By Lanford Beard
Updated January 23, 2012 at 03:32 PM EST
Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

When Jennifer Lawrence and AMPAS President Tom Sherak announce the nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards tomorrow morning, lives will change, salaries will grow instantly, and new Cinderella stories will be spun. But what of the nominees of the past? What was Oscar’s most expensive film ever nominated? Who has been recognized the most times without ever actually winning? And which actor was nominated two years in a row — even after his death? Read on…

$320 million Production cost (adjusted for inflation) of 1963’s Cleopatra, the most expensive movie ever nominated for an Oscar — even with nine nominations, that’s about $35.6 million per nomination

1939 First year an Oscar (Hammerstein II) was ever nominated for an Oscar

1,012 Seats in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, where noms will be announced at 5:30 a.m. PST

431 minutes Total running time of the longest movie ever nominated for an Oscar, Russia’s 1967 Best Foreign Language winner War and Peace

100 Age Oscar’s oldest nominee Gloria Stuart reached before her 2010 death; she was 87 at the time of her nomination for Titanic

92 Number of films featuring Peter O’Toole, who has yet to nab an Oscar despite eight career nominations

64 Nods for Walt Disney, the most Academy-acknowledged entertainer ever

32 Years since Kramer vs. Kramer‘s Justin Henry became Oscar’s youngest ever nominee, at 8 years old

24 James Dean’s age when he died in 1955. He went on to be nominated for Best Actor the next two years for his roles in East of Eden and Giant

21 Total nominations for the Coppola Oscar dynasty, including composer Carmine, his son and director Francis Ford, Franci’s daughter Sofia, and cousin Nicolas Cage (the family ultimately netted 8 statuettes between them)

16 Number of times Oscar’s most celebrated actress Meryl Streep has been nominated since 1979

15 Oscar losses for Randy “the Susan Lucci of Composing” Newman before clinching his first trophy in 2001

14 Most nods received by a single film in a year (tie between 1997’s Titanic and 1950’s All About Eve)

13.5 Inches in height of the coveted statuette

12 Number of months two-time nominee Brad Pitt went without his beloved beard from 2010 to 2011 (during which time he filmed Moneyball, the role many believe will land him a third nod this year)

11 Highest number of nominations received by a film that never won a single award (1977’s The Turning Point and 1985’s The Color Purple tied for this dubious distinction)

10 Number of categories that will be announced tomorrow (there are 24 total)

9 Most nominations a film has received without a Best Picture nod, for 1969’s They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

8 Pixar Best Animated Feature nominations since 2001 (they didn’t release films in 2002 or 2005)

7 Likely number of first-time Oscar nominees this year, according to Dave Karger’s predictions

6 a.m. Time when this year’s nominees will strongly consider throwing their phones out the window

5 Oscar nominees who own wineries

4 Nominations Kate Winslet received before turning 30 (no one else has accomplished this feat)

3 Animated films ever to garner a Best Picture nod

2 X-rated Oscar nominees (1969’s Midnight Cowboy and 1972’s Last Tango in Paris)

1 Person ever to be nominated in two acting categories for the same role — Barry Fitzgerald for 1944’s Going My Way (the Academy changed its rules the next year)

0 Number of Oscar nods earned by this year’s host Billy Crystal

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