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Movies that Have Won the Most Oscar Awards

Media & Entertainment | USA | February 28, 2016
Excel Sheet

Everyone knows the statuette as “Oscar,” but it actually has an official name: 'Academy Award of Merit'. So how did it get to be called Oscar? While the origins of the moniker are not clear, a popular story has it that upon seeing the trophy for the first time, Academy librarian (and eventual executive director) Margaret Herrick said that the little gold man looked like her Uncle Oscar. The Academy didn’t adopt the nickname officially until 1939.

Let's take a quick look at 88 years of Academy award records. There are only three movies in the Academy history which earned 11 Oscar statues - Ben Hur (1959), Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). The record of 14 Award nominations belongs to the pictures All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997). 

In the all Oscar winning history there are only three movies which got awards for all main categories (best picture, directing, actor, actress and writing) - It Happened One Night (1934), One Flew over the Cuckoo's nest (1971) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). And certainly worth mentioning - a person with the most Oscars in the world is nobody else but Walt Disney (26) and there is only one person with four Academy Awards of Merit for acting - and that is the legendary starr Katharine Hepburn.