Has Al Pacino Ever Won an Oscar? ‘The Irishman’ Star Has Been Nominated 9 Times

by Jeremy Spirogis
Al Pacino in the The Godfather

When the celebs descend on the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles for the Oscars on Feb. 9, it is going to be a brand new expertise for a lot of. Nominees like Cynthia Erivo and Florence Pugh are up for his or her first-ever Academy Awards. But others have been nominated time and time once more. 

Leonardo DiCaprio, who’s within the working this 12 months for greatest actor for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, has been up for awards six instances beforehand. (He’s received as soon as, taking house a greatest actor trophy in 2016 for The Revenant.) Saoirse Ronan is just 25 however has been nominated 4 instances, together with in 2020 for taking part in the lead in Little Women. (She’s by no means received.) 

And then there’s Al Pacino. The 79-year-old actor has been nominated for an Oscar 9 instances since 1973. But he’s solely received as soon as. 

Al Pacino acquired his first Oscar nomination for ‘The Godfather’ 

Al Pacino in the The Godfather
Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather | CBS by way of Getty Images

Pacino acquired his first Academy Award nomination in 1973. He was acknowledged in the very best supporting actor class for taking part in Michael Corleone in The Godfather. That 12 months, he competed towards his co-stars James Caan and Robert Duvall, who have been additionally nominated for his or her work within the movie. But it was Joel Grey who went house with the trophy, successful for taking part in the M.C. in Cabaret. 

He was nominated 4 years in a row 

Pacino’s 1973 Oscar nomination kicked off a four-year streak of nominations for the New York City native. 

He was nominated the subsequent 12 months for greatest actor for taking part in NYPD police officer Frank Serpico in Serpico. In 1975, he was nominated once more for taking part in Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II (this time within the Best Actor class). And in 1976, he acquired the nod once more in the very best actor class for taking part in financial institution robber Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon. Yet annually, he went house empty-handed. 

Pacino lastly received an Oscar in 1993 

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Al Pacino | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Turner

After his string of Academy Award losses within the 1970s, Pacino wasn’t up for a statuette once more till 1980, when he acquired a greatest actor nomination for …And Justice for All. He misplaced to Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer. 

Another likelihood at Oscar glory got here in 1991, when Pacino was nominated for greatest supporting actor for taking part in Alphonse “Big Boy” Caprice in Dick Tracy. That 12 months, he misplaced to his The Irishman co-star Joe Pesci, who received for taking part in Tommy DeVito in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas

Two years later, Pacino lastly acquired his Oscar, when he received greatest actor for taking part in the cantankerous, blind Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman. But he might have gone house with a greatest supporting actor award as nicely, since he was additionally nominated that 12 months for his position as an actual property salesman in Glengarry Glen Ross. 

Pacino’s Oscar acceptance speech

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Pacino acknowledged his many Oscar losses in his acceptance speech. “You broke my streak,” he stated. After thanking the opposite individuals concerned within the movie, he spoke about how lucky he felt to have the ability to work as an actor. 

If you’ll indulge me for a minute — I’m simply not used to this, so I needed to write this down … I had this thought, and I believed if I ever acquired up right here I might say it. I’ve been very fortunate … this can be a present, an important present to me. I thanks all, actually. Thank you.

Will Pacino lastly win his second Oscar at Sunday night time’s ceremony? Find out when the 92nd Academy Awards air dwell on ABC on Feb. 9 at eight p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.  

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