7 Things to Know: The 2013 Oscar nominees
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Here are seven things to know about this year's Oscar nominees.
1. At 85 years old, Emmanuelle Riva is the oldest woman to be nominated for Best Actress. At 9 years old, Quvenzhane Wallis is the youngest.
2. All five Best Supporting Actor nominees (Christoph Waltz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin, Tommy Lee Jones) are previous Oscar winners.
3. Composer John Williams, nominated for the 48th time, has the most nominations of any living person. That's 25 more than the man in second place, Woody Allen (23 nominations). The late Walt Disney had 59.
4. "Amour" is just the fifth movie to be nominated for Best Foreign Film AND Best Picture. The other four are "Z," "The Emigrants," "Life is Beautiful" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
5. Four nominees in the best acting categories are first timers. Bradley Cooper's first nomination is for "Silver Linings Playbook," while Hugh Jackman received recognition for his role in "Les Miserables." Riva and Wallis, nominated for "Amour" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild," respectively, also received their first nominations.
6. "Les Miserables" is the first musical to nominated for Best Picture since "Chicago" won in 2002.
7. Composer Thomas Newman's 11th nomination (for "Skyfall") brings the total number of nominations for the Newmans (Alfred, Lionel, Emil, Thomas, David and Randy) to 87, the most of any family. Roman Coppola, nominated for Best Original Screenplay for "Moonrise Kingdom," is the sixth member of the family to earn a Oscard nod. He joins Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola, Talia Shire, Nicolas Cage and Sofia Coppola, who have garnered a total of 24.
More Oscars Coverage:
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
- AccuWeather Alert: Stormy day
- Eyewitness News Live
- iWitness Photos and Videos
- WATCH ABC is available to Channel 7 viewers
- Woman arrested in shooting death of Jersey City boy 30 min ago
- Threat prompts lockdown at Saddle Brook schools 11 min ago
- UK: London terror attack suspects had been probed
- West Point soldier charged with videotaping women
- Truck driver helps catch hit-and-run suspect in Queens
- Anthony Weiner courts voters in Harlem Thursday 14 min ago
- Queens businessman kidnapped and tortured 51 min ago
- Operation Swill: cheap booze in premium liquor bottles
- Photos: Accuweather forecast in pictures
- Photos: Tornado damage in Oklahoma
- Anthony Weiner courts voters in Harlem...
14 min ago