February 23, 2009
More statistical stuff
Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) famously won 11 awards each, thereby matching the record set by Ben-Hur (1959).
But only one other film in the past dozen years has won 7 awards, namely Shakespeare in Love (1998).
Slumdog Millionaire now has 7, and it could easily have 8 when the night is over.
Just for the record, The English Patient (1996) and The Last Emperor (1987) won 9, Amadeus (1984) won 8, Dances with Wolves (1990) and Out of Africa (1985) won 7, and everyone else in the past quarter-century has won less.
Um, not that anyone's counting.