Who Are Some of the Most Popular Oscar Nominees?


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Some of the most popular Oscar nominees include Meryl Streep, Katherine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson. Each actor has been nominated for more than 10 Academy Awards, as of 2015.

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Who Are Some of the Most Popular Oscar Nominees?
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Meryl Streep tops the list of Oscar nominees by a commanding margin, with 19 nominations throughout her career. Streep’s numerous nominations include roles in “Out of Africa, “The Bridges of Madison County,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Julie & Julia” and “Into the Woods.” Although she’s been nominated more than any other actor, Streep has only won three Academy Awards: “Kramer vs. Kramer” in 1979, “Sophie’s Choice” in 1982” and “The Iron Lady” in 2012.

Katherine Hepburn ranks second among Oscar nominees, with 12 nominations and four wins throughout the course of her career. Hepburn won early in her career with 1934’s “Morning Glory,” but it would be more than three decades until she won another Oscar for “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” in 1968. Hepburn also picked up awards for “The Lion in Winter” in 1969 and “On Golden Pond” in 1982.

Jack Nicholson ranks third, with 12 nominations and three wins. Nicholson’s nominations include acclaimed films such as “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “Chinatown” and “A Few Good Men.” He won for leading roles in 1976’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and 1997’s “As Good As It Gets,” along with a supporting role win for 1984’s “Terms of Endearment.”

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