Ask any Oscar nominee how badly they need to win, and also you’ll seemingly get the diplomatic response that “it’s an honor simply to be nominated.” Certain, positive.
However in fact, solely a handful of Hollywood abilities can declare to have obtained a nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences greater than as soon as — and gained.
The Publish appears at previous winners and people to keep watch over this yr — a couple of high-profile nominees have the potential for record-breaking wins.
And it doesn’t matter what occurs, this yr’s ceremony is already a record-setter in a single respect: It’s the first time three ladies — Wanda Sykes, Regina Corridor and Amy Schumer — have hosted the ceremony.
The information for many Oscars ever for a single individual are literally held not by actors however behind-the-scenes abilities of assorted stripes. Animator and producer Walt Disney holds the all-time report with 22 Oscars.
Alfred Newman is the most-winning movie composer, with 9 Oscars (together with, sure, “All About Eve”) and 45 nominations. However for essentially the most nominations, nobody holds a candle to “Star Wars” composer John Williams, with 52 nominations yielding 5 wins — and the most memorable film scores within the galaxy.
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Three Finest Image winners have taken residence a report 11 Academy Awards every. Of these — all of which gained Finest Image — 2003’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” gained each single class during which it was nominated. 1997’s “Titanic” took residence 11 out of 14 nominations, and 1959’s “Ben-Hur,” 11 out of 15.
This yr, Netflix’s Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Western “The Power of the Dog” is nominated in 12 classes. If it sweeps all of them, it can turn out to be the most-winning film in historical past.
Legendary costume designer Edith Head, who died in 1981, gained eight Oscars, together with one for her work on “All About Eve,” which snared a report 14 nominations in 1950 (a report it shares with “Titanic” and 2016’s “La La Land”).
Although a handful of actors and actresses have been nominated numerous occasions (ahem, Meryl Streep), the report for wins is 4, held by Katharine Hepburn, for 1934’s “Morning Glory,” 1968’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” 1969’s “The Lion in Winter,” and 1982’s “On Golden Pond.” The actress by no means confirmed up for the awards on the years she gained, although. She solely attended the ceremony as soon as, in 1974 — and that was to present an honorary award to her pal, producer Lawrence Weingarten.
Three-time winner Streep — for 1980’s “Kramer vs. Kramer,” 1983’s “Sophie’s Selection,” and 2012’s “The Iron Girl” — does maintain the report for many nominations of any actor, at a staggering 21 occasions.
Viola Davis is the most-nominated African American actress ever, with 4 nominations and one win for 2016’s “Fences.” Hattie McDaniel was the primary black actress (and the primary black performer of both gender) to win an award, for Finest Supporting Actress in 1939’s “Gone with the Wind.” Sidney Poitier was the primary African American actor to win one, for 1963’s “Lilies of the Discipline.” He was additionally awarded an Honorary Award from the Academy in 2001.
This yr is the primary to characteristic two brazenly queer nominees, in Finest Actress nominee Kristen Stewart, as Princess Diana in “Spencer,” and Ariana DeBose, for Finest Supporting Actress as Anita in “West Side Story.” If DeBose wins, she’ll be the primary lady to win an Oscar for enjoying a task by a beforehand Oscar-winning actress (Rita Moreno gained for a similar function within the authentic 1961 movie).
John Ford holds the report for many directing Oscars, with 4. A handful of auteurs have gained 3 times for writing, together with Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola and Billy Wilder.
Jane Campion, the “Energy of the Canine” director, is the one lady to have been nominated twice for Finest Director, her first for 1993’s “The Piano” (she didn’t win, however did take residence the Oscar for Finest Unique Screenplay). In accordance with predictions on Gold Derby, she’s closely favored — and if she picks up the gold for Finest Tailored Screenplay too, she’ll be the first woman ever to win in both screenplay categories.
Denzel Washington, who’s up for Finest Actor this yr with “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” is essentially the most nominated African American actor in historical past, with this yr bringing him to 10 nominations and two wins. If he wins a 3rd, he’ll tie three different three-Oscar-winning male actors.
Jack Nicholson is one in all three actors to have gained 3 times — for 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” 1983’s “Phrases of Endearment” and 1997’s “As Good as It Will get.”
Daniel Day-Lewis gained for “My Left Foot” (1990), “There Will Be Blood” (2008) and “Lincoln” (2013). Earlier, Walter Brennan was the primary to hit the trifecta, with three Finest Supporting Actor wins for “Come and Get It” (1936), “Kentucky” (1938), and “The Westerner” (1940).
Artwork director Cedric Gibbons was nominated 39 occasions for Finest Manufacturing Design, and gained 11 Oscars — making him the runner-up to report holder Walt Disney. He additionally made an indelible mark on the Academy, as he’s the person who designed the statuette!