3 days until Oscars: 3 Academy Awards record no one will ever break
There are dozens of official Oscar records, by age, number of nominations/wins, for movies, for individuals, etc. Some are recent, some are really old. I find reading articles about those record very entertaining and I know some of them well. Even though, I believe most of them will never be broken due to simple fact that these years are alot more competitive compared to past. However, there are 3 records that will NEVER, EVER be broken. So they are:
MOST NOMINATIONS BY INDIVIDUAL
Walt Disney is a legendary filmmaker, who has probably competed in all different types of movie-making, including full feature animations to short subject documentaries. He had collected this enormous number of honors through numerous branches of Academy Awards.
In fact, the runner-up for this record is legendary John Williams, who is nominated for the Academy Awards 49 time. Looks pretty close, but I highly doubt he can make another 10 nominations until he turns 93, bearing in mind that he is now scoring far less films than he used to in 70s-80s-90s. The same time, there is no person other then him who has a theoretical chance to catch up with Disney. So, I think that the record for most nominations by individual will always be held by Walt Disney.
MOST WINS IN A SINGLE YEAR BY INDIVIDUALS
In 1954, Walt Disney won four awards out of six nominations. He won Best Documentary, Features for The Living Desert; Best Documentary, Short Subjects for The Alaskan Eskimo; Best Short Subject, Cartoons for Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom; and Best Short Subject, Two-reel for Bear Country.
Obviously, no one is going to win 4 Oscars the same night, especially for 4 different films. It's technically possible if a nominee directs, writes, produces and edits the film and it wins all of them. In fact, James Cameron and Peter Jackson won 3 awards for their films, with minor difference that Jackson won for writing and Cameron for editing. Both topped directing and best picture categories.
So, I am quite sure we won't see more than 4 wins in a single year by an individual, especially when even Best Picture winners fail to score 4 or 5 wins lately.
BIGGEST CLEAN SWEEP
LOTR joined Titanic and Ben Hur for most wins and it also beat Gigi and The Last Emperor, which held size 9 sweep record before.
When Steven Spielberg went on the stage to name the Best Picture of 2003 he only said: "It''s a clean sweep", meaning that a film won all the nominations it got. By then everyone knew that final chapter of
So, why is this unbreakable? Well, because to make it bigger, a films needs least 12 noms and all wins. Can you imagine that? Especially a movie that scores more wins than the big trio? I don't think it happens.
Technically, it's unbreakable.