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List of oldest living Academy Award winners and nominees

This is a list of oldest living Academy Award winners and nominees. This also contains a list of earliest surviving Academy Award winners and nominees.

This information is current as of the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, held on March 4, 2018, which honored the best films of 2017. This list encompasses Academy Awards in directing and acting categories only.

Oldest living winnersEdit

Academy Award Oldest Living Winner Date of Birth Current Age
Best Director Clint Eastwood May 31, 1930 89 years old
Best Actor Sidney Poitier[1] February 20, 1927 92 years old
Best Actress Olivia de Havilland[2] July 1, 1916 103 years old
Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer December 13, 1929 89 years old
Best Supporting Actress Eva Marie Saint[3] July 4, 1924 95 years old

Oldest living nomineesEdit

Academy Award Oldest Living Nominee Date of Birth Current Age
Best Director Norman Jewison July 21, 1926 93 years old
Best Actor Kirk Douglas December 9, 1916 102 years old
Best Actress Olivia de Havilland July 1, 1916 103 years old
Best Supporting Actor Hal Holbrook February 17, 1925 94 years old
Best Supporting Actress Olivia de Havilland July 1, 1916 103 years old

Earliest surviving winnersEdit

Earliest surviving nomineesEdit

SuperlativesEdit

Among the oldest living and earliest surviving winners and nominees of Academy Awards in directing and acting categories, the following superlatives emerge:

Superlative Name Date of Birth Current Age
Oldest Living Winner Olivia de Havilland July 1, 1916 103 years old
Oldest Living Nominee Olivia de Havilland July 1, 1916 103 years old
Superlative Name Award Ceremony Years Ago
Earliest Surviving Winner Olivia de Havilland 19th Academy Awards (1946) 73 years ago
Earliest Surviving Nominee Olivia de Havilland 12th Academy Awards (1939) 80 years ago

Former record holdersEdit

Date Best Actor Winner Best Actor Nominee Best Actress Winner Best Actress Nominee Best Supporting Actor Winner Best Supporting Actor Nominee Best Supporting Actress Winner Best Supporting Actress Nominee
May 16, 1929 Emil Jannings Emil Jannings Janet Gaynor Louise Dresser
April 3, 1930 Lewis Stone Mary Pickford
November 5, 1930 George Arliss George Arliss
November 10, 1931 Marie Dressler Marie Dressler
March 16, 1934 May Robson
July 28, 1934 Mary Pickford
March 4, 1937 Walter Brennan Basil Rathbone Gale Sondergaard Maria Ouspenskaya
March 10, 1938 H. B. Warner Alice Brady May Whitty
February 27, 1941 Albert Bassermann Jane Darwell
February 26, 1942 Louise Dresser Donald Crisp
March 2, 1944 Charles Coburn
March 2, 1944 Lionel Barrymore Lionel Barrymore
May 29, 1948 Maria Ouspenskaya
December 3, 1949 Lucile Watson
March 29, 1951 Josephine Hull Josephine Hull
May 15, 1952 Henry Travers
November 15, 1954 Victor McLaglen George Bancroft
October 2, 1956 Victor McLaglen
March 12, 1957 Ethel Barrymore Lucile Watson
June 18, 1959 Jane Darwell
November 7, 1959 Paul Lukas Maurice Chevalier
August 30, 1961 Donald Crisp
June 24, 1962 Jane Darwell
April 24, 1965 Lynn Fontanne
October 18, 1965 Donald Crisp
August 13, 1967 Margaret Rutherford Billie Burke
May 14, 1970 Spring Byington
August 15, 1971 Fredric March
September 7, 1971 Edith Evans
January 1, 1972 Charles Chaplin
May 22, 1972 Ruth Gordon
May 25, 1974 George Burns Stanley Holloway
April 14, 1975 James Cagney
October 14, 1976
December 25, 1977 William Powell Beulah Bondi
May 29, 1979 Shirley Booth
January 11, 1981 Lilian Gish
January 30, 1982 Sam Jaffe
July 30, 1983 Elisabeth Bergner Sam Jaffe
March 5, 1984 Walter Pidgeon Sam Jaffe
March 24, 1984 Sam Jaffe
September 25, 1984 James Cagney George Burns
August 28, 1985 Helen Hayes
March 30, 1986 Laurence Olivier Cary Grant
May 12, 1986 Laurence Olivier Cary Grant Shirley Booth
November 29, 1986 Laurence Olivier Alexander Knox
July 11, 1989 Rex Harrison
June 2, 1990 James Stewart
October 16, 1992 Helen Hayes Helen Hayes
February 27, 1993
March 17, 1993 Claudette Colbert Claudette Colbert Claire Trevor Lilia Skala
October 25, 1994
December 18, 1994 Ann Sothern
April 25, 1995 Lew Ayres
March 9, 1996 John Gielgud John Gielgud
July 30, 1996 Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn
December 30, 1996 James Stewart
July 2, 1997 Alec Guinness Alec Guinness
April 8, 2000 Wendy Hiller
May 21, 2000 John Mills Eddie Albert
August 5, 2000 Gregory Peck Anthony Quinn
March 15, 2001 Gloria Stuart
June 3, 2001 Gregory Peck
May 14, 2003 Eva Marie Saint
June 12, 2003 Ernest Borgnine Kirk Douglas
June 29, 2003 Luise Rainer Luise Rainer
April 23, 2005 Karl Malden
May 26, 2005 Karl Malden
July 1, 2009 George Kennedy Kevin McCarthy
September 11, 2010. Joe Mantell
September 26, 2010 Juanita Moore
September 29, 2010} Mickey Rooney
July 8, 2012 Sidney Poitier
January 1, 2014 George Kennedy Olivia de Havilland
December 30, 2014 Olivia de Havilland Olivia de Havilland
February 28, 2016 Martin Landau Martin Landau
July 15, 2017 Christopher Plummer Hal Holbrook

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