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  • Richard LeBeau
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    One of my favorite things to do after the Oscar nominations are announced is pool the collective resources of this board and figure what records and milestones have been achieved among this year’s crop of nominees. I will start us off. (Note: I believe all of the following are correct, but if you find an error let me know and I will edit the post.)

    • Meryl Streep conitnues to extend her lead in terms of most Oscar nominations for acting. She now has 18, which is 50% beyond her closest competitors, Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson (12 each) 
    • In terms of most nominations for Best Director, Martin Scorcese pulls out of his four-way tie with Steven Spielberg, David Lean, Woody Allen, and Fred Zinnemann, to match Billy Wilder as the second most nominated director of all time with 8. (They still trail behind William Wyler’s 12)
    • Woody Allen extends his astonishing record of most nominations in the Best Oiriginal Screenplay category to 16 (his closest runner-up? Frederico Fellini with 6)
    • Steve McQueen becomes the 3rd black nominated for Best Director (following John SIngleton and Lee Daniels).
    • “American Hustle” becomes the 15th film overall to receive an acting nomination in each of the four categories. The only other film to achieve this in the last 32 years? “Silver Linings Playbook” – David O. Russell’s last film.
    • “Nebraska” is only the 4th film since 1980 to be shot in Black & White and nominated for Best Picture (following “Schindler’s List,” “Good Night and Good Luck,” and “The Artist.”)
    • At age 84, June Squibb becomes the fourth oldest acting nominee in history, following Gloria Stuart (87), Ruby Dee (85), and Emanuelle Riva (85). 
    • With 49 nominations, John Williams is the second most nominated person in history (behind Walt Disney) and the most nominated living person. 
    • At age 23, Jennifer Lawrence is the youngest woman ever to receive three acting nominations, beating Teresa Wright who achieved the mark by age 24. 
    • Alexander Payne and David O. Russell have been nominated for Best Director for each of their last 3 films. (Of note, DOR has achieved this within the span of 4 years)
    • Among the actors who added to their total of Best Picture nominees this year are Leonardo DiCaprio (7), Tom Hanks (6), Brad Pitt (6), George Clooney (6), and Sandra Bullock (4)
    • “Gravity” becomes only the 5th film ever to receive nominations in all 7 technical categories, following “Titanic,” “Master and Commander,” “Hugo,” and “Life of Pi”
    • This is only the second time in history an eligible Pixar film wasn’t nominated (“Monster’s University” following “Cars 2”)
    • In the three years since altering the Best Picture pool to be no less than 5 and no more than 10, there have been 9 nominees.
    • Only 10 films were nominated in the acting categories this year. (This may tie for the record of fewest films represented among the acting nominations, but needs to be confirmed). 
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    KT
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    I’m pretty sure your numbers are wrong for John Williams.  This is his 49th nomination. And he’s still behind Disney, who has a number in the 50s.

    Also, Marty Scorsese has become the most nominated living director.  Huge for someone who was overlooked for Taxi Driver and ignored for 35 years until he finally won.  He is the most important living director for his contribution to cinema and film preservation.

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    Spenser Davis
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    • Of the 260 acting nominees since 2001, Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Daniel Bruhl became the 20th, 21st, and 22nd actors to not get an Oscar nomination after being nominated by SAG and the Globes, while Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jonah Hill became the 18th, 19th, and 20th actors to get nominated for the Oscar despite not getting a Globe or SAG nomination. 

    ^ But wait – DiCaprio and Bale were both nominated for the Globe, and DiCaprio actually won. Jonah Hill should be the only person with that particular distinction.

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    Richard LeBeau
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    #134092

    Thanks Spenser, I made the mistake of taking those two from the Hollywood Reporter without fact checking (or thinking in the latter case). I just deleted them while I figure out the real numbers.

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    • Steve McQueen becomes the 3rd African-American nominated for Best Director (following John SIngleton and Lee Daniels).

    Just say black, McQueen’s British.

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    Richard LeBeau
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    Also, does anyone know when was the last time either of the following things happened?

    1) The Best Actress line-up was all previous nominees?
    2) The Best Actress line-up included 4 previous winners?

    The five nominees have an average of 7(!) acting nominations. 

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    Richard LeBeau
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    [quote=”RichT315″]

    • Steve McQueen becomes the 3rd African-American nominated for Best Director (following John SIngleton and Lee Daniels).

    Just say black, McQueen’s British.[/quote]

    Good point, Words Count. 

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    Madson Melo
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    Also, does anyone know when was the last time either of the following things happened?

    1) The Best Actress line-up was all previous nominees?
    2) The Best Actress line-up included 4 previous winners?

    The five nominees have an average of 7(!) acting nominations. 

    1) 1994. Lange, Foster, Ryder, Richardson and Sarandon were all previous nominees

    2) I don’t think this has ever happened.

    Also, which are the technical categories? Song and Costume doesn’t count?

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    uniqblue69
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    “American Hustle” becomes the 8th film overall to receive an
    acting nomination in each of the four categories. The only other film to
    achieve this in the last 32 years? “Silver Linings Playbook” – David O.
    Russell’s last film.

    No, it is the 15th.

    1. My Man Godfrey
    2. Mrs. Miniver
    3. For Whom the Bell Tolls
    4. Johnny Belinda
    5. Sunset Boulevard
    6. A Streetcar Named Desire
    7. From Here to Eternity
    8. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    9. Bonnie & Clyde
    10. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
    11. Network
    12. Coming Home
    13. Reds
    14. Silver Linings Playbook
    15. American Hustle

    Also, David O. Russell is the first director to have two different films receive nominations in all 4 acting categories.

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    24Emmy
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    “American Hustle” becomes the 8th film overall to receive an acting nomination in each of the four categories. The only other film to achieve this in the last 32 years? “Silver Linings Playbook” – David O. Russell’s last film.

    15th — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_with_all_four_Academy_Award_acting_nominations

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    24Emmy
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    Is this the first time three actors (Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, & Jennifer Lawrence) have been nominated in back to back years? If not, when was the last time?

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    *Team*oscar
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    her only film without acting nod jennifer agian not as good as made out.

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    24Emmy
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    Jennifer Lawrence is now the youngest actress to achieve three nominations. Teresa Wright held the record.

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    Richard LeBeau
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    [quote=”RichT315″]“American Hustle” becomes the 8th film overall to receive an acting nomination in each of the four categories. The only other film to achieve this in the last 32 years? “Silver Linings Playbook” – David O. Russell’s last film.

    15th — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_with_all_four_Academy_Award_acting_nominations[/quote]

    Thanks I edited it. 

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    KT
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    What happened to the John Williams note?

    He is the most nominated living person.  That’s huge! 

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