Here are a few of the most interesting Oscars statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.
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.