The 2021 Academy Awards will be interesting. This year, the films have postponed their release dates indefinitely, awaiting an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and a safe return to cinemas. But it seems like a while since someone took the Academy Awards seriously. They don’t really reflect what’s good in Hollywood – do you remember when Chicago was voted best film? And they’re arcane. Why did The Artist win? And only 32 color cast members have ever won an Oscar for leading April Reign̵
However, it is difficult not to pay attention to who wins and loses during the big night. Some actors collect nominations – both Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet had to accept six nominations before a win. Even the best actors rarely win two Oscar awards. Here are the six actors with the most Oscars.
Queen of our hearts, the only actor who has won four Academy Awards. She has received an incredible 12 nominations over the course of her career. One of these nominations was for one of my favorite childhood films. The African queenwhere she and Humphrey Bogart transform a tiny supply boat into a dilapidated torpedo ship to fight the Nazis in Africa.
This powerhouse has received 21 Oscar nominations. But it also does remarkable off-screen work. She donated her salary from an Oscar-winning film, The Iron Lady, to help build a women’s history museum in the Washington mall. She is an activist against climate change and supports the # MeToo movement in Hollywood. Can you imagine what she endured through 72 films?
Daniel Day Lewis
The notorious method actor has won half of his nomination. One of his victories was for the critically acclaimed There Will Be Blood over oil drilling in Texas in the early 20th century. For years rumors of his passion whirled around in the film during production. People claimed that his first co-star stopped weeks after filming started, intimidated by Daniel Day Lewis’ intensity. In reality Kel O’Neill had a rocky relationship with the director, which led to his release.
Jack Nicholson is loved by everyone and feels like every cool uncle. He has won two Oscars for Best Actor – one for As Good As It Gets. His co-star Helen Hunt also won an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance. The academy’s genre prejudices show how contactless the institution is, since romantic comedies rarely do so well.
The Swedish actress experienced it in the golden age of cinema and played in the classics Casablanca, Notorious and Murder on the Orient Express. She also won one of her Oscars with a young Angela Lansbury for her appearance in Gaslight. The film about a husband manipulating his wife to think she was crazy brought up the term that is still popular today.
He mainly worked in Westerns between 1930 and 1960. I am convinced that only NYU film students know Walter Brennan or have seen the films for which he won his three Oscar awards.
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