The 2017 Academy Awards, By the Numbers

The facts and figures that make up this year's awards ceremony

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Oscar Statuettes For The 76th Academy Awards Displayed In Hollywood
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The 2017 Academy Awards is gearing up to be quite the night to remember.

This year’s ceremony has already seen its fair share of records and firsts with its impressive list of Oscar nominations — and, believe it or not, more records could be set come Sunday night.

Take a look at the facts and figures of this year’s Oscars, with a little help from WalletHub.

This is the first year that black actors have been nominated in every category. They are Fences Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, Loving‘s Ruth Negga, and Moonlight‘s Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali

In particular, it’s Viola Davis’s third nomination —a record for a black actress.

This is the 16th year the Oscars will be held in the Dolby Theater (previously named the Kodak Theater). It seats 3,300 people.

La La Land received 14 nominations, tying a record first set by All About Eve and later tied by Titanic.

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Seven actors are celebrating their first nominations this year: Lions Dev Patel, Loving‘s Ruth Negga, Moonlight‘s Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali, Manchester by the Sea‘s Lucas Hedges, Hacksaw Ridge‘s Andrew Garfield and Elle‘s Isabelle Huppert.

On the other hand, it’s Meryl Streep’s 20th nomination. The actress has won three trophies, for The Iron Lady, Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie’s Choice.

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Meryl Streep of Florence Foster Jenkins and Jeff Bridges of Hell or High Water are the oldest acting nominees, at 67. Lucas Hedges of Manchester by the Sea is the youngest at 20.

This is Jimmy Kimmel’s first time hosting the Oscars — he’ll be taking home a paycheck worth $15,000.

There are nine Best Picture nominees — one more than the past two years. There were 336 films eligible for the honor.

The Oscars will be aired in 225 countries and territories across the globe.

The ceremony is estimated to cost $42.8 million to put on.

La La Land is the top-grossing Best Picture nominee, with over $340 million worldwide. Hidden Figures, however, has a higher domestic gross, at over $145 million to La La Land‘s $135 million.

Zero of the acting nominees this year were nominated last year.

683 new members joined the Academy this year. 46 percent were women and 41 percent were people of color.

The red carpet at the Dolby Theater will be approximately 33 feet wide and 900 feet long.

Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell (Hacksaw Ridge) holds the records for most nominations without a win — 21.

The Academy Awards kicks off live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 26, with a 7 p.m. ET pre-show and 8:30 p.m. ceremony.

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