Tue. Aug 11th, 2020

2016 Oscars: Trivia and Stats and Fun Facts

The Revenant, Ex Machina and Creed all made a bit of Oscar history today


Carol is the first film in history to be nominated for Best Picture and Best Director at The Golden Globes and BAFTA plus win one of those awards at LAFCA, NYFCC or NSFC and then be snubbed in both categories at the Oscars.

Ex Machina is the lowest budgeted film ($15M), adjusted for inflation, to receive a Visual Effects nomination.

With Bridge of Spies earning six Oscar nominations, Spielberg films have now earned 128 nominations, the most of any director of all time, passing William Wyler (127).

Tom Hardy (The Revenant) becomes 3rd actor to ride Leonardo DiCaprio’s coattails to a nomination and 2nd to do it (Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street) with no precursors.

Leonardo DiCaprio joins Marlon Brando, Peter O’Toole, Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino for most acting noms for an actor by age 41, with five.

Cate Blanchett (Carol) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) join the 7-nominee club that includes Meryl Streep, Bette Davis, Greer Garson, Jane Fonda, Geraldine Page, Judi Dench and Katharine Hepburn.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant) is first director since David Lean (1957’s Bridge Over the River Kwai and 1962’s Lawrence of Arabia) to be nominated for Best Picture and Best Director with the immediate follow up after winning Best Picture and Best Director. Lean won Best Picture and Best Director both times and both films won 7 Oscars apiece.

All six of Iñárritu’s films have received at least one Oscar nomination.

First time since 2003 that there are no acting nominees from a film released prior to September.

First year since 2007 that Weinstein doesn’t have a Best Picture nominee.

First year since 2007 Original Song nominees are sole nominees from their films.

Kristen Stewart becomes the third person in 16 years to win Best Supporting actress at NYFCC and not be Oscar nominated.

Emma Donoghue (Room) becomes the first female writer to earn a screenplay Oscar nomination for adapting her own work.

John Williams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) earned his 50th Oscar nomination today.

At 87 years old, Ennio Morricone is currently the second oldest nominee in the history of the Oscars behind Gloria Stuart. If he wins, he’ll be the oldest Academy Award Winner in the history (in competitive categories).

Helen Mirren is the first performer to have 3 SAG (one for Cast, two individual) nods not translate into any Oscar nods.

Composer Thomas Newman (Bridge of Spies) and cinematographer Roger Deakins (Sicario) earned their 13th nominations today. Neither has ever won.

At 39 years, Sylvester Stallone (Creed) ties Helen Hayes and is 2nd only to Henry Fonda (41) for longest time between Oscar nominations.

At 25, Jennifer Lawrence becomes youngest actor OR actress to receive 4 Oscar nominations, besting Jennifer Jones (who, incidentally, she mentions in Joy).

Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) is the first Nordic actress nominated at the Oscars since Lena Olin in 1990.

France returns to the Best Foreign Language Film category after a long hiatus of 6 years. Hungary returns after 26 years.

Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron both surpass The Dark Knight Rises as the highest grossing movies of all time to be snubbed by the Oscars.

Minions surpasses Shrek the Third to be the highest grossing animated film to not receive any nominations.

The Hunger Games is officially the highest-grossing franchise of all time to not receive a single Oscar nomination.

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