The Academy Awards Are This Weekend

Oscar statues at the 90th Academy Awards Governors Ball Press Preview on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The Oscars are Sunday night and “3 Billboards Outside Of Ebbing, Missouri”  seems to be the favorite in most categories. But here’s a few other little known facts:

There are several firsts that could happen at this year’s Oscars . . . and “Time” magazine has a list of records that might be broken.  Here are six highlights:

1.  If Christopher Plummer wins Best Supporting Actor for “All the Money in the World”, he’ll become the oldest winner of an Oscar for acting.  He’s 88. He’s also the current record-holder, after winning Best Supporting Actor for “Beginners” in 2012 . . . when  he was 82.

2.  If 22-year-old Timothée Chalamet wins Best Actor for “Call Me By Your Name”, he’ll become the youngest Best Actor recipient in history.  The record is currently held by Adrien Brody, who was 29 when he won for “The Pianist” in 2003.

3.  Rachel Morrison could become the first woman to win for Best Cinematography.  She’s nominated for “Mudbound”.

4.  If Jordan Peele wins Best Director for “Get Out”, he’ll be the first African-American in history to do so.

5.  If “The Shape of Water” wins Best Picture, it’ll be the first time the award has gone to a science fiction movie.  “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” counts as FANTASY, not sci-fi.  Six other sci-fi movies have been nominated for Best Picture:  “A Clockwork Orange”“Star Wars”“E.T.”“Avatar”“District 9”, and “Inception”.

6.  The Hugh Jackman movie “Logan” could become the FIRST live-action superhero movie to win Best Adapted Screenplay, but it’s considered a long-shot.

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