2019 Oscars Facts: 91st Academy Awards By The Numbers
Oscar turns 91 in 2019. 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 much of the fanbase echoes that sentiment with a chorus of me-toos – partly why the ceremony has no host for the first time in 30 years. The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards also include a record number of women.
Whom Oscar goes home with remains to be seen, of course. The same also goes for whether PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 85th 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.
- What impact would the lack of diversity on the main categories have on the awards? Will they be considered less relevant for the general public as time goes by?
- 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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