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Oscars by the numbers

From left, Julianne Nicholson, Meryl Streep and Margo

From left, Julianne Nicholson, Meryl Streep and Margo Martindale in "August: Osage County." Credit: AP

OK, Oscar, we've got your number. This year's nominees are the source of the kind of fun factoids and useless trivia movie mavens gobble up like so much artificially flavored popcorn. Here are some choice morsels.

3 The number of movies -- including David O. Russell's "American Hustle" -- to be nominated for best picture, direction, writing and all four acting categories. The others are "Reds" (1981) and Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012).

16 Woody Allen's number of nominations for screenwriting. A win for "Blue Jasmine" would be his fourth.

18 How many times best actress nominee Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County") has been up for an Oscar.

23 The age of supporting actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle"), the youngest actress to score three nominations.

49 The number of times composer John Williams ("The Book Thief") has been nominated. The only person with more nominations is Walt Disney (59).

522 The instances -- give or take a few -- a certain obscenity is uttered in "The Wolf of Wall Street."


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