26. Popular music
With a total of 51 nominations, composer John Williams has been recognized by the academy more than any other living person. His most recent nomination was last year for his “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” score.
27. Gone too soon
Heath Ledger and Peter Finch are the only actors to receive an Academy Award posthumously. Ledger won for best supporting actor in “The Dark Knight” (2008) and Finch won for best actor for “Network” (1976).
28. And the Oscar goes to …Oscar
Composer Oscar Hammerstein II is the only person named Oscar to win an Oscar. He won for his song “The Last Time I Saw Paris” in the movie “Lady Be Good” (1941).
29. Coming up empty
In Oscar history, two movies tied for the record of the most nominations without a win. “The Turning Point” (1977) and “The Color Purple” (1985) both got 11 Oscar nominations but failed to win.
30. A class by himself
Daniel Day-Lewis is the only person to have three best actor Oscars. He won for “My Left Foot” (1989), “There Will Be Blood” (2007), and “Lincoln” (2012).