The 2016 Academy Award nominations were announced on Thursday, and along with some of the pleasant surprises – Leo! Brooklyn! Mad Max: Fury Road! – and heartbreaking snubs – Idris Elba! Ryan Coogler! Straight Outta Compton! – many of the lucky nominees entered the history books. And as if that weren’t exciting enough, many other nominees are set to break major records if they win at this year’s ceremony.
So, let’s break down the nominees, by the numbers:
Most Acting Nominations Under 25
With her fourth Best Actress nomination for her work in Joy, Jennifer Lawrence has set a record for the most Oscar nominations for an actress 25 or under. If she wins big on Oscar night, she will be the youngest ever two-time Oscar winner – a record currently held by Luise Rainer, who won for The Great Ziegfield in 1937 and The Good Earth in 1938, at 27 and 28 years old.
Longest Period of Time Between Nominations for the Same Character
Sylvester Stallone‘s surprise nomination for Best Supporting Actor wasn’t just a happy announcement for the Italian Stallion (and his fans) to wake up to – it also set a record for the most years between nominations for a portrayal of the same character. Stallone earned his only other Oscar nod in 1977 the first time he played Rocky Balboa in Rocky.
Most Producing Nominations
With the surprise inclusion of Bridge of Spies, legendary director Steven Spielberg has officially produced more Best Picture nominees than anyone else in history, with a grand total of nine films.
Most Consecutive Wins
The Revenant topped the nomination list with an impressive 12 nods, including Best Actor, Best Picture and one for cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who won back-to-back Oscars in 2014 and 2015. If he takes the statue home again this year, he will have set a new record for the most consecutive wins in that category with three. Meanwhile, his Revenant director, Alejandro Gonzélez Iñérritu, has the potential to tie the record for most consecutive directing wins with John Ford and Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who each have two repeat victories. In the acting categories, Eddie Redmayne has the chance to double up on his Oscar glory with a Best Actor nomination for The Danish Girl. If he wins again this year, he will join the ranks of Spencer Tracy and Tom Hanks, who also won back-to-back.
Most Oscar Nominations for a Living Person
John Williams, the legendary composer who gave us the iconic Star Wars scores, earned his 50th(!) nomination for his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Oldest Best Original Score Nominee
Composer Ennio Morricone, the 87-year-old whose spaghetti western scores are the stuff of cinematic legend, has six Oscar nominations – and an Honorary Oscar, which he was awarded in 2007 – and his Best Original Score nomination for The Hateful Eight makes him the oldest nominee in that category ever.
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Most Oscar Nominations by a Family of Composers
Thomas Newman joins several other major talents in the Best Original Score category, but his nomination for Bridge of Spies (his 13th) bring the total number of Oscar nods for the Newman family to a whopping 89. His brother, Randy, is an Academy Award-winning singer and songwriter and their father, Alfred, was a titan of film scoring who won nine awards.