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EW tallies past Oscar noms from this season's films -- Here are the movies whose major players have earned the most Academy Award nominations in years past

Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, ... | THE WAY WE WERE These two Fockers have nine Academy Award acting nominations between them (7 his, 2 hers)
Image credit: Meet the Fockers: Tracy Bennett
THE WAY WE WERE These two Fockers have nine Academy Award acting nominations between them (7 his, 2 hers)

If only the Oscar race were as simple as a horse race. Then pedigree would be half the battle. Just for fun, we tallied up the nominations previously racked up by major players* in this season's high-profile releases, and found that Robert De Niro's six nominations, paired with Dustin Hoffman's seven, tip the scales in favor of... what the Fock?!

Meet the Fockers 15

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 15

The Aviator 14

Finding Neverland 14

Alexander 14

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice 11

Ocean's Twelve 10

Alfie 10

Kinsey 9

Closer 9

*Nominations count only in the category in which the actor, writer, or director is currently performing.

Originally posted Dec 01, 1979 Published in issue #796 Dec 10, 2004 Order article reprints
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