Magazine article Variety

Oscar Season Numbers Crunch

Magazine article Variety

Oscar Season Numbers Crunch

Article excerpt

Numbers don't lie. They may not tell the whole picture, but they can give a clear picture of what's going on. In the awards season leading up to the Feb. 26 Academy Awards, we were deluged with numbers - more films, more events, more competition, more to absorb. So here are some key figures that will try to sum up the madness of the current season.



Voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences right now


Acad voters in 1979; 3,063 (86%) of them were in California


Oscar ballots mailed in 1947, when AMPAS allowed all guild members to vote


Late-2016 films set in Virginia: "Hacksaw Ridge," "Hidden Figures," "Loving," "Snowden," "The Birth of a Nation"; "Jackie" takes place across the Potomac


Average number of feature films by the Oscar-nominated directors

$80. …

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