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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: 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 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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