Know the details. In the end Munich, Steven Spielberg's tense exploration of the Munich Olympic massacre aftermath, pulled out of its PR tailspin to win the coveted nomination from Walk the Line. Still, the Oscars are to-be-owned by the great Ang Lee gay tragic romance Brokeback Mountainwhich --catch this neat trick for a gay romance-- within 24 hours it will be the highest grossing Best Picture nominee.
Read the rest for lots and lots of tiny details that Oscar obsessives love. Find out...
1. How these films got nominated.
2. Which Oscar trends they are connected to.
3. What all-time record Spielberg is gunning for.
4. Which two categories are most dangerous to miss in the nominations if you want to win Best Picture.
And more... As always, feel free to share if you know of more interesting trivia... Each of the top six categories will get this exhaustive treatment over the next two weeks, so keep reading.