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Five Fun Facts About This Year's Oscar Nominations

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Five Fun Facts About This Year's Oscar Nominations

Still puzzling through today’s list of Oscar nominations for the juicy stuff? Beyond know that Christopher Nolan, Ryan Gosling and Mila Kunis got majorly snubbed, what other interesting facts are there about today’s Oscar nominations? Here’s five things you need to know about this year’s Oscar nominees.

1. Including “Toy Story 3″ this year, only three animated films have been nominated for best picture (“Up,” 2009; “Beauty and the Beast,” 1991). No cartoon has ever won best picture.

2. The nominates were only announced this morning, and already there are odds-on favorites! “The King’s Speech,” Natalie Portman and Colin Firth are the favorites in their respective categories.

3. Terrific 14-year-old nominee Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) was asleep when the nominations were announced. She was woken up by her parents’ screaming when they saw her name.

4. Jeff Bridges became a rare best actor winner to be nominated again in the same category the next year.

5. Six Australians are nominated this year, including Nicole Kidman, who just welcomed her fourth child, and Geoffrey Rush.

What fun Academy Awards facts have you picked up?

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Toni Fitzgerald has two children, a husband and a cat. She was a contributor for the Babble Famecrawler blog, and currently works for MediaLife Magazine.

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0 thoughts on “Five Fun Facts About This Year's Oscar Nominations

  1. Brandt says:

    No surprises here really- I thought The Social Network was severely overrated and got most of its attention due to the subject matter rather than the movie as a whole. I’m a big David Fincher fan and he’s never let me down. Good movie but it didn’t make my Top Ten. I thought Howl was by far the best movie of the year with its combination of animation, acting (James Franco as Allen Ginsberg), and cinematography. You can check out my list on my artist’s blog at

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