10 fast facts about this year's Oscar nominees

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There's a lot to dig into when it comes to the 2016 Oscar nominations, announced today! Be prepared to pipe up with some trivia on this year's nominees, with these 10 fast facts. 

1. Sylvester Stallone, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his reprisal of Rocky Balboa in "Creed," is the sixth actor to receive two Oscar nominations for playing the same character. He was last nominated for the first "Rocky" film in 1976.

2. At 25, Jennifer Lawrence is the youngest four-time Oscar nominee, receiving a Best Actress nod today for "Joy." 

3. The Canadian connection is strong! In the Best Picture category, both "Room" and "Brooklyn" are Canadian coproductions, shot in Toronto and Montreal, respectively. "Spotlight" and "The Revenant" were also shot in Canada, meaning half of the eight Best Picture nominees shot on Canadian soil.

4. There's a major etalk connection in the Best Original Song category! Stephan Moccio, who composed our etalk theme song, is nominated along with The Weeknd for their song "Earned It" from "Fifty Shades of Grey." 

5. Of the eight Best Picture nominees, "The Martian" has the best North American box office numbers to date, bringing in $226 million. "Room" has the most modest total with $5.17 million.

6. Leonardo DiCaprio's nod for "The Revenant" is his fifth career nomination. He's yet to win the actual trophy, but this could be his year, after being previously nominated for "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Revenant", "Blood Diamond", "The Aviator" and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape."

7. In fact, other than first-timer Bryan Cranston ("Trumbo"), the Best Actor race is loaded with previous Oscar nominees -- DiCaprio, Matt Damon ("The Martian"), Michael Fassbender ("Steve Jobs"), and Eddie Redmayne ("The Danish Girl"), who won last year for "The Theory of Everything."

8. "Inside Out" is the ninth animated film to receive a writing nomination, though to date none has won. The Disney-Pixar film is also up for Best Animated Feature.

9. Of the Best Original Song nominees, The Weeknd's "Earned It" charted best, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number eight on the Canadian Hot 100. 

10. Rooney Mara, Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Carol," also has the distinction of being up for a Razzie Award this year for her role in "Pan."
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