The Academy Awards, or the Oscars, are awards given for superior film work and they seek to reward exceptional technical, production and performance aspects. They are determined annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The film making community sees these awards as the highest honor that can be achieved and they are sought after by many in the moving making industry. The Academy Awards began in 1929 when the first Oscars were given out. A nomination for an academy award is a great honor and can enhance a career even if the Oscar is not won. The academy award nominations are given to those movies and actors who have demonstrated quality in their performance and execution rather than those who do well at the box office.
The Actor and Actress with the Most Nominations
The actor that has received the most Oscar nominations is Jack Nicholson. He has been nominated a total of 12 times. Out of those 12 times he has won 2 Oscars for Best Actor and once for best supporting actor.
The actress who has received the most Oscar nominations and who holds the records for having received the most Oscar nominations in total is Meryl Streep. She has been nominated a total of 17 times and won twice (1983 and 2012) for best actress and once for best supporting actress. Meryl Streep has also been nominated for 25 Golden Globes and has won seven. She also holds the records for the most nominations for a Golden Globe.
The Film with the Most Nominations
There have been two films that have received the most Oscar nomination; they are All about Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997). Both were nominated for 14 awards. All about Eve won 6 Oscars in total and Titanic won 11 Oscars.