Oscar: Records–Bette Davis, Greer Garson, Meryl Streep

Bette Davis became the first person to earn five consecutive Academy Award nominations for acting, all in the Best Actress category (1938–1942).

1938: Jezebel

1939: Dark Victory

1940: All This and Heaven Too

1941: The Little Foxes

1942: Now Voyager

Her record has only been matched by one other performer, Greer Garson, who also earned five consecutive nominations in the Best Actress category (1941–1945), including three years when both these actresses were nominated.

In 1962, Bette Davis became the first person to earn 10 Oscar Award nominations, all in the lead category (Best Actress).

Since then only three people have surpassed this figure, Meryl Streep (with 21 nominations and 3 wins), Katharine Hepburn (12 nominations and 4 wins, all in the Best Actress), Jack Nicholson (12 nominations and 3 wins) with Laurence Olivier matching the number (10 nominations, 1 award).

 

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