Oscars by the numbers: From 13.5-inch statues to a 500-foot red carpet

CREATED Feb 22, 2013

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  • 156 - The number of contenders for the 2013 Oscars.

  • $10,000 - The estimated cost of the laminated, hand-folded, gold-leaf-stamped, embossed nominee cards. (Photo Courtesy: ali.the.architect.com)

  • 500 - The length in feet of the Oscars red carpet. (Photo Courtesy: Kristyn Burtt)

  • $45,000 - The value of the gift bags given to nominees who lose at the Oscars. (Photo Courtesy: Julie Ellyn Designs)

  • 13.5 - The length in inches of an Oscar statuette.

  • 540 - The number of wine bottles provided by Sterling Vineyards for the Oscars.

  • 1.8 million - The number of grapes it took to create those 540 bottles of wine.

  • $1,200 - What some salons charge for a facial including "red carpet oxygen treatment" before the Oscars.

  • 8.5 - The weight in pounds of an Oscar statuette.

  • 3,000 - The approximate number of Oscars awarded since 1929. (Photo Courtesy: Mashable.com)

  • 18,000 - The number of LED lights on the custom-designed chandelier at the Oscars.

  • 350 - The number of culinary staff members scheduled to be working at this year's Oscars. (Photo Courtesy: Wolfgang Puck)

156 - The number of contenders for the 2013 Oscars.

$10,000 - The estimated cost of the laminated, hand-folded, gold-leaf-stamped, embossed nominee cards.

500 - The length in feet of the Oscars red carpet.

$45,000 - The value of the gift bags given to nominees who lose at the Oscars.

13.5 - The length in inches of an Oscar statuette.

540 - The number of wine bottles provided by Sterling Vineyards for the Oscars.

1.8 million - The number of grapes it took to create those 540 bottles of wine.

$1,200 - What some salons charge for a facial including "red carpet oxygen treatment" before the Oscars.

8.5 - The weight in pounds of an Oscar statuette.

3,000 - The approximate number of Oscars awarded since 1929.

18,000 - The number of LED lights on the custom-designed chandelier at the Oscars.

350 - The number of culinary staff members scheduled to be working at this year's Oscars.

 

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter: Oscarnomics: What It Costs to Create the Academy Awards Extravaganza

SOURCE: Reuters: Factbox: Key historical facts about the Academy Awards

SOURCE: The Guardian: Oscars 2013: facts, figures and food

SOURCE: Mashable: Everything You Need to Know About the Oscar Statuette