It’s that time of year again. Hollywood is gearing up for the 2020 Academy Award Ceremony. If you’re like most of our readers and don’t have cable, have no worries: there are more ways than ever to watch the Oscars online without cable this year. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has the usual red carpet gala planned for this year, and 2020 should be interesting given it will be only the third year ever that the awards have been held without a host.
If you can’t wait for the big night, we’ve got an excellent breakdown of this year’s Oscars to keep you excited. According to WalletHub’s “92nd Academy Awards By The Numbers” breakdown, the 2020 Academy Award ceremony will cost a total of $44 million to put on, over $24,700 of which is going to renting the 16,500-square foot red carpet alone. Each 24-karat gold-plated Oscar statuette racks up a cool $400 each, and an average of 34 are given each year.
If you think the Academy Awards themselves spend lavishly, consider what advertisers and attendees spend. Each 30-second segment of television commercial advertising time aired during the Oscars telecast will cost each advertiser at least $2.6 million, and each of the A-list actresses attending the ceremony is expected to spend a whopping $10 million on their look, from hair, makeup, clothing, and accessories.
As far as the awards go, the Todd Phillips film Joker is up for 11 award nominations in all, making it the film with the most total nominations this year. Legendary director Martin Scorcese is up for his 9th Best Director nomination, making him the current most-nominated living director. No women were nominated for Best Director this year, the second year in a row women have been left out of this prestigious award.
Don’t miss the 92nd Academy Awards this year to catch all the big winners both on the red carpet and on the stage accepting their awards. It’s a great year to watch the Academy Awards without cable, so even cable cutters don’t have to miss a second of the glitzy fanfare this year.
This year’s Oscar Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, February 9 at 8:00 PM EST on ABC.