Who is the oldest ever Oscar winner? (Picture: REX)
The Oscars are taking place this evening, with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars set to attend the ceremony in person.
While some of the brightest new talents will be celebrated during the illustrious event, it’s the elder statesmen and women who have lit up the awards many times before.
Stars in the latter stages of their careers have been recognised with the most acclaimed awards in the industry many times.
This year, 83-year-old Anthony Hopkins is nominated for the Best Actor category for his role in The Father, alongside the late Chadwick Boseman.
But who are the oldest stars ever to win at the Oscars?
Here’s everything you need to know.
Who is the oldest ever Oscar winner?
James Ivory won for Call Me by Your Name two years ago (Picture: Henri Collot/SIPA/REX)
James Ivory made history in 2019 when he became the oldest ever Oscar winner at the age of 89.
He received the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Call Me by Your Name.
Who is the oldest Actor to win an Oscar?
The late Christopher Plummer made history with 2011’s Beginners (Picture: Warren Toda/EPA-EFE/REX)
Christopher Plummer holds the record for both the oldest winner and the oldest nominee in the acting categories of the awards.
The actor, who died earlier this year, won the best Supporting Actor for Beginners at the age of 82. He was also nominated for his role in All the Money in the World at age 88.
Who is the oldest Actress to win an Oscar?
Jessica Tandy is best known for her work on Driving Miss Daisy (Picture: REX)
Jessica Tandy is the oldest actress to ever have received an acting prize. She was 80 years old when she received the Best Actress award for her role in Driving Miss Daisy back in 1989.
Which actor has won the most Oscars?
American actress Katharine Hepburn won four Oscars (Picture: Clarence Sinclair Bull/John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)
Katharine Hepburn has an incredible four acting Oscars after winning for Morning Glory, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter and On Golden Pond.
Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Ingrid Bergman, Daniel Day-Lewis and Walter Brennan all hold three awards each.
Outside of acting, Walt Disney is the most prolific Oscar winner in history with 22 wins.
Who are some of the youngest ever Oscar winners?
Incredibly, Tatum O’Neal was just 10 when she won a Best Supporting Actress academy award for her performance as Addie Loggins in 1973’s Paper Moon.
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