Oscars 2023: How many Texans have won an Academy Award?
Do you know how many Texans have won an Oscar? Here’s how many Academy Award winners were born in the Lone Star state.
Another edition of the Oscar Awards is coming up. This Sunday night, 12 March, the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will host the 95th Academy Awards. As usual, the ceremony will celebrate the achievements of the American cinema industry for the previous year.
The ceremony will begin at 8.00 p.m. ET and will be hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel and will feature Andrew Garfield, Emily Blunt, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Melissa McCarthy and Zoe Saldana among the presenters.
The gala will also feature Grammy winner Lenny Kravitz, who will be in charge of this year’s In Memoriam with a live performance.
How many Texans have won an acting Oscar?
More than 3,000 people have won an Oscar since its first edition in 1929. Texans alone have won eight of these: at the 2020 ceremony, Texan Renée Zellweger took home the statuette for Best Actress thanks to her impeccable performance in ‘Judy’; adding the second Oscar in her artistic career.
Zellweger took home her first Oscar award in 2004 under the Best Supporting Actress category, thanks to her performance in ‘Cold Mountain’.
In addition to Renée Zellweger, other Texans who have won an Oscar include: Joan Crawford for Best Actress in ‘Mildred Pierce’ (1945), Sissy Spacek for Best Actress in ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ (1980), Tommy Lee Jones for Best Supporting Actor in ‘The Fugitive’ (1993), Jamie Foxx for Best Actor in ‘Ray’ (2004), Forest Whitaker for Best Actor in ‘The Last King of Scotland’ (2006), and Matthew McConaughey for Best Actor in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ (2013).
Texas is ranked eighth for the US states with the most Oscar Awards.