The Oscars in numbers
- 17 February 2013
- From the section Entertainment & Arts
To celebrate this year's Oscars, we look at the films and stars who've made the biggest impact on the awards over the last eight decades.
Best actors and supporting actors
Jack Nicholson12 nominations
Eight for best actor and four for best supporting actor
Meryl Streep17 nominations
14 for best actress and three for best supporting actress
- Sound engineer Mark Berger holds the record for the most nominations that all resulted in wins (four Oscars for best sound).
- Walt Disney holds the record for the most awards at 26, which includes both competitive and non-competitive awards.
Katharine HepburnFour for best actress Oscar wins
Four for best actress (1934, 1968, 1969 and 1982)
Jack NicholsonTwo for best actor Oscar wins
Two for best actor (1976 and 1998) and one for best supporting actor (1984)
Walter BrennanThree for best supporting actor
Three for best supporting actor (1937, 1939 and 1941)
14 nominations in 1998
All about Eve14 nominations
14 nominations (won six) in 1951
The Return of the King
11 Oscars in 2004
11 Oscars in 1998
11 Oscars in 1960
Oldest, youngest, longest and shortest
Christopher Plummer82 years, 75 days
Best supporting actor for Beginners in 2012
Tatum O'Neal10 years, 148 days
Best supporting actress for Paper Moon in 1974
Greer Garson5 minutes, 30 seconds
On winning best actress for Mrs Miniver in 1942
Joe Pesci3 seconds
On winning best supporting actor for Goodfellas in 1991
*There are no official records. But these are two contenders.
All data supplied by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Produced by: Salim Qurashi, Rebecca Thomas, Tom Housden and Sophia Domfeh.