Nominations for the 86th annual Academy Awards were announced on Thursday, with Bruce Dern, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo Dicaprio and Christian Bale earning recognition in the Best Actor category. Based on 85 years of Oscars history, expect Ejiofor, McConaughey or DiCaprio, the three nominees who played historical figures in their films, to win the award on March 2. According to our data, those types of roles win men Oscars more than 25 percent of the time. Check out a blueprint of what it takes to win Best Actor below.
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See the Best Actress winners infographic here.
Infographic by Jan Diehm for the Huffington Post.