Sunday, February 21, 2010

It's Oscar Trivia Time!

Movie Dearest has put together a great Oscar trivia list:

  • If either Best Picture front-runners Avatar or The Hurt Locker win, they would either be the highest or lowest grossing winners, respectively, in Academy Award history.
  • The last time that there were 10 nominees for Best Picture was 1944, when the winner was a little film called Casablanca.
  • Two Best Picture nominees — An Education and The Hurt Locker — were directed by women (Lone Scherfig and Kathryn Bigelow, respectively).
  • Bigelow is only the fourth woman to be nominated for Best Director, joining Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion (The Piano) and Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation). No female director has won ... so far.
  • Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire's Lee Daniels is only the second African American to be nominated not only for Best Director, but also as a co-producer of a Best Picture nominee. Previous nominees were John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood) and Quincy Jones (The Color Purple), respectively.
  • Precious is also the first Best Picture nominee to be directed by an African American.

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  • Haven't seen all of this year's Academy Award nominees?

    Here's a complete list of all of the Oscar nominated feature films that are currently available on DVD and/or Blu-ray, plus release dates for those that are coming soon.