As you prepare for the 86th Annual Academy Awards, which airs on Sunday, March 2, 2014, impress your friends with these little-known facts.
Martin Scorsese Likes It When They Swear
“Wolf of Wall Street,” a film exploring excesses and corruption on Wall Street, managed to top a list they probably didn’t aim to be part of. No one seems to agree on the exact number of uses of the “F-bomb” in the movie; however, Wikipedia reports the word was dropped 506 times during the film, while Slate Magazine reports the number at 544. Either way, Scorsese has outdone himself–literally–with his previous movies “Casino” and “Goodfellas” coming in at 422 and 300, according to Variety Magazine.
Youngest To Win Three Oscar Nominations
America’s newest Big Screen sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence, received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rosalyn in “American Hustle.” This nomination, at age 23, is the third of her career. Lawrence was also nominated for 2010’s independent film “Winter’s Tale” and, of course, 2012’s “Silver Lining Playbook” for which she won Best Actress. Should she win this year, she will be the youngest to have two Academy Award wins and third to win in consecutive years.
Most Nominations by an Actress
When any film actress ceases to compete against her peers for the industry’s most coveted award, instead competing against her own record, you are witnessing a yet unparalleled career. And that is exactly what we all are witnessing with Meryl Streep, who is nominated in the Best Actress category this year for “August: Osage County” This nomination brings her career total to 18. Streep has won top honors at the Oscars three times, but while this number is impressive, it does not earn Streep the honor of making history. Instead, predecessor Kathryn Hepburn holds that title, with four Best Actress wins throughout her illustrious career.
Nominations in All Four Acting Categories
This year “American Hustle” received nominations in each acting category. There are 15 other films that share this honor. The most recent are as follows: “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012), “Reds” (1981), “Coming Home” (1978), “Network” (1976), “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” (1967), “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967).
Youngest Nominee Ever
The youngest ever Academy Award nominee was the beloved Shirley Temple, who received the nomination in 1934. Hers was an honorary award, and she received the honor at the very tender age of just five years old. Rest in peace, Shirley Temple Black.