Walt Disney
Walt Disney 1954
Disney at the 26th Academy Awards
59 Nominations / 22 Wins
Role Actor, Animatior, Director
Born December 5, 1901
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died December 15, 1966

Walt Disney was an American actor, animator, director, and film executive who was influential in the technical advancement of film, especially in areas of animation. Disney holds the record for most nominations (59) and Oscar wins (22 competitive awards plus 4 honorary awards) for a single individual.


5th Academy Awards, 1931/32
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)Flowers and Trees
6th Academy Awards, 1932/33
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)The Three Little Pigs
7th Academy Awards, 1934
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)The Tortoise and the Hare
8th Academy Awards, 1935
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)Three Orphan Kittens
9th Academy Awards, 1936
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)The Country Cousin
10th Academy Awards, 1937
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)The Old Mill
11th Academy Awards, 1938
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)Ferdinand the Bull
12th Academy Awards, 1939
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)The Ugly Duckling
14th Academy Awards, 1941
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)Lend a Paw
15th Academy Awards, 1942
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)Der Fuehrer's Face[1]
21st Academy Awards, 1948
Best Short Subject (Two-reel)Seal Island
23rd Academy Awards, 1950
Best Short Subject (Two-reel)In Beaver Valley
24th Academy Awards, 1951
Best Short Subject (Two-reel)Nature's Half Acre
25th Academy Awards, 1952
Best Short Subject (Two-reel)Water Birds
26th Academy Awards, 1953
Best Documentary (Feature)The Living Desert
Best Documentary (Short Subject)The Alaskan Eskimo
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom
Best Short Subject (Two-reel)Bear Country
27th Academy Awards, 1954
Best Documentary (Feature)The Vanishing Prairie
28th Academy Awards, 1955
Best Documentary (Short Subject)Men against the Arctic
31st Academy Awards, 1958
Best Short Subject (Live Action)Grand Canyon
41st Academy Awards, 1968
Best Short Subject (Cartoon)Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day[2]

Honorary and Special Awards

Special Snow White Oscar

The special Oscar presented for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs—one statuette and seven miniature statuettes on a stepped base.

5th Academy Awards, 1931–32
Special Award — To Walt Disney for the creation of "Mickey Mouse."
11th Academy Awards, 1938
Special Award — To Walt Disney for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon.
14th Academy Awards, 1941
Special Award — To Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins and the RCA Manufacturing Company for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of the use of sound in motion pictures through the production of Fantasia.
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award


  1. The plaque originally awarded for Best Short Subject (Cartoon) at the 15th Academy Awards was replaced with a statuette in 1946.
  2. Awarded posthumously.
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