Here are a few of the most interesting Oscars facts and statistics I was able to dig up for 2017. These were posted shortly after nominations came out. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated facts, records and stats after the winners are announced.
The 89th Academy Award will air Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8pm ET on ABC.
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Best Picture Nominee Budget and Box Office:
- Arrival: $47 million; $163.2 million (updated 1/24/17)
- Fences: $24 million; $48.7 million (updated 1/24/17)
- Hacksaw Ridge: $40 million; $157.9 million (updated 1/24/17)
- Hell or High Water: $12 million; $31.9 million (updated 1/24/17)
- Hidden Figures: $25 million; $85.7 million (updated 1/24/17)
- La La Land: $30 million; $175 million (updated 1/24/17)
- Lion: $12 million; $27.7 million (updated 1/24/17)
- Manchester by The Sea: $8.5 million; $45 million (updated 1/24/17)
- Moonlight: $5 million; $15.9 million (updated 1/24/17)
Oscar Records Set or Tied in 2017:
A record six black actors were nominated for Oscars.
Meryl Streep breaks her own record for most Oscar nominations (20) with her Best Actress Nomination for Florence Foster Jenkins (she has won 3 of them).
Viola Davis is the first black actress to earn 3 Oscar nominations (nominated Best Actress for Fences).
Denzel Washington (Fences) breaks his own record for most Oscar nominations for a black man (7).
Dev Patel (Lion) becomes the first Indian actor to be nominated in 13 years.
La La Land tied the record for most nominations for a film in a year (14).
Joi McMillon (Moonlight) is the first black woman to be nominated for film editing.
A woman has not been nominated for Best Director in seven years.