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  • Total acting nominations among the five Best Actress nominees (18 for Meryl Streep, seven for Judi Dench, six for Cate Blanchett, five for Amy Adams, two for Sandra Bullock).
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  • Total acting nominations among the five Best Actress nominees (18 for Meryl Streep, seven for Judi Dench, six for Cate Blanchett, five for Amy Adams, two for Sandra Bullock).
    Total acting nominations among the five Best Actor nominees (four for Leonardo DiCaprio, two each for Christian Bale and Bruce Dern; Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew McConaughey are first-timers).
    Number of Oscar nominations for Original Score nominee John Williams ("The Book Thief"), the most of any living person. He's won 5.
    Number of nominations for Original Score nominee Thomas Newman ("Saving Mr. Banks"). He's never won.
    Number of Best Picture nominees with a real person's name in the title ("Philomena," "Captain Phillips").
    Number of Best Picture winners with a real person's name in the title ("The Great Ziegfeld," "The Life of Emile Zola," "Lawrence of Arabia," "Patton," "Gandhi," "Amadeus," "Schindler's List," "Shakespeare in Love").
    Number of movies with numbers in the title ("12 Years a Slave").
    Number of movies with numbers in the title that have won Best Picture. ("It Happened One Night," "Around the World in 80 Days," "The Godfather Part II," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Million Dollar Baby").
    Minutes in the unbroken opening shot of "Gravity."
    Number of times the F-word, in several variations, was spoken in "The Wolf of Wall Street" (according to vulture.com).
    Total makeup budget for"Dallas Buyers Club."
    Number of curlers Bradley Cooper had put in his hair every day before shooting "American Hustle." (No, it wasn't a perm.)
    Number of dishes to be served following the ceremony at the Governors Ball, including: Smoked salmon Oscars, chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles and mini American Wagyu burgers with aged cheddar and remoulade, crispy lobster shrimp dumplings, bites of fried chicken with white grits, shots of carrot orange gazpacho, taro root tacos with avocado, and butternut squash with farro and wild rice, chocolate-dipped strawberry cheesecake pops, citrus panna cotta with funky chunky chocolate popcorn and cake.
    Estimated value of gift bag that losing nominees in the Best Actor/Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress, and Director categories will be given. Included are hair restoration surgery using ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant system ($16,000); $949 in weight loss products; a train trek through the Rocky Mountains worth $6,850; $280 worth of pure organic maple syrup, salad dressings, jellies, mustard, and an apron; five nights in a luxury villa at the Koloa landing resort in Kauai ($2,000); $7,706 in absolutely necessary pet products, including electrolyte pet therapy; and a Mace pepper spray gun ($120). Which they'll need to protect the gift bag from being stolen.
    Compiled from wire services
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