Winning an Oscar on your first nomination is a fairly common occurrence. Just last year rookie nominee Christian Bale won Supporting Actor for “The Fighter” while freshman contender Tom Hooper claimed Best Director for helming “The King’s Speech.” However, keeping that perfect record intact has proven difficult for most nominees.
Sound engineer Mark Berger holds the Oscars record with four wins and no losses. Among those who went three for three are costumer Mark Acheson, art director/costumer Cecil Beaton, documentarian Jacques Cousteau, composers Giorgio Moroder and producer Saul Zaentz (above). Composer Howard Shore is also a three-peater and he contends this year for his “Hugo” score.
Four women won both their Best Actress bids. The first of these was Luise Rainer who won back-to-back Oscars in 1936 (“The Great Ziegfeld”) and 1937 (“The Good Earth”) To find out who the other three are VIEW GALLERY