Bette Davis received five consecutive nominations from 1938-1942, for Jezebel (1938), Dark Victory (1939), The Letter (1940), The Little Foxes (1941), and Now, Voyager (1942). She won the award for Jezebel, adding it to the one she had received for Dangerous in 1935.

Greer Garson equaled the feat in 1941-1945, receiving nominations for Blossoms in the Dust (1941), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Madame Curie (1943), Mrs. Parkington (1944), and The Valley of Decision (1945). She won the award for Mrs. Miniver, celebrating with the longest acceptance speech in Oscar history at seven minutes.

The record for most consecutive years with a nomination by an actor is four, shared by Marlon Brando (1951-1954) and Al Pacino (1972-1975). Actresses Jennifer Jones (1943-1946), Thelma Ritter (1950-1953), Elizabeth Taylor (1957-1960) also hold that mark.

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