Get our vital statistics from the Oscar show. We counted everything that counts, and a lot that didn't
Woody Allen, Oscars 2002
Credit: Woody Allen: John McCoy/LADN/

At, we pride ourselves on attention to even the most trivial data associated with the Academy Awards. Here are some of our post-Oscar figures:

Number of African-American acting Oscar winners shown in the Kodak Theatre audience (Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry): 5

Percentage of all African-American acting Oscar winners they represented (not shown in the audience: Cuba Gooding Jr., the late Hattie McDaniel): 71%

Reported value of the platinum-and-diamond shoes worn by ”Mulholland Drive”’s Laura Elena Harring: $1 million

Reported value of her necklace: $27 million

Domestic box-office earned by ”Mulholland Drive,” as of March 17: $7.08 million

Number of John Williams movie scores in the medley conducted by Williams (”Star Wars,” ”Jaws,” and ”E.T.”): 3

Number of Bernard Herrmann scores (”Citizen Kane,” ”Psycho”): 2

Number of supporting-acting winners who played the supportive spouse of a mentally ill genius (Jennifer Connelly, Jim Broadbent): 2

Number of Whoopi Goldberg’s costume changes: 5

Number of movies that honorary winners Sidney Poitier and Robert Redford — and Supporting Actor nominee Ben Kingsley — have appeared in together (”Sneakers”): 1

Number of double winners (Ron Howard, for directing and producing ”A Beautiful Mind,” Catherine Martin, for costume design and art direction of ”Moulin Rouge,” and Richard Taylor, for visual effects and makeup on ”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”): 3

Number of Paul McCartney songs played during the ceremony (”Let It Be,” ”Vanilla Sky”): 2

Number of jokes at the expense of John Ashcroft, Walt Disney, and Harvey Weinstein: 1 each

Cost of a ticket to the first Oscar ceremony in 1929: $5

Cost of an orchestra seat at the Kodak Theatre for the 2002 Oscars: $350

Number of previous Oscar nominations for Woody Allen: 20

Number of times, before Sunday, he attended the Academy Awards: 0

Length of the ceremony, in minutes: 257

Length of ”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”: 178

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