Oscars

FACTFILE  
 
  • An Oscar is 13 ½ inches tall.
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  • The red carpet is about 33 feet wide and 500 feet long.
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  • The first Academy Awards were held on May 16, 1929, when movies had just begun to talk.
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  • There have been 2,658 Oscars handed out since the first Academy Awards.
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  • Winners are forbidden to sell their statuette without first offering them to the Academy.
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  • Only three movies have so far received record 11 Oscars – Ben Hur (1959), Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).
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  • There were 306 films eligible for nominations this year.
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  • Kazakhstan is a first-time nominee in the foreign film division with “Mongol.”
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  • A total of 63 countries submitted entries for the foreign language category.
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  • More than 100 photographers will be on the red carpet
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