Friday, January 17, 2014

ENT : 2014 Oscar Nominations: By the Numbers "

Now that the nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards have been announced, it's time to look past the snubs and surprises and crunch some numbers. For example, Jennifer Lawrence has new bragging rights over Meryl Streep. At 23, Jennifer Lawrence became the youngest three-time acting nominee in Oscar history. By comparison, 18-time Oscar nominee Streep was 32 when she scored her third nomination in 1981 for "The French Lieutenant's Woman." So J.Law's "I beat Meryl!" quip at last year's ceremony suddenly seems more prescient.

Also for those keeping score at home: "Saving Mr. Banks" received as many nominations as "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," one. Check out the list below for a few extra useful Oscar facts.

23 years: Age of Jennifer Lawrence, the youngest three-time acting nominee

7 minutes, 5 seconds: The amount of time it took to read the nominations

22: The most number of Oscars won by Walt Disney, the most of any individual

0: The number of Oscar nominations received for playing Walt Disney (Tom Hanks was shut-out for "Saving Mr. Banks")

289: The number of films eligible for Oscar consideration in 2013

1: The number of nominations received by "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"

6: The number of Best Picture nominees based on or inspired by true stories

45: The number of days until the live broadcast on March 2

18: The number of total nominations Meryl Streep has received

49: Number of total nominations received by composer John Williams

2: The number of Pixar movies that have not received a Best Animated feature nomination ("Cars" and "Monsters University") since the category was created in 2001.

91 minutes: The running time of "Gravity"

179 minutes: The running time of "The Wolf of Wall Street"

4: The number of nominated films that feature performances by Benedict Cumberbatch: "August: Osage County," "12 Years a Slave," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

2: The number of Best Picture nominations received by "American Hustle" and "Her" producer Megan Ellison, she is the first woman to achieve such a feat.

86: The number of years the Oscars have been awarded

20 & 30: The number of pounds of muscle presenter Chris Hemsworth gained to play Thor/the amount of pounds he lost to play James Hunt in "Rush."
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