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Finally, the much-awaited Hollywood’s biggest night is hours away from now.

The 94th Academy Awards are scheduled to be held on 27th March 2022 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

The Oscars 2022 which will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) would honor the best films that got released between March 1 – December 31, 2021.

This year’s Oscars will be aired live on March 27 via ABC and other official broadcast partners in more than 200 nations worldwide. The event would kick off at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET on Sunday.

Well, the films that are expected to make it big at the event include Belfast, Power of the Dog, and Dune.

Who has been the recipient of the most Academy Awards?

Ahead of the Oscars 2022, let us take a dive into those big names who bagged the most Oscars to date. We have surely witnessed some record-making moments in the last few years in terms of the awards.

Who has won the most Oscars?

Most awards won by a single film: 11

The following three films have won 11 Oscars.

  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Most nominations received by a single film: 14

Three films bagged 14 nominations to date.

  • All About Eve (1950) – Won 6 awards
  • Titanic (1997) – Won 11 awards
  • La La Land (2016) – Won 6 awards

Largest sweep (winning awards in every nominated category): 11

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King released in the year 2003 won all 11 categories for which it was nominated namely Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects

Most awards won by a man: 22

  • Walt Disney holds the record of winning 22 Oscars

Most awards won by a woman: 8

  • Edith Head won eight Oscars for Costume Design

Most competitive awards won by a person still alive: 8

  • Composer Alan Menken won eight awards
  • Visual Effects Supervisor Dennis Muren has won nine Academy Awards under different categories.

Actor: 4

  • Katharine Hepburn holds the record of winning the most Oscars in this category which no one could beat to date. She won four awards for Best Actress.

Director: 4

  • John Ford is the only director to win 4 Academy Awards for four films – The Informer (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Quiet Man (1952).

Film Editor: 3

The maximum Oscars won by a film editor is three.

  • Michael Kahn
  • Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Daniel Mandell
  • Ralph Dawson

Cinematography: 4

The maximum number of Oscars won by a cinematographer is four.

  • Joseph Ruttenberg
  • Leon Shamroy

Art Direction: 11

  • Cedric Gibbons, the brainchild behind the Oscar statuette, won 11 Oscars out of a total of 38 nominations

Costume Design: 8

  • Edith Head has bagged 8 Oscars out of a total of 35 nominations

Makeup: 7

  • Rick Baker won 7 Academy awards out of a total of 11 nominations

Visual Effects: 8

  • Out of 15 nominations, Dennis Muren won 8 awards

Most awards won for Best Animated Feature film: 3

  • Pete Docter won 3 awards out of 4 nominations

Most nominations for Best Animated Feature film: 4

  • Pete Docter has been the recipient of four nominations

Most awards won by a country for Best Foreign Language Film: 14

  • Italy has won a record 14 awards out of a total of 32 nominations

Most nominations received by a country for Best Foreign Language Film: 40

  • France received the highest 40 nominations out of which it won 12 awards

Stay connected for more live updates ahead of the Oscars 2022!

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