Most Oscar Nominations

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

What actor or actress has had the most Academy Award nominations?

The Answer:

As of 2011, Meryl Streep is in the lead, with 16 nominations. Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson aren't far behind, having been nominated 12 times apiece.

For more information on the Academy Awards and other honors, see our Movie Awards page.

-The Fact Monster