Counting down the 80th Academy Awards

February 24, 2008 8:10:25 PM PST
Counting down the Academy Awards ceremony: 1 million: Value, in dollars, of the shoes screenwriter Diablo Cody was offered - but refused - to wear.

5,829: Academy Awards voting members.

1993: Last year a black-and-white film won the best picture Oscar - "Schindler's List."

1951: Year the first film in color, "An American in Paris," won the best picture Oscar.

83: Age of supporting actor nominee Hal Holbrook and supporting actor nominee Ruby Dee.

63: Countries submitting foreign-language films.

21: Age of "Juno" star and best-actress nominee Ellen Page.

17: Days it took to shoot the film "Once."

13.5: Height, in inches, of an Oscar statuette.

13: Age of "Atonement" star and supporting-actress nominee Saoirse Ronan.

12: Length of acceptance speech, in seconds, by Alexandra Byrne, winner of the costume design Oscar.

6: Prominent stars wearing a scarlet red dress.

6: Number of blue-clad dancers wearing hard hats in performance of best original song nominee "That's How You Know" from "Enchanted."

4: Sponsors highlighted in the opening of the telecast.

3: Visibly pregnant actresses who appeared on-screen.


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