Below are are four lists:

Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress.

Do you expect to see any significant differences in their ages?

Do you expect to see any changes over the years?

Why are there different numbers of entries?

Best Actor, Age when receiving the Oscar

1, Emil Jannings, 44 years,

2, Warner Baxter, 41 years,

3, George Arliss, 62 years,

4, Lionel Barrymore, 53 years,

5, Wallace Beery, 47 years,

6, Fredric March, 35 years,

7, Charles Laughton, 34 years,

8, Clark Gable, 34 years,

9, Victor McLaglen, 49 years,

10, Paul Muni, 41 years,

11, Spencer Tracy, 37 years,

12, Spencer Tracy, 38 years,

13, Robert Donat, 34 years,

14, James Stewart, 32 years,

15, Gary Cooper, 40 years,

16, James Cagney, 43 years,

17, Paul Lukas, 48 years,

18, Bing Crosby, 41 years,

19, Ray Milland, 39 years,

20, Fredric March, 49 years,

21, Ronald Colman, 57 years,

22, Laurence Olivier, 41 years,

23, Broderick Crawford, 38 years,

24, José Ferrer, 39 years,

25, Humphrey Bogart, 52 years,

26, Gary Cooper, 51 years,

27, William Holden, 35 years,

28, Marlon Brando, 30 years,

29, Ernest Borgnine, 39 years,

30, Yul Brynner, 36 years,

31, Alec Guinness, 43 years,

32, David Niven, 49 years,

33, Charlton Heston, 36 years,

34, Burt Lancaster, 47 years,

35, Maximilian Schell, 31 years,

36, Gregory Peck, 47 years,

37, Sidney Poitier, 37 years,

38, Rex Harrison, 57 years,

39, Lee Marvin, 42 years,

40, Paul Scofield, 45 years,

41, Rod Steiger, 42 years,

42, Cliff Robertson, 45 years,

43, John Wayne, 62 years,

44, George C. Scott, 43 years,

45, Gene Hackman, 42 years,

46, Marlon Brando, 48 years,

47, Jack Lemmon, 49 years,

48, Art Carney, 56 years,

49, Jack Nicholson, 38 years,

50, Peter Finch, 60 years,

51, Richard Dreyfuss, 30 years,

52, Jon Voight, 40 years,

53, Dustin Hoffman, 42 years,

54, Robert De Niro, 37 years,

55, Henry Fonda, 76 years,

56, Ben Kingsley, 39 years,

57, Robert Duvall, 53 years,

58, F. Murray Abraham, 45 years,

59, William Hurt, 36 years,

60, Paul Newman, 62 years,

61, Michael Douglas, 43 years,

62, Dustin Hoffman, 51 years,

63, Daniel Day-Lewis, 32 years,

64, Jeremy Irons, 42 years,

65, Anthony Hopkins, 54 years,

66, Al Pacino, 52 years,

67, Tom Hanks, 37 years,

68, Tom Hanks, 38 years,

69, Nicolas Cage, 32 years,

70, Geoffrey Rush, 45 years,

71, Jack Nicholson, 60 years,

72, Roberto Benigni, 46 years,

73, Kevin Spacey, 40 years,

74, Russell Crowe, 36 years,

75, Denzel Washington, 47 years,

76, Adrien Brody, 29 years,

77, Sean Penn, 43 years,

78, Jamie Foxx, 37 years,

79, Philip Seymour Hoffman, 38 years,

80, Forest Whitaker, 45 years,

81, Daniel Day-Lewis, 50 years,

82, Sean Penn, 48 years,

83, Jeff Bridges, 60 years,

84, Colin Firth, 50 years,

85, Jean Dujardin, 39 years,

86, Daniel Day-Lewis, 55 years,

87, Matthew McConaughey, 44 years,

Best Actress, Age when

receiving Oscar.

