2013 Oscar Nominations: By the numbers

Adam Pockross
Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog
10 January 2013

At 5:38 am Pacific time, Seth Macfarlane and Emma Stone announced the 2013 Oscar Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards ceremony to be held on February 24th. That may seem like a lot of numbers, but we’ve got a bunch more for you.

[Related: 2013 Oscar Nominations Complete List]

First, the breakdown of how many nominations some of the favorites received:

“Lincoln”: 12
“Life of Pi” 11
“Silver Linings Playbook”: 8
“Les Miserables”: 7
“Argo”: 7
“Skyfall”: 5
“Zero Dark Thirty”: 5
“Amour”: 5
“Django Unchained”: 5
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”: 4
“Anna Karenina”: 4
“The Master”: 3
“Moonrise Kingdom”: 1
“Marvel’s The Avengers”: 1
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”: 0
“The Dark Knight Rises”: 0
“The Hunger Games”: 0

[Related: ‘Skyfall’ earns James Bond series its first Oscar noms in 30 years]

Here’s some other numbers to throw your way…

  • The total number of nominations for the 3 top grossing pictures of the year: 1 for “Marvel’s the Avengers”, 0 for “The Hunger Games,” 0 for “The Dark Knight Rises”.
  • Total number of Oscar nominations for composer John Williams: 48. He's the 2nd most nominated person of all time behind Walt Disney with 59.
  • Total number of nominations for director/producer Steven Spielberg: 15. “Lincoln” is his 8th nomination for producing a Best Picture nominee, which extends the record he holds with long-time collaborator Kathleen Kennedy for most Best Picture nominations.
  • The total number of Academy Award nominations for the five nominees in Best Supporting Actor, all of whom have already won Oscars: 16.
  • The total number of times every nominee from a certain category has already won an Oscar: 1, this year, for Best Supporting Actor.
  • The oldest person ever to be nominated for Best Actress: 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva for “Amour”.
  • The youngest person ever to be nominated for Best Actress: 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis from “Beasts of the Southern Wild”.
  • The total number of films that have received nominations for every acting category: 14, including “Silver Linings Playbook,” which is the first film to do so since “Reds” (1981).
  • The total number of films to receive nominations in all 7 technical categories: 4, including “Life of Pi,” which joins two other sea-faring films: “Titanic” (1997) and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” (2002), as well as “Hugo” (2011).
  • The number of years since a James Bond film has earned a nomination: 31. Not since 1982 when Sheena Easton earned a nod for the title song from “For Your Eyes Only”. With 5 nominations this year, “Skyfall” has nearly matched the 7 previous nominations the 22 prior films had received.

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