Oscar since the beginning

Here are nominees and winners in six top Oscar categories going back to the first awards ceremony in 1928. In the early years, nominations were not made public, so the nominees listed come from Academy records of award deliberations. Ties were allowed in the early years, and until 1934 the period from which films were eligible did not match the calendar year. Nominations for best supporting actors and actresses began in 1936.
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Most actress nominations

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Most total nominations in major categories

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Year Category Won? Actor/director name Film name
2006 Best Supporting Actress no Abigail Breslin "Little Miss Sunshine"
1984 Best Supporting Actor no Adolph Caesar "A Soldier's Story"
1931 Best Actor no Adolphe Menjou "The Front Page"
1987 Best Director no Adrian Lyne "Fatal Attraction"
2006 Best Supporting Actress no Adriana Barraza "Babel"
2002 Best Actor yes Adrien Brody "The Pianist"
1944 Best Supporting Actress no Agnes Moorehead "Mrs. Parkington"
1948 Best Supporting Actress no Agnes Moorehead "Johnny Belinda"
1964 Best Supporting Actress no Agnes Moorehead "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte"
1942 Best Supporting Actress no Agnes Moorehead "The Magnificent Ambersons"
1936 Best Supporting Actor no Akim Tamiroff "The General Died at Dawn"
1943 Best Supporting Actor no Akim Tamiroff "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
1985 Best Director no Akira Kurosawa "Ran"
1974 Best Actor no Al Pacino "The Godfather Part II"
1990 Best Supporting Actor no Al Pacino "Dick Tracy"
1992 Best Supporting Actor no Al Pacino "Glengarry Glen Ross"
1992 Best Actor yes Al Pacino "Scent of a Woman"
1979 Best Actor no Al Pacino "...And Justice for All"
1972 Best Supporting Actor no Al Pacino "The Godfather"
1975 Best Actor no Al Pacino "Dog Day Afternoon"
1973 Best Actor no Al Pacino "Serpico"
2004 Best Supporting Actor no Alan Alda "The Aviator"
2006 Best Supporting Actor yes Alan Arkin "Little Miss Sunshine"
1966 Best Actor no Alan Arkin "The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming"
1968 Best Actor no Alan Arkin "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"
2012 Best Supporting Actor no Alan Arkin "Argo"
1968 Best Actor no Alan Bates "The Fixer"
1976 Best Director no Alan J. Pakula "All the President's Men"
1988 Best Director no Alan Parker "Mississippi Burning"
1978 Best Director no Alan Parker "Midnight Express"
1940 Best Supporting Actor no Albert Basserman "Foreign Correspondent"
1987 Best Supporting Actor no Albert Brooks "Broadcast News"
2000 Best Supporting Actor no Albert Finney "Erin Brockovich"
1963 Best Actor no Albert Finney "Tom Jones"
1984 Best Actor no Albert Finney "Under the Volcano"
1983 Best Actor no Albert Finney "The Dresser"
1974 Best Actor no Albert Finney "Murder on the Orient Express"
2003 Best Supporting Actor no Alec Baldwin "The Cooler"
1977 Best Supporting Actor no Alec Guinness "Star Wars"
1952 Best Actor no Alec Guinness "The Lavender Hill Mob"
1957 Best Actor yes Alec Guinness "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
1988 Best Supporting Actor no Alec Guinness "Little Dorrit"
2006 Best Director no Alejandro González Iñárritu "Babel"
1941 Best Director no Alexander Hall "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"
1944 Best Actor no Alexander Knox "Wilson"
2013 Best Director no Alexander Payne "Nebraska"
2011 Best Director no Alexander Payne "The Descendants"
2004 Best Director no Alexander Payne "Sideways"
2013 Best Director yes Alfonso Cuaron "Gravity"
1983 Best Supporting Actress no Alfre Woodard "Cross Creek"
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