For the past 87 years, the Academy Awards have been giving their consensus on the best cinematic productions, but do you know who the top Oscar record holders are? From the most important categories, like best film, best actor, best actress, and best director, to less glamorous awards for aspects like edition, costume design, and sound mixing, the Oscar’s are not short of record breakers. In fact, last night, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki’s award for his work in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) tied him with John Toll as the record holders for most consecutive awards in the best cinematography category.
In the recently published article, the longest Hollywood films ever made, we talked about some classic flicks that have also enjoyed Academy Awards. Furthermore, some of the films on that list have also broken Oscar records in the past, making them even more noteworthy. So, let’s reel in on the heavy hitters in the movie business with our compilation of the top Oscar record holders.
5. Most Awards Won by a Film
Winner: Ben Hur (1960), Titanic (1999), and Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2004) all tie for the record.
Collected Statues: 11
While all three of these movies are celebrated Hollywood blockbusters, Ben Hur has the longest running time of them all. However, apart from this minor fact, all three films received more than 11 Oscar nominations in their respective years, and went on to make history by winning in most categories, like Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Kate Winslet), and Best Director (William Wyler).