Winning an Oscar is liking reaching the moon for a celebrity from any corner of the world. It is obvious as Oscar is the biggest Hollywood awards where it is not even easy to reach.
However, we have some talented stars in the industry who have not won one but many more Oscar golden statuettes in their career.
Be it the Oscar wins or nominations, there are some celebrities who have become Oscar favourites. From Meryl Streep who has got the highest Oscar nominations (this year 19th) highest Oscar winning actor Walt Disney, we have some highest Oscar winners who made records.
Considering several categories at the Oscars, we have made a list of highest Oscar winners and record makers. While some of the legendary Oscar record makers and highest winners are no more with us, but their films are living with us.
For example, the gorgeous late American beauty, Katharine Hepburn is no more but her legend lives as she is still the highest Oscar winning actress who won four awards (1933, 1967, 1968, 1981), all for Best Actress. Meryl Streep stands close this year to Katharine with her nomination in Best Supporting Actress for 'Into The Woods'. Daniel-Day Lewis is the highest winning actor with 3 awards (1989, 2007, 2013), all for Best Actor.
Coming to most nominated Oscar Best Picture, two films (All About Eve, 1950) and Titanic (1997) received 14 nominations each. Sadly, we also have seen Oscar nominees who have got majority of nominations but have not yet win any golden statuette yet. The Turning Point (1977) and The Colour Purple (1985) have won 11 nominations each, but did not win any award.
In actors category Peter O'Toole got 8 Oscar nominations but never won. However, he received an Honorary Award in 2002.
Before Oscar 2015 winners make new records, here is a look at the highest Oscar winners and record makers.
Actor with most total nominations for acting
Jack Nicholson got 12 nominations. Peter O'Toole got 8 Oscar nominations but never won. However, he received an Honorary Award in 2002.
Most Oscar nominations received in history (also Actress)
Meryl Streep has got 3 Oscar wins and 19 nominations including one this year for Best Supporting Actress.
Most consecutive leading actor nominations
Marlon Brando got four nominations (1951 to 1954). Bradley Cooper is giving a tough competition with his third in a row Best Actor nomination this year.
Most awards for leading actor
Daniel-Day Lewis is the highest winning actor with 3 awards (1989, 2007, 2013), all for Best Actor. Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Christoph Waltz, Kevin Spacey, Sean Penn and many more stars have 2 wins.
Most awards for leading actress
Katharine Hepburn won four awards (1933, 1967, 1968, 1981), all for Best Actress. Meryl Streep stands close this year to Katharine with her nomination in Best Supporting Actress for 'Into The Woods'.
Films nominated for Best Picture with no other major nominations
Oscar snubbed Selma this year with 2 nominations which includes Best Picture and Best Original Score. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) got 6 nominations Les Misérables (1935) got 4 nominations and many more movies made it to this list. Only Wings (1927) got 2 nominations and won Best Picture.
Most nominations without any wins
Two films (All About Eve, 1950) and Titanic (1997) received 14 nominations each.
Youngest female nominee for a lead acting award
Quvenzhané Wallis, age the age of 9 was nominated for Best Actress (Beasts of the Southern Wild, 2012). She was also the first person born in the 21st century to be nominated for an Academy.
First black filmmaker to win Best Picture
Steve McQueen became the first black director to win for producing 12 Years a Slave (2013).
First black actress to win Best Actress
Halle Berry was the first black actress to win for Monster's Ball (2001).
First woman to win Best Picture
Julia Phillips was the first woman to win Best Picture for The Sting (1973).
Best Actress consecutive awards win
Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, 1936 and The Good Earth, 1937), and Katharine Hepburn (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 1967 and The Lion in Winter, 1968) won 3 awards each in consecutive years.
Best Actor consecutive awards win
Spencer Tracy (Captains Courageous, 1937 and Boys Town, 1938) and Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, 1993 and Forrest Gump, 1994) have both won awards two years consecutively.
Youngest Oscar Winner Actress
Marlee Matlin is the youngest Oscar winner who won the golden statuette at the age of 21. Jennifer Lawrence is the second-youngest Best Actress Oscar winner at the age of 22.
Youngest Oscar Winner Actor
Adrien Brody (The Pianist) won when he was 29-years-old in 2002. Richard Dreyfuss at the age of 30 won in 1947.
Most awards won by a single film
Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) have won 11 awards each.
Nominated Film Winning all Categories
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) won all 11 categories for which it was nominated: Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing, and Visual Effects.
Most awards won by a male
Walt Disney won 22 Oscars to become the highest Oscar winning male. He also won the most Oscars in one year, with four wins in 1954.
Most awards won by a director
John Ford won the highest Best Director award with 4 wins.