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.
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.
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.
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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 , and you can see that Moneyball, Hugo, The Artist, and The Help 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
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