1, Janet Gaynor, 22 years, 222 days

2, Mary Pickford, 37 years, 360 days

3, Norma Shearer, 28 years, 87 days

4, Marie Dressler, 63 years, 1 day

5, Helen Hayes, 32 years, 39 days

6, Katharine Hepburn, 26 years, 308 days

7, Claudette Colbert, 31 years, 167 days

8, Bette Davis, 27 years, 335 days

9, Luise Rainer, 27 years, 51 days

10, Luise Rainer, 28 years, 57 days

11, Bette Davis, 30 years, 324 days

12, Vivien Leigh, 26 years, 116 days

13, Ginger Rogers, 29 years, 226 days

14, Joan Fontaine, 24 years, 127 days

15, Greer Garson, 38 years, 156 days

16, Jennifer Jones, 25 years, 0 days

17, Ingrid Bergman, 29 years, 198 days

18, Joan Crawford, 41 years, 349 days

19, Olivia de Havilland, 30 years, 255 days

20, Loretta Young, 35 years, 74 days

21, Jane Wyman, 32 years, 78 days

22, Olivia de Havilland, 33 years, 265 days

23, Judy Holliday, 29 years, 281 days

24, Vivien Leigh, 38 years, 136 days

25, Shirley Booth, 54 years, 201 days

26, Audrey Hepburn, 24 years, 325 days

27, Grace Kelly, 25 years, 138 days

28, Anna Magnani, 48 years, 14 days

29, Ingrid Bergman, 41 years, 210 days

30, Joanne Woodward, 28 years, 27 days

31, Susan Hayward, 41 years, 280 days

32, Simone Signoret, 39 years, 10 days

33, Elizabeth Taylor, 29 years, 49 days

34, Sophia Loren, 27 years, 201 days

35, Anne Bancroft, 31 years, 203 days

36, Patricia Neal, 38 years, 84 days

37, Julie Andrews, 29 years, 186 days

38, Julie Christie, 25 years, 4 days

39, Elizabeth Taylor, 35 years, 42 days

40, Katharine Hepburn, 60 years, 334 days

41, Katharine Hepburn, 61 years, 337 days

42, Barbra Streisand, 26 years, 355 days

43, Maggie Smith, 35 years, 100 days

44, Glenda Jackson, 34 years, 341 days

45, Jane Fonda, 34 years, 111 days

46, Liza Minnelli, 27 years, 15 days

47, Glenda Jackson, 37 years, 328 days

48, Ellen Burstyn, 42 years, 122 days

49, Louise Fletcher, 41 years, 251 days

50, Faye Dunaway, 36 years, 73 days

51, Diane Keaton, 32 years, 88 days

52, Jane Fonda, 41 years, 109 days

53, Sally Field, 33 years, 160 days

54, Sissy Spacek, 31 years, 96 days

55, Katharine Hepburn, 74 years, 321 days

56, Meryl Streep, 33 years, 293 days

57, Shirley MacLaine, 49 years, 351 days

58, Sally Field, 38 years, 139 days

59, Geraldine Page, 61 years, 122 days

60, Marlee Matlin, 21 years, 218 days

61, Cher, 41 years, 327 days

62, Jodie Foster, 26 years, 128 days

63, Jessica Tandy, 80 years, 292 days

64, Kathy Bates, 42 years, 270 days

65, Jodie Foster, 29 years, 132 days

66, Emma Thompson, 33 years, 348 days

67, Holly Hunter, 36 years, 1 day

68, Jessica Lange, 45 years, 341 days

69, Susan Sarandon, 49 years, 173 days

70, Frances McDormand, 39 years, 274 days

71, Helen Hunt, 34 years, 281 days

72, Gwyneth Paltrow, 26 years, 175 days

73, Hilary Swank, 25 years, 240 days

74, Julia Roberts, 33 years, 148 days

75, Halle Berry, 35 years, 222 days

76, Nicole Kidman, 35 years, 276 days

77, Charlize Theron, 28 years, 206 days

78, Hilary Swank, 30 years, 212 days

79, Reese Witherspoon, 29 years, 348 days

80, Helen Mirren, 61 years, 214 days

81, Marion Cotillard, 32 years, 147 days

82, Kate Winslet, 33 years, 140 days

83, Sandra Bullock, 45 years, 224 days

84, Natalie Portman, 29 years, 263 days

85, Meryl Streep, 62 years, 249 days

86, Jennifer Lawrence, 22 years, 193 days

87, Cate Blanchett, 44 years, 292 days

Best Director, Age when receiving Oscar

1, Frank Borzage, 35 years, 23 days

