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Beautiful baby names from the 2016 Academy Awards

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

These Oscar-worthy baby names are perfect for a future star

The 88th Academy Awards are upon us, and what better way to find baby name inspiration than by perusing the star-studded roster of this year's Oscars?

Best Actor nominees

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out its first awards in 1929, sound was still a new concept, and no "talkies" were allowed to be nominated for best picture — it was believed that it would present an unfair advantage. Emil Jannings took home the first Oscar for Best Actor during that ceremony, but now, everyone wants to know — will this be the year Leo finally gets his Oscar?

Best Actress nominees

Bette Davis holds the record for most consecutive Best Actress nominations, along with Greer Garson, both of whom have been nominated five times — out of those five times, both received one Academy Award.

Best Supporting Actor nominees

Bradley Cooper, who has yet to win an Oscar, has been nominated three years in a row — twice for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor. And although it's rare, some actors have received both types of nominations in the same year. Most recently, Jamie Foxx was nominated for Best Actor for his lead role in Ray and Best Supporting Actor in Collateral in 2004.

Best Supporting Actress nominees

When Patty Duke accepted her Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1963, she gave the shortest acceptance speech to date. Her words? "Thank you." What will this year's winner say in her speech?

Best Director nominees

John Ford still holds the record for most Best Director Academy Awards, with four. William Wyler holds the record for most nominations in this category (12) and has won three.

  • Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
  • Lenny Abrahamson, Room
  • Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
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