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By the Numbers: 2016 Oscars

by AFP
Robyn Beck—AFP

Robyn Beck—AFP

Just the facts about the 88th annual academy awards.

The 88th Oscars will be held Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Here are the Academy Awards, by numbers:

Voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: 6,261

Countries and territories where Oscars ceremony will be broadcast: Over 225

Films eligible for Best Picture: 305

Countries submitting foreign-language films: 80

Statuettes given out at the 87th Oscars: 51

Number of competitive categories: 24

Height of Oscar statuette: 13.5 inches

Weight of each statuette: 3.9 kilograms

Statuettes presented since first Oscars in 1929: 3,001

Media organizations requesting credentials: 787

Number of red carpet bleacher seats for fans: 745

Length of red carpet: Around 500 feet

Width of red carpet: Around 33 feet

Seating capacity of Dolby Theater: 3,300

Host: Chris Rock

Person who has hosted the most Oscars shows: Bob Hope (19)

Longest Oscars telecast: 4 hours 23 minutes (2002)

Shortest Oscars telecast: 1 hour 40 minutes (1959)

First televised ceremony: March 19, 1953

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