Katharine Hepburn (12); Bette Davis, Laurence Olivier, Jack Nicholson
(10 nominations each)
Youngest actresses to win an Oscar:
Tatum O’Neal (“Paper Moon,” I973) and Anna Paquin (“The Piano,” I993).
O’Neal and Paquin were each 11.
Oldest male performer to win Best Actor Oscar:
Henry Fonda, 76 (“On Golden Pond,” 1981)
Oldest female performer to win Best Actress Oscar:
Jessica Tandy, 80 (“Driving Miss Daisy,” 1989)
Actress who had most nominations before finally winning
Geraldine Page (eight)
Actress who won Oscars for each of her two nominations:
Sally Field (“Norma Rae,” I979;”Places in the Heart,” I984)
Actress who won two Best Supporting Actress Oscars:
Shelley Winters (“The Diary of Anne Frank,” 1959; “A Patch of Blue,” 1965)