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

This list of Academy Award records is current as of the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, held on March 27, 2022, which honored the best films of mid-to-late 2021.

Most awards

Awards for debut acting or directing performances on film

The following individuals won Academy Awards for their film debut acting performances:

The following individuals won Academy Awards for their film debut direction.

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; however, all of the movies listed below won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay).[6][7][8]

Most consecutive awards

Academy Award firsts

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Award recipient(s) Country of production Language(s) Notes
1937
(11th)
La Grande Illusion La Grande Illusion Réalisation d'art cinématographique
(production company)
France France French
(some parts in German, English & Russian)
[A]
1969
(42nd)
Z Z Jacques Perrin
Ahmed Rachedi
France France
Algeria Algeria
French [14]
1971
(45th)
The Emigrants Utvandrarna Bengt Forslund Sweden Sweden Swedish [15]
1972
(46th)
Cries and Whispers Viskningar och rop Ingmar Bergman Sweden Sweden Swedish [16]
1994
(68th)
Il Postino: The Postman Il postino Mario Cecchi Gori
Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Gaetano Daniele
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in Spanish)
[18]
1997
(71st)
Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella Elda Ferri
Gianluigi Braschi
Italy Italy Italian
(some parts in German & English)
[14][19]
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng
(pinyin)
臥虎藏龍
(traditional Chinese)
卧虎藏龙
(simplified Chinese)
Bill Kong
Hsu Li-kong
Ang Lee
Taiwan Taiwan
China China
Hong Kong Hong Kong
United States United States
Mandarin [14]
2006
(79th)
Letters from Iwo Jima Letters from Iwo Jima
(English)
Iô-Jima kara no tegami
硫黄島からの手紙
(Japanese)
Clint Eastwood
Steven Spielberg
Robert Lorenz
United States United States Japanese
(some parts in English)
[20]
2006
(79th)
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]
2012
(85th)
Amour Amour Margaret Menegoz
Stefan Arndt
Veit Heiduschka
Michael Katz
Austria Austria
France France
Germany Germany
French [14]
2018
(91st)
Roma Roma Gabriela Rodríguez
Alfonso Cuarón
Mexico Mexico

United States United States

Spanish, Mixtec [14]
2019
(92nd)
Parasite Gisaengchung
기생충

(Korean)
Kwak Sin-ae
Bong Joon-ho
South Korea South Korea Korean
2020
(93rd)
Minari Minari
(English)
미나리
(Korean)
Christina Oh United States United States Korean
(some parts in English)
2021
(94th)
Drive My Car ドライブ・マイ・カー

Doraibu mai kā
(Japanese)

Teruhisa Yamamoto Japan Japan Japanese
(some parts in other European languages)

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

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 nominations.

See also

Notes

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