The 92nd Academy Awards will be held on February 9, 2020. Citing the success of the format at the 91st presentation in 2019, ABC announced that the ceremony will again be conducted without a host. Click here to watch Complete List of 2020 Oscar Nominees for Best Actor, Best Actress, and More…
The Oscars were first held in 1929, since then the awards are given annually as an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. Check our post on how to watch livestream. Here we come up with the list of most Oscar wins by an individual of All time.
1 Walt Disney
Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 26 Oscars(4 were honorary) from 59 nominations.
2 Cedric Gibbons
Gibbons was nominated 39 times for the Academy Award for Best Production Design and won the Oscar 11 times, both of which are records.
3 Alfred Newman
Alfred won nine Academy Awards and was nominated 45 times, contributing to the Newmans being the most nominated Academy Award extended family, with a collective 92 nominations in various music categories.
4 Dennis Muren
Dennis Muren has worked on the films of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and George Lucas, among others, and won nine Oscars in total: eight for Best Visual Effects and a Technical Achievement Academy Award.
5 Edith Head
Edith Head was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress (1949) and ending with The Sting (1973).
6 Alan Menken
With eight Academy Award wins, Menken is the second most prolific Oscar winner in the music categories after Alfred Newman.
7 Rick Baker
won the Academy Award for Best Makeup a record seven times from a record eleven nominations
8 Katharine Hepburn
Katharine received a record (for any gender) four Academy Awards for Lead Acting Performances, plus eight further nominations.
9 John Ford
His four Academy Awards for Best Director (in 1935, 1940, 1941, and 1952) remain a record.
10 Leon Shamroy
Leon and Charles Lang share the record for most number of Oscar nominations for Cinematography. During his half-century career, he gained 18 nominations with 4 wins, sharing the record for wins with Joseph Ruttenberg.