This year’s Oscar ceremony isn’t just any Oscar ceremony: It’s the show’s 90th anniversary. And with that momentous milestone comes a great excuse to share plenty of facts and figures about the show’s nearly century-long history. The man to do the sharing? Host of the evening, Jimmy Kimmel, who filled his opening monologue with facts, and continued to do so into the show’s broadcast.
If you missed the hilarious opening, never fear: We’ve complied them all below, in case you want to brush up on your Oscars trivia.
At 88 years old, Christopher Plummer is the oldest acting nominee in the show’s history. (He’s nominated for All the Money in the World.)
Only 11 percent of the movies made in Hollywood have female directors. (And only five female directors in history have ever been nominated for Best Director at the Oscars.)
Greta Gerwig is the first woman to be nominated for Best Director in eight years.
The first-ever Oscars ceremony, held in 1929, was only 15 minutes long.
And at the first Oscars, there were two Best Picture winners, because there were two different categories: Outstanding Picture and Best Unique and Artistic Picture. Wings won the first category and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, the second.
The first Academy Awards took place at the Roosevelt Hotel, across the street from the current location, the Dolby Theatre.
If he wins Best Actor tonight, Timothée Chalamet will become the youngest man to do so. (The current record holder is Adrien Brody, at 29 years old.)
Only two of this year’s Best Picture nominees made more than $100 million at the box office.
The longest Meryl Streep — the most-nominated actor in Oscar history — has ever gone without being nominated for an Oscar is from 1992 to 1995.
The only other person to be kicked out of the Academy (besides Harvey Weinstein) is a character actor named Carmine Caridi. He was removed for sharing screeners.
Get Out director Jordan Peele is only the third person in Oscar history to be nominated for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture for his debut movie.