Actors With The Most Competitive Academy Award Acting Nominations

Academy Award for Best ActorAcademy Award for Best Actress; Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Meryl Streep

21 Nominations
17 Leading
4 Supporting*
3 Wins
The Deer Hunter* (1978)
Kramer vs. Kramer * (1979)
The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)
Sophie’s Choice (1982)
Silkwood (1983)
Out of Africa (1985)
Ironweed (1987)
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
One True Thing (1998)
Music of the Heart (1999)
Adaptation* (2002)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Doubt (2008)
Julie & Julia (2009)
The Iron Lady (2011)
August: Osage County (2013)
Into the Woods* (2014)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
The Post (2017)
Katharine Hepburn

12 Nominations
12 Leading
4 Wins
Morning Glory (1933)
Alice Adams (1935)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Woman of the Year (1942)
The African Queen (1951)
Summertime (1955)
The Rainmaker (1956)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
On Golden Pond (1981)
Jack Nicholson

12 Nominations
8 Leading
4 Supporting*
3 Wins
Easy Rider* (1969)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
The Last Detail (1973)
Chinatown (1974)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Reds* (1981)
Terms of Endearment* (1983)
Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
Ironweed (1987)
A Few Good Men* (1992)
As Good As it Gets (1997)
About Schmidt (2002)
Bette Davis

10 Nominations
10 Leading
2 Wins
Dangerous (1935)
Jezebel (1938)
Dark Victory (1939)
The Letter (1940)
The Little Foxes (1941)
Now, Voyager (1942)
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
All About Eve (1950)
The Star (1951)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Laurence Olivier

10 Nominations
9 Leading
1 Supporting*
1 Win
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Rebecca (1940)
Henry V (1946)
Hamlet (1948)
Richard III (1955)
The Entertainer (1960)
Othello (1965)
Sleuth (1972)
Marathon Man* (1976)
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Spencer Tracy

9 Nominations
9 Leading
2 Wins
San Francisco (1936)
Captains Courageous (1937)
Boys Town (1938)
Father of the Bride (1950)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Inherit the Wind (1960)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) – posthumous nomination
Paul Newman

9 Nominations
8 Leading
1 Supporting*
1 Win
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
The Hustler (1961)
Hud (1963)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Absence of Malice (1981)
The Verdict (1982)
The Color of Money (1986)
Nobody’s Fool (1994)
Road to Perdition* (2002)
Al Pacino

9 Nominations
5 Leading
4 Supporting*
1 Win
The Godfather* (1972)
Serpico (1973)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
… And Justice for All (1979)
Dick Tracy* (1990)
Glengarry Glen Ross* (1992)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
The Irishman* (2019)
Marlon Brando

8 Nominations
7 Leading
1 Supporting*
2 Wins
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Viva Zapata! (1952)
Julius Caesar (1953)
On the Waterfront (1954)
Sayonara (1957)
The Godfather (1972)
Last Tango in Paris (1973)
A Dry White Season* (1989)
Jack Lemmon

8 Nominations
7 Leading
1 Supporting*
2 Wins
Mister Roberts* (1955)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Apartment (1960)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Save the Tiger (1973)
The China Syndrome (1979)
Tribute (1980)
Missing (1982)
Denzel Washington

8 Nominations
6 Leading
2 Supporting*
2 Wins
Cry Freedom*(1987)
Glory* (1989)
Malcolm X (1992)
The Hurricane (1999)
Training Day (2001)
Flight (2012)
Fences (2016)
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Geraldine Page

8 Nominations
4 Leading
4 Supporting*
1 Win
Hondo* (1953)
Summer and Smoke (1961)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
You’re a Big Boy Now* (1966)
Pete ‘n’ Tillie* (1972)
Interiors (1978)
The Pope of Greenwich Village* (1984)
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Peter O’Toole

8 Nominations
8 Leading
0 Wins
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Becket (1964)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
The Ruling Class (1972)
The Stunt Man (1980)
My Favorite Year (1982)
Venus (2006)
Glenn Close

8 Nominations
4 Leading
4 Supporting*
0 Wins
The World According to Garp* (1982)
The Big Chill* (1983)
The Natural* (1984)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Albert Nobbs (2011)
The Wife (2018)
Hillbilly Elegy* (2020)
Ingrid Bergman

7 Nominations
6 Leading
1 Supporting*
3 Wins
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Gaslight (1944)
The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
Joan of Arc (1948)
Anastasia (1956)
Murder on the Orient Express* (1974)
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Dustin Hoffman

7 Nominations
7 Leading
2 Wins
The Graduate (1967)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Lenny (1974)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Tootsie (1982)
Rain Man (1988)
Wag the Dog (1997)
Jane Fonda

7 Nominations
6 Leading
1 Supporting*
2 Wins
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)
Klute (1971)
Julia (1977)
Coming Home (1978)
The China Syndrome (1979)
On Golden Pond* (1981)
The Morning After (1986)
Robert De Niro

7 Nominations
5 Leading
2 Supporting*
2 Wins
The Godfather Part II* (1974)
Taxi Driver (1976)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Raging Bull (1980)
Awakenings (1990)
Cape Fear (1991)
Silver Linings Playbook* (2012)
Cate Blanchett

7 Nominations
4 Leading
3 Supporting*
2 Wins

Elizabeth (1998)
The Aviator* (2004)
Notes on a Scandal* (2006)
I’m Not There* (2007)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Carol (2015)
Greer Garson

7 Nominations
7 Leading
1 Win

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Madame Curie (1943)
Mrs. Parkington (1944)
The Valley of Decision (1945)
Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Judi Dench

7 Nominations
5 Leading
2 Supporting*
1 Win

Mrs. Brown (1997)
Shakespeare in Love* (1998)
Chocolat* (2000)
Iris (2001)
Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Philomena (2013)
Kate Winslet

7 Nominations
4 Leading
3 Supporting*
1 Win
Sense and Sensibility* (1995)
Titanic (1997)
Iris* (2001)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Little Children (2006)
The Reader (2008)
Steve Jobs* (2015)
Jeff Bridges

7 Nominations
3 Leading
4 Supporting*
1 Win
The Last Picture Show* (1971)
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot* (1974)
Starman (1984)
The Contender* (2000)
Crazy Heart (2009)
True Grit (2010)
Hell or High Water* (2016)
Robert Duvall

7 Nominations
3 Leading
4 Supporting*
1 Win
The Godfather* (1974)
Apocalypse Now* (1979)
The Great Santini (1980)
Tender Mercies (1983)
The Apostle (1997)
A Civil Action* (1998)
The Judge* (2014)
Richard Burton

7 Nominations
6 Leading
1 Supporting*
0 Wins
My Cousin Rachel* (1952)
The Robe (1954)
Becket (1964)
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Equus (1977)

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