It’s time to find out the winners of the 84th Academy Awards otherwise known as the Oscars.
This event may not be a big deal to you, but hey I live in L.A. and the Oscars are much more important than the Superbowl.
In this town, we live and breath “The Industry”. Our waiters are all aspiring actors and bartenders are part-time stunt men.
In Los Angeles you can’t even vote without a recent headshot. No, not really, but you get my point. The Oscars are a big deal.
Below are a few stats and figures about the Oscars.
How Much Do the Oscars Cost?
- How much does an Oscar statue cost? Estimates are around $500. Depending on the price of gold, possibly even higher
- The Artist only cost $15 million to make and will have grossed an estimated $28 million by the time of the awards.
- War Horse cost $66 million to make and has grossed a whopping $133 million thus far.
- According to Forbes it costs the famous attendees an estimated $35,000 to walk the red carpet factoring in designer clothing, shoes, make-up, hair, etc.
- Wolfgang Puck will host the after party and serve 1500 guests with more than 50 dishes, 1000 bottle of champagne, and 1450 pounds of Maine Lobster. Price tag per person is unknown.
- In 2011 the asking price for a 30 second commercial during the Oscars was $1.7 million. With inflation this number could be even higher in 2012 (my speculation).
Oscar Party Tips
- Use a printable nominee ballott for your Oscar Party.
- Everything Finance will show you how to host a Oscar Party on a budget.
- Come late and leave early. This is one of the longest awards shows. 2011 the show was 3 hours and 15 minutes (not counting the red carpet walk), one of the shortest in recent history.