The Winningest Winners

by Kelsey Yoor February 06, 2019

The Winningest Winners

It may mostly be all about the art and the story, but who crafting a good movie doesn’t also want all of the awards? I know we all have Oscar picks we agree with - and disagree with - but which movies and industry figures have themost Academy Awards? Winners roll call!


ACTING

The honor of having the most Oscars for acting belongs to the great Katharine Hepburn  - out of her twelve nominations she won four times! Check out  Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? to see one of those performances.


DIRECTING

Another four-time winner (and five-time nominee), John Ford, famous for his epic Westerns takes the director’s slot here for films such asThe Grapes of Wrath andThe Quiet Man.


MOVIE

Which single movie has won the most Oscars? Turns out, it’s a three-way tie betweenBen-Hur, Titanic and  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Each film received a whopping eleven wins!


BONUS! MOST NOMINATIONS

Winning aside, there is one name that has been nominated more times than anyone else for an Oscar and it should come as no surprise who: Meryl Streep, with an astounding twenty-one nominations to her name. In fact, when she received her 20th nomination, she broke the record, only to break it again the following year with number twenty-one. (She’s won three of those - watchThe Iron Lady to see her in her most recent win!)

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