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.

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6,687

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

3,529

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

11,669

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

5

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

4

Average number of feature films by the Oscar-nominated directors

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