Oscars 2021: by the numbers
This past year has been a challenge beyond words and for many it is the escape from entertainment that has served as a saving grace. Despite the closure of theaters across the country (and around the world) due to the Covid-19 pandemic, moviegoers have watched movies in abundance.
This Sunday, the 93rd The Oscars will celebrate and honor the incredible films that touched our lives during this time. This year’s ceremony will feature several notable firsts. The Academy has taken a big step forward in this shift with a record nine out of 20 non-white actors nominated in performing categories.
Social justice issues in front of and behind the camera have largely prevailed over the past year and many of the nominated films reflect this. Among the studios that have brought us the best in entertainment, Netflix
Today, WalletHub released its annual Oscar report and here are some of the findings. Note that there are more women nominated this year than ever before.
$ 130 million: Los Angeles receives a huge economic boost every year thanks to the Oscars.
$ 129 million and more: ABC is expected to generate a lot of ad revenue this Oscar Sunday.
$ 100 million and more: That’s what Hollywood spends every year on awards season lobbying.
$ 40 million and more: The total cost of this year’s ceremony.
23.6 million: That’s the number of viewers who watched the show in 2020, which was down 20% from 2019.
$ 10 million: This is the total cost of the look of a prominent actress attending the Oscars. The average is only $ 1.5 million and for a beginner, around $ 266,000 will do. The most expensive to date was Cate Blanchett’s 2014 outfit at $ 18.1 million.
$ 9 million: Best Picture winning films get an average box office boost after winning this award. Not too bad.
$ 2 million: That’s the cost of a 30-second commercial on the Oscars telecast (64% less than the Super Bowl).
$ 225,000: The Oscars gift bag is filled with the best of the best.
$ 92,000: A couple will pay this amount to attend the Vanity Fair Oscar night. It is the most expensive of all after-parties.
$ 78,000: In 2020, the most expensive bag of gifts was a 12-day cruise on the Scenic Eclipse yacht.
$ 72,000: If you want an ad on the first page of Hollywood journalist during Oscar season, prepare to pay a heavy price.
$ 24,700: The 50,000 square foot Oscars red carpet costs a pretty penny, and it’s an effort that takes time. It took 900 hours for a team of 18 workers to set up.
$ 12,500: That’s the cost of streaming a movie to voters and it’s a huge savings over the old-fashioned, un-environmentally friendly option of making and sending physical copies to voters, which costs $ 1 million. dollars per movie.
$ 400: This is estimated to be the current value of the 24k Gold Plated Oscar Statuette, but for a winner they are priceless.
263: The longest Oscars broadcast on record dates back to 2002, at four hours and 23 minutes. Last year’s ceremony also lasted 212 minutes.
225: This is the number of countries and territories that this year’s ceremony will be televised.
60%: This is the pay raise for a winner for Best Actor / Actress on their next film.
50%: The Golden Globes have a 10-year Oscar prediction record for best picture. Would that be a good sign for Nomadland?
32%: That’s the share of this year’s Oscar nominees who are women and it’s the highest percentage ever! A total of 70 women received a total of 76 applications this year. Is it okay to have a favorite statistic here?
9: For the first time, nine actors of color received nominations. This list includes Viola Davis, Andra Day, Steven Yeun, Riz Ahmed, Chadwick Boseman, LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Leslie Odom Jr. and Youn Yuh-Jung.
4e: This will be the fourth year that the show will take place without a host.
4e & 1st: Leslie Odom Jr. made history this year as the fourth person and first man to receive actor and song nominations for the same film, One night in Miami. The song is “Speak Now” which he co-wrote with Sam Ashworth.
2: For the first time in the Academy’s 93-year history, two women, Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) and Emerald Fennell (Promising young woman) were nominated in the Best Director category and Zhao is the first woman of color to receive this honor.
1st: Riz Ahmed is the first Muslim in Oscar history to be nominated for Best Actor for his stellar performance in Metal sound.
1st: Steven Yeun is the very first Asian-American actor to be recognized in the Best Actor category for his incredible performance in Minari.
It’s also worth noting that only one of this year’s interim nominees was also nominated in 2020. Who could that be? Well, the one and only Anthony Hopkins. And 11 of this year’s interim nominees received the honor for the very first time.
And when it comes to Rotten tomatoes, high budgets do not equate to high quality films. Two of the most discussed this year had extremely low budgets. For example, Sound of metal was made for $ 22.5 million and has a score of 96% while Nomadland was made for just $ 5 million and got a score of 94%.
The longest winner for Best Picture was in 1939 Blown away by the wind at 238 minutes and the longest nominee of the year for best film is Mank at 131 minutes. Apparently, in this case, every second counted as this film won 11 nominations, the most this year.
Chadwick Boseman is the seventh actor to receive a posthumous Oscar nomination and fans of Ma Rainey’s black background hope he wins the award for best actor. He died at the age of 43 and this is his first Oscar nomination.
Everyone nominated is a winner, but to see who wins a golden statue look Sunday April 25 for the 93rd Academy Awards which will air on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. PST.