Walt Disney is the undisputed king of the Oscars. The iconic American filmmaker has won an incredible 26 Academy Awards, more than any other individual in history. Of these 26 awards, four were honorary Oscars, which were awarded to Disney in recognition of his immense contribution to the film industry.
Disney also holds the record for the most Oscar nominations ever, with a staggering 59 nods. He has won Oscars in a variety of categories, including Best Animated Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Short Film, and Best Original Score.
Disney’s first Oscar win came in 1932, when he was awarded an honorary award for the creation of Mickey Mouse. He then went on to win a further 22 Oscars for his work in animation, including a special award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1938. Disney’s final two Oscars were for Best Documentary Feature for The Living Desert in 1953 and Best Short Film for The Truth About Mother Goose in 1957.
Disney’s legacy lives on in the film industry today. His pioneering work in animation and his commitment to excellence continue to inspire filmmakers and audiences alike. Disney’s record-breaking 26 Oscars are a testament to his immense talent and creativity, and will no doubt remain an impressive feat for many years to come.