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EW tallies past Oscar noms from this season's films

EW tallies past Oscar noms from this season’s films — Here are the movies whose major players have earned the most Academy Award nominations in years past

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If only the Oscar race were as simple as a horse race. Then pedigree would be half the battle. Just for fun, we tallied up the nominations previously racked up by major players* in this season’s high-profile releases, and found that Robert De Niro’s six nominations, paired with Dustin Hoffman’s seven, tip the scales in favor of… what the Fock?!

Meet the Fockers 15

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events 15

The Aviator 14

Finding Neverland 14

Alexander 14

William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice 11

Ocean’s Twelve 10

Alfie 10

Kinsey 9

Closer 9

*Nominations count only in the category in which the actor, writer, or director is currently performing.