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The Academy Awards are all about the numbers, from who will walk the 500-foot carpet to who will shine with the brightest, most expensive look.Last year, by the way, Cate Blanchett was the brightest star of the night with her Armani gown, worth a little more than $100,000 and jewels valued at an estimated $18 million dollars. But it was worth it — she won Best Actress.

HOLLYWOOD, CA -   Actress Cate Blanchett arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Cate Blanchett arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards last year. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Winners have a total of 45 seconds to deliver their acceptance speech — and that’s not counting the tripping and the sobbing. And winners do like to cry. In fact, 71 percent of all the tears shed during an Oscars acceptance speech have been shed since 1995.

Don’t be so quick to judge. We’re sure you’d cry, too, if you found out that this year’s nominees will all go home with a gift bag worth more than $150,000. That’s right: from a $4 packet of popcorn to a $20,000 gift certificate for a horoscope reading. Other gifts include a dozen luxury line condoms, a $250 vibrator, and exclusive luxury vacations.

Last year, more than 40 million people watched the live broadcast on ABC this Sunday— all to see who will take home the 8.5-pound statue. (ABC is a parent company of Fusion.)

While we won’t know who will win the Oscars til that evening, one thing is for sure: all attendees can get wasted on Sunday night. The open bar will be fully stocked with 2,300 bottles of wine, enough to fill more than 13,000 wine glasses. And that’s not including the 1,500 champagne bottles, each worth $400. That’s nearly nine times more expensive than the average champagne bottle purchased at a retail store—which is what most of us will down when we watch the show this weekend.

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