Oscars by the numbers, yet again

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Counting down the Academy Awards ceremony:

1 million: Value, in dollars, of the shoes that screenwriter Diablo Cody was offered — but refused — to wear.
5,829: Academy Awards voting members.
1993: Last year a black-and-white film won the best-picture Oscar — ‘‘Schindler’s List.’’
1951: Year the first film in color, ‘‘An American in Paris,’’ won the best-picture Oscar.
83: Age of supporting actor nominee Hal Holbrook and supporting actress nominee Ruby Dee.
63: Countries submitting foreign-language films.
43: People remembered during the In Memoriam segment.
21: Age of ‘‘Juno’’ star and best-actress nominee Ellen Page.
17: Days it took to shoot the film ‘‘Once.’’
13.5: Height, in inches, of an Oscar statuette.
13: Age of ‘‘Atonement’’ star and supporting-actress nominee Saoirse Ronan.
12: Length of acceptance speech, in seconds, by Alexandra Byrne, winner of the costume design Oscar.
6: Prominent stars wearing a scarlet red dress.
4: Sponsors highlighted in the opening of the telecast.
3: Visibly pregnant actresses who appeared on-screen.
1: Number of times Cameron Diaz fumbled her pronunciation of ‘‘cinematographer’’ while presenting the category’s Oscar.
0: Number of times veteran sound mixer Kevin O’Connell has won an Oscar after 20 nominations.

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