Oscar® Fans Invited to Vie for Red Carpet Seats

Beverly Hills, CA (September 10, 2009) — Oscar fans will soon have a chance to be a part of the “Biggest Movie Event of the Year.”

Beginning on Monday, September 14, at noon ET/9 a.m. PT, and continuing for only one week, fans from throughout the world may apply on www.oscars.org/bleachers to take part in a random drawing for seats on the 82nd Academy Awards® red carpet.

There are only 700 seats available along the 500-foot-long walkway that leads into the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Those who are selected will watch and cheer Oscar nominees, presenters and other ceremony guests as they arrive at the 82nd Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7, 2010. Following the red carpet arrivals, everyone seated in the bleachers will be invited to watch the Academy Awards telecast at a nearby location.

The application form will be available at www.oscars.org/bleachers. The online-only application process will close on Sunday, September 20, at midnight ET/9 p.m. PT.

To be eligible for the random drawing, an individual must complete the application form in its entirety. Applications may only be submitted online. Forms may not be returned via U.S. mail, fax or private delivery service such as UPS or FedEx.

Applicants may register up to four persons; however, only one form will be accepted per person or group.

Those whose names are selected in the random drawing will be notified in early October. They will then be required to submit additional information for security purposes prior to final approval. Eligible attendees will receive a confirmation letter in early December with information pertinent to the event.

Only those individuals who have been pre-approved by the Academy will have access to the bleachers. Those who wait overnight to attempt admittance will not be granted entry.

The Academy will not be responsible for securing travel and/or hotel accommodations for bleacher fans.

In previous years, as many as 20,000 fans have applied online for the limited number of red carpet seats.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Teni Melidonian
(310) 247-3090
tmelidonian@oscars.org

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