As we gear up for Sunday night's Academy Awards show, let's take a minute to celebrate some of the Oscar success from a few New Jersey actors.

There are plenty of New Jersey performers who have done well at the Academy Awards in years past, and today we focus in on the Academy Award stats for three of the greats. Check out these impressive stats.

Meryl Streep. Considered by most to be one of the greatest actors of our time, she has received an amazing 21 Oscar nominations and 3 wins (Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice and The Iron Lady).

Jack Nicholson. Neptune's own has 12 Academy Award nominations on his resume, with 3 wins (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Terms of Endearment and As Good As It Gets)

Susan Sarandon. She has received 5 overall nominations, including a stretch of 4 nominations in a 5 years between 1991 and 1995. Susan has won one Academy Award (Dead Man Walking).

Yes , there are plenty more success stories at the Academy Awards for New Jersey actors, and we will cover them in our next installment, but in the meantime, let's celebrate the amazing accomplishments of these three stars.

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