Oscars 2003

Go Figure

The longest speech, the oldest winner, the no-shows.... Oscar night by the numbers.

6 Number of seconds Adrien Brody locked lips with Halle Berry

2 Number of names Joan Rivers botched during her E! preshow (Diane ''Ladd'' and ''Jerry'' Day-Lewis)

4 Number of times Joan mentioned daughter Melissa's stint on ABC's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

10 Number of celebs host Steve Martin allegedly bedded

3 Number of them who weren't women

3 Number of no-show Oscar winners

6 Number of standing ovations

58 Number of seconds of the longest standing ovation (for Peter O'Toole)

0 Number of winners who forgot to thank their families or spouses (thanks to hubby-forgetting Hilary Swank, who reminded Chicago producer Martin Richards to acknowledge his wife)

55 Number of seconds that elapsed before Brody thanked pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman

4.25 Number of speeches that mentioned peace (presenter Susan Sarandon remained silent but flashed a peace sign)

7 Number of seconds Mira Sorvino fumbled over the word aesthetically while presenting the award for Best Costume Design

29 Age of the youngest Best Actor winner (Adrien Brody)

93 Age of the oldest (or, in announcer parlance, ''most senior'') Oscar winner in the ceremony (Luise Rainer)

36 Number of years since a foreign-language film won Best Original Screenplay

27.5 Number of seconds, on average, it took Chicago winners to get up to the stage

11 Number of acceptance speeches shorter than 45 seconds

29 Number of seconds of the shortest acceptance speech (by Best Cinematography acceptor Conrad W. Hall on behalf of his late father, Conrad L. Hall)

245 Number of seconds of the longest acceptance speech (by Best Actor Adrien Brody)

64 Number of Oscar-winning actors who appeared on stage for the anniversary portrait (including this year's inductees)

210 Number of minutes the ceremony lasted, 47 minutes fewer than last year's Oscarthon

33 million Number of U.S. viewers who tuned in to the telecast

40 million Number of viewers who watched the finale of Joe Millionaire

55.2 million Number of viewers who watched Titanic sail away with Best Picture in 1998

Originally posted Apr 04, 2003 Published in issue #703 Apr 04, 2003 Order article reprints
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