Walt Disney, the record-holder for most Academy Awards won (22 Oscars)

This list of Academy Award records is current as of the 95th Academy Awards, with the ceremony taking place in March 2023.

Most awards or nominations

Awards for Acting and Directing Debuts

These people won Academy Awards for their debut performances in film:

These people won Academy Awards for their directing debuts:

Big Five Winners

Main article: List of Big Five Academy Award winners and nominees

Three films have received the Big Five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay (Original or Adapted; all won for Best Adapted Screenplay).[6][7][8]

Most Consecutive Awards in Each Category

Academy Award Firsts

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
La Grande Illusion La Grande Illusion Réalisation d'art cinématographique
(production company)
France France French
(some parts in German, English & Russian)
Z Z Jacques Perrin
Ahmed Rachedi
France France
Algeria Algeria
French [14]
The Emigrants Utvandrarna Bengt Forslund Sweden Sweden Swedish [15]
Cries and Whispers Viskningar och rop Ingmar Bergman Sweden Sweden Swedish [16]
Il Postino: The Postman Il postino Mario Cecchi Gori
Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Gaetano Daniele
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in Spanish)
Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella Elda Ferri
Gianluigi Braschi
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in German & English)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng
(traditional Chinese)
(simplified Chinese)
Bill Kong
Hsu Li-kong
Ang Lee
Taiwan Taiwan
China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
United States United States
Mandarin [14]
Letters from Iwo Jima Letters from Iwo Jima
Iô-Jima kara no tegami
Clint Eastwood
Steven Spielberg
Robert Lorenz
United States United States Japanese
(some parts in English)
Babel Babel Alejandro González Iñárritu
Jon Kilik
Steve Golin
United States United States
Mexico Mexico
France France
English, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Japanese Sign language, Berber languages [20]
Amour Amour Margaret Menegoz
Stefan Arndt
Veit Heiduschka
Michael Katz
Austria Austria
France France
Germany Germany
French [14]
Roma Roma Gabriela Rodríguez
Alfonso Cuarón
Mexico Mexico

United States United States

Spanish, Mixtec [14]
Parasite Gisaengchung

Kwak Sin-ae
Bong Joon-ho
South Korea South Korea Korean
Minari Minari
Christina Oh United States United States Korean
(some parts in English)
Drive My Car ドライブ・マイ・カー

Doraibu mai kā

Teruhisa Yamamoto Japan Japan Japanese
(some parts in European languages)
All Quiet on the Western Front Im Westen nichts Neues Malte Grunert Germany Germany German
(some parts in French)

Acting Firsts by Ethnicity/Nationality

Ethnicity/Nationality Category First Nominee Year Film First Winner Year Film
African Acting Basil Rathbone (from South Africa), Best Supporting actor 1936 Romeo and Juliet Charlize Theron (from South Africa), Best Actress 2003 Monster
Asian Acting Miyoshi Umeki (from Japan), Best Supporting Actress 1957 Sayonara
Nordic Acting Greta Garbo (from Sweden), Best Actress 1930 Anna Christie Ingrid Bergman (from Sweden), Best Actress 1944 Gaslight
Nordic Acting (Male) Max von Sydow (from Sweden), Best Actor 1988 Pelle the Conqueror
Southeast European Acting Maria Bakalova (from Bulgaria), Best Supporting Actress 2020 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Australian Best Actor Peter Finch 1976 Network
Australian Best Actress Judy Davis, Best Actress 1984 A Passage to India Nicole Kidman (born in U.S.) 2002 The Hours
Canadian Acting (Male) Harold Russell, Best Supporting Actor 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Canadian Best Actress Mary Pickford 1929 Coquette
French Best Actor Jean Dujardin 2011 The Artist
French Best Actress Claudette Colbert 1934 It Happened One Night
French Acting (in French language) Anouk Aimée, Best Actress 1966 A Man and a Woman Marion Cotillard, Best Actress 2007 La Vie en Rose
Italian Best Actor Roberto Benigni 1997 Life Is Beautiful
Italian Best Actress Anna Magnani 1955 The Rose Tattoo
German Best Actor Emil Jannings (born in Switzerland) 1927/8 The Way of All Flesh and The Last Command
German Best Actress Luise Rainer 1937 The Great Ziegfeld
Latin American Best Actor José Ferrer (from Puerto Rico) 1950 Cyrano de Bergerac
Latin American Acting (female) Rita Moreno (from Puerto Rico), Best Supporting Actress 1961 West Side Story
South Korean Acting Youn Yuh-jung, Best Supporting Actress 2020 Minari
Spanish Acting (male) Javier Bardem, Best Supporting Actor 2007 No Country for Old Men
Spanish Acting (female) Penélope Cruz, Best Supporting Actress 2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Russian Acting (male) Yul Brynner, Best Actor 1956 The King and I
Russian Acting (female) Lila Kedrova, Best Supporting Actress 1964 Zorba the Greek
Middle Eastern/North African Acting Omar Sharif (born in Egypt), Best Supporting Actor 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Black Acting (male) Sidney Poitier, Best Actor 1963 Lilies of the Field
Black Acting (female) Hattie McDaniel, Best Supporting Actress 1939 Gone with the Wind
Black Best Actress Halle Berry 2001 Monster's Ball
Black African Acting Djimon Hounsou (born in Benin, U.S.-Benin dual citizen), Best Supporting Actor 2003 In America
South American Best Actress Fernanda Montenegro (from Brazil) 1998 Central Station
Muslim Acting Mahershala Ali 2016 Moonlight
Malaysian Acting Michelle Yeoh 2022 Everything Everywhere All at Once

