Oscars Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



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:

  • oscars facts statistics historyArrival: $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.
Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Oscars stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.