You’re probably already close to being exhausted by Oscar nominations, so we’ll keep this simple: cold hard numbers. Everyone loves a good stat, and to help you make sense of today’s news (along with our guides to the snubs and surprises), you can find our annual guide to the Oscar nominations by the numbers below.
9—Most number of nominations this year, shared by “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” “The Imitation Game” managed eight, “American Sniper” and “Boyhood” six, and “Theory Of Everything,” “Whiplash,” “Foxcatcher,” and “Interstellar” got five. The latter are notable for managing the feat without Best Picture nods.
2—Nominations received by “Selma,” the Best Picture nominee with the fewest number of nominations.
0—Nominations received by “A Most Violent Year,” the winner of this year’s National Board of Review prize for Best Film.
3—Number of people with three Oscar nominations this year: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, for writing, producing, and directing “Birdman”; Wes Anderson, for writing, producing, and directing “The Grand Budapest Hotel”; and Richard Linklater, for writing, producing, and directing “Boyhood.”
4—Number of people with two Oscar nominations this year: “American Sniper” actor and producer Bradley Cooper; “Theory Of Everything” writer and producer Anthony McCarten; “The Imitation Game” and “Grand Budapest Hotel” composer Alexandre Desplat; and “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Into The Woods” set decorator Anna PInnock.
13—Years since an actor earned three acting nominations in three consecutive years, as Bradley Cooper has accomplished this year after “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” and “American Sniper” (Russell Crowe was the last, for “The Insider,” “Gladiator,” and “A Beautiful Mind“).
3—Most acting nominations for a single film this year, for “Birdman.”
20—Total nominations for Fox Searchlight, the most successful studio at the Oscars: they had both of the top-nominated films in “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” plus two nods for “Wild.”
10—Total nominations for Harvey Weinstein movies (8 for “The Imitation Game,” and one apiece for “CITIZENFOUR” and “Begin Again“)
3—Number of first-time directing nominees: Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson, and Morten Tyldum.
9—Number of first-time acting nominees: Emma Stone, Patricia Arquette, J.K. Simmons, Rosamund Pike, Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Steve Carell.
4—Number of acting nominees who already have an Oscar: Marion Cotillard, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, and Meryl Streep. All but Duvall have already won in the category they’re nominated for.
19—Number of Oscar nominations that Meryl Streep now has, after another this year for “Into The Woods” (she won three times). That’s the most ever. Of this year’s batch, Robert Duvall is behind her with seven nominations and one win, while Julianne Moore has five nods, and no wins.
84—The age of Robert Duvall, who today became the oldest male acting nominee in history.
26—Age of the youngest of this year’s acting nominees, Emma Stone. That’s three years younger than her closest contemporary, Keira Knightley.
12—Largest number of nominations by a nominee without winning: Roger Deakins makes it a dozen with his “Unbroken” nod.
99%—Highest Rotten Tomatoes of the Best Picture nominees—for “Selma.” That’s just one point ahead of “Boyhood,” with 98.
74%—Lowest Rotten Tomatoes score of the Best Picture nominees, five under the second lowest, “The Theory Of Everything.”
100—Highest Metacritic score of the Best Picture nominees, for “Boyhood.” “Selma” is the closest behind, with 89.
72—Lowest Metacritic score of the Best Picture nominees, shared between “Theory Of Everything,” “American Sniper,” and “The Imitation Game.”
8—Number of Best Picture nominees that received premieres at film festivals. Sundance had “Boyhood” and “Whiplash,” Berlin hosted “Grand Budapest Hotel,” Venice dropped “Birdman,” Telluride unspooled “Imitation Game,” TIFF highlighted “Theory Of Everything,” and AFI Fest unveiled “Selma” and “American Sniper.”
0—Number of Best Picture nominees that went into wide release on their first weekend.
$201 million—The domestic box-office total of all the Best Picture nominees at the time of going to press. That’s the lowest since the field expanded past five nominees.
$418 million—The worldwide box office total of all the Best Picture nominees at the time of going to press, compared to $1.281 billion last year.
$174 million—Worldwide total to date of the highest-grossing Best Picture nominee, “Grand Budapest Hotel.” “Imitation Game” is behind with $82 million, less than half.
$7 million—Worldwide total of “Whiplash,” the lowest-grossing to date of the Best Picture nominees.
$25.125 million—Domestic average box-office of the Best Picture nominees.
$52.25 million—Worldwide average box-office of the eight Best Picture nominees.
$202,792—Highest recorded screen average of any of the Best Picture nominees, for “Grand Budapest Hotel” (also the highest ever recorded for a traditionally-released live-action movie). “American Sniper” is second, with $158, 364.