Academy Awards Short-Takes

– The average cost to prepare a Hollywood actress
 for the Academy Awards red carpet is $3,500.

– It costs $119,800 for a couple to attend the Vanity Fair Oscars party.

– 225 countries will broadcast the Oscars

– Wallethub claims the cost of producing the Academy Awards is $44 million. The red carpet costs $24,700. Each Oscar statue costs around $900 to produce. Hollywood studios spend $100 million a year lobbying for awards.

– Jennifer Hudson tells ITV that unlike other celebrities she doesn’t keep her Academy Award statue in her bathroom
. ”Don’t put your dirty hands on my Oscar. It’s still very fresh in my mind and at times I’m like, I have an Oscar, really? No, not in the toilet. I have an award wall. Behind it is my hidden office. It’s a fake wall and the Oscar sits in the middle.”

– The Hollywood Reporter asked 2,021 people to name their favorite Academy Awards host. Billy Crystal topped the list with 57% followed by Ellen DeGeneres (56%), Chris Rock (51%), Kevin Hart (51%), Neil Patrick Harris (50%), Jimmy Kimmel (48%) and Seth MacFarlane (30%).

– Johnny Depp tells the BBC that he does not want to ever win an Academy Award. “I don’t want to have to talk (give a speech)… They gave me one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times. A nomination is plenty.”