2018 Oscars Facts: 90th Academy Awards By The Numbers
Oscar turns 90 in 2018. And like many seniors who came of age in a different era, this golden guy has had a tough time adapting. Hollywood’s biggest bugaboos – racial and gender equality – are far from resolved. But the movie industry’s stars say time’s up, and the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards include a record number of women and minorities.
The best director category includes both a woman and a black man for the second time, with each group being represented for just the fifth time. And Jordan Peele is the first black person nominated for directing, writing and producing in the same year.
Whom Oscar goes home with remains to be seen, of course. The same also goes for whether PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 84th time tallying the votes will produce another Moonlight-esque switcheroo. But you don’t have to wait to get in the Oscars spirit. There are lots of great movies to catch up on, plus plenty of interesting Oscars stats to dig into.
To help you get psyched for Hollywood’s biggest night, WalletHub did our homework on everything from box office sales and Rotten Tomatoes ratings for the Best Picture nominees to the price of awards-season lobbying. You can find all of these awesome Oscars fun facts in the infographic below. And that’s followed by a Q&A on the state of the film industry with a panel of entertainment experts. Enjoy the show!
For a closer look at a variety of issues related to the Academy Awards, from demographics to dollars and cents, we posed the following questions to a panel of leading business and entertainment experts. You can check out their bios and responses below.
- How will the #metoo or Time’s Up movement affect this year’s Oscars?
- Do you believe the current system of nominating films is a fair and transparent one? How can this process be improved?
- Who is going to win the award for Best Actor? Actress? Director? Motion Picture?
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