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The 2014 Oscars is but a few days away and the excitement is quickly running up our thighs, straight to our hands as we eagerly eat our feelings in anticipation. The glitz! The glamour! The possibility that Angelina Jolie will smile at some point during the evening! It is, after all, the Super Bowl for people who only watch the Super Bowl for the Buffalo Chicken meatballs and the fear of missing out.

So as you pretend to work this week, how about you learn a few things in the process? Below we nail down some very important facts about this weekend’s Big Show—So sit back, stop fidgeting, and get to learnin’ about the 2014 Academy Awards. Oscars By The Numbers, commence!

2014 Oscar Nominees—Photo Credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

2014 Oscar Nominees—Photo Credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.


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- Number of years this incredible American institution has been in place. EIGHTY-SIX!

79 – Age of the oldest nominee (Judi Dench, FTW!)

47 – Number of pounds Matthew McConaughey lost for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club—Photo Credit: Courtesy of Focus Features/Anne Marie Fox

Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club—Photo Credit: Courtesy of Focus Features/Anne Marie Fox

23 – Age of youngest nominee (Jennifer Lawrence, that saucy minx).

18 – Number of times Meryl Streep has been nominated (her latest is for August: Osage County).

Meryl Streep in August: Osage County—Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Weinstein Company/Claire Folger

Meryl Streep in August: Osage County—Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Weinstein Company/Claire Folger

12 – Number of venues in which the Oscars has been held since 1929 – It’s been broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre since 2002.

10 – Most number of nominations garnered by one movie—American Hustle and Gravity tie with a dime!

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing/Francois Duhamel & Warner Bros. Picture

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing/Francois Duhamel & Warner Bros. Picture

10 – Number of years since Joan Rivers hosted E!’s Live From The Red Carpet—and we miss her every year.

9 – Number of Best Picture Nominees

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6 – Number of times a woman will have hosted the Academy Awards solo—Whoopi Goldberg held down the fort 4 times, while this is Ellen Degeneressecond outing.

5 – Number of oscars Leonardo DiCaprio will have lost if he loses Best Actor and The Wolf of Wall Street fails to win Best Picture (he’s a producer!)

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street—Photo Credit: Courtesy of Paramount/Mary Cybulski

2 – Number of nipples Anne Hathaway will definitely be covering up after last year’s debacle.

Anna Hathaway Oscars 2013—Photo Credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Anna Hathaway Oscars 2013—Photo Credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Infinite – number of color choices Lupita Nyong’o has to the choose from for her red carpet look.

Did you learn something today? Will you brag about all your Oscars knowledge at your Oscar Party? Share in the comments or tweet us @OKMagazine.

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