Oscar: Oldest Nominees in Four Acting Categories

The oldest nominees in the four acting categories are:

Best Actor:

Richard Farnsworth (The Straight Story), 78; George Arliss (Disraeli), 63; Art Carney (Harry and Tonto), 57.

Supporting Actor:

George Burns (The Sunshine Boys), 80; Don Ameche (Cocoon), 77.

Best Actress:

Dame May Robson (Lady for a Night), 76; Ida Kaminska (The Shop on Main Street), 68.

Supporting Actress:

Gloria Stuart (Titanic), 87; Jessica Tandy (Fried Green Tomatoes), 82; Eva Le Galienne (Resurrection), 80; Dame Edith Evans (Tom Jones), 76; Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces), 72.

Note:

The above list excludes older nominees who have ultimately won, such as Christopher Plummer, who was 82, when he won Best Supporting Actor.