Oscar Facts: The Academy Awards by the Numbers
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The 95th Academy Awards air this Sunday. Here are some interesting facts and figures to get you PSYCHED…Maybe?!
1. $58.6 million: Total cost of the ceremony.
2. $24,700: Cost of the 50,000 square foot red carpet.
3. $10 million: Cost of an A-list actresses’ ensemble. In 2014, Cate Blanchett spent a record $18.1 million on her outfit. Lady Gaga holds the record for most expensive jewelry, when she wore a $30 million Tiffany diamond necklace in 2019.
4. 28%: Share of this year’s nominees who are women. It’s the lowest in four years.
5. $80,000: Cost for a couple to attend the “Vanity Fair” after-party.
6. $163 million: Annual Oscar boost to L.A.’s economy.
7. 40%: Golden Globes‘ 10-year record of predicting the Oscar for Best Picture. This year, the Globe went to “The Fabelmans“.
8. 192 minutes: Running time of this year’s longest Best Picture nominee, “Avatar: The Way of Water”. “Gone with the Wind” is the longest Best Picture WINNER, at 238 minutes.
9. $1.95 million: Cost of a 30-second ad during the Oscars. That’s 72% less than the Super Bowl.
10. 220 minutes: Length of last year’s Oscars. That’s 3 hours and 40 minutes. The longest Oscars went down in 2002: 263 excruciating minutes. That’s FOUR hours and 23 minutes.
11. 16.6 million: Average viewers for last year’s Oscars. That was up 58% from a record low in 2021.
12. Zero: Number of this year’s acting nominees who were nominated last year.