Each year, the Academy launches a global online lottery to find fans to fill approximately 700 spots in the bleacher seats that flank the famous stretch of carpet. Find out when the 2017 contest will launch.
It's one of our favorite parts of the Oscars Red Carpet: The Fans!
Each year, the Academy launches a global online lottery to find fans to fill approximately 700 spots in the bleacher seats that flank the famous stretch of carpet.
The Gold Knight can exclusively report that the lottery for the 2017 “Oscar Fan Experience” will launch “in early December,” according to our source at the Academy.
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If the lottery follows last year's rules, fans will visit the Academy website and submit their information: First and Last Name, Date of Birth, Address and Email. The lottery was open for exactly two weeks (Nov. 5-19) and winners were notified three weeks later (after Dec. 9).
We'll have all the rules and information as soon as they are announced.
The Gold Knight has been covering bleacher fans since winnning the lottery at the 80th Academy Awards in 2008. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch stars stroll down the Red Carpet on the big night.
For those entering this year's lottery, good luck! And if you're among the lucky who are select, please let us know so we can follow your journey to the Oscars.
The 89th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2016, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.