The Center for Responsive Politics compiles an annual breakdown of the political giving of the nominees in all of the major Oscar categories, and to not much of a surprise, the contenders give heavily to the Democrats.
But the rate of giving to the left exceeds that of the industry as a whole: Of the $1.3 million given by the nominees since 1990, more than $1.24 million supported Democratic candidates, parties or political action committees.
The CRP could come up with only two contributions to Republicans, including a $1,000 contribution to Republican Matt Fong given by Mike Medavoy, a producer on "The Black Swan." Of course, that is an aberration in Medavoy's case, as he is a prominent donor to Democrats. The other was Mike De Luca, producer of "Social Network" producer, who made a contribution to a Republican committee in 2004.
Separate from those figures are giving to so-called "527" committees, which accept unlimited contributions. Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, producer of "The Kids Are Alright," has given $3.6 million to such committees, the majority of which benefit Democratic or liberal orgs, according to the CRP.
Levy-Hinte and his wife, Jeanne, also have given more than $884,000 to part candidates and federal committees, more than any other nominee. The CRP calls the couple the "Avatar" of political donations in Hollywood. "And when they walk the red carpet, it practically turns blue," the org says.
The complete list with winners of the CRP's annual "Money-in-Politics" Oscars is here.