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Hollywood Celebrities Who Received The Most Acting Oscar Nominations

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The Academy Awards is the World's most prestigious award giving body in the movie industry. Every year the Oscars recognizes the best and most accomplished professionals in film making.

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Katharine Hepburn-12 Nominations-4 Awards Won Report Abuse
Born Katharine Houghton Hepburn in 1907 in Connecticut, she was described as the First Lady of Cinema. After graduating college she decided to become an actress and she began performing in Broadway.Her first lead role was an Amazon princess Antiope in "A Warrior's Husband" (1932). After that she received more offers and she was chosen as co-star to John Barrymore in the film A Bill of Divorcement (1932).The film was a blockbuster, and after agreeing to her salary demands, RKO signed her to a contract. She made five films between 1932 and 1934. Morning Glory (1933) was her first won Academy Award. Her fourth, Little Women (1933), was the most successful picture during her time.
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Paul Newman- 9 Nominations- 1 Award Won Report Abuse
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Jack Nicholson-12 Nominations- 3 Awards Won Report Abuse
Born John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson i 1937 in New York City. he was well known for his portrayal of psychotic characters. He won 3 Academy Awards for he movies: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, As Good as It Gets, Terms of Engagement.
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Robert Duvall- 6 Nominations- 1 Award Won Report Abuse
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Bette Davis- 10 Nominations - 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
Born Ruth Davis on April in 1908 in Lowell, Massachusetts, often regarded as "The First Lady of the American Screen" for her willingness to play different characters in different genres from contemporary, crime melodramas to historical and period films, occasional comedies, and her best performances in romantic dramas. With a career total of more than 100 films, Bette changed the way Hollywood looked at actresses. In 1977, she was the first woman to be honored with the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. She won the Oscars for the movies: (1935) Dangerous and (1938) Jezebel.
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Meryl Streep- 16 Oscar Nominations- 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
Born Meryl Louise Streep in 1949 in New Jersey, she is described by movie critics as the greatest living actress. Meryl remembers herself as a child with unflinching honesty: “I was an ugly little kid with a big mouth, an obnoxious show-off.” Even so, she got her first applause by age twelve when she sang “O Holy Night” in French in her school’s Christmas concert. She became interested in acting while a student at Vassar and one year after her graduation she won a three year scholarship at the Yale School of Drama. Her first film was Julia in 1977 where she made very outstanding performance. In 1978 she earned her first nomination in the Oscars for the movie Deer Hunter, the following year 1979, she won his first Oscars for the movie Kramer vs. Kramer and her second winning role was for the movie Sophie's Choice in 1982. Meryl Streep continues to give her audience a top caliber performance in every movie she makes.
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Laurence Olivier- 10 Nominations - 1 Award Won Report Abuse
Born Laurence Kerr Olivier on May 1907, Dorking, Surrey, England, UK. He is generally regarded to be the greatest actor of the 20th century. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his honor.
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Spencer Tracey- 9 Nominations - 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
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Judi Dench- 6 nominations- 1 Award Won Report Abuse
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MIchael Caine- 6 Nominations- 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
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Al Pacino- 8 Nominations- 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
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Marlon Brando- 8 Nominations- 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
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Richard Burton - 7 Nominations Report Abuse
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Jack Lemmon- 8 Nominations- 2 Awards won Report Abuse
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Ingrid Bergman- 7 Nominations - 3 Awards Won Report Abuse
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Peter O'Toole- 8 Nominations Report Abuse
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Dustin Hoffman- 7 Nominations- 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
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Geraldine Page- 8 Nominations- 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
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Kate Winslet- 6 Nominations- 1 Award Won Report Abuse
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Sissy Spacek- 6 Nominations- 1 Award Won Report Abuse
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Vanessa Redgrave- 6 Nominations - 1 Award Won Report Abuse
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Jessica Lange- 6 Nominations- 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
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Greer Garson - 7 Nominations - 1 Award Won Report Abuse
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Norma Shearer- 6 Nominations- 1 Award Won Report Abuse
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Ellen Burstyn- 6 Nominations- 1 Award Won Report Abuse
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Gary Cooper-5 Nominations- 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
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Thelma Ritter- 6 Nominations Report Abuse
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Deborah Kerr- 6 Nominations Report Abuse
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Robert De Niro- 6 Nominations- 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
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Jane Fonda- 7 Nominations- 2 Awards Won Report Abuse
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