Oscar Actors: Hurt, William–One Oscar, Four Nominations

William Hurt has been nominated for four Oscar Awards, including a 2005 Best Supporting Actor in David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence.

That film screened at the both the Cannes International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Hurt received Best Supporting Actor accolades for the role from the Los Angeles Film Critics Circle and the New York Film Critics Circle.

Hurt is one of the few actors to have received three consecutive Oscar nods. He received a Best Actor Oscar nominations for “Broadcast News” in 1987, and for “Children of a Lesser God,” in 1986.

In 1985, for “The Kiss of the Spider Woman,” Hurt was honored with an Oscar Award as well as Best Actor Awards from the British Academy and the Cannes Film Festival.

Among his other film credits are Body Heat, The Big Chill, Eyewitness, Gorky Park, Alice, I Love You to Death, The Accidental Tourist, The Doctor, The Plague, The Simian Line, Trial by Jury, Second Best, Smoke, Confidences a un Inconnu, Jane Eyre, Michael, Dark City, The Proposition, The Big Brass Ring, and One True Thing.

In 1988, Hurt was awarded the first Spencer Tracy Award from UCLA.