Helen Hayes
won the 1931/32 Best Actress Oscar for The Sin of Madeline Claudet
and the 1970 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Airport

Ingrid Bergman
won the 1944 Best Actress Oscar for Gaslight,
the 1956 Best Actress Oscar for Anastasia,
and the 1974 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Murder on the Orient Express.

Maggie Smith
won the 1969 Best Actress Oscar for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
and the 1978 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for California Suite.

Gene Hackman
won the 1971 Best Actor Oscar for The French Connection
and the 1992 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Unforgiven.

Jack Nicholson
won the 1975 Best Actor Oscar for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,
the 1983 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Terms of Endearment,
and the 1997 Best Actor Oscar for As Good As It Gets.


Performers who won a Supporting Oscar prior to winning an Oscar in a leading role are:

Jack Lemmon
won the 1955 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Mister Roberts
and the 1973 Best Actor Oscar for Save the Tiger.

Meryl Streep
won the 1978 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Kramer vs. Kramer
and the 1982 Best Actress Oscar for Sophie's Choice.

Robert DeNiro
won the 1974 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Godfather, Part II
and the 1981 Best Actor Oscar for Raging Bull.

Jessica Lange
won the 1982 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Tootsie
and the 1994 Best Actress Oscar for Blue Sky.

Kevin Spacey
won the 1995 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Usual Suspects
and the 1999 Best Actor Oscar for American Beauty

Denzel Washington
won the1989 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Glory
and the 2001 Best Actor Oscar for Training Day.

Cate Blanchett
won the 2004 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Aviator
and the 2013 Best Actress Oscar for Blue Jasmine.

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