Twice as Nice! Tom Hanks Is Just One of Many Stars Who’ve Won Back to Back Oscars
Every star says it’s an honor just to be nominated for an Oscar, but it’s safe to say that winning the trophy really takes the cake. And what’s even better than just one victory? Achieving the feat in consecutive years! Scroll down to see some of the talented stars who’ve won back-to-back Oscars!
In 1994, the legendary actor received his first Best Actor win for his role in the drama Philadelphia. The following year, he took home the trophy yet again for his iconic role in Forrest Gump.
The trophy for Best Supporting Actor went to the late star in 1976 for his role in All the President’s Men, and again the following year for his work in the drama Julia.
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The late brunette beauty nabbed four Best Actress wins over her impressive career, but won consecutively in 1968 for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and in 1969 for The Lion in Winter — though the latter was shared with Barbara Streisand for her role in Funny Girl.
The late star went home victorious in 1937 and 1938, winning Best Actor for Captains Courageous and Boys Town, respectively.
In 1936, the late star won Best Actress for her role in The Great Ziegfeld and she won the honor the following year for the drama The Good Earth.
In 1958, the music man won Best Score for Gigi and also took home the honor in 1959 for Porgy and Bess. He achieved back-to-back wins in the same category yet again in 1963 and in 1964 for his work in Irma la Douce and My Fair Lady, respectively.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s received five nominations but earned just two wins at the 1961 Oscars — Best Score and Best Original Song, both of which honored the late composer. The next year, Henry won Best Original Song for Days of Wine and Roses.
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The late star nabbed Best Director wins in 1949 and 1950 for A Letter to Three Wives and All About Eve, respectively.
Disney magic! At the 1991 Oscars, the composer took home the Academy Awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Score for the original Beauty and the Beast. The following year, he nabbed wins in the same categories for Aladdin.
The late star took home four Best Director trophies over his career, including in 1940 for The Grapes of Wrath and How Green Was My Valley in 1941.