The Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and the four acting awards were given to six different films last night. The last time that happened was in 2006.
Fun Fact: Ang Lee went to school at the University of Illinois, which is in the same town as Wolfram|Alpha.

The Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and the four acting awards were given to six different films last night. The last time that happened was in 2006.

Fun Fact: Ang Lee went to school at the University of Illinois, which is in the same town as Wolfram|Alpha.

John Ford, who holds the record for Oscars for Best Director with 4, was born on this day in 1894.

John Ford, who holds the record for Oscars for Best Director with 4, was born on this day in 1894.

Happy Birthday, Peter O’Toole
Get a recap of all of last night’s Oscar winners with Wolfram|Alpha! You can also look up past nominees and winners.

Get a recap of all of last night’s Oscar winners with Wolfram|Alpha! You can also look up past nominees and winners.

The 2012 Academy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, and once again Wolfram|Alpha can help you settle all sorts of Oscar-related arguments, generate some cool trivia questions for your Oscar-night party, and do a few fun new tricks you probably didn’t know about.
Consider the list of 2012 best picture nominations, for example. Even among the front-runners for this year’s statuette, there’s a pretty big spread in general popularity and box office performance. How big? Ask Wolfram|Alpha to compare box office for Moneyball, Hugo,The Artist, and The Help, and you can see that The Help has earned more than twice as much as Moneyball and more than 6 times as much as The Artist (which has 10 nominations this year, versus 4 for The Help).

Learn more on our blog.

The 2012 Academy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, and once again Wolfram|Alpha can help you settle all sorts of Oscar-related arguments, generate some cool trivia questions for your Oscar-night party, and do a few fun new tricks you probably didn’t know about.

Consider the list of 2012 best picture nominations, for example. Even among the front-runners for this year’s statuette, there’s a pretty big spread in general popularity and box office performance. How big? Ask Wolfram|Alpha to compare box office for MoneyballHugo,The Artist, and The Help, and you can see that The Help has earned more than twice as much as Moneyball and more than 6 times as much as The Artist (which has 10 nominations this year, versus 4 for The Help).

Learn more on our blog.