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1. Date of first Academy Awards held in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel: May 16, 1929

2. Price of guest tickets for the first Academy Awards: $5

3. Height of Oscar statuette: 131/2 inches

4. Diameter of Oscar statuette base: 51/4 inches

5. Weight of Oscar statuette: 81/2 pounds

6. Since 1929, number of Oscar statuettes presented: 2,809

7. The design of the Oscar statuette is a knight holding a crusader's sword, standing on a film reel. Number of spokes the reel has: 5 for the 5 original branches of the Academy (writers, technicians, producers, actors and directors).

8. Number of Oscar statuettes created for the 86th Academy Awards: 50

9. Date of the first televised Oscars show: March 19, 1953

10. Year the Academy Awards were first broadcast in color: 1966

11. Number of years ABC has been broadcasting the Academy Awards: 49

12. Year the Best Animated Feature Film category was added: 2001

13. Number of Oscar shows hosted at the Dolby Theatre, including the 86th Academy Awards: 13

14. Length of the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre: About 500 feet

15. Width of the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre: About 33 feet

16. Estimated global viewership of 86th Academy Awards: 700 million

17. How much freebies in this year's Oscar swag bags are worth in total: At least $55,000

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