9 Fun Facts About the 2016 Oscars that will Impress Every Single Person You Know

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The 88th Academy Awards are basically here and, let’s be real, we’ve all been making predictions about who will win what since the nominations came out in January. And on an even real-er note, we’ve all been predicting that Leonardo DiCaprio will win his first ever Oscar for his incredible performance in “The Revenant” — and if he doesn’t, there will be a nation-wide uproar.

So, as a way to get your (and our) mind off the serious side of the Oscars, we’ve compiled a list of fun 2016 Oscars facts that are sure to impress all the people at your Oscars party.

Don’t you just love being the smartest person in the room?

9 Fun Facts About the 2016 Oscars that will Impress Everyone You Know:

1. Three of the Oscar-nominated movies feature a character named “Joy.”

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A “Joy” is featured in the three movies “Room,” “Inside Out” and, of course, “Joy.”

Also, both Brie Larson and Jennifer Lawrence are up for Best Actress for characters named “Joy,” meaning there’s a two out of five chance that the Oscar will be awarded to a character named “Joy” — how bizarre is that?

2. The “Star Wars” composer is the most Oscar-nominated man alive.

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John Williams, the man behind the infamous “Star Wars” music, earned his 50th nomination this year — fiftieth!

3. 70 percent of the actors nominated this year have already won an Oscar.

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Out of the 20 nominated for acting performances this year, six have already won an Oscar: Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Kate Winslet, Eddie Redmayne and Matt Damon.

4. Jennifer Lawrence is 2016’s highest paid Oscar nominee.

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According to Fortune Magazine, J-Law is making a hefty $52 million a year — damn.

5. Jennifer Lawrence is also the youngest person to have for Oscar acting nominations.

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At only 25-years-old, Jennifer has been nominated for Best Actress for her roles in “Winter’s Bone,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Lining’s Playbook” and now, “Joy.”

6. Kate Winslet is just one award away from an EGOT.

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But, the award she’s missing isn’t an Oscar, she won one of those back in 2009. She has also won an Emmy for “Mildred Pierce” and a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000. That means, the only award Kate is missing is a Tony.

7. Domnhall Gleeson appears in four 2016 Oscar-nominated movies.

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Although he isn’t nominated, he may as well be. Domnhall appears in four nominated movies: “Brooklyn,” “The Revenant,” “Stars Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Ex Machina” — two of which are nominated for Best Picture.

8. Lady Gaga is up for an Oscar this year. 

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Lady Gaga is on quite a role this year. At the Golden Globe awards, she won best actress in the TV series “American Horror Story,” at the GRAMMYs, she gave a stellar performance tribute to the late David Bowie and now, she’s up for an Oscar in the Best Song category for “Til it Happens to You.”

9. The Oscar statue 13.5 inches high and weighs 8.5 pounds.

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So, if nothing else, you could use it as a hand weight.

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