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Counting the Oscars

Counting the Oscars -- We've totaled some of the award's highlights, including the number of God thank-you's and the amount of time wasted on musical numbers

Our annual tally of tidbits from the 213-minute telecast.

Amount of time wasted on ridiculous musical numbers: 19 minutes 18 seconds
Number of people who didn’t have time to finish accepting their awards: 4
Amount of time Placido Domingo held his final note while performing Best Song nominee from Mambo Kings: 12 seconds
Amount of time Richard Gere spent airing his thoughts about Deng Xiaoping: 1 minute 27 seconds
Number of times Al Pacino said ”uh” during his Best Actor acceptance speech: 26
Number of men who won awards: 27
Number of women who won: 9
Number of Jack close-ups: 7
Number of Clint close-ups: 14
Greatest number of people thanked during an acceptance speech: 28
Number of people who thanked God: 1
Number of people who thanked Clint: 2