87 years of Oscar -- in 5 charts
Forget December: This is truly the most wonderful time of the year, provided you’re a movie nut. (And if you aren’t… uh, what are you doing here, buddy?) Oscar season is a joyous occasion marked by nail-biting anticipation, spirited debate (Boyhood or Birdman?), many, many sparkly things—and, for the truly devoted, friendly little competitions about who knows the most Oscar-related trivia.
Thankfully, EW has your back. In our Oscar nominations double issue, we crunched the numbers to give you a few fun stats about four major categories—Best Picture, Actor, Actress, and Supporting Actor—as well as one special box all about the Academy’s most celebrated member: Meryl Streep, who keeps beating her own record for history’s most-nominated actress. Check them out below—and feel free to crib from these charts when the show airs Feb. 22.
For more on the Oscar race—plus our expert Grammy Award predictions—pick up this week’s issue of EW, on stands now.