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The 88th Oscars, by the numbers

AFP , Sunday 28 Feb 2016
An Oscar statue is pictured on the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre during preparations leading up to the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 26, 2016. The Oscars will be presented February 28, 2016. (Photo: Reuters)
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The 88th Oscars will be held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre 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: more than 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 (34.2 centimeters)

Weight of each statuette: 8.5 pounds (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 (150 meters)

Width of red carpet: Around 33 feet (10 meters)

Seating capacity of Dolby Theatre: 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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