The Academy Awards by the numbers

84th Academy Awards Show
Bret McKenzie accepts the Oscar for best original song for ìMan or Muppetî from ìThe Muppetsî during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Here we'll hook you up with all of the important Oscar numbers: Who has the longest speech? How many people thank god? How many times they cut to Jack Nicholson even though he hasn't been a movie for awhile (actually, the last one was Philly-shot "How Do You Know")? We'll be updating throughout the show with all of the important numbers of the telecast.

Length of the Opening Medley:

4:47 for opening video, 4:53 for opening song.

Jokes Billy Crystal has Made About the Name of the Kodak Theater:


Number of Movies in Montages that are in Black and White, Despite the Nomination of a Black and White Movie:

2 ("Raging Bull," "The Wizard of Oz")

Philadelphians! Onstage! Together!:

2 (Bradley Cooper and Tina Fey)

How Many People Mention Politics:

6 (Asghar Farhadi, director of "A Separation," Billy Crystal announcing Brit Christian Bale, Billy Crystal makes fun of Mitt Romney's wealth; Terry George of "The Shore;" Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy of "Saving Face," Billy Crystal references Occupy Wall Street)

How Many People Thank Their Agent/Their "Team" by Name:

1 (Octavia Spencer)

How Many People Thank Their Spouse:

9 (Makeup from "The Iron Lady;" Sound Editing from "Hugo;" Sound Mixing, "Hugo;" Animation, "Rango;" Supporting Actor, Christopher Plummer, "Beginners;" Orginal Score, "The Artist;" Original Song, "The Muppets," "Saving Face" filmmakers; "The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore" filmmakers; Meryl Streep)

Cuts to Uggie:

1 - 10:09 p.m. (Also, one thank you from director Michel Hazanavicius)

How Many People Claim They Weren't Prepared:

2 ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" editors, "Hugo" visual effects)

How Many People Cry:

4 (Makeup, "The Iron Lady;" Octavia Spencer, Sound Mixing, "Hugo;" Meryl Streep)

Bleeped Curses:

1 (Documentary, "Undefeated")

How Many People Are Cut Off by the Music:

1 (Documentary, "Undefeated")

Time Spent on Cirque du Soleil When They Could Have Just Given Out an Award or let Octavia Spencer talk more:


Tom cSherak, President of the Academy's speech (a/k/a bathroom break time):

53.5 seconds

Length of Death Montage:

3:39.59 minutes

Length of speeches:

Cinematography: Robert Richardson, "Hugo," 25.08 seconds

Art Direction: Dante Ferretti (production design), Francesca Lo Schiavo (set decoration), "Hugo" 45.81 seconds

Costume: Mark Bridges, "The Artist," 34.19 seconds

Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, "The Iron Lady," 51.81 seconds.

Foreign Film: Asghar Farhadi, "A Separation," 57.6 second

Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, 46.81 seconds

Editing: Kurt Baxter and Angus Wall, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," 30.1 seconds

Sounding Editing: Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, 51.2 seconds

Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, "Hugo," 49.46 seconds

Documentary: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin, "Undefeated," 1:03.32 minutes

Animation: Gore Verbinski, "Rango," 44.09 seconds

Visual Effects: "Hugo," 46.5 seconds

Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, 2:03.57 minutes

Original Score: Ludovic Bource, "The Artist," 1:09.37

Original Song: Bret McKenzie, "The Muppets," 55.94 seconds

Adapted Screenplay: Jim Rahs, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, "The Descendants," 1:09.31 seconds

Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, not there.

Short Film, Live Action: Terry and Oorlagh George, "The Shore," 49.65 seconds

Short Film, Documentary: Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, "Saving Face," 49.69 seconds

Short Film, Animated: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore," 52.79 seconds.

Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist," 1:28.16

Actor: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist," 1:39.82

Actress: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady," 2:29.25 minutes

Picture: Thomas Langmann, "The Artist," 1:55.00