Director for his debut film: Marty
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Best Supporting Actress in her debut film: Dreamgirls
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Average listal rating (898 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0


Best Supporting Actress in her debut film: The Piano
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Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0


Best Supporting Actress in her debut film: Paper Moon

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Youngest winner of an acting award
At age 10, for Best Supporting Actress in Paper Moon
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Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 0


Best Supporting Actress in her debut film: East of Eden
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Best Supporting Actress in her debut film: On the Waterfront
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Best Supporting Actress in her debut film: All the King's Men
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Best Supporting Actress in her debut film: For Whom the Bell Tolls
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Best Supporting Actress in her debut film: Anthony Adverse
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Best Supporting Actor in his debut film: The Best Years of Our Lives
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Best Supporting Actor in his debut film: The Killing Fields
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Best Leading Actress in her debut film: Children of a Lesser God
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Best Leading Actress in her debut film: Funny Girl
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Best Leading Actress in her debut film: Mary Poppins
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Best Leading Actress in her debut film: Come Back, Little Sheba
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Most consecutive awards

Average listal rating (24 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0


2 consecutive awards for Best Leading Actress:
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
The Good Earth (1937)
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2 consecutive awards for Best Leading Actor:
Captains Courageous (1937)
Boys Town (1938)
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2 consecutive awards for Best Leading Actor:
Philadelphia (1993)
Forrest Gump (1994)
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2 consecutive awards for directing:
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
All About Eve (1950)
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2 consecutive awards for Best Supporting Actor:
All the President's Men (1976)
Julia (1977)
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2 consecutive awards for producing Best Picture winners:
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Rebecca (1940)
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3 consecutive awards for composing the scores for:
Easter Parade (1948)
On the Town (1949)
Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
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Academy award firsts



First black actor to win for acting
Best Leading Actor - Lilies of the Field (1963)

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First black actress to win for acting
Best Supporting Actress - Gone with the Wind (1939)
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First African man to be nominated for acting
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Romeo and Juliet (1936)
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First African to win an acting award
Best Leading Actress - Monster (2003)
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First actor to win for performing in a language other than English
Performing in Italian - The Godfather Part II (1974)
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First actress to win for performing in a language other than English
Performing in Italian - Two Women (1960)
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Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0


First posthumous win for acting
Best Leading Actor - Network (1976)
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Average listal rating (470 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0


First posthumous nomination for a male actor
Best Leading Actor - East of Eden (1955)

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Most posthumous nominations:
East of Eden (1955)
Giant (1955)
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First posthumous nomination for a female actress
Best Leading Actress - The Letter (1929)
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First Middle-Eastern actress to be nominated
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress - House of Sand and Fog (2003)
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First woman to win Best Picture
The Sting (1973)
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First woman to win Best Director
The Hurt Locker (2008)
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Age-related records



Oldest nominee of an acting award
Age 87, Nominated for Best Supporting Actress - Titanic (1997)
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Oldest winner of an acting award
Age 80 , Best Leading Actress - Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
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Youngest nominee for Best Director
Age 24, Nominated for Best Director - Boyz n the Hood (1991)
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Youngest winner of an Oscar
Age 6, who was awarded the inaugural (now retired) non-competitive Academy Juvenile Award in 1934.
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Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0


Youngest nominee of an acting award
Age 8, nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
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