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5 quick facts about this year's Oscar nominations

2016-01-15 07:52

Los Angeles - These five Oscars odds, ends, facts and figures will totally surprise you.

1. Go four it!

At age 25, Jennifer Lawrence is now the youngest four-time acting nominee. Besides the Joy star, who won the best actress trophy in 2013 for Silver Linings Playbook, previous winners up for gold again are Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Christian Bale (The Big Short), Cate Blanchett (Carol) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs).

2. Double trouble

Creed nominee Sylvester Stallone, who received his first acting nod in 1976 for Rocky, is the sixth person to be nominated for the same role in different films. Others are Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley, Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson, Peter O'Toole as Henry II, Al Pacino as Michael Corleone and Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I.

3. The Force is strong

With his Oscar nod for best original score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams has now been nominated for 50 Academy Awards and has the most nods of any living person. However, Williams would need 10 more nominations to top the overall record holder. That's Walt Disney with 59 nominations.

4. First timers

In the acting categories, eight stars are enjoying their first Oscar nominations: Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Brie Larson (Room), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl).

5. All in the family

It's a good day to be part of the Newman brood. Thomas Newman's nomination for best original score for Bridge of Spies marks his 13th nomination and brings the total to 89 for the musical Newman family — that's Alfred, Lionel, Emil, Thomas, David and Randy — more than any other family in Academy Award history.

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

(Photos: AP,Getty Images, Image Net)

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