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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    Not most nominations overall, but most unique categories. This year, Kenneth Branagh might be nominated for Best Supporting Actor, which would bring his total to five. His previous category bids: Director, Adapted Screenplay, Actor, and Live Action Short.

    George Clooney has been nominated in four categories (Actor, Supp. Actor, Director, Original Screenplay) and could also expand his total to five with an adapted screenplay nod for “Ides of March.”

    Woody Allen has been stuck at three: Actor, Director, Original Screenplay. He doesn’t produce, and he doesn’t adapt.

    Is five the record? I think someone must have outdone that.

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    Streisand

    PRODUCER, ACTRESS, ORIGINAL SONG  3  but she should have a director nom.

     

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    Scottferguson
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    This gets tricky – screenplay, musical score have had lots of different names and divisions over the years – so there could be different correct answers depending how things are defined.

    Walt Disney was nominated in either 6 or 7 different categories, so he might hold this record as well as the one for most Oscar won.

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    Just gave it a quick look at Warren Beatty has been nominated in five: Picture, Director, Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay. He also won a Thalberg which is sort of another category, but not really I suppose. 

     

    Walt Disney was nominated for sort of six categories: Animated Short Subject, Documentary, Two-Reel Short Subject, Documentary Short, Live Action Short, Best Picture. The Two Reel category existed until 1956 when two-reel and one-reel were folded into the one short category. 

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    Peter Jackson is another with four: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Director, and Picture. 

     

    His partner Fran Walsh also has four: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Picture, and Original Song. I am guessing that is the record for a woman? 

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    Billy Wilder is also six, if one includes four different writing categories.

     

    For me, what is more interesting is total areas one has been nominated for, counting acting and writing as one each. Not sure there has anyone who ever has been in five, though there are several who have been in four (usually picture, director, writing, acting, although the Coens have subsituted editing for acting).

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    Clint Eastwood

    Director

    Actor

    Producer

    Thalberg

    Saturn

    AFI Life Achievement

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    Do the ever-changing (until fairly recently) music categories count?

    For example, John Williams has been nominated for the following:

    1. Best Music, Adaptation and Original Song Score
    2. Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
    3. Best Music, Original Song
    4. Best Music, Original Score
    5. Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score

     

    John Huston received the following nominations:

    1. Best Director
    2. Best Adapted Screenplay
    3. Best Original Screenplay
    4. Best Picture
    5. Best Supporting Actor

    Stanley Kubrick:

    1. Best Director
    2. Best Adapted Screenplay
    3. Best Original Screenplay
    4. Best Picture
    5. Best Visual Effects
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    The Coen brothers:

     

    -Best Picture

    -Best Directing

    -Best Original Screenplay

    -Best Adapted Screenplay

    -Best Editing (as Roderick Jaynes)

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