It’s awards-nerd Christmas today, with the reveal of the 89th Academy Award nominations this morning. We’ve already gone through the snubs and surprises of this morning’s announcement, as well as some analysis, reactions and a discussion of how it completes Mel Gibson’s comeback, but there’s plenty more to be unpacked, especially if you’re a stats fan.
As we do every year, we’ve broken this morning’s nods down to the numbers, from awards trivia to box office of the nominated films. Dig in below, and let us know any other stats you might have uncovered in the comments.
9 – Total number of Best Picture nominees. Since the Academy switched to a new system where anywhere between five and 10 films could be nominated for the 2012 Oscars, we’ve had nine films three times (in 2012, 2013 and 2014), and eight films twice (in 2015 and 2016) .
14 – Most nominations this year, for “La La Land.” Tied with “Titanic” and “All About Eve,” it’s the most any movie has ever managed. (It’s also the most for any film since, of all things, “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button” got 13 eight years ago).
3 – The smallest number of Oscar nominations for a Best Picture nominee, for “Hidden Figures,” which also got nods for Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer.
3 – The most nominations for a movie without a Best Picture nomination — for “Jackie,” which picked up Best Actress, Best Costume Design and Best Original Score nods. “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “Passengers” “Kubo And The Two Strings,” “Moana,” “A Man Called Ove” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” all picked up two nominations.
8 – Most nominations without an acting nod for “Arrival,” which would have had nine if the expected nomination for Amy Adams had, er, arrived.
1 – Number of triple nominees this year. It’s Justin Hurwitz, nominated for writing the music for two “La La Land” songs as well as the film’s score. Last year, there were none, but in 2015, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater were all thrice-nominated.
5 – Number of double nominees this year. Damien Chazelle, Barry Jenkins and Kenneth Lonergan were all nominated for directing and writing or co-writing their movies, while Denzel Washington is a Best Picture nominee for producing “Fences” as well as landing an Acting nod for the same film; and Theodore Melfi is a Best Picture nominee for “Hidden Figures” and also has a nod for co-writing the film, though he missed a directing nod.
0 – Number of acting nominees who were also nominated last year. Last year, Eddie Redmayne and Mark Ruffalo both managed the double. However, Matt Damon, nominated last year for “The Martian,” is Oscar-nominated for producing “Manchester By The Sea” this year.
1 – Number of movies with three acting nods — “Manchester By The Sea,” which saw Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges all honored. No film managed the feat last year (“Birdman” did the year before)
4 – Number of movies with two acting nominations this year: “Fences” (for Denzel Washington and Viola Davis), “La La Land” (Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone), “Moonlight” (for Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris) and “Lion” (Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman). Last year, five films did the double.
26 – Most awards by a single studio, for Lionsgate (who had “La La Land,” “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Hell Or High Water,” plus “Deepwater Horizon”). Paramount and A24 were behind with 18 and 10.
7 – Number of nominations for streaming giant Amazon, thanks to “Manchester By The Sea” and “The Salesman.” That was the fourth most of any studio (tied with Disney) and by far the most managed by a streaming company. Rival Netflix only managed one nomination, for “13th.”
4 – Number of first-time directing nominees this year — only Mel Gibson, who won for “Braveheart,” has popped up in the category before. That said, “La La Land”’s Damien Chazelle and “Manchester By The Sea”’s Kenneth Lonergan have a previous nomination in another category, for Best Adapted Screenplay for 2014’s “Whiplash” and Best Original Screenplay for 2000’s “You Can Count On Me,” respectively.
7 – Number of first-time acting nominees this year — of the 20 total nominees, only Andrew Garfield, Isabelle Huppert, Ruth Negga, Mahershala Ali, Lucas Hedges, Dev Patel and Naomie Harris haven’t been recognized before.
5 – Number of acting nominees who already have an Oscar — Denzel Washington (for “Glory” and “Training Day”), Meryl Streep (for “Sophie’s Choice,” “Kramer Vs. Kramer” and “The Iron Lady”), Natalie Portman (for “Black Swan”), Jeff Bridges (for “Crazy Heart”) and Nicole Kidman (for “The Hours”).
4 – Most number of acting nominations without a win. That’s Michelle Williams, previously nominated for “Brokeback Mountain,” “Blue Valentine” and “My Week With Marilyn.” Viola Davis picked up her third nomination this year, after “Doubt” and “The Help,” but will likely end her losing streak with “Fences.”
1 – Number of existing EGOT holders (winners of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony) nominated this year: “Fences” producers Scott Rudin holds all four.
1 – Number of people who could EGOT this year — Lin-Manuel Miranda, nominated for the song in “Moana” after winning two Grammys, three Tonys and an Emmy already. If he wins, he’d become the youngest person ever to pull it off, beating “Frozen” and “Book Of Mormon” composer Robert Lopez by three years.
20 – number of total nominations received by Meryl Streep after her recognition for “Florence Foster Jenkins” today. That’s the most of any performer in Oscar history. Denzel Washington and Jeff Bridges both picked up their seventh nominations today (though Washington also got an eighth for producing “Fences”), and Nicole Kidman and Michelle Williams are next with four.
67 – the age of the oldest acting nominees, Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. Streep is older by six months, if we’re counting. Isabelle Huppert is next at 63, then Denzel Washington at 62.
20 – the age of the youngest male acting nominee, “Manchester By The Sea” supporting player Lucas Hedges. He’s the eighth youngest ever in the category, overtaking Timothy Hutton, who was 20 years and 185 days when he was nominated for “Ordinary People” (Hutton remains the youngest winner), and six years younger than Dev Patel, the next youngest this year
28 – the age of the youngest female acting nominee, Emma Stone, who picked up her second nod for “La La Land” after her first for “Birdman” two years ago. She’s seven years younger than the next two, Ruth Negga and Natalie Portman. If it isn’t obvious, it’s pretty unusual for the male nominees to be younger than the male ones…
2 – number of male acting nominees under 30 (Hedges and Patel).
1 – number of female acting nominees under 30 (Stone).
4 – number of male acting nominees under 40 (Hedges and Patel plus Andrew Garfield and Ryan Gosling)
4 – number of female acting nominees under 40 (Stone plus Negga, Portman and Michelle Williams)