Highlights from The 84th Annual Academy Awards
2. Meryl Streep won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award - her first Oscar - for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
3. Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981).
13. Meryl Streep in Adaptation (2002).
14. Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada (2006). That’s all.
15. Amy Adams and Meryl Streep in Doubt (2008).
With sixteen Academy Award nominations, Meryl Streep is the most nominated actor of all time.
Barbra Streisand is the only person to win Oscars for both acting and songwriting - Best Actress for Funny Girl (1968) and Best Original Song for “Evergreen” from A Star Is Born (1976). Like Julie Andrews, Barbra received her Best Actress Academy Award for her very first film.
With four Best Actress Academy Awards (and twelve nominations) accomplished over a period of forty-eight years, Katharine Hepburn holds the record for acting Oscars. Kate the Great did not attend any of the ceremonies in the years she won.
Cate Blanchett on the set of The Aviator
Photographed by Mary Ellen Mark
Cate Blanchett won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004), making her the only actor who has won an Oscar for playing a real-life Oscar winner.
A costume designed for Bette Davis in All About Eve (1950), a film for which Edith Head won the Oscar for Costume Design.
With thirty-five Oscar nominations, Edith Head is the most nominated woman of all time.
The Numbers Behind the Academy Awards (Click to Enlarge)