Congratulations to …. For the correct answer that Walt Disney won the most Oscars with a staggering 26 including 4 in one year. Meryl Streep holds the record of 15 for the most acting Academy Award nominations received by any actor (male or female). From these 15 nominations, she won two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979 and Best Actress for Sophie's Choice in 1982. Edith Head the costume designer whose name features in the credits of so many movies won a total of 8 Oscars, more than any other woman. Peter O'Toole has been nominated for eight Oscars overall as an actor without winning any (he received an Honorary Award in 2002).