The truncated red carpet.

Here, a statistically minded look at the Big Night.<br><br>Length of original red carpet: 501 feet <br><br>Length of shortened red carpet: 200 feet<br><br>Celebrities in Versace gowns: 5<br><br>Celebrities in Armani tuxedos: 13<br><br>Celebrities in...

Here, a statistically minded look at the Big Night.

This story first appeared in the March 25, 2003 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Length of original red carpet: 501 feet

Length of shortened red carpet: 200 feet

Celebrities in Versace gowns: 5

Celebrities in Armani tuxedos: 13

Celebrities in blue jeans at Saturday’s Independent Spirit Awards: 16

Thirty-second ad spots during Oscars broadcast: 58

Price per spot: $1.35 million

Price per spot during the 2002 Oscars: $1.29 million

Licensing fee ABC pays the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for the broadcast: $50 million

Number of seconds Adrien Brody kissed Halle Berry: 4

Attendees at first Academy Awards in 1929: 270

Attendees in 2003: 3,300

Diamond carats on the red carpet: 500 from DIC

Security guards for diamonds on the red carpet: 12

Los Angeles Police Department personnel at Kodak Theatre: 600

Hotels participating in promo suites this last week: 6

Hotels participating in multi-vendor suites in 2002: 8

Average count of B- and C-list celebs enjoying complimentary beauty services at the multi-vendor suites: 29

Average count of A-List celebrities at those suites: 2

Pictures shot by celebrities Sunday night with AOL digital cameras: 550

Number of Oscar week parties who canceled arrivals lines: 7

Number of lollipops painted with actors’ faces: 600

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