Fun & Games
Who was the youngest person to receive an Oscar?
Who was the oldest?
There is a three-way tie for the movies with the most Oscars. What are they?
Which actress has the most Oscars for Best Actress?
Most Best Actor awards… Seven-way tie...
Most acting nominations goes to…
The youngest person to receive an Oscar was five-year-old Shirley Temple in 1934. (Shirley's Oscar was an honorary one.) The youngest actress to win a standard Oscar was Tatum O’Neal, who was 10 when she won the Best Supporting Actress award for “Paper Moon” in 1974.
George Burns was the oldest Oscar winner when he won as Best Supporting Actor for “The Sunshine Boys” at age 80 in 1976. But that mark was later surpassed by Jessica Tandy, who won her Best Actress Oscar at age 81 for “Driving Miss Daisy.”
The oldest actor to win the Oscar for Best Actor was Henry Fonda for “On Golden Pond.” He was 76.
The three movies that won the most Oscars were “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” (2003), “Titanic” (1997) and “Ben-Hur” (1959). All three movies won 11 statuettes. (Second place is held by “West Side Story,” which won 10 Oscars.)
The actress with the most Academy Awards for “Best Actress” is Katharine Hepburn, who won four of the golden statuettes (in 1932, 1967, 1968 and 1981).
The title for the most “Best Actor” awards, though, is shared by seven different actors (Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Fredric March, Dustin Hoffman and Tom Hanks) who each won two Oscars.
The actor with the most total Oscar nominations is Jack Nicholson, who was nominated 11 times (winning three times — twice for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor). Meryl Streep now holds the record for the most total Oscar nominations, with 13 (passing Katharine Hepburn, who had 12, in 2003).