HOW THE NUMBERS STACK UP AT HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST BASH
12 – nominations for revenge epic The Revenant.
6 – Number of times The Revenant star and best actor favourite Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for an Oscar.
0 – the number of Oscars won so far by Leonardo DiCaprio.
34.3 – the height in cm of the statuettes.
3 – months it takes to manufacture 50 statuettes.
2 – the number of people who know the results before the envelopes are opened.
225 – countries where the Oscar telecast will be seen.
152.4 – the length of the red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre in metres.
270 – the number of people who attended the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929.
5 – the price of guest tickets in US dollars to the first Academy Awards ceremony.
1939 – the first time the Academy called the award by its nickname – the Oscar.
3,000,000 – the number of times Ellen de Generes’s famous selfie featuring stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt at the 2014 ceremony has been retweeted.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
19 – the number of times Bob Hope hosted the awards – a record.
3 – Oscars won by Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day-Lewis.
4 – Oscars won by Katharine Hepburn.
11 – The haul of Oscars won by Titanic, Ben-Hur and The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King.
45 – Time allotted for each televised acceptance speech, in seconds.
2 – Words in shortest ever acceptance speech, by Alfred Hitchcock in receipt of a lifetime achievement award. The words were “Thank you”.
5.5 – Length of longest Oscars acceptance speech, by Greer Garson, in receipt of best actress in 1943, in minutes.
14 – Most Oscar nominations ever scored by a single film, a tie between Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950).
14 – Black actors who have won Oscars in the ceremony’s 88-year-history.
95 – Percentage of 20th-century Oscar nominations that went to white actors.
2 – Percentage of Academy voters who are black.
62 – Average age of an Academy voter, according to a 2012 Los Angeles Times survey.