50 numbers for The Oscars: Interesting facts about the Academy Awards

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FILE – This Feb. 21, 2015 file photo shows an Oscar statue as preparations are made for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PST in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Oscars will be […]

0 – Number of non-white nominees in acting categories in the past two years

1 – Amount, in U.S. dollars, an Oscar winner must offer to sell his or her statuette back to the Academy before offering it to any other buyer

2 – Times Chris Rock has hosted The Oscars, including this year

2 – Number of words in Alfred Hitchcock’s acceptance speech for the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1968 (“Thank you”), the shortest in Oscars history

3 – Number of Oscar-nominated films featuring a character named Joy (Joy, Room, Inside Out)

3 – Number of months it takes to produce 50 Oscar statuettes

5 – Cost, in dollars, of admission to the first Oscars ceremony in 1929, which included a broiled chicken dinner

5 – Number of circles, or spokes, on the base of the Oscar statuette, resembling a film reel, representing the original 5 branches of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers.

5.5 – Length, in minutes, of Greer Garson’s acceptance speech for Best Actress in 1943, the longest acceptance speech in Oscars history

6 – Number of director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s full-length feature films receiving at least one Oscar nomination

6 – Number of full-length feature films directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu8.5 – Weight, in pounds, of the Oscar statuette, according to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

8 – Number of first-time acting nominees (Bryan Cranston, Tom Hardy, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Rylance, Alicia Vikander)

11 – Most Oscars won by a single film (Ben-Hur, 1959; Titanic, 1997; The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, 2003)

12 – Nominations for “The Revenant,” most of any film this year

12 – Number of Jack Nicholson’s Oscar nominations, the most of any actor

13.5 – Height, in inches, of the Oscar statuette

14 – Total number of black men and women to win acting Oscars in its 88-year history

14 – Most Oscar nominations for a single film (All About Eve, 1950; Titanic, 1997)

15 – Length, in minutes, of the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929

19 – Number of Meryl Streep’s Oscar nominations, the most of any actress

19 – Number of times Bob Hope hosted The Oscars, still the record

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20 – Number of sound mixer Kevin O’Connell’s Oscar nominations, the current Academy Awards record for most career nominations without a single win (it’s not all bad; he served on The Academy’s Board of Governors for 9 years)

21 – Number of composer Victor Young’s Oscar nominations before winning

24 – Number of Oscar categories, not including Students Academy Awards

25 – Age of Jennifer Lawrence, youngest person to get four acting nominations

39 – Years between Sylvester Stallone’s acting nominations for the role of Rocky Balboa (Rocky, 1976; Creed, 2015), beating the record previously held by Paul Newman for “Fast Eddie” Felson (The Hustler, 1961; The Color of Money, 1986)

41 – Age Leonardo DiCaprio earned his fifth Oscar nomination, tying Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Peter O’Toole and Al Pacino

45 – Permitted length of acceptance speeches

50 – Nominations in composer John Williams’s career, the most individual nominations for a person currently living, according to Bustle (Walt Disney holds the all-time record with 59)

69 – Age of Sylvester Stallone and Charlotte Rampling, the oldest acting nominees this year

87 – Age of the oldest Oscar nominees (Gloria Stuart, Titanic, 1997; Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight, 2015).

128 – Total Oscar nominations for Steven Spielberg films, an Academy Awards record; Spielberg also sets a record for most-nominated producer (9)

220 – Length, in minutes, of last year’s Oscars (3 hours, 40 minutes)

224 – Length, in minutes, of the longest films to win Best Picture (Gone With the Wind, 1939; Ben-Hur, 1959)

263 – Length, in minutes, of the longest Oscars ceremony, in 2002 (4 hours, 23 minutes)

497 – Length, in minutes, of the longest film to win any Oscar (War and Peace, 1966, for Best Foreign-Language Film; 7 hours, 7 minutes)

500 – Length, in feet, of the red carpet at the Oscars outside Dolby Theatre

680 – Estimated value, in dollars, of the 24-karat gold-plated Oscar statuette

2,947 – Number of Oscar statuettes presented from 1929 to 2015

6,261 – Number of Academy members eligible to cast ballots for this year’s Oscars

30,000 – Cost of the 16,500-square foot red carpet at the Oscars outside Dolby Theatre

72,000 – Cost of a Page 1 ad in “The Hollywood Reporter” during Oscars season

232,000 – Dollar value of this year’s swag bag, which includes Silvercar rentals for a year, jewelry, a $275 roll of toilet paper, personalized M&M’s, plastic surgery, anti-perspirant and a tube of Chapstick

2,200,000 – Top price of a 30-second TV commercial during the Oscars

11,000,000According to WalletHub, the amount of money “The Revenant” has lost despite $382 million in worldwide gross sales

36,600,000 – Estimated number of viewers of last year’s Oscars52,000,000 – Estimated worth of actress Jennifer Lawrence, this year’s highest-paid Oscar nominee, according to Forbes

633,000,000 – Worldwide gross sales for “The Martian,” the most profitable Best Picture nominee this year

11,000,000,000 – Dollars spent at the box office in 2015Sources: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bustle, Forbes, IMDB.comWABC-TV,WalletHub, The WrapThe Oscars will be televised live on 8News at 7 p.m. on February 28. For complete Oscar coverage, click here.

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