Nominations Trivia

Individuals with the Most Oscars
Individuals with the Most Oscar Nominations
Individuals with the Most Nominations without a Single Win
Most Consecutive Years Nominated
Films with the Most Oscars
Films with the Most Oscar Nominations
Films with the Most Nominations without a Single Win
Films with the Most Nominations without a Single Loss

Individuals with the Most Oscars

  • Walt Disney — 26
  • Cedric Gibbons — 11
  • Iain Neil (all Sci/Tech) — 11
  • Farciot Edouart — 10
  • Alan Menken — 9
  • Dennis Muren — 9
  • Alfred Newman — 9
  • Douglas Shearer — 9
  • Richard Edlund — 8
  • Edith Head — 8
  • Edward H. Reichard — 8
  • Loren L. Ryder — 8
  • Edwin B. Willis — 8
  • Rick Baker — 7
  • Richard Day — 7
  • Gordon Hollingshead — 7
  • Fred Quimby — 7
  • Gary Rydstrom — 7
  • Douglas Shearer — 7
  • Billy Wilder — 7

Individuals with the Most Oscar Nominations

  • Walt Disney — 59
  • John Williams — 51
  • Alfred Newman — 46
  • Cedric Gibbons — 39
  • Edith Head — 35
  • Edwin B. Willis — 32
  • Randy Newman — 32
  • Sammy Cahn — 27

Individuals with the Most Nominations without a Single Win

  • Greg P. Russell — 17
  • Alex North — 15
  • Roland Anderson — 15
  • Thomas Newman — 14
  • George Folsey — 12
  • Federico Fellini — 11
  • Rick Kline — 11
  • Walter Lantz — 10
  • Walter Scharf — 10
  • Diane Warren — 10
  • Anna Behlmer — 10
  • Loren L. Ryder — 10

Most Consecutive Years Nominated

  • Walt Disney — 22 (1941-1962)
  • Edith Head — 19
  • Alfred Newman — 19
  • Max Steiner — 13
  • Hal Pereira — 12
  • Cedric Gibbons — 11 (1936-1946)
  • Sam Comer — 10
  • Hans Dreier — 10
  • Gordon Hollingshead — 10
  • Charles LeMaire — 10
  • Fred Quimby — 10
  • Ray Heindorf — 9
  • Edwin B. Willis — 9
  • Sammy Cahn — 8
  • Walt Disney — 8 (1931/32-1939)
  • Cedric Gibbons — 8 (1949-1956)
  • Walter M. Scott — 8 (1963-1970)
  • Herbert Stothart — 8
  • Lyle Wheeler — 8
  • John Williams — 8
  • Robert Emmett Dolan — 7
  • A. Arnold Gillespie — 7
  • Thomas Little — 7
  • Jean Louis — 7
  • Jack Otterson — 7
  • George Pal — 7
  • Walter M. Scott — 7 (1950-1956)
  • Fred Sersen — 7

Films with the Most Oscars

  • Ben-Hur (1959) — 11 [12 nominations]
  • Titanic (1997) — 11 [14 nominations]
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) — 11 [11 nominations]
  • West Side Story (1961) — 10 [11 nominations]

Films with the Most Oscar Nominations

  • All about Eve (1950) — 14 [6 wins]
  • Titanic (1997) — 14 [11 wins]
  • La La Land (2016) — 13 [6 wins]
  • Gone with the Wind (1939) — 13 [8 wins plus one Special and one Sci/Tech award]
  • From Here to Eternity (1953) — 13 [8 wins]
  • Mary Poppins (1964) — 13 [5 wins]
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) — 13 [5 wins]
  • Forrest Gump (1994) — 13 [6 wins]
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998) — 13 [7 wins]
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) — 13 [4 wins]
  • Chicago (2002) — 13 [6 wins]
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) — 13 [3 wins]
  • The Shape of Water (2008) — 13 [4 wins]

Films with the Most Nominations without a Single Win

  • The Turning Point (1977) — 11
  • The Color Purple (1985) — 11
  • Gangs of New York (2002) — 10
  • True Grit (2010) — 10
  • American Hustle (2013) — 10

Films with the Most Nominations without a Single Loss

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) — 11
  • Gigi (1958) — 9
  • The Last Emperor (1987) — 9