Movie Stars Who Hold The Most Academy Awards

By Toby Tunwase July 16, 2021

It is no secret that one of the most prestigious awards that anyone in the movie industry desires is an Academy Award, also known as an Oscar. In fact, to simply be nominated for the award is a stellar achievement on its own. Since the inception of the award in 1929, many movie stars have gained its prestige, but some have done so more consistently and impressively than others.

Therefore, we have compiled a list of the top winners of this very endearing prize.

Walt Disney

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Nobody has won more Oscars than the iconic filmmaker, Walt Disney. He won 26 Oscars, and was nominated for the award a grand total of 59 times (which is also the most nominations). Four of his awards were honorary, as they were given to honor his lasting memory and accomplishments.

Katharine Hepburn

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The actress is currently the one who hold the most Oscars. For the “best actress” (when it was still considered “actress”), she won four times. The movies that brought her this success were, Morning Glory (1933), On Golden Pond (1981), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), and The Lion in Winter (1968). She was also nominated 12 times. She passed away in 2003 after an outstanding career.

Daniel Day-Lewis

This British actor has won three academy awards in the “best actor” category, making him the record holder in this specific category. However, this category is not easy to win, making it the most desirable. The movies that won him the this prestige are My Best Foot (1990), There Will Be Blood (2008), and Lincoln (2013)