Number of features eligible for Academy Awards: 301
(95th Oscars, 2022)
Number of features eligible for Best Picture last year: 276
(94th Oscars, 2021)
Number of countries submitting for International Feature Film: 92
Number of voting members: 9,579 (as of January 6, 2023)
Number of crew members working during the telecast: Approx. 500+
Telecast rating for the 94th Oscars: Rating: 9.0
U.S. audience for the 94th Oscars: 17.6 million
Estimated global viewership of 94th Oscars: Several hundred million
Number of countries in which the 95th Oscars telecast will be seen: More than 200
Number of Oscar statuettes given out at the 94th Oscars: 48
Number of competitive award categories for the 95th Oscars: 23
Governors Awards Recipients:
Honorary Awards (Oscar statuette) to Diane Warren, Euzhan Palcy and Peter Weir;
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (Oscar statuette) to Michael J. Fox
Number of Oscar statuettes presented since the first Academy Awards: 3,342
Height of Oscar statuette: 13½ inches
Diameter of Oscar statuette base: 5¼ inches
Weight of Oscar statuette: 8½ pounds
A stylized figure of a knight holding a crusader’s sword standing on a reel of film with
five spokes signifying the five original branches of the Academy (actors, directors,
producers, technicians and writers). No model was used during the design process.
Best rating and share in the past 20 years: Best rating: 26.0 in 2004 / Share: 40
Latest telecast date in the past 20 years: April 25, 2021 (93rd Academy Awards)
Earliest telecast date in the past 20 years: February 9, 2020 (92nd Academy Awards)
Longest Oscar telecast:
74th Oscars show in 2002, with a running time of 4 hours, 23 minutes
Shortest Oscar telecast:
31st Academy Awards in 1959 with a running time of 1 hour, 40 minutes
Date of first televised show: March 19, 1953 (25th Academy Awards)
Date since which ABC has been the broadcaster (uninterrupted):
March 29, 1976 (48th Academy Awards)
Total number of years that ABC has broadcast the Oscars:
58 (including this year). ABC was the broadcaster for a 10-year stint from the 33rd to
42nd Academy Awards, in addition to its current run)
Venue that has hosted the most Oscar presentations:
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with 25 Oscar shows
Number of Oscar shows hosted at the Dolby Theatre (formerly Kodak Theatre)
including the 95th Oscars: 21
Seating capacity of the Dolby Theatre on Oscar night: 3,300
Length of the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre: Approx. 900 feet
Width of the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre: Approx. 33 feet
Person who has hosted the most Oscar shows:
Bob Hope, with 19 host appearances
Oldest Oscars poster in the collection of the Margaret Herrick Library:
32nd Academy Awards show poster (ceremony on April 4, 1960 honoring films of
Size of most common set-dressing Oscar:
34 in. diameter (base) 7 ½ feet tall, 65 pounds
Date of the first Governors Ball:
March 26, 1958, following the 30th Academy Awards presentation. Held at the
Beverly Hilton Hotel in the Grand Ballroom
Number of past Governors Balls: 63
Number of times there has not been a Governors Ball (since 1958):
2 (40th and 93rd Academy Awards) – cancelations due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
assassination and COVID-19 pandemic
Size of the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Ovation Hollywood: 25,090 square feet
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