Who Has Won the Most Oscars? Plus Answers to More Burning Questions About the Academy Awards

Grab your ballots, everybody. In honor of the 95th annual Academy Awards, we’ve compiled a list of FAQ about the Oscars: When are the Academy Awards? How do I watch them? And who has won the most Oscars?

Keep reading for all the details.

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1. Who Has Won the Most Oscars?

Walt Disney currently holds the record for the most wins by a single person, with a total of 22 Oscars. Winning categories include Best Short Subject (Cartoon), Best Short Subject (Two-reel), Best Documentary (Feature) and Best Documentary (Short Subject).

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2. Who Has Won the Most Acting Oscars?

Disney may have the most Academy Awards, but Katharine Hepburn holds the record for the most acting Oscars. She won Best Actress on four different occasions, for Morning Glory in 1933, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner in 1967, The Lion in Winter in 1968 and On Golden Pond in 1981. That number doesn’t even include the eight times she was nominated but didn’t win.

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3. Which Film Has Won the Most Oscars?

A trio of films have each won 11 Academy Awards, making it a three-way tie between: Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Titanic we might have expected, but LOTR? Surprising…

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4. When Are the 2023 Oscars?

The 95th annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. For the third time, Jimmy Kimmel will be serving as the host, after taking on the gig in 2017 and 2018.

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5. How Do I Watch the 2023 Oscars?

The ceremony will be exclusively broadcast on ABC and (Subscribers can also watch using the ABC app.) The actual Oscars ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is scheduled to conclude around 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. (FYI: That’s just a loose time frame, since it probably won’t end until 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT at the absolute earliest.)

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6. Who’s Nominated?

Check out a full list of the nominations here. At this year's ceremony, Everything Everywhere All at Once got the most nominations, with 11, followed by All Quiet on the Western Front and The Banshees of Inisherin, which each received 9 nods. Of the 20 people nominated in the acting categories, Cate Blanchett is the only nominee to have ever won an acting Oscar in the past.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...
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