MOST OSCAR WINS BY FILM: Eleven by three films – “Ben-Hur”(1959), “Titanic”(1997), and “The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King”(2003).
MOST OSCAR NOMINATIONS BY FILM: Fourteen by two films – “All About Eve”(1950) and “Titanic”(1997)
MOST NOMINATIONS BY A FILM WITHOUT WINNING A SINGLE OSCAR: “The Turning Point”(1977) and “The Color Purple”(1985) with eleven nominations each without a win.
*ACTOR WITH MOST OSCAR NOMINATIONS: Jack Nicholson with twelve.
*ACTRESS WITH MOST OSCAR NOMINATIONS: Meryl Streep with sixteen.
*ACTOR WITH MOST OSCAR WINS: Jack Nicholson with three.
*ACTRESS WITH MOST OSCAR WINS: Katharine Hepburn with four.
*ACTOR WITH MOST NOMINATIONS WITHOUT A WIN: Peter O’Toole with eight.
*ACTRESS WITH MOST NOMINATIONS WITHOUT A WIN: Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter with six each.
DIRECTOR WITH MOST OSCAR NOMINATIONS: William Wyler with twelve.
DIRECTOR WITH MOST OSCAR WINS: John Ford with four. (John Ford who is mostly known for his great westerns, won his four Oscars for Best Director with non-westerns he directed.)
ONLY FEMALE DIRECTOR TO WIN AN OSCAR FOR BEST DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow fot “The Hurt Locker”(2009)
DIRECTOR WITH MOST NOMINATIONS WITHOUT A WIN: Clarence Brown with six nominations.
WINNER OF THE FIRST ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE: “Wings”(1927-28) Wings was also the only silent movie to ever win for Best Picture.
WINNER OF FIRST ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR: Emil Jannings (1927-28)
WINNER OF FIRST ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS: Janet Gaynor (1927-28)
WINNER OF FIRST HONORARY ACADEMY AWARD: Charlie Chaplin (1927-28). A “Special Award” for his writing, directing, acting, and producing of “The Circus”.
FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO WIN AN ACADEMY AWARD: Hattie McDaniel won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of “Mammy” in “Gone With The Wind”(1939).
*Actor and actress nominations and wins are for best actor/actress and best supporting actor/actress catagories combined.
**All information for this article was found at AMC filmsite.