AMPAS offers Oscars red carpet seats

Film fans may apply online Sept. 13-19 for Feb. 2011 event

From September 13-19, movie fans may apply for an online drawing for a pair of bleacher seats on the 83rd Academy Awards red carpet.

Those selected in the random drawing for the available 700 seats along Hollywood Boulevard will get the opportunity to watch Oscar nominees and guests as they arrive at the Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 27, 2011.

Following the arrivals, bleacher guests will be invited to watch the telecast at a nearby Hollywood location.

Ticket winners will be notified in late September, and receive a confirmation letter in January.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reports that in previous years, as many as 20,000 fans have applied online for the limited number of red carpet seats.