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The 84th Oscars by the Numbers

The 84th Oscars by the Numbers

By Brandon Specktor

The MindHut

The Oscars are a night full of revelation. We now know, for example, that the makeup artist who made Meryl Streep look like an old lady is somehow more impressive than the team of artists who made a legion of actors look like Gringotts employees. We know that, no matter how much praise his acting may be awarded, Jonah Hill will forever be known ny his elders as the chubby kid who probably loves cupcakes. And we know, once and for all, that Emma Stone is a freakin' Amazon.

If you missed last night's 84th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony and Hollywood Smirk-athon, don't fret! We've got the night's highlights meticulously cataloged by the numbers below. Numbers just make us happy, OK? We're geeky like that.

Review our guide to the nominees here, and read the full (totally joke-less and not as worthy of your valuable time as, say, just re-read this page four or five times in succession) list of award winners here. Aaaaand, cue the music!

The 84th Academy Awards By The Numbers (insert triumphant timpani solo here):

24
Awards given out last night

4
Awards most people care about

2
Oscar-winning films that Flight of the Concords' Bret McKenzie has now appeared in (long live Figwit!)

11
Academy Award nominations racked up by Martin Scorsese's Hugo, the Oscar frontrunner  this year

11
RAZZIE Worst in Film nominations racked up by Adam Sandler (including Worst Actress in a Leading Role) for Jack and Jill, an abomination unto culture itself.

0
Mooks beaten to death with baseball bats in Scorsese's Hugo

5
Oscars Hugo won anyway

100
Minutes it takes to watch this year's Best Picture, The Artist

317
Minutes it takes to watch a bunch of actors in suits and fancy dresses award The Artist a tiny metal statue proclaiming it the Best Picture

83
Years since a silent film won Best Picture

83
Years Best Cinematographer Robert Richardson has been living in a cave in the Himalayas

7
Event staff Christian Bale needlessly pummeled with forearm shivers between the green room and center stage

13
Village tailors blinded with sulfuric acid after completing assembly of Gwyneth Paltrow's dress that they may never replicate its beauty for any lesser woman

3
Minutes following Octavia Spencer's Best Supporting Actress win before Billy Crystal made a joke about how there aren't many black people in Hollywood.

3
Total muppets in attendance (Kermit, Piggy, Zach Galifianakis )

45
Seconds the three ecstatic young Best Documentary winners for Undefeated were allowed to thank their loved ones before their mic was rudely cut off

240
Seconds Cirque Du Soleil was allowed to silently dance around the stage in tights, uninterrupted

1
Number of legs we are now ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE Angelina Jolie possesses

456,000
Dinners burnt across America because mom was too enraptured with Morgan Freeman's hypnotizing monologue to check the oven

900
Pounds of frog legs and escargot consumed in ravenous delight last night by the cast and crew of The Artist

12
Oscar nominations earned by the Harry Potter franchise in 10 years

0
Oscars won by the Harry Potter franchise in ten years

0
Hours of sleep lost by richest-woman-in-the-universe J.K. Rowling

17
Meryl Streep's (record setting) number of career Oscar nominations

3
Nominations Meryl Streep still needs to win a free sub sandwich

1/2 of America
Who Meryl Streep admits she could "hear groaning" when she won Best Actress for her role in The Iron Lady

1/2 of the Academy Award attendants

The only people in America who have actually seen The Iron Lady

Did you watch the Oscars?

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About the Author
Brandon Specktor

For 22 years, Brandon was a fat kid living in Tucson, AZ, which gave him lots and lots of time to write. He now works at a magazine in New York City, but still loves writing almost as much as he loves muffins.

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