Oscar By The Numbers

Hollywood lives by stats. Or, rather, $tats: weekend grosses, Tom Hanks' take-home pay, Tom Cruise's divorce settlement. Here are our own.

1,315 Number of the 5,739 Academy voters who are actors (23%), the category with the largest number of votes

364 Number of Academy voters who are directors--fewer than the number of voters who work in sound

368 Number of Academy voters who are in public relations--many of whom are likely to be involved in Oscar campaigns

5 Number of Best Picture-nominated films sent to U.S. troops in Afghanistan to cheer them up

4 Number of those that involve untimely death (murder in Gosford Park, above, and In the Bedroom, sword fights in Lord of the Rings and disease in Moulin...

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