Infographic: Oscar's Acting Nominees -- A Timeline Of When They Were Born
But the numbers coming of this year's Oscar nominees proved to be especially telling -- not to mention record-setting -- as the AMPAS chose to nominate actors who spanned multiple generations, and even more years between them.
Just take a look at Best Actress. Amour's Emmanuelle Riva -- who turns 86 on Sunday -- is the oldest woman ever to be nominated in that category, while her competitor, Quvenzhané Wallis, is the youngest, at age nine.
And that's just a taste of the gap in ages this year.
Indeed, this year we have nominees who were born in the '20s, '30s, '40s and beyond, leading all the way up to the early '00s. (Ugh. We're getting old.)
For more details on when everyone was actually born, have a look at this handy-dandy infographic, below.