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Did you know these ten things about the Oscars?

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(Meredith) – The Oscars are in one week, and what better way to celebrate than seeing which of these facts you may (or may not) have known!

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WalletHub did some digging and discovered some interesting, popular, and flat-out amazing facts about this year’s Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards!

The event will be broadcast on ABC on Sunday, March 4 starting at 5 p.m. PST.

[Click here to view an infographic on WalletHub’s website]

  1. The Oscar statue itself is valued at about $900.
  2. Hollywood spends about $100 million on lobbying during award season each year.
  3. Jimmy Kimmel is being paid $15,000 to host the event.
  4. Gone with the Wind (1939) is the longest movie to win "Best Picture." Its total runtime is 238 minutes (About four hours).
  5. The Oscars will be broadcast in 225 different countries.
  6. John Williams has had 51 Oscar nominations (the most ever for a living person).
  7. 774 people became members of the Academy last year.
  8. It costs $72,000 to run an advertisement on page one of The Hollywood Reporter during Oscar season.
  9. Last year's Oscars ran 229 minutes. The same length as Gone with the Wind.
  10. Last year, only 32.9 million people watched the Oscars (the lowest since 2008).

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