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Red Carpet Seats Available Online for 79th Oscars
(released 9/15/2006)

On Monday, September 18, beginning at noon PST, fans may apply online to win seats on Hollywood’s most celebrated red carpet – the Academy Awards® red carpet.

Fans will have one week only to enter a random online drawing to win one of 300 bleacher seats available to watch Oscar nominees, presenters and telecast guests arrive at the 79th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 25, 2007.

The application form will be available at The online-only application process will close on Monday, September 25, at noon PST.

The lucky winners will join approximately 485 domestic and international media outlets on the 500-foot-long carpet to cheer their favorite celebrities among the 3,000 guests as they make their way into the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

To be eligible, 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 by Monday, October 2. They will then be required to submit additional information for security purposes prior to final approval. Eligible attendees will be notified of their approval by Friday, December 8, after which date they will receive a confirmation letter with information pertinent to the event.

Individuals will be admitted only with an official Academy confirmation letter. 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 winners. Following the red carpet arrivals, the winners will be invited to watch the Academy Awards telecast at a nearby location.

Last year over 25,000 fans applied online for the limited bleacher seats. This year marks the fifth year that applications have been required for the seats. The process was first instituted for the 74th Academy Awards, upon the show’s move to the Kodak Theatre.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. It will be televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST, opening with a half-hour arrival segment.

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