Oscar Records: Nicholson, Jack–12 Nominations, 3 Oscars

Claiming 12 Academy Award nominations (eight for Best Actor and four for Best Supporting Actor), Jack Nicholson is the most nominated male actor in Academy Awards history.

Nomination Span: Five Decades

Only Nicholson (1960s–2000s), Michael Caine (1960s–2000s), Meryl Streep (1970s–2010s), Paul Newman (1950s–1960s, 1980s–2000s), Katharine Hepburn (1930s–1960s, 1980s), Frances McDormand (1980s–2020s), and Laurence Olivier (1930s–1970s) have been nominated for an acting (lead or supporting) Academy Award in five different decades.

Three-Time Oscar Winners:

With three Oscar wins, Nicholson also ties with Walter Brennan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ingrid Bergman, Frances McDormand and Meryl Streep for the second-most Oscar wins in acting categories.

Only Katharine Hepburn, with four Oscars, won more.

Presenter of Best Picture Oscar

In 2013, Nicholson co-presented the Academy Award for Best Picture with First Lady Michelle Obama.

This ceremony marked the eighth time he has presented the Academy Award for Best Picture (1972, 1977, 1978, 1990, 1993, 2006, 2007, and 2013).