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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