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(USA TODAY) Fun facts from the weight of an Oscar statuette to the length of the actual red carpet.

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 thefirst Academy Awards: $5

3. Height of Oscar statuette: 13½ inches

4. Diameter of Oscar statuette base: 5¼ inches

5. Weight of Oscar statuette: 8½ 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 theBest 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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