Oscars 2023: Judd Hirsch–Second Oldest Nominee (after Christopher Plummer)

The sky is the limit when it comes to the potential age of the nominees.

The longtime theater and film actor Judd Hirsch was recognized in the Best Supporting Actor category of the 2023 Oscar nominations for his performance in The Fabelmans.

It is a splashy turn but one of the shortest on-screen presences to be ever nominated by the Academy; practically two scenes.

Hirsch, who played Uncle Boris in the Spielberg film, is 87, and thus the second-oldest acting nominee to date, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The late Christopher Plummer set the record when he was nominated for All the Money in the World in 2018 at age 88.

Hirsch turns 88 three days after the Oscars ceremony in March. He was previously nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Ordinary People in 1981.

Judd Hirsch in “Ordinary People”

Span of Nominations

That span of 42 years between acting nominations beats the previous record, 41 years, held by the late Henry Fonda. Fonda got nominations for Best Actor The Grapes of Wrath in 1941 then Best Actor On Golden Pond in 1982, the latter of which he won.