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Sunday, March 5, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Age is just a number

Average age of best-actor winners over the past 10 years: 41.6

Average age of best-actress winners over the past 10 years: 33.4

Average age of this year's best-actor nominees: 37.6

Average age of this year's best-actress nominees: 38.6

Where were you 21 years ago?

In 1985, the year nominee Keira Knightley was born, fellow nominee Judi Dench appeared in "A Room with a View"; David Strathairn appeared on a "Miami Vice" episode; Frances McDormand appeared on several episodes of "Hill Street Blues"; and William Hurt starred in "Kiss of the Spider Woman," for which he would go on to win the best-actor award.

"Titanic" won't sink

"Brokeback Mountain" has the most nominations this year, with eight, but it pales in comparison with the record-holders: "All About Eve" and "Titanic," both with 14. The most Oscars were won by "Ben-Hur," "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," each with 11.

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