2) Jessica Chastain. This year she's up for best actress for Zero Dark Thirty. Last year she got a nod for best supporting actress for The Help.
3) Reds in 1981. Maureen Stapleton won for best supporting actress. Warren Beatty for best actor, Diane Keaton for best actress and Jack Nicholson for best supporting actor lost.
4) Skyfall with five. If it wins any, it'll be the first James Bond movie to take an Oscar since Thunderball in 1967.
5) James Franco was up for best actor for 127 Hours in 2011 when he co-hosted with Anne Hathaway. McFarlane is the only solo host to also be a nominee the same year.
6) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000.
7) John Williams has 48 nominations. This year he's up for best original score for Lincoln. He still trails Walt Disney for the all time individual nomination lead. The founder of the House of Mouse had 59 Oscar nominations in his lifetime.
8) George Clooney and Warren Beatty. Clooney is a producer on Argo and is part of its best picture nomination.
9) Thomas Newman earned his 11th Oscar nomination this year for his score for Skyfall. His musical family has 87 nominations total. It features Alfred, Lionel, Emil, Thomas, David and Randy.
Roman Coppola is nominated with Paul Thomas Anderson for best original screenplay for Moonrise Kingdom. The Coppola's, which also include Talia Shire and Nicolas Cage along Francis Ford, Sofia and Carmine, have 24 nominations.
10) Eiko Ishioka is nominated in the best costume design category for Mirror Mirror. She died Jan. 21, 2012, of pancreatic cancer.
Tip of the top hat to my friend Shawn Israel for some aide with this article