82nd Annual Academy Awards® Sidebars
Up is the second, fully-animated feature film nominated for Best Picture. The first was Beauty and the Beast (1991).
Kathryn Bigelow is the fourth woman to be nominated for directing, and the second American woman after Sofia Coppola (nominated in 2003 for Lost in Translation). The other nominated directors are Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties (1976) and Jane Campion for The Piano (1993).
With her 16th nomination this year, Meryl Streep extends her lead as the most nominated performer. Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson are tied at 12 nominations each.
In the acting categories, 12 individuals are first-time nominees. Five of the nominees (George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Penélope Cruz, Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep) are previous acting winners. Matt Damon received an Oscar® for Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997).
Meryl Streep and Penélope Cruz are the only performers who were also nominated last year. Meryl Streep was nominated for her leading role in Doubt and Penélope Cruz won the Oscar for her supporting role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Pete Docter is the fifth person to have more than one nomination in the Animated Feature Film category. John Lasseter, Hayao Miyazaki, Brad Bird and Andrew Stanton each have two nominations in the category.
The White Ribbon is the ninth predominantly black-and-white film to be nominated for Cinematography since 1967, when the separate category for black-and-white cinematography was eliminated. Previously nominated films were In Cold Blood (1967), The Last Picture Show (1971), Lenny (1974), Raging Bull (1981), Zelig (1983), Schindler’s List (1993), The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) and Good Night, and Good Luck (2005).