13. If Ang Lee win Best Director on Sunday, he'll become the second non-caucasian to win in the category. The first... was also Ang Lee, for "Brokeback Mountain" in 2006.
14. At 30, Benh Zeitlin is the seventh youngest Best Director nominee in history (beaten only by John Singleton, Orson Welles, Kenneth Branagh, Claude Lelouch, M. Night Shyamalan and George Lucas). If he takes the prize, he'll be three years younger than the current director who holds the record, Norman Taurog, who won for "Skippy" in 1931.
15. Conversely, if Michael Haneke wins, he'd become the second oldest winner of the category in history, beaten only by Clint Eastwood for "Million Dollar Baby."
17. According to the LA Times, Warner Bros. and Disney each spent at least $10 million on the Oscar campaigns for "Argo" and "Lincoln," respectively. But with a front page ad in Variety alone costing $80,000, that's hardly surprising. Meanwhile, to boost "Les Miserables," Universal sent every Critics Choice Awards voter an iPod Shuffle with the soundtrack pre-loaded.
18. If he wins, Daniel Day-Lewis would be the first person to land an Oscar for playing a U.S. President.
19. One other actor has been nominated for playing Abraham Lincoln -- Raymond Massey for "Abe Lincoln In Illinois," in 1940. He lost to Jimmy Stewart in "The Philadelphia Story."
20. Day-Lewis would also be the first actor to win an Oscar for a Steven Spielberg film (Tommy Lee Jones or Sally Field could also manage the feat this year).
24. Denzel Washington plays an alcoholic in "Flight," making him the 19th actor to be nominated for playing a drunk.
25. Most notably, in 1983, all five nominated actors (Michael Caine in "Educating Rita," Robert Duvall in "Tender Mercies," Tom Conti in "Reuben Reuben" and Tom Courtenay and Albert Finney in "The Dresser") played drunks or alcoholics to one degree or another.