The 10 most Oscar-nominated actors

While winning an Oscar is a much-coveted accolade, being nominated is also a great career achievement. Here we honour those actors who have racked up the most golden statue nominations. After all, it's not about the winning - it's the taking part that counts...
 
 
 

 

  • E_FilmFeat_Top Ten Oscar Noms Burton
    Georgine Waller
    By   | Film editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 25 April 2013, 14:39 BST

    Many consider it a disgrace that the talented Welsh actor who was nominated for seven Academy Awards was never crowned a winner, despite starring in enduring classics such as Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? and My Cousin Rachel.

     
     

     

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  • E_FilmFeat_Top Ten Oscar Noms Hoffman
    Georgine Waller
    By   | Film editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 25 April 2013, 14:39 BST

    The venerated actor who was seduced by Mrs Robinson in The Graduate, went through a painful divorce in Kramer Vs. Kramer and learnt to count cards in Rain Man has received a respectable seven Oscar nominations to date.

     
     

     

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  • E_FilmFeat_Top Ten Oscar Noms OToole
    Georgine Waller
    By   | Film editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 25 April 2013, 14:39 BST

    O'Toole is also a member of the eight nominations club. An actor with great range in terms of both skill and longevity, he was first nominated in 1962 for Lawrence of Arabia and most recently for 2002's comedy-drama Venus.

     
     

     

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  • E_FilmFeat_Top Ten Oscar Noms Pacino
    Georgine Waller
    By   | Film editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 25 April 2013, 14:39 BST

    One of the coolest men on screen has received eight nominations from the Academy. His last and most successful, as he went on to win it, was for Scent Of A Woman way back in 1992, but his many gangster incarnations have also served him well.

     
     

     

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  • E_FilmFeat_Top Ten Oscar Noms Lemmon
    Georgine Waller
    By   | Film editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 25 April 2013, 14:39 BST

    Charismatic Lemmon (pictured with Julie Andrews) starred in more than 60 films and received eight Oscar nominations for his troubles, the first of which was in 1955 for Mister Roberts, which he went on to win in the Best Supporting Actor category.

     
     

     

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  • E_FilmFeat_Top Ten Oscar Noms Brando
    Georgine Waller
    By   | Film editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 25 April 2013, 14:39 BST

    It's unsurprising that the icon (pictured with his sister, the actress Jocelyn Brando) who was one of the most influential actors of the 20th century was recognised by the Academy an impressive eight times for his craft.

     
     

     

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  • E_FilmFeat_Top Ten Oscar Noms Newman
    Georgine Waller
    By   | Film editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 25 April 2013, 14:39 BST

    Ol' Blue Eyes charmed the Academy Award voters a total of nine times into nominating him for the likes of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof in 1958, The Colour Of Money in 1986 and Road To Perdition in 2002.

     
     

     

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  • E_FilmFeat_Top Ten Oscar Noms Tracy
    Georgine Waller
    By   | Film editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 25 April 2013, 14:39 BST

    One of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, Tracy (pictured with Katharine Hepburn) had an impressive career spanning 37 years. His last of nine Oscar nominations was given posthumously for his role in Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming To Dinner.

     
     

     

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  • E_FilmFeat_Top Ten Oscar Noms Olivier
    Georgine Waller
    By   | Film editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 25 April 2013, 14:39 BST

    The thesp (pictured with Marilyn Monroe) who embodied all of Shakespeare's greatest parts on the big screen received 10 Oscar nominations in his illustrious career, the last being for The Boys From Brazil in 1978, a decade before his death.

     
     

     

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  • E_FilmFeat_Top Ten Oscar Noms Nicholson
    Georgine Waller
    By   | Film editor, BT.com
    Last updated: 25 April 2013, 14:39 BST

    Nicholson leads the pack with an extremely impressive 12 acting nominations. The first was in 1969 for a supporting role in Easy Rider, and his most recent was for the lead in 2002's About Schmidt. But was it his last?

     
     

     

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