Actors and Actresses with the most Oscar nominations in history

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As the Oscar awards ceremony is getting close we shift our focus to actors and actresses who won the award in the pat. Until this year’s Oscar awards ceremony starts, you can take a look at this list of actors and actresses that received the most nominations, if you’re curious to know that is!

The 10th place on our list goes to actor Al Pacino, who was nominated 8 times. The first time he was nominated was in 1973 for his role in The Godfather and the last nomination Al Pacino received was for Scent of a Woman in 1993 when he also went home with the award.

Jack Lemmon also has 8 nominations under his belt as well as Marlon Brando, who also won the award two times: once in 1955 for the On The Waterfront movie and in 1973 for The Godfather.

Spencer Tracy and Paul Newman both received 9 Oscar nominations. Spencer Tracy won the award two times: in 1938 for Captain Courageous and in 1939 for Boys Town.

Paul Newman won the award once in 1987 for The Color of Money. However Paul Newman also got two honorific Oscar awards: lifetime achivement in 1986 and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1994.

Actor Laurence Olivier managed to raise 10 Oscar nominations under his belt and he won the award once in 1949 for the leading role in Hamlet. Actress Bette Davis also received 10 nominations and the first award came in 1936 for the role in Dangerous. The second award came a few years later for playing Jezebel.

Actor Jack Nicholson is the occupant of the third place on this list with 12 nominations and three wins for roles in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Terms of Endearment and As Good as it Gets.

The second place goes to actress Katherine Hepburn who received 12 nominations and won the award 4 times. Hepburn won the Oscar for her roles in Morning Glory, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter and On Golden Pond.

The number one on our list and the record holder with the most Oscar nominations is actress Meryl Streep. Meryl manged to raise 20 nomination, the first one happening in 1978 and the most recent this year for the role in Florence Foster Jenkins. Meryl Streep also won the award in 2012 for the role in The Iron Lady, in 1983 for Sophie’s Choice and in 1980 for Kramer Vs. Kramer.

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