Who is the only person to receive an Oscar nomination for acting in a Star Wars film?

Answer: Alec Guinness

The Star Wars franchise has been nominated for a total of 37 Oscars across the 11 live-action films. These range from Best Picture, to Best Original Score, to a whole slew of Best Visual Effects nominations. However, across the entire franchise, there has only been one Academy Award nomination for an acting performance in any of the films. That honor goes to Sir Alec Guinness, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his iconic role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first Star Wars film in 1977. He would end up losing the award to Jason Robards, who won Best Supporting Actor that year for his performance in Julia. #MayTheFourthBeWithYou, #StarWarsDay

Alec Guinness
Actor
Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets, in which he played nine … Wikipedia
Born: 2 April 1914, Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom
Died: 5 August 2000, Midhurst, United Kingdom
Battles/wars: World War II: Operation Husky
Spouse: Merula Salaman (m. 1938–2000)
TV shows: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Smiley’s People, MORE

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