Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

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Thanks to AW forum member stage_star for this rundown of age stats for this year (and last year’s) nominees.

BEST DIRECTOR

Oldest nominee: Richard Linklater, age 51 (last year: Martin Scorsese, age 71)

Youngest nominee: Wes Anderson, age 45 (last year: Steve McQueen, age 44)

Average age: 49 (last year: 55)

Returning winners: – None

Returning nominees:  Alejandro G. Iñarritu, Bennett Miller

First time directing nominees with previous nomination in other categories: Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater (both in writing)

Newcomers: Morten Tyldum
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BEST ACTOR

Oldest nominee: Michael Keaton, age 63 (last year: Bruce Dern, age 77)

Youngest nominee: Eddie Redmayne, age 33 (last year: Chiwetel Ejiofor, age 36)

Average age: 45 (last year: 47)

Returning winners: – None

Returning nominees:  Bradley Cooper

Newcomers: Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne
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BEST ACTRESS

Oldest nominee: Julianne Moore, age 54 (last year: Judi Dench, age 79)

Youngest nominee: Felicity Jones, age 31 (last year: Amy Adams, age 39)

Average age: 39 (last year: 55)

Returning winners: Marion Cotillard, Reese Witherspoon

Returning nominees:  Julianne Moore

Newcomers: Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike
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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Oldest nominee: Robert Duvall, age 84 (last year: Judi Dench, age 79)

Youngest nominee: Ethan Hawke, age 44 (last year: Amy Adams, age 39)

Average age: 56 (last year: 35)

Returning winners: Robert Duvall

Returning nominees:  Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo

Newcomers: J. K. Simmons
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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Oldest nominee: Meryl Streep, age 65 (last year: June Squibb, age 84)

Youngest nominee: Emma Stone, age 26 (last year: Jennifer Lawrence, age 23)

Average age: 42 (last year: 44)

Returning winners: Meryl Streep

Returning nominees:  Laura Dern, Keira Knightley

Newcomers: Patricia Arquette, Emma Stone

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