The star of the Fabelmans quietly sets an Oscar record that is testament to his longevity

The star of the Fabelmans quietly sets an Oscar record that is testament to his longevity ...

Everyone, please accept my displeasure that all those who told you that if you keep striving for excellence you'll be recognized all the time were right all this time. Or at least that's the takeaway lesson from Judd Hirsch's Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for The Fabelmans. Hirsch was first nominated back in 1980 for his supporting role in Ordinary People, and today's nomination means that he's taken 42 years between the two nominations, longer than any other actor.

Hirsch's nomination for his role as Uncle Boris breaks the previous record for the longest time between Henry Fonda's nominations for The Grapes of Wrath in 1941 and On Golden Pond in 1982. Fonda won the award the following year, one year after Hirsch lost the category to Timothy Hutton, who co-starred with Ordinary People.

Hirsch is 87, one year younger than the record holder, Christopher Plummer, who was nominated for his 2018 appearance in All the Money in the World at the age of 88.

Hirsch hasn't spent the last four decades without any recognition. For his work on Taxi, he's won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, two Tony Awards, and a Golden Globe. If he wins the category, he'll have his EGOT rights.