Oscar Winners. This is the Oscar Winner List!
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for technical and artistic excellence in the American film industry. They are given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and spans 24 categories from best picture to best sound effects. Every aspect of a film including acting, soundtracks, costume design, and story are considered in the Academy Awards. Let's look at the actors with the most Oscars.
Katherine Hepburn (4 wins, 12 nominations)
Katherine Hepburn, a leading lady of Classic Hollywood, holds the record of the most Oscar wins for Best Actress. In 1999, Hepburn was also named as the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema by the American Film Institute. Hepburn was known for her independent spirit and personality and for rejecting society’s notions of women.
Daniel Day-Lewis (3 wins, six nominations)
Daniel Day-Lewis is considered a method actor as he is immensely dedicated to the characters he plays. He has been known to remain in character throughout shootings sometimes to the detriment of his health. His most recent conquest in the awards world is the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2017 for Phantom Thread. Time magazine named Lewis the World's Greatest Actor in 2012.
Meryl Streep (3 wins, 21 nominations)
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep is known for her perfectionism and devotion to her craft as well as her ability to master almost any accent. She considers the faithful reproduction of an accent an obvious requirement in her portrayal of a role. Streep was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film Institute in 2004. Her 21 nominations mean she is the most Oscar-nominated actress in history.
Jack Nicholson (3 wins, 12 nominations)
Jack Nicholson is well known for playing “the eternal outsider, the sardonic drifter,” in many of his films. He exudes the persona of someone who rebels against the social structure. His 12 nominations make him the most nominated actor in history.
Ingrid Bergman (3 wins, seven nominations)
Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who is perceived to have brought a new ideal of womanhood when she entered the world of film in the early 1940s. Her natural beauty brought a Nordic freshness and vitality to American film. She has been ranked as the fourth greatest female screen legend by the American Film Institute.
Walter Brennan (3 wins, four nominations)
In many senses, the most familiar actor in American sound films, Walter Brennan went from film extra and stuntman to winning the first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in a 1936 film. He would go on to win it two more times in the decade.
Bette Davis (2 wins, ten nominations)
Music has been written about her eyes and Bette Davis’ forthright manner, peculiar speech and ever-present cigarette have often been imitated. On account of her perfectionist personality, she has clashed with directors and producers on multiple occasions. She has admitted that her success has come at the cost of several personal relationships. Bette Davis was second after Katherine Hepburn on the list of greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
Spencer Tracy (2 wins, nine nominations)
Spencer Tracy appeared in over 75 films in his illustrious career. His boyhood was marked by fighting and a rebellious spirit but he discovered a talent for acting in college. His strong partnership with Katherine Hepburn has resulted in many a successful creative endeavor. He has received critical acclaim for his natural style and versatility.
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