Oscar Nominees 2018: What you should know

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The 90th Oscars take place on Sunday, with “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” expected to do battle for the main prizes.

But the statistical quirks that the annual event throws up can be as intriguing as tracking which movie wins the most statuettes.

Here are some fun facts and figures about this year’s list of nominees:

FEMALE FILMMAKERS RECOGNIZED

The 7,000-plus voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences managed to remember this year that women make movies too.

Greta Gerwig, recognized for “Lady Bird,” is only the fifth female best director nominee, and the first since Kathryn Bigelow won for “The Hurt Locker” in 2010….

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