A closer examination of last week’s nominations for the Academy Awards yields some fun trivia.

A closer examination of last week’s nominations for the Academy Awards yields some fun trivia. Did you know:

v First-timers: There are four first-time nominees in the lead acting categories: Bradley Cooper (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Hugh Jackman (“Les Miserables”), Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”) and Quvenzhane Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”).

v Oldest and youngest: France’s Riva, 85, is the oldest lead actress nominee in Academy Awards history; Wallis, 9, is the youngest.

v Repeaters: Nine of the 20 acting nominees — Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Alan Arkin, Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones, Christoph Waltz, Sally Field and Helen Hunt — are previous Oscar winners in the acting races.

v Foreign films: “Amour” is the fifth film to be nominated for both best picture and best foreign film. It joins the ranks of “Z,” “The Emigrants,” “Life Is Beautiful” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

v A rare feat: “Silver Linings Playbook” is the first film with nominations for best picture, director, screenplay and all four acting categories since Warren Beatty’s 1981 epic “Reds.”

“The Carrie Diaries” (8 p.m., The CW): “The Carrie Diaries” dares to imagine what Carrie Bradshaw was like before she started sipping Cosmos and dating Mr. Big. AnnaSophia Robb stars as our young, fashion-loving leading lady in this “Sex and the City” prequel.

“Continuum” (8 p.m., Syfy): “Continuum” is a new sci-fi crime procedural that transports officer Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) from 2077 to 2012 to deal with eight deadly terrorists who managed to slip through a time warp.

“Being Human” (9 p.m., Syfy): Season 3 begins with Sally trapped in limbo.


The following movies will be available Tuesday on DVD and through digital providers:

“Taken 2” (PG-13): A retired CIA agent must save his family from kidnappers. Starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace.

“The Possession” (PG-13): A family must unite when their daughter is possessed by evil. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick and Grant Show.

“To Rome With Love” (R): Four stories intertwine in the streets of Rome. Starring Ellen Page, Woody Allen and Jesse Eisenberg.

“Won’t Back Down” (PG): Parents band together to save their inner-city school. Starring Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ving Rhames.

“Branded” (R): A dystopian society where branding rules the day. Starring Max von Sydow, Ed Stoppard and Leelee Sobieski.

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‘Priscilla’ moved to State Theatre


All performances of the Cleveland run of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” (Tuesday through Jan. 27) have been moved to the State Theatre.

They were originally scheduled to play the Palace Theatre.

In addition, Tuesday’s performance will begin at 8 p.m.

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