The year the first ceremony was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
The number of guests who attended that event.
The number of statuettes handed out in 1929.
The number of times the ceremony has not gone ahead as planned. In 1938 flooding in Los Angeles delayed it by a week. The event was postponed in 1968 following the murder of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and in 1981 after the failed assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
The first time the Academy called the award by its nickname – the Oscar. Up until then they had been known by their formal title — the Academy Award of Merit.
The number of years during the Second World War that painted plaster statuettes were given out because of a shortage of metal caused by the conflict. They were all exchanged for gold-plated metal awards when the war ended.
The year that ceremony’s shipment of statuettes were stolen. They were recovered in time, but ever since the Academy has kept a spare ceremony’s worth of statuettes on hand.