Awards season … by the numbers

And now a look at awards season … by the numbers.

First up: Tonight's Golden Globes ceremony, the 71st, featuring dinner and drinks -- and awards in 25 movie and TV categories.

The films "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" are tied for most nominations (SEVEN apiece).

More than nine thousand glasses of champagne are expected to be served.

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Next: The Grammys, the 56th edition, two weeks from tonight here on CBS, with awards in 82 categories.

Rapper Jay Z leads the field with NINE nominations this year. In 1984, Michael Jackson was nominated for TEN Grammys, and won EIGHT.

Elvis, incidentally, won just THREE Grammys in his whole career.

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Singer-songwriter Adele has won nine Grammy Awards, an Oscar and a Golden Globe - and she's up for another Grammy this year, for the theme from "Skyfall."
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And then, on March 2, comes the Academy Awards, the 86th, with Oscars in two dozen categories -- the nominees to be announced this week.

As for Oscars past, three films are tied for winning the most Academy Awards: "Ben-Hur," "Titanic," and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." They each won ELEVEN Oscars.

Katharine Hepburn holds the record for most Best Acting Oscars, with FOUR.

Meryl Streep holds the record for the most acting NOMINATIONS, with 17, including THREE wins.

At age 82, Christopher Plummer became the OLDEST actor winner for his supporting role in the film "Beginners."

The youngest competitive acting Oscar went to Tatum O'Neal, age 10, for "Paper Moon."

Of course, there will be food aplenty -- even 15 pounds of edible gold dust on 4,000 chocolate Oscars.

The Oscar itself, incidentally, is NOT solid gold -- just gold PLATED. 

And in all its 86 years, the Oscar has only gone to ONE Oscar -- Oscar Hammerstein II, who received the award for Best Song in 1942 ("The Last Time I Saw Paris," from "Lady Be Good") and 1946 ("It Might As Well Be Spring," from "State Fair").

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