Oscars: These are the youngest and oldest winners

An age record could fall at the 95th Academy Awards on March 12, 2023.

Oscars: These are the youngest and oldest winners

An age record could fall at the 95th Academy Awards on March 12, 2023. 87-year-old Judd Hirsch could become the oldest person to win an acting Oscar. He is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Fabelmans.

These are the previous record-holders for oldest and youngest actors and directors in Academy Awards history.

The record for the oldest leading actor is still young: Anthony Hopkins (85) set it in 2021. The Welshman was 83 when he won the dementia drama "The Father". 83 years and 115 days to be exact. Hopkins is also the oldest nominee in that category and oldest person to win in acting categories.

The record for youngest leading actor has stood for over 20 years. Adrian Brody (49) was only 29 when he won "The Pianist" in 2003. A big gap to the youngest candidate ever nominated for a leading actor Oscar: Jackie Cooper (1922-2011) was only nine years old when he competed for "Skippy" in 1931.

The oldest leading actress to date was only slightly younger than Anthony Hopkins when she won. Jessica Tandy (1909-1994) was 80 years old when she picked up her Oscar for "Miss Daisy and her Chauffeur" in 1990.

The youngest leading actress was Marlee Matlin (57). At the age of 21 she was honored for "God's forgotten children". As the first deaf person to win an Oscar, she set yet another record. Troy Kotsur (54), Matlin's co-star from CODA, followed suit last year.

Veteran actor Christopher Plummer (1929-2021) was 82 years old when he accepted the 2012 Supporting Actor Oscar for "Beginners." Six years later, the Canadian was nominated again, but went away empty-handed for "All the Money in the World". This makes him the oldest person ever to be nominated in an acting category.

Actually, it was more of a leading role played by Timothy Hutton (62) in Robert Redford's directorial debut, 'Just Ordinary Family' (1980). Nevertheless, he won the supporting actor Oscar for this, at the age of 20 as the youngest actor to date. After that, my career went downhill.

Hutton is a senior to Justin Henry (51). At the tender age of 8, he was suggested for his supporting role as the child of divorce in Kramer vs. Kramer. To date, he is the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Oscar.

Peggy Ashcroft (1907-1991) was almost a youngster in comparison when she received the Oscar for a supporting role in 1985 for "Journey to India". At 77, she is the only person among the record-holders in the four under-80 acting categories.

Tatum O'Neal (59) is not only the youngest best supporting actress, but the youngest person to ever win a regular Academy Award. The honorary Oscar that Shirley Temple (1928-2014) received at the age of six does not officially count. Tatum O'Neal won for Paper Moon in 1974 at the age of ten.

PS: The oldest Oscar winner ever is not an actor. James Ivory (94) was 89 when he received an award for his screenplay for Call Me By Your Name.

Clint Eastwood is still in business at 92. It's no wonder he's also the oldest director to ever win an Oscar. He was 74 when he received his Academy Award for "Million Dollar Baby" in 2005.

The youngest winner in the directing category is Damien Chazelle (38). He was 32 when he won for "La La Land." Almost a pensioner by the standards of acting categories.