Vanity Fair, and The Envelope, both have Oscar predictions apps for the iphone — because, you know, you can’t really ever have enough apps. Mashable. Unless you’re me. And then you want less, not more.
Variety’s Oscar oddities has a lot of facts about the race.
- This is the first year that 3D films were taken seriously by Academy voters, with “Up,” “Coraline” and “Avatar” in contention.
- Despite a flurry of Iraq war-themed films in past years, “Hurt Locker” is the first to draw a best-pic bid.
- Meryl Streep keeps breaking her own record, with her 16th nomination. Acting runners-up are Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson, with 12 each. And Streep’s 13th bid as lead actress means she’s now the champ in that category, after being tied with Hepburn (who’d never received a supporting bid).