2, Lewis Milestone, 33 years, 228 days

3, Frank Lloyd, 44 years,60 days

4, Lewis Milestone, 35 years,36 days

5, Norman Taurog, 32 years,260 days

6, Frank Borzage, 38 years, 209 days

7, Frank Lloyd, 48 years, 42 days

8, Frank Capra, 37 years, 285 days

9, John Ford, 42 years, 33 days

10, Frank Capra, 39 years, 290 days

11, Leo McCarey, 39 years, 158 days

12, Frank Capra, 41 years, 281 days

13, Victor Fleming, 51 years, 6 days

14, John Ford, 47 years, 26 days

15, John Ford, 48 years, 25 days

16, William Wyler, 40 years, 246 days

17, Michael Curtiz, 57 years, 69 days

18, Leo McCarey, 46 years, 163 days

19, Billy Wilder, 39 years, 258 days

20, William Wyler, 44 years, 255 days

21, Elia Kazan, 38 years, 195 days

22, John Huston, 42 years, 231 days

23, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 41 years, 40 days

24, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 42 years, 46 days

25, George Stevens, 47 years, 103 days

26, John Ford, 59 years, 46 days

27, Fred Zinnemann, 46 years, 330 days

28, Elia Kazan, 45 years, 204 days

29, Delbert Mann, 36 years, 51 days

30, George Stevens, 52 years, 99 days

31, David Lean, 50 years, 1 day

32, Vincente Minnelli, 56 years, 37 days

33, William Wyler, 57 years, 278 days

34, Billy Wilder, 54 years, 299 days

35, Jerome Robbins, 43 years, 180 days

36, Robert Wise, 47 years, 211 days

37, David Lean, 55 years, 14 days

38, Tony Richardson, 35 years, 313 days

39, George Cukor, 65 years, 272 days

40, Robert Wise, 51 years, 220 days

41, Fred Zinnemann, 59 years,346 days

42, Mike Nichols, 36 years,156 days

43, Carol Reed, 62 years,105 days

44, John Schlesinger, 44 years,50 days

45, Franklin J. Schaffner, 50 years,320 days

46, William Friedkin, 36 years,225 days

47, Bob Fosse, 45 years, 277 days

48, George Roy Hill, 52 years,103 days

49, Francis Ford Coppola, 36 years,1 day

50, Miloš Forman, 44 years,40 days

51, John G. Avildsen, 41 years,97 days

52, Woody Allen, 42 years,123 days

53, Michael Cimino, 40 years,65 days

54, Robert Benton, 47 years,198 days

55, Robert Redford, 44 years,225 days

56, Warren Beatty, 44 years,364 days

57, Richard Attenborough, 59 years,225 days

58, James L. Brooks, 43 years,336 days

59, Miloš Forman, 53 years,35 days

60, Sydney Pollack, 51 years,266 days

61, Oliver Stone, 40 years,196 days

62, Bernardo Bertolucci, 48 years,26 days

63, Barry Levinson, 46 years,355 days

64, Oliver Stone, 43 years,192 days

65, Kevin Costner, 36 years,66 days

66, Jonathan Demme, 48 years,37 days

67, Clint Eastwood, 62 years,302 days

68, Steven Spielberg, 47 years,93 days

69, Robert Zemeckis, 43 years,317 days

70, Mel Gibson, 40 years,82 days

71, Anthony Minghella, 43 years,77 days

72, James Cameron, 43 years,219 days

73, Steven Spielberg, 52 years,93 days

74, Sam Mendes, 34 years,238 days

75, Steven Soderbergh, 38 years,70 days

76, Ron Howard, 48 years,23 days

77, Roman Polanski, 69 years,217 days

78, Peter Jackson, 42 years,121 days

79, Clint Eastwood, 74 years,272 days

80, Ang Lee, 51 years, 133 days

81, Martin Scorsese, 64 years,100 days

82, Ethan Coen, 50 years,156 days

83, Joel Coen, 53 years, 87 days

84, Danny Boyle, 52 years,125 days

85, Kathryn Bigelow, 58 years,100 days

86, Tom Hooper, 38 years,149 days

87, Michel Hazanavicius, 44 years,334 days

88, Ang Lee, 58 years, 124 days

89, Alfonso Cuaron, 52 years,94 days

Best Supporting Actress, Age when receiving Oscar.

