As the finishing touches to the 90th Academy Awards are made, here are some facts and figures about Hollywood’s biggest night.
90 – This is the 90th Academy Awards, so you can expect the ceremony to be full of history and nostalgia.
7,258 – Voting members – up after the Academy increased membership to improve diversity.
13 – Unlucky for some but Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape Of Water leads the nominations with 13 – including director, best actress for Sally Hawkins and supporting actress for Octavia Spencer. We predict this’ll win best picture.
3 – The best actor category is dominated by Brits – the three are Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out, Daniel Day Lewis for Phantom Thread but Gary Oldman is pretty much a shoe in to take the award home, he’s only been Oscar nominated once before for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy but missed out to The Artist’s Jean Dujardin.
7 – British-made film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is up for seven, and the odds are on Frances McDormand to take best actress, however Brit filmmaker Martin McDonagh missed out on a director nod.
5 – Greta Gerwig’s only the 5th woman to ever be nominated for directing – it’d be a poignant win in a year dominated by calls for equality, and Jordan Peele’s only the fifth black director to be nominated for his brilliant indie horror Get Out.
30 – Number of nominees who are British – including Gary Oldman, Daniel Kaluuya, Daniel Day Lewis, Lesley Manville, Sally Hawkins and Christopher Nolan.
34 – The number of times winners have thanked Harvey Weinstein in acceptance speeches at the Oscars according to analysis in 2015 – he was thanked more than God, but came second to Steven Spielberg.
1940 – The year two of the best picture nominees were set, as British director Chris Nolan’s Dunkirk and Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour deliver equally heavyweight historical epics on the evacuation of Allied troops in Dunkirk.
3,300 – Seating capacity of the Dolby Theatre on Oscar night – there’s a lot of luvvies in that room.
88 – If Christopher Plummer wins best supporting actor he would be the oldest winner in an acting category, but he’s likely to be beaten by Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.
2 – Both Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence will present the best actress award after it was announced that Casey Affleck won’t be attending this year. This breaks the tradition that last year’s winners hand out the gongs onstage, but allegations made against Affleck seemingly made this untenable.
45 – The age of the youngest best supporting actress nominee. This year the category is refreshingly full of more mature women, with Lesley Manville, Mary J Blige and Laurie Metcalf nominated but we bet Allison Janney wins for her role in I, Tonya.
21 – Meryl Streep has beaten her own record to have the most ever Oscar nominations with 21. This year her best actress nod is for her role in Spielberg’s The Post.
900 – Length in feet of the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre – that’s a long way in heels!
74 – The show is famed for dragging on a bit – the longest was the 74th ceremony in 2002 with a running time of 4 hours, 23 minutes!
1,804 – There are a lot of journalists and photographers in town this weekend, last year the Academy accredited 1804 people working in the media to cover the Oscars.
735 – The number of bleacher seats lining the red carpet packed with excited fans – mainly competition winners – who come to watch the stars walk down the red carpet and into the Dolby Theatre.
400 – The number of dollars it costs to make a gold-plated Oscars statue.
30 million – The approximate number of dollars the ceremony costs – that includes the host Jimmy Kimmel’s fee, which for last year he revealed was $15,000 – not much comparatively for such a high profile gig.
3.3 million – At our last check, the number of retweets of host Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie at the 2014 Academy Awards – which for a while was the most retweeted Twitter post of all time.
48 – The number of statues handed out last year.
21 million – The amount of money the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund has raised so far. The movement has dominated the awards season so far from Oprah’s powerful Golden Globes speech to the black dresses at the Baftas, so it is sure to feature in tonight’s Oscars somehow.
3,097 – the number of statues that have been given out by the Academy in the event’s 89-year history.