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The Oscar Award ceremony is the stage for the elite. Only the best of the best in the film industry across the globe make their way to the coveted annual event since 1929. And in its 92-year run, it has not failed to create some fascinating records that we will share with you in this article. We have created a list with the top Oscar records that are surprisingly unbelievable.
You can read more about the 2021 Academy Award´s edition and all the nominees in our article here.
We are sure these top Oscar records will blow your mind!
Most Oscars Won
The record for the most Academy Awards won goes to none other than Walt Disney. He has won 22 trophies and has been nominated 59 times! He has even won four Honorary Academy Awards. Without any doubt, he was truly a legend!
Most Best Acting Oscars Won
Katharine Hepburn has won the most Oscars for acting and this is for both male and female performers. She has won four, for the movies Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1981). Surprisingly, Hepburn never went in person to any ceremony to collect her awards.
Concerning the best actor´s category, Daniel Day-Lewis is who has taken the award home for a record 3 times. The latest was for Lincoln (2012) where he played the role of decorated American President Abraham Lincoln.
Most Best Director Oscars
John Ford has won the award for Best Director for a record 4 times. The movies that bagged him the prestigious award were The Informer (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Quiet Man (1952).
First Woman to Win Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow won the award for the Best Director Oscar in 2010!. The movie she won it for was The Hurt Locker. Kathryn remains the only woman to have won the Academy Award for the best director.
Most Acting Nominations Ever
The record for the most acting Oscar nominations goes to Meryl Streep. She has been nominated for 21 Oscars! The first nomination was in 1979 for the movie The Deer Hunter. Out of these nominations, she has won three Oscars!
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Most Nominations Ever
The record is 51 Oscar nominations! And the nominee is John Williams. He has had a great career as a music composer and actor. Williams has contributed to classics like Jaws, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, and even Star Wars. He has gone on to win five Academy Awards.
Youngest and Oldest Person to Win
Tatum O’Neal won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 1973 movie Paper Moon when she was just 10 years old. She still owns the record of the youngest to win the Oscar.
On the other hand, Christopher Plummer won the Academy Award at 82 years of age to become the oldest person ever to win an Oscar. He won the award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Beginners.
Record Hosting Times at Academy Awards
Bob Hope hosted the Oscars for a record 19 times! The actor and comedian was actively hosting the event between 1939 and 1977, either solo or as co-host. No one has ever come close to the record.
Next Academy Awards 2021
Of course, there are many more curious Oscar records out there, but the above-mentioned always stand out.
This year’s edition of the Academy Awards, the 93rd, was previously planned for February 28, 2021. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the show has been postponed till April 25th, 2021where it will be streamed by ABC.
So until then, you have time to check the nominees and bet on the next Oscar winners. Odds are already available at London Betting Shop.