Academy Awards are the most prestigious awards in the field of film and entertainment. Every year, whenever these awards are announced and aired, we get goosebumps like the nominees. Well, after the declaration and the award ceremony, we get the results every year for the “Academy Awards” winners. These awards started in the year 1929 with a vibrant history of respecting talent. From there till now, these awards are the dream for everyone in the industry.
Even after many decades, these awards are a real grace. You must have given a thought sometime, who won these awards more than once in their lifetime. Here is the list for those who have got the chance to receive this prestigious award more than once.
- Walt Disney
He has been America’s animation icon and has bagged a total of 26 Oscars throughout his career, out of which four were honorary. Walt was nominated 59 times and hold the record for winning the most Academy Awards by one person. There is no doubt that he ruled the Best Animated Short Film category.
- Cedric Gibbons
Cedric has been credited for helping to shape Hollywood with his production designs and art direction. He was one of the original founding members of The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences that was formed in the year 1927. He has won Oscars 11 times.
- Alfred Newman
Alfred has been considered as one of the godfathers of film music. He won a total of 9 Oscars and was nominated for a whopping 43 times. He is known to compose more than 200 movies, including The Diary of Anne Frank and Wuthering Heights. He’s known for creating grand music that introduces 20th Century Fox productions.
- Dennis Muren
He has been a special effects artist who holds nine Oscars. He successfully began his career by working for George Lucas’ cult-classic Star Wars. He’s also loved for making us fall in love with Indiana Jones and E.T.
- Edith Head
Edith became a household name for her elaborate designs for Hollywood’s finest. He has been a winner of eight Academy Awards for costume design.
- Alan Menken
This American pianist and composer have won eight Oscars in the Best Song and Best Score categories. He has one 11 Grammy Awards with famous scores heard in The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty, and the Beast and Tangled.
- Rick Baker
Rick elevated American movies with his special effects of art and holder of seven Academy Awards for makeup. He is behind the famous faces in the Grinch Stole Christmas, Star Wars and Planet of the Apes.
- Katherine Hepburn
With six decades of career span, it’s no surprise that Hepburn is the leading lady to win four Oscars for her acting. Actresses Meryl Streep and Ingrid Bergman follow Katherine, each with three Oscars, respectively.
- John Ford
This U.S. Navy veteran won a total of four Oscars in the category of Best Director. He has directed more than 140 films.
- Leon Shamroy
This New Yorker holds four Oscars and was nominated 18 times for cinematography. He earned an excellent reputation for understanding lighting techniques and worked for 20th Century Fox for about 30 years.
- Joseph Ruttenberg
In the early 1900s, this Russian native began as a photojournalist and eventually decided to train as a cinematographer. He has won four Oscars and is known for helping develop color and sound for films.