Stars of the screen

South China Morning Post

This graphic was created in the lead up to the Academy Awards, amidst talks and speculations about who would take home the grand prizes. In particular, there has been considerable media interest in the nominees for best actress, with Emmanuelle Riva and Quvenzhane Wallis as the oldest and youngest nominees ever in the category, at age 85 and 9 respectively. The top two charts show the ages of all the nominees for best actress and actor since the Oscars began, and the bottom chart takes a look at the budgets and box office performance of past best picture winners.

The graphic was printed as a back page in the South China Morning Post on February 23, 2013.