The Prestigious 90th Academy Awards are Fast Approaching: How many film roles does it take to win a Coveted Oscar Award?
With the Oscars fast-approaching, new research has revealed that an actor or actress will star in an average of 19.8 films before receiving their first Oscar nomination, and 26.6 roles before they come away with a coveted Academy Award.
The study from MusicMagpie - the world’s biggest DVD reseller - has looked back over 90 years and 1,708 nominees’ worth of Academy Awards data to analyse just what it takes to achieve one of the film industry’s most prestigious awards.
The data shows that men star in 23.7 films on average before receiving their first Oscar nomination, while women star in 15.8 before they are nominated for the first time.
The average number of film credits actors and actresses have before they actually win an Oscar is 26.6. By gender, the average number of roles for a woman ahead of a win is 21.2, while the male average is 32.1.
Of this year’s nominees, Margot Robbie receives her first nomination for her 16th film, while Sam Rockwell would appear overdue with a nomination for his 70th. Those looking for the most likely to win might consider Mary J. Blige in Mudbound, her 19th film role, or Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird, her 27th feature film.
The full story and complete data set can be seen and accessed here.
THE 90TH ACADEMY AWARDS ARE ON MARCH 4