1, Gale Sondergaard, 38 years,17 days

2, Alice Brady, 45 years,128 days

3, Fay Bainter, 45 years,78 days

4, Hattie McDaniel, 44 years,264 days

5, Jane Darwell, 61 years,135 days

6, Mary Astor, 35 years, 299 days

7, Teresa Wright, 24 years,128 days

8, Katina Paxinou, 43 years,76 days

9, Ethel Barrymore, 65 years,212 days

10, Anne Revere, 42 years,255 days

11, Anne Baxter, 23 years,310 days

12, Celeste Holm, 30 years,326 days

13, Claire Trevor, 39 years,16 days

14, Mercedes McCambridge, 34 years,7 days

15, Josephine Hull, 74 years,85 days

16, Kim Hunter, 29 years,139 days

17, Gloria Grahame, 29 years,111 days

18, Donna Reed, 33 years,57 days

19, Eva Marie Saint, 30 years,269 days

20, Jo Van Fleet, 41 years,82 days

21, Dorothy Malone, 32 years,56 days

22, Miyoshi Umeki, 28 years,322 days

23, Wendy Hiller, 46 years,234 days

24, Shelley Winters, 39 years,230 days

25, Shirley Jones, 27 years,17 days

26, Rita Moreno, 30 years,119 days

27, Patty Duke, 16 years,115 days

28, Margaret Rutherford, 71 years,338 days

29, Lila Kedrova, 46 years,178 days

30, Shelley Winters, 45 years,243 days

31, Sandy Dennis, 29 years,348 days

32, Estelle Parsons, 40 years,142 days

33, Ruth Gordon, 72 years,166 days

34, Goldie Hawn, 24 years,137 days

35, Helen Hayes, 70 years,187 days

36, Cloris Leachman, 45 years,346 days

37, Eileen Heckart, 53 years,363 days

38, Tatum O'Neal, 10 years,148 days

39, Ingrid Bergman, 59 years,222 days

40, Lee Grant, 48 years, 150 days

41, Beatrice Straight, 62 years,238 days

42, Vanessa Redgrave, 41 years,63 days

43, Maggie Smith, 44 years,102 days

44, Meryl Streep, 30 years,297 days

45, Mary Steenburgen, 28 years,51 days

46, Maureen Stapleton, 56 years,281 days

47, Jessica Lange, 33 years,356 days

48, Linda Hunt, 39 years,7 days

49, Peggy Ashcroft, 77 years,93 days

50, Anjelica Huston, 34 years,259 days

51, Dianne Wiest, 39 years,2 days

52, Olympia Dukakis, 56 years,296 days

53, Geena Davis, 33 years,65 days

54, Brenda Fricker, 45 years,37 days

55, Whoopi Goldberg, 35 years,132 days

56, Mercedes Ruehl, 44 years,31 days

57, Marisa Tomei, 28 years,115 days

58, Anna Paquin, 11 years,240 days

59, Dianne Wiest, 46 years,364 days

60, Mira Sorvino, 28 years,179 days

61, Juliette Binoche, 33 years,15 days

62, Kim Basinger, 44 years,105 days

63, Judi Dench, 64 years,102 days

64, Angelina Jolie, 24 years,296 days

65, Marcia Gay Harden, 41 years,223 days

66, Jennifer Connelly, 31 years,102 days

67, Catherine Zeta-Jones, 33 years,179 days

68, Renée Zellweger, 34 years,310 days

69, Cate Blanchett, 35 years,289 days

70, Rachel Weisz, 35 years,363 days

71, Jennifer Hudson, 25 years,166 days

72, Tilda Swinton, 47 years,111 days

73, Penélope Cruz, 34 years,300 days

74, Monique Imes, 42 years,86 days

75, Melissa Leo, 50 years,166 days

76, Octavia Spencer, 39 years,277 days

77, Anne Hathaway, 30 years,104 days

78, Lupita Nyong'o, 31 years,1 day

Nice bunch of data to mess with, I can imagine the work of finding every single age. Btw, you've used the Oscar for best supporting actress:

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Actually wasn't that hard ... the wikipedia pages that I got these from had just the winners and their ages, plus a couple other bits of personal data. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Best_Director_winners_by_age

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