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88th Academy Awards By The Numbers:
24: Number of awards categories
72: Number of envelopes
6261: Voting members
2: Number of people who know Oscars winners before the broadcast

37.3 million: American viewers (2015)
225: Number of countries showing Oscars ceremony
236 minutes: Longest Oscars telecast (2002)
100 minutes: Shortest Oscars telecast (1959)
3.300: Seating capacity at the Dolby Theatre
40.000 square feet: Area of red carpet
750: Number of limousines ferrying celebrities

Big Five

“Big 5” = Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay

3 films have won the Big Five:
“It Happened One Night,” (1934)
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975)
“The Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

Oscars Nominations 1929-2016


Total Nominations: 8.548

Total Black Nominees: 111

Total Black Winners: 36

Best Picture: 6 Black nominees, 1 Black win
Best Director: 3 Black nominees, 1 Black win
Best Actor in a Leading Role: 20 Black nominees, 4 Black wins
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: 17 Black nominees, 4 Black wins
Best Actress in a Leading Role: 10 Black nominees, 1 Black win
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: 19 Black nominees 6 Black wins

Oscars 2016

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Editor in Chief Mehdi Chourou