Age-related records

Nomination Name Age Film Year Date of birth Date of nomination
2nd Sal Mineo 22 years, 17 days Exodus 1960 January 10, 1939 January 27, 1961
3rd Marlon Brando 29 years, 318 days Julius Caesar 1953 April 3, 1924 February 15, 1954
4th Marlon Brando 30 years, 315 days On the Waterfront 1954 April 3, 1924 February 12, 1955
5th Marlon Brando 33 years, 321 days Sayonara 1957 April 3, 1924 February 18, 1958
6th Richard Burton 44 years, 98 days Anne of the Thousand Days 1969 November 10, 1925 February 16, 1970
7th Jack Nicholson 46 years, 300 days Terms of Endearment 1983 April 22, 1937 February 16, 1984
8th Jack Nicholson 48 years, 289 days Prizzi's Honor 1985 April 22, 1937 February 5, 1986
9th Jack Nicholson 50 years, 301 days Ironweed 1987 April 22, 1937 February 17, 1988
10th Jack Nicholson 55 years, 302 days A Few Good Men 1992 April 22, 1937 February 18, 1993
Nomination Name Age Film Year Date of birth Date of nomination
2nd Angela Lansbury 20 years, 103 days The Picture of Dorian Gray 1945 October 16, 1925 January 27, 1946
3rd Jennifer Lawrence 23 years, 154 days American Hustle 2013 August 15, 1990 January 16, 2014
4th Jennifer Lawrence 25 years, 152 days Joy 2015 August 15, 1990 January 14, 2016
5th Kate Winslet 31 years, 110 days Little Children 2006 October 5, 1975 January 23, 2007
6th Kate Winslet 33 years, 109 days The Reader 2008 October 5, 1975 January 22, 2009
7th Bette Davis 36 years, 304 days Mr. Skeffington 1944 April 5, 1908 February 3, 1945
8th Meryl Streep 39 years, 238 days A Cry in the Dark 1988 June 22, 1949 February 15, 1989
9th Meryl Streep 41 years, 236 days Postcards from the Edge 1990 June 22, 1949 February 13, 1991
10th Meryl Streep 46 years, 236 days The Bridges of Madison County 1995 June 22, 1949 February 13, 1996

Film records

Acting records

Shortest and Longest Academy Award Winning and Nominated Performances

Actor Actress
Time in h:mm:ss Shortest Longest Shortest Longest
Lead Won David Niven in Separate Tables (1958)
23:39 [28]
Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur (1959)
Patricia Neal in Hud (1963)
21:51 [29]
Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
Nominated Spencer Tracy in San Francisco (1936)
Denzel Washington in Malcolm X (1992)
Eleanor Parker in Detective Story (1951)
Supporting Won Ben Johnson in The Last Picture Show (1971)
9:54 [30]
Mahershala Ali in Green Book (2018)
Beatrice Straight in Network (1976)
Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon (1973)
Nominated Ned Beatty in Network (1976)
6:00 [31]
Frank Finlay in Othello (1965)
Hermione Baddeley in Room at the Top (1959)
Jennifer Jones in Since You Went Away (1944)

Miscellaneous records

Oscar speeches

Main article: Oscar speech

Tied winners

There have been six two-way ties

Clean sweep

The following films with at least two nominations won all of their categories.

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