Oscar numbers -- What happened during this years Academy Awards

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