10 Things You Probably Don't Know About This Year's Oscar Nominees
After this morning's Oscar nominations, the Academy released a bunch of "fun facts" about this year's nominees.
We've put picked out 10 of the most interesting factoids about the actors and directors up for awards this March.
You can read the entire list here.
1. There are eight first-time nominees: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey, Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Jared Leto, Sally Hawkins, Lupita Nyong'o, June Squibb.
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2. Meryl Streep's Best Actress nod for "August: Osage County" i s the actress' 18th (!) nomination. (She previously won three Oscars for "The Iron Lady" (2012), "Sophie's Choice" (1983), and "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1980).)
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3. At 23, Jennifer Lawrence is the youngest actress with three Oscar nominations.
4. This is the second time a Pixar film ("Monsters University") has not been nominated for Best Animated Feature and has been shut out at the Oscars. "Cars 2" received the same fate in 2011.