The Oscars 2015 in numbers

How long is the red carpet? How much does an Oscar statuette weigh and how many have been given out to date? RadioTimes.com reveals all...

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On Sunday night the biggest names in Hollywood will descend on the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards. They’ve got Oscar statuettes on their mind as they wait to find out who has won best actor, best actress, best picture and more.

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The backstage team are already busy laying the red carpet (all 500ft of it as you’ll see below) and polishing those statuettes. But just how big and heavy are they? All the figures you’ll need for this year’s awards ceremony…


1.40… the time in hours and minutes of the shortest Oscar telecast


4.23… the time in hours and minutes of the longest Oscar telecast


5.25… diameter in inches of the statuette’s base


8.5… weight in pounds of Oscar statuette


13.5… height in inches of Oscar statuette


19… the most number of times one person has hosted the awards, the record is held by Bob Hope


33… the width in feet of the red carpet


40… number of ushers inside the Dolby Theatre


65… weight in pounds of set-dressing Oscars


225… number of countries in which the 87th Academy Awards telecast will be seen


300… number of people who work in the telecast production office


323… number of films in the running for best picture this year


350… number of crew working during the telecast


500… the length in feet of the red carpet


771… number of seats for fans along the red carpet


2,951… number of Oscar statuettes presented since first Oscars


3,300… number of seats inside the Dolby Theatre


6,124… number of voting members


25,090… size in square feet of The Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center

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The Oscars are being shown from 1.30am on Monday on Sky Movies Oscars plus live red carpet action from 11.30pm on Sky Living