List of people who have won multiple Academy Awards in a single year

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This is a list of people have won multiple Academy Awards in a single year in the standard competitive categories. To date, a total of 63 individuals have achieved this feat on 74 distinct occasions. Of these, eight individuals have achieved this feat on more than one occasion. This list is current as of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony held on February 27, 2011.

List of winners

Name Number Ceremony Year Film(s) Academy Awards
Woody Allen 2 50th 1977 Annie Hall Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
Richard Attenborough 2 55th 1982 Gandhi Best Picture, Best Director
John Barry 2 39th 1966 Born Free Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Cecil Beaton 2 37th 1964 My Fair Lady Best Art Direction (color), Best Costume Design (color)
Robert Benton 2 52nd 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
Bernardo Bertolucci 2 60th 1987 The Last Emperor Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
Kathryn Bigelow 2 82nd 2009 The Hurt Locker Best Picture, Best Director
Mark Boal 2 82nd 2009 The Hurt Locker Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay
James L. Brooks 3 56th 1983 Terms of Endearment Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
James Cameron 3 70th 1997 Titanic Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing
Michael Cimino 2 51st 1978 The Deer Hunter Best Picture, Best Director
Ethan Coen 3 80th 2007 No Country for Old Men Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
Joel Coen 3 80th 2007 No Country for Old Men Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
Pierre Collings 2 9th 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur Best Original Story, Best Adapted Screenplay
Sam Comer 2 23rd 1950 Sunset Boulevard;
Samson and Delilah
Best Art Direction (black & white);
Best Art Direction (color)
Francis Ford Coppola 3 47th 1974 The Godfather Part II Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
Kevin Costner 2 63rd 1990 Dances with Wolves Best Picture, Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón 2 86th 2013 Gravity Best Director, Best Film Editing
Richard Day 2 15th 1942 This Above All;
My Gal Sal
Best Art Direction (black & white);
Best Art Direction (color)
Walt Disney 4 26th 1953 The Living Desert;
The Alaskan Eskimo;
Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom;
Bear Country
Best Documentary (Feature);
Best Documentary (Short Subject);
Best Short Subject (Cartoon);
Best Short Subject (Two-Reel)
Hans Dreier 2 23rd 1950 Sunset Boulevard;
Samson and Delilah
Best Art Direction (black & white);
Best Art Direction (color)
Clint Eastwood 2 65th 1992 Unforgiven Best Picture, Best Director
Clint Eastwood 2 77th 2004 Million Dollar Baby Best Picture, Best Director
Roger K. Furse 2 21st 1948 Hamlet Best Art Direction (black & white), Best Costume Design (black & white)
Sheridan Gibney 2 9th 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur Best Original Story, Best Adapted Screenplay
Mel Gibson 2 68th 1995 Braveheart Best Picture, Best Director
Michael Gore 2 53rd 1980 Fame Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Paul Haggis 2 78th 2005 Crash Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay
Marvin Hamlisch 3 46th 1973 The Way We Were;
The Sting
Best Original Score, Best Original Song;
Best Adapted Score
Leigh Harline 2 13th 1940 Pinocchio Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Edith Head 2 23rd 1950 All About Eve;
Samson and Delilah
Best Costume Design (black & white);
Best Costume Design (color)
Gordon Hollingshead 2 18th 1945 Hitler Lives?;
Star in the Night
Best Documentary (Short Subject);
Best Short Subject (Two-Reel)
Gordon Hollingshead 2 19th 1946 Facing Your Danger;
A Boy and His Dog
Best Short Subject (One-Reel);
Best Short Subject (Two-Reel)
James Horner 2 70th 1997 Titanic Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Ron Howard 2 74th 2001 A Beautiful Mind Best Picture, Best Director
John Huston 2 21st 1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
Peter Jackson 3 76th 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
Alan Jay Lerner 2 31st 1958 Gigi Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song
Thomas Little 2 15th 1942 This Above All;
My Gal Sal
Best Art Direction (black & white);
Best Art Direction (color)
Henry Mancini 2 34th 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Joseph L. Mankiewicz 2 22nd 1949 A Letter to Three Wives Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
Joseph L. Mankiewicz 2 23rd 1950 All About Eve Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
Catherine Martin 2 74th 2001 Moulin Rouge! Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design
Catherine Martin 2 86th 2013 The Great Gatsby Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design
Leo McCarey 2 17th 1944 Going My Way Best Director, Best Original Story
Alan Menken 2 62nd 1989 The Little Mermaid Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Alan Menken 2 64th 1991 Beauty and the Beast Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Alan Menken 2 65th 1992 Aladdin Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Alan Menken 2 68th 1995 Pocahontas Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Ray Moyer 2 23rd 1950 Sunset Boulevard;
Samson and Delilah
Best Art Direction (black & white);
Best Art Direction (color)
Walter Murch 2 69th 1996 The English Patient Best Film Editing, Best Sound
Marc Norman 2 71st 1998 Shakespeare in Love Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay
Paul N.J. Ottoson 2 82nd 2009 The Hurt Locker Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing
Sydney Pollack 2 58th 1985 Out of Africa Best Picture, Best Director
A. R. Rahman 2 81st 2008 Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Tony Richardson 2 36th 1963 Tom Jones Best Picture, Best Director
Gary Rydstrom 2 64th 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing
Gary Rydstrom 2 66th 1993 Jurassic Park Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing
Gary Rydstrom 2 71st 1998 Saving Private Ryan Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing
Stephen Schwartz 2 68th 1995 Pocahontas Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Edward Selzer 2 22nd 1949 So Much for So Little;
For Scent-imental Reasons
Best Documentary (Short Subject);
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)
Ben Sharpsteen 2 31st 1958 White Wilderness;
Ama Girls
Best Documentary (Feature);
Best Documentary (Short Subject)
Richard M. Sherman 2 37th 1964 Mary Poppins Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Robert B. Sherman 2 37th 1964 Mary Poppins Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Howard Shore 2 76th 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Steven Spielberg 2 66th 1993 Schindler's List Best Picture, Best Director
Richard Taylor 2 74th 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup
Richard Taylor 2 76th 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Best Costume Design, Best Makeup
Dimitri Tiomkin 2 25th 1952 High Noon Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Marcel Vertès 2 25th 1952 Moulin Rouge Best Art Direction (color), Best Costume Design (color)
Frances Walsh 3 76th 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song
Ned Washington 2 13th 1940 Pinocchio Best Original Score, Best Original Song
Billy Wilder 2 18th 1945 The Lost Weekend Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay
Billy Wilder 3 33rd 1960 The Apartment Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
Stan Winston 2 64th 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Best Makeup, Best Visual Effects
Robert Wise 2 34th 1961 West Side Story Best Picture, Best Director
Robert Wise 2 38th 1965 The Sound of Music Best Picture, Best Director
Joseph C. Wright 2 15th 1942 This Above All;
My Gal Sal
Best Art Direction (black & white);
Best Art Direction (color)
Fred Zinnemann 2 39th 1966 A Man for All Seasons Best Picture, Best Director

