Will Jack Nicholson ever win another Oscar?

Katharine Hepburn holds almost all academy records. The actress was named best leading actress four times and nominated twelve times in the same category. Meryl Streep was nominated 21 times, including 18 times for a leading role and won three trophies (2x leading role / 1x supporting role, dittoIngrid Bergman), while Frances McDormand won three times for a leading role. With the gentlemen share Jack Nicholson (2x main role / 1x supporting role), Daniel Day Lewis (3x main role) and Walter Brennan (3x supporting role) the Oscar record, with Nicholson holding the man's record for nominations (8x main role / 4x supporting role).

There are 48 years (1933 and 1981) between Katharine Hepburn's first Oscar nomination and the last Oscar nomination - since she also won in both years, she also holds the Oscar record here. Holds with the men Al Pacino with 47 years the largest gap between first and last Oscar nominations (1972 and 2019), while between Jack Nicholson's first and last Oscar are 22 years.


The biggest loser is Peter O'Toole, followed by Richard Burton. O'Toole was nominated eight times, Burton seven times for the Oscar without ever having received it (Al Pacino and Geraldine Page also got nothing with the first seven nominations, but it worked the eighth time).

Holds with the ladies Glenn Close the negative record with eight nominations without an Oscar. Amazingly, the top three women held up the nominations, Katharine Hepburn, and Meryl Streep Bette Davis, so far the record for the longest losing streak: The Hepburn was awarded an Oscar for its first nomination, then it went empty-handed eight times until it turned its last three nominations into Oscars. The Davis was awarded an Oscar for her first two nominations, after which she had eight unsuccessful nominations. Only Streep can top it, which went to the Oscars for free from 1983 to 2009 a total of twelve times in a row.


Bette Davis and Greer Garson Made it to be nominated for an Oscar five years in a row (Davis from 1938-1942 and Garson from 1941-1945). The gentlemen could Marlon Brando (1951-1954) and Al Pacino (1972-1975) put down a series of four.


Nine films hold the record for most acting nominations: Five nominations each received: Mrs. Miniver, Everything about Eva, Damn to all eternity, The fist on the neck, Embers under the ashes, Tom Jones, Bonnie and Clyde, The Godfather II and Network. So far, no film has been able to win all four Acting Oscars. Of the eleven films that received nominations in all four acting categories, only two films End of the line longing and Network, send three actors onto the podium.


It should be noted with the tables below that only the Acting Oscars are taken into account. So became Woody Allen Nominated once for Best Actor so far, but received 23 other nominations as screenwriter and director (and won the Oscar four times). Also Warren Beatty, who was nominated four times for Best Actor, has ten other nominations for screenwriter, producer and director (he won the Oscar for directing). Clint Eastwood was nominated twice for Best Actor, four times as a director and five times as a producer (he won four Academy Awards). Laurence Oliver also has four other nominations. Director, writer and producer John Huston has received 14 nominations and two Oscars in his actual job, and was also nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1963.