The most nominated movies were Avatar and The Hurt Locker (9).
This was the first ceremony to have an animated movie nominated for "Best Picture" (Up) since The Beauty And The Beast was nominated in 1992.
This was the first ceremony to have more than one host since 1987.
The "Best Picture" nominees are now 10 instead of 5.
The program won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming.