Oscars By the Numbers: Breaking Down Behind the Scenes

6:42 PM PST 02/28/2014 by Debbie Emery
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Everything is super-sized for Hollywood's biggest night of the year, from the mountains of fine ingredients used for dinner at the Governor's Ball to flowers from around the world adorning the ballroom.

Months of preparation, thousands of man-hours, and hundreds of pairs of hands will all come together on Sunday for the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre.

As the Academy Awards celebrates its 86th year, The Hollywood Reporter took a closer look at the sheer mass of construction materials, fine quality ingredients, colorful floral arrangements and human interactions that come together to bring the Oscars to life.

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279 -- The number of people who attended the first Academy Awards in 1929, which was a civilized banquet in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where tickets cost just $5.

225 -- The number of countries around the world where the Oscars show is now broadcast.

6,000 -- The number of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who vote to select the nominees and winners.

46 -- The number of presenters at the 2014 awards, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie and Ewan McGregor.

600 -- The number of feet of red carpet stretching from the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Avenue up to the Dolby Theatre entrance.

3,280 -- The number of people who attended in 2013.

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1,350 -- The number of bottles of Thienot Champagne served at the Governor's Ball.

1,000 -- The number of homemade marshmallows sweetening the night of guests.

5,000 - The number of mini chocolate Oscars.

250 -- The number of shrimp feasted on by guests -- along with 600 Maine lobsters.

6,000 - The number of mini brioche buns eaten to stave off hunger after the awards.

17 -- The number of whole wild-caught yellowtail used by chefs in Wolfgang Puck's culinary team.

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30 -- The number of gallons of cocktail sauce to spice up the night.

1,250 -- The number of stone crab claws needing to be cracked open.

24 -- The number of floral panels adorning the ballroom.

10,000 -- The number of colorful blooms from the U.S., New Zealand, the Netherlands and Colombia.

30 million - The number of feet of copper wire used in the electrical and audio system.

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