Superlatives

  • First Multiple Award Winners: Pierre Collings and Sheridan Gibney were the first individuals ever to win multiple Academy Awards in the same year; they each received two awards at the 9th Academy Awards ceremony for 1936.
  • Most Awards in One Year: Walt Disney holds the record for the most Academy Awards won by an individual at a single ceremony; he won four awards at the 26th Academy Awards ceremony for 1953. He also holds the record for winning for the most different films in one year (four); no one else has won awards in the same year for more than two films.

Statistics

  • Awards Ceremonies: To date, there have been 82 annual awards ceremonies; 44 ceremonies produced 75 multiple award winners, while 38 ceremonies produced no multiple award winners.
    • 1 ceremony produced 5 multiple award winners (23rd Academy Awards)
    • 1 ceremony produced 4 multiple award winners (76th Academy Awards)
    • 5 ceremonies produced 3 multiple award winners
    • 15 ceremonies produced 2 multiple award winners
    • 22 ceremonies produced 1 multiple award winner
    • 38 ceremonies produced 0 multiple award winners
  • Individual Winners: To date, 65 individuals have won multiple awards in a single year; eight individuals did so one more than one occasion, while 55 individuals did so on one occasion.
    • 1 individual won multiple awards 4 times (Alan Menken)
    • 1 individual won multiple awards 3 times (Gary Rydstrom)
    • 8 individuals won multiple awards 2 times
    • 55 individuals won multiple awards 1 time
  • Multiple Awards: To date, there have been 74 occasions on which individuals won multiple awards in a single year; these occasions produced a total of 157 awards.
    • on 1 occasion, an individual won 4 awards in a single year (Walt Disney, 26th Academy Awards)
    • on 9 occasions, individuals won 3 awards in a single year
    • on 64 occasions, individuals won 2 awards in a single year







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