Number of femme writer-directors who have won an original screenplay Oscar for a film they also helmed: Jane Campion for 1993’s “The Piano.” This year, “Lost in Translation’s” Sofia Coppola or “Something’s Gotta Give’s” Nancy Meyers could change the score.
Number of animated pics that have received screenplay nominations from the Academy. This year, “Finding Nemo” could become the third, following fellow Disney pic “Toy Story” (1995) and DreamWorks’ “Shrek” (2001). One of the nominated “Toy Story” scribes, Andrew Stanton, is “Nemo’s” co-writer and director.
Record number of Oscar wins in writing categories. Four men tie for the honor: Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Francis Ford Coppola and Paddy Chayefsky.
Number of occasions the Golden Globes honored screenplays that failed to either receive a competitive bid from the Writers Guild of America or the Academy. The winning titles: 1968’s “Charly,” 1980’s “The Ninth Configuration,” 1986’s “The Mission” and 1996’s “The People vs. Larry Flynt.”
Highest number of Writers Guild wins, a record held by Ernest Lehman and Billy Wilder. The totals include the laurel the writers shared for 1954’s “Sabrina.” Lehman also won for “The King and I” (1956), “West Side Story” (1961), “The Sound of Music” (1965) and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966). Wilder took the prizes for “Sunset Blvd.” (1950), “Love in the Afternoon” (1957), “Some Like It Hot” (1959) and “The Apartment” (1960).
Highest number of writers cited in a single Oscar nomination for writing. The screenwriting team for “Toy Story” holds the honor.
Record for Academy Award nominations for writing. Title holder is Woody Allen, who also owns the record for the most WGA film nominations, racking up 18 since starting with his first guild bid for 1965’s “What’s New Pussycat?” Allen received his first kudos from both for 1977’s “Annie Hall.”
Years since “Something’s Gotta Give” scribe Meyers earned an Oscar bid — a shared nom with Charles Shyer and Harvey Miller for 1980’s “Private Benjamin.” Meyers, if she is nominated this year, would have the longest stretch between noms among this year’s major contenders.
Number of years since a writer has earned back-to-back scribe Oscars. This year, “The Statement” screenwriter Ronald Harwood, who won for “The Pianist” last year, could match Robert Bolt’s feat: He won for 1965’s “Dr. Zhivago” and 1966’s “A Man for All Seasons.”
Number of years that elapsed between the first and last time the Acad left a Golden Globe and WGA winner off its noms list. Scribe Robert Buckner earned both Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and guild laurels for 1951’s “Bright Victory” and in 2002 Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor did the same with “About Schmidt.”
Percentage of Golden Globe-winning screenplays based on material previously produced or published. Unlike the Oscars and the WGA, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. doesn’t divide its honors, pitching original and adapted scripts against each other.