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.


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