Live Poll: Nom, Nom, Nom

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Only 16 actors in history have earned Best Actor/Actress Oscar nominations three (or more) years in a row. Which of them gave the best trio (or quartet, quintet, etc.) of performances?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026063057
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/bv_pS1M7EZA/

* Roles in bold type indicate winners
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Would go with Jack Nicholson 
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'Good poll. 'Tough choice but probably Brando, maybe Nicholson. I really like this but, since the list includes no women, maybe specify "male actors," especially so no one assumes that no woman has gotten a "nom, nom, nom."

(I love that title -- I thought "meditation" at first, lol.)
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I think if I put "male" that implies that there is a female list to be had. I guess I'll just put a note in the description that no actresses qualified.
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I'm between Pacino and Brando. I have seen two of Brando's films and three of Pacino's and in all of them I find their work outstanding.
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Emma Thompson was nominated in 1992 and in two different categories in 1993, does that make three nominations in a row?
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Nominations for acting only. But good idea. Perhaps someone could make a suggestion for people nominated for more than one film in a year.,,?
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I meant acting. Two different acting categories
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Not really, only 3 additions actually (same years underlined, winners in bold)

THERESA WRIGHT: Little Foxes (BSA), Pride of the Yankees (BA), Mrs. Miniver (BSA)

EMMA THOMPSON: Howards' End (BA), Remains of the Day (BA), In the Name of the Father (BSA)

CATE BLANCHETT: Notes on a Scandal (BSA), Elizabeth : The Golden Age (BA), I'm Not There (BSA)
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Al Pacino and Jamie Foxx are the only ones, and they were not nominated the previous or the following years.

Hey wait a minute, you're right. I didn't check the list. It says that no actress was nominated three times in a row, but I think Bette Davis, Greer Garson, Elizabeth Taylor and Jennifer Jones apply, they were not only nominated three times in a row but also four times... I even think Katharine Hepburn also did.

Yeah, I don't get why there are no actresses. And I don't think it's a matter of categories, Al Pacino is listed for "The Godfather" and it was a supporting performance.
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Oh yeah, Bette Davie was nominated five years in a row, winning once, Greer Garson was nominated five years in a row, winning once, and like Elmo said the following were nominated four times: Elizabeth Taylor (won once) and Jennifer Jones (won once). 
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Spencer Tracy
If Spencer is on any list he will always get my vote. No others are in his league. All the other actors have a classic leading actor "Look". Spencer does not. Tracey/Hepburn and Bogey/Bacall Rule!
You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow.
Name any actor other than Tracey that can do THIS!

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I put this comment in because he is best known for...GWC to D
1. Spencer Tracy

Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner



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Ok...coming back to this several (months) later... The list is only for LEAD roles. I blew it with Pacino (his Godfather nom was for supporting which caused a huge scandal at the time) but he still has three lead noms in a row, so he stays in with a correction.

Bradley Cooper was my bad - I thought he was lead for American Hustle and I didn't double-check. So he's gone.

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Now, for the suggestions (throughout the whole thread):

IN:
Bette Davis DOES qualify - she even has FIVE leads in five years. Good catch!
Greer Garson also has five - added!
Elizabeth Taylor - added

OUT:
Emma Thompson's noms were not in consecutive years - Howards End was 1993, The Remains of the Day was 1994 and Sense and Sensibility was 1996.
Teresa Wright did not have three leads in three years, plus two of hers are supporting.
Cate Blanchett did not have three leads in three years, plus two of hers are supporting.
Jennifer Jones' supporting nom keeps her off the list.
Katherine Hepburn only has two in a row.
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Ohh, I didn't realize it was just for lead roles. Perhaps mention that in the intro (or as a note below in the intro)?

'What a good poll. 
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A few remarks:

I'm not sure there wouldn't have been that more options if the category wasn't specified, not many actors have been nominated more than three years in a row regardless of the categories. Al Pacino would have one extra nomination for The Godfather, Jennifer Jones would have to be added along with Thelma Ritter and Bradley Cooper and that's about it.

FYC

MERYL STREEP
1981: The French Lieutenant's Woman
1982: Sophie's Choice
1983: Silkwood

INGRID BERGMAN
1943: For Whom the Bell Tolls
1944: Gaslight
1945: The Bells of St Mary's

So, you have two more options in the lead roles. If you go for supporting, you'll have 3 more actors... and you'll have to consider the case of actors nominated twice the same year.

In my opinion, the category shouldn't matter, a nomination is a nomination, the feat isn't less impressive if one of the noms belongs to the supporting category, on the contrary it shows that the actors was able to portray roles in various ranges and was as good a leading player as a supporting. 
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Oh my gosh, Meryl Streep: but of course. :). 'Good catch, ElMo. 
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Deborah Kerr and Jane Fonda also qualify.

If supporting roles are considered, the number of options comes to 21.

This based on the Academy's own list: (pdf)

http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/Help...
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bumpety bump

(I really like this poll and would like to see it go live.)
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I'm having trouble following all the notes above. Anyone care to elaborate?
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Ingrid Bergman, Deborah Kerr, Jane Fonda and Meryl Streep all qualify under the criteria you have stated.
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Ok. I think I have the list all updated properly. Let me know if anyone finds something/one I missed.
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