Thursday, April 19, 2018
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A little Oscar trivia

� Only five movies were ever nominated in all seven technical arts Oscar categories, two of them this year (The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road).

� Sylvester Stallone (Creed) is the sixth actor to be an Oscar finalist twice for the same role, with the longest gap (39 years) between nominations.

� At age 25, Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) is the youngest actor, male or female, ever nominated four times for an Academy Award.

� A best director Oscar tonight would tie Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant) with John Ford and Joseph L. Mankiewicz as the only back-to-back honorees. After Birdman, Iñárritu could also be first to direct consecutive best picture winners.

� Five nominations for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ties the franchise with the Lord of the Rings trilogy for most ever (30). Sorry, Gandalf, but Skywalker shall pass.

� Leonardo DiCaprio's fifth Oscar nomination by age 41 equals the early accomplishments of Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando and Peter O'Toole.

     
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