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? reveals all...


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.


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


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