Katharine Hepburn was nominated for an Oscar (search) 12 times and won four. Her four wins is a record for an actor or actress.

Meryl Streep (search) passed Hepburn in number of nominations when she received her 13th for the 2002 film AdaptationJack Nicholson (search) tied her the same year when he received his 12th.

Hepburn's Oscar nominations:

Morning Glory, 1933 Won

Alice Adams, 1935

The Philadelphia Story, 1940

Woman of the Year, 1942

The African Queen, 1951

Summertime, 1955

The Rainmaker, 1956

Suddenly, Last Summer, 1959

Long Day's Journey Into Night, 1962

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, 1967 Won

A Lion in Winter, 1968 Won (tie with Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl)

On Golden Pond, 1981 Won