"I'm thrilled to be asked to host the
Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third
time's a charm," Host Jon Stewart.
Hosted By: Jon Stewart
SEEING THE OSCARS
you're an Academy member, your chances of actually getting inside to
actually see the awards show are virtually zero. (In 1996, two
people spent big bucks on scalped tickets to the Oscars, and made
the headlines - when they were thrown out of the ceremony. Tickets
the bleachers outside, with a view of the red carpet, are free to the public.
previous years, fans had to camp out on the streets for days in
advance, in order to secure a spot in the bleachers - which were
first come, first served. However, things have changed this year.
things have happened: one was Oscar's move from the Shrine
Auditorium to the Kodak Theatre. The other was the terrorist attacks
would be a lot more difficult for fans to camp out on the busy city
streets near Hollywood & Highland, and with this year's
security concerns, the organizers wanted to pre-screen every in the
bleachers. So, for 2002, they had an entirely new system. For the
first time, they were giving away reserved seat tickets,
guaranteeing a seat in the bleachers. There is no waiting in line
But the down
side is that there were only 400 seats available, so they asked
people to fill in an application and submit a photo of themselves.
The first 400 people to send in the application got tickets
(assuming they pass the background check). The rest were out of
luck. No camping out will be tolerated this year.
night is usually held on the third (or last) Sunday in March.
first movie stars start arriving at around ,
a few as early as
(when the sun is still shining) for this black tie affair, but most
of the celebs show up after .
the stars are all inside and the show begins. The police block off
the surrounding streets, and the stars say that just traveling the
few blocks from the freeway to the auditorium can take an hour in
bumper-to-bumper traffic. Tune into ABC to watch the Awards on March
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