The Leap Elite Club

by ElMaruecan82 | created - 1 month ago | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

If my calculations are correct, ever since the first Oscar ceremony, only 23 leap years have passed. Rarity providing value, I thought it would be interesting to associate this 'leap' factor to the usual Oscar nomination records.

Indeed, if it's a remarkable achievement for actors to get more than 5 or 10 nominations in their career, how about getting these nods during these 'special' years?

So far, only 12 actors and actresses managed to get nominated for acting during a leap year at least 3 times (the year being the ceremony's year, not the film's release).

Which member of the "Leap Elite Club" is your favorite?

After voting, you might discuss the vote here

nomination WIN

1. Meryl Streep

Actress | Out of Africa

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

6 nominations out of 21: 1980: KRAMER VS. KRAMER 1984: Silkwood 1988: Ironweed 1996: The Bridges of Madison Country 2000: Music of the Heart 2012: The Iron Lady

2. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...

5 nominations out of 12: 1936: Alice Adams 1952: The African Queen 1956: Summertime 1960: Suddenly, Last Summer 1968: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER

3. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi)...

3 nominations out of 9: 1976: Dog Day Afternoon 1980: ...And Justice For All 2020: The Irishman

4. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...

3 nominations out of 5: 1992: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1996: Nixon 2020: The Two Popes

5. Brad Pitt

Actor | Mr. & Mrs. Smith

An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...

3 nominations out of 4: 1996: 12 Monkeys 2012: Moneyball 2020: ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD

6. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

3 nominations out of 6: 2008: Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2008: I'm Not There 2016: Carol

7. Glenn Close

Actress | Fatal Attraction

Seven time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Bettine (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families.

Glenn was often seen on ...

3 nominations out of 12: 1984: The Big Chill 1988: Fatal Attraction 2012: Albert Nobbs

8. Jack Lemmon

Actor | The Apartment

Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Lankford Noel and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers ...

3 nominations out of 12: 1956: MISTER ROBERTS 1960: Some Like it Hot 1980: The China Syndrome

9. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the...

3 nominations out of 12: 1976: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST 1984: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT 1988: Ironweed

10. Mickey Rooney

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. ...

3 nominations out of 4: 1940: Babes in Arms 1944: The Human Comedy 1980: The Black Stallion

11. Saoirse Ronan

Actress | Hanna

Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved back to Dublin, Ireland. Saoirse grew up in Dublin and briefly in Co. Carlow before moving back to Dublin ...

3 nominations out of 4: 2008: Atonement 2016: Brooklyn 2020: Little Women

12. Sean Penn

Actor | Mystic River

Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints.

Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the ...

3 nominations out of 5: 1996: Dead Man Walking 2000: Sweet and Lowdown 2004: MYSTIC RIVER

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