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This year’s Oscar nominees made history: The Academy recognized a record number of Asian actors, plenty of first-time nominees and the oldest Oscar nominee ever.

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The Academy unveiled nominations Tuesday for the 95th Oscars ceremony, which is set to take place on March 12.

This year’s slate of nominees was filled with surprises — like Andrea Riseborough’s shock Best Actress nod — and plenty of notable superlatives, like Michelle Yeoh’s history-making nomination.

The vast majority of this year’s acting nominees — 16 out of 20 — are celebrating their first nominations, and there are many other first-timers in other categories, like Rihanna for Best Original Song.

Fresh off last year’s nomination for West Side Story, Steven Spielberg is again up for Best Director with The Fabelmans — and he’s now tied as the second-most nominated director

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