Usually someone works in the industry awhile before getting an Oscar nomination.
But occassionally someone gets the buzz behind them and gets a nomination on their first shot for a work or performance that really catches the Academy's eye.
But Stephen Daldry was nominated for his first piece of work, and then his second. And then his third. His streaks could end come Oscar nomination morning this year, but anything's possible.
Oscar Nomination Streak: Daldry received best director nomination for his first three feature length films.
Films Nominated: Billy Elliot (2000); The Hours (2002); The Reader (2008)
Potential 2011 Streak Maker/Breaker: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
Nomination Expectations: Expectations here are extremely low and incredbily far away. Only the Broadcast Film Critics Association has given him any attention with a nomination for the critics choice award.