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Oscar numbers — What happened during this years Academy Awards

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Twenty minutes into the 64th Academy Awards ceremony, Jack Palance won the evening’s first Oscar (for Best Supporting Actor in City Slickers) and delivered a gracious thank you to the evening’s host: ”Billy Crystal,” he said. ”I crap bigger than him.” Here’s what else went down during the 3-hour- 33-minute awards in Los Angeles’ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:

* Time it took for Crystal to sing his Best Picture medley: 4 minutes 27 seconds
* Number of one-handed push-ups Palance performed during his acceptance: 3
* Number of times Oliver Stone was compared to JFK: 1
* Number of Anthony Hopkins close-ups: 9
* Number of Warren Beatty close-ups: 8
* Number of presenters/winners without red ribbons: 28
* Number of Palance jokes: 7
* Number of times Barbra Streisand’s snub for Best Director nomination was mentioned: 3
* Subsequent close-ups of Streisand blowing kisses: 5
* Time it took for Jonathan Demme’s Best Director speech: 3 minutes 35 seconds
* Number of times Demme said ”uh” during that speech: 94
* Number of awards bestowed on the story of a flesh-eating psychiatrist: 5