Oscars 2013: 10 facts to know about this year's ceremony

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, January 21, 2013

1 of 7: Two records set in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category.

Emmanuelle Riva of 'Amour' and Quvenzhane Wallis of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' are the only two first-time nominees in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category, but that is not the record they set.

At 9 years old, Wallis is the youngest actress to ever be nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category in the history of the Oscars. The youngest person to ever be nominated for an Oscar in any acting category was Justin Henry of 'Kramer Vs. Kramer,' who was 8 years old at the time.

The youngest woman to win an Oscar in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category is Marlee Matlin, who won for 'Children of a Lesser God' in 1987 at the age of 21. The youngest person to ever win an Oscar in any acting category is Tatum O'Neal, who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in 1974 for 'Paper Moon' at age 10.

Emmanuelle Riva of 'Amour' is, at 85 years old, the oldest person to be nominated for a lead acting award. Gloria Stuart still holds the record for the oldest acting nominee. She received a nod for her supporting role in 'Titanic' at age 87. The oldest person to win an Oscar for acting is Christopher Plummer, who won at 82 years old in 2012 in the Best Performance Actor in a Supporting Role category for his part in 'Beginners.'

All the other lead actresses nominated at the 2013 Oscars have been nominated at least one time before. Jennifer Lawrence of 'Silver Lining Playbook' received her first nomination for the 2010 film 'Winter's Bone.' Jessica Chastain of 'Zero Dark Thirty' received her first nomination for her supporting role in the 2011 movie 'The Help' and Naomi Watts of 'The Impossible' received her first nomination for the 2003 film '21 Grams.'

(Pictured: Quvenzhane Wallis appears in a scene from 'Beasts of the Southern Wild.' / Emmanuelle Riva appears in a scene from 'Amour.') (Fox Searchlight Pictures / Sony Pictures Classics)

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