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It’s Your Kicks 105.5 Guide to The Oscar’s

It’s Hollywood’s biggest night !!!! The 86th annual Academy Awards happens Sunday night hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Here’s your official Kicks 105.5 guide featuring the latest Las Vegas odds, Oscar Trivia, and some movie trailers so you’ll know exactly whats going on.


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The official broadcast of the Academy Awards takes place Sunday night on ABC starting at 7 with the Red Carpet pre show followed by the actual awards at 8pm. This year is the first year that the awards will be streaming on line and on mobile devices through WATCH ABC. WATCH ABC is available for subscribers to participating pay-TV providers online and through the WATCH ABC app on your iPad, iPhone or Android device.

Las Vegas Odds:

The latest odds from Las Vegas have “12 Years a Slave” easily winning Best Picture. MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY is expected to win Best Actor . . . CATE BLANCHETT is favored for Best Actress . . . and Alfonso Cuaron is the odds-on choice to win Best Director for “Gravity”.

Here’s a list of all the major nominations so you can follow along:

Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Animated Feature
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Directing

Oscar Fun Facts:

Height of Oscar statuette: 13½ inches

Diameter of Oscar statuette base: 5¼ inches

Weight of Oscar statuette: 8½ pounds

The design of the Oscar statuette is a knight holding a crusader’s sword, standing on a film reel. Number of spokes the reel has: 5 for the 5 original branches of the Academy (writers, technicians, producers, actors and directors).

Number of Oscar statuettes created for the 86th Academy Awards: 50
Length of the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre: About 500 feet

Estimated global viewership of 86th Academy Awards: 700 million

How much freebies in this year’s Oscar swag bags are worth in total: At least $55,000


Here are the trailers from the Best Picture Nominees:














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