Perusing the facts and figures of the Oscar nominations, isn’t it interesting…

  • Counting the nomination for their alias Roderick Jaynes, the Coen brothers are up for four Oscars: picture, director, screenplay adaptation and editing. Only Warren Beatty and Alan Menken have ever received four noms for one film. (Walt Disney, Stanley Kubrick and Kenneth Branagh have received four in one year, but for different pics).

  • Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell enters the Oscar pantheon with his 20th nom, for his work on “Transformers.” In the list of individuals who’ve scored the most noms over the 80 editions of the Academy Awards, he is now in the top 20, tied with composer Max Steiner and art director Richard Day. Walt Disney holds the record with 59.

  • In the foreign-language category, Israel has its first nom in 24 years, Austria received its first in 22 years, and Poland has its first in 27 years. “Mongol” is Kazakhstan’s first.

  • Cate Blanchett, nominated for her role as Queen Elizabeth I, is the fifth performer to draw mentions for the same role in two different films. The others: Al Pacino (as Michael Corleone in “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II); Paul Newman (as Fast Eddie Felson in “The Hustler” and “The Color of Money); Peter O’Toole (as Henry II in “Becket” and “The Lion in Winter”); and Bing Crosby (as Father O’Malley in “Going My Way” and “The Bells of St. Mary).

  • Blanchett, nominated in two categories for portraying two real people, Bob Dylan and Queen Elizabeth, already has an Oscar for portraying a real person: Katharine Hepburn in “The Aviator.” It is the 11th time an actor has been nominated in both the lead and supporting categories.

  • As for performers nominated for portraying members of the opposite sex, Blanchett joins a short list that includes Felicity Huffman in “Transamerica,” John Lithgow in “The World According to Garp” and Linda Hunt in “The Year of Living Dangerously.”

  • In the supporting actress category, Blanchett is up against four actresses who received their first noms.

  • All five supporting actor contenders received their first noms in the category.

  • Four women are up for the screenplay trophies; all are first-time nominees.

  • Marion Cotillard could become the fifth actor to win for a performance that is not completely in English. The winners have been Benicio Del Toro (“Traffic”), Roberto Benigni (“Life Is Beautiful”), Robert De Niro (“The Godfather: Part II”) and Sophia Loren (“Two Women”).

  • Four of the acting contenders are Brits playing Americans: Julie Christie, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tilda Swinton and Tom Wilkinson.

  • Endeavor led the charge when it came to major Oscar categories. Having led in 2006 and 2007, the agency came through this year thanks to the actor and director categories. The tally is Endeavor, 12; CAA, 11; UTA, 10; William Morris, 5; and ICM 4

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