Top Ten Actors Nominated for Two Oscars (Academy Awards) in the Same Year

The Top Ten

1 Cate Blanchett Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six AACTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Nominated in 2008 for Elizabeth:The Golden Age (Best Actress) and for I'm Not There (Best Supporting Actress) in 80th Academy Award ceremony. - Tia-Harribel

2 Holly Hunter Holly Hunter is an American actress and producer. For her performance as Ada McGrath in the 1993 drama film The Piano, she won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress.

Nominated in 1994 for The Piano (Best Actress) and for The Firm (

Best Supporting Actress) in 66th Academy Award ceremony. She won the Oscar for The Piano. - Tia-Harribel

3 Al Pacino Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. Pacino has had a career spanning more than five decades, during which time he has received numerous accolades and honors.

Nominated in 1993 for Scent of a Woman (Best Actor) and for Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Supporting Actor) in 65th Academy Award ceremony. He won the Oscar for Scent of a Woman. - Tia-Harribel

4 Barry Fitzgerald

Nominated in 1944 for Going My Way in both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories in 17th Academy Award ceremony. He won the Oscar for best supporting actor. This was the first and only time someone was nominated twice for playing the same role. - Tia-Harribel

5 Fay Bainter

Nominated in 1939 for White Banners (Best Actress) and for Jezebel (Best Supporting Actress) in 11th Academy Award ceremony. She won the Oscar for Jezebel. She's also the first person in history of Oscars to receive two acting nominations in the same year. - Tia-Harribel

6 Sigourney Weaver Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver is an American actress and film producer. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien.

Nominated in 1989 for Gorillas in the Mist (Best Actress) and for Working Girl (Best Supporting Actress) in 61 Academy Award ceremony. - Tia-Harribel

7 Julianne Moore Julianne Moore is an American actress, prolific in films since the early 1990s. She is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in both independent and Hollywood films, and has received many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Nominated in 2003 for Far From Heaven (Best Actress) and for The Hours (Best Supporting Actress) in 75th Academy Award ceremony. - Tia-Harribel

8 Emma Thompson Emma Thompson is a British actress, activist, author, comedian and screenwriter. Born in London to English actor, Eric Thompson, and Scottish actress, Phyllida Law, Thompson was educated at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe.

Nominated in 1994 for The Remains of the Day (Best Actress) and for In the Name of the Father (Best Picture) in 66th Academy Award ceremony. - Tia-Harribel

9 Jessica Lange Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American actress who has received worldwide acclaim for her work in film, theater, and television. She made her professional film debut in the 1976 remake of the 1933 action-adventure classic King Kong, for which she won her first Golden Globe Award more.

Nominated in 1983 for Frances (Best Actress) and for Tootsie (Best Supporting Actress) in 55th Academy Award ceremony. She won the Oscar for Tootsie. - Tia-Harribel

10 Leonardo Di Caprio Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.

The Contenders

11 Jamie Foxx Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally by his stage name Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter and comedian.

Nominated in 2005 for Ray (Best Actor) and for Collateral (Best Supporting Actor) in 77th Academy Award ceremony. He won the Oscar for Ray. - Tia-Harribel

12 Warren Beatty Henry Warren Beatty is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best Director, three for Original Screenplay, and one for Adapted Screenplay – winning Best Director for Reds.

Nominated for Best Actor and Best Director for Reds, won Best Director for Reds.

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14 Clint Eastwood Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.
15 Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. more.
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