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First chance to win tickets to 'Oscar Fan Experience'

by jmaloni
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 02:00 pm

Movie fans can soon vie for seats at the most glamorous spot on Hollywood Boulevard, Oscar's red carpet.

Beginning on Monday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m., fans from around the world may enter online for a random drawing for bleacher seats along the 85th Academy Awards red carpet.

There are only 700 seats available on the 500-foot-long walkway that leads into the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. Those who are selected will watch and cheer Oscar nominees, presenters and other ceremony guests as they arrive at the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. In addition to seats, winners of the "Oscar Fan Experience" will be invited to watch the Academy Awards at a nearby theater and will receive a fan gift bag.

The entry form will be available at www.oscars.org/Insider. The application process will close on Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. In previous years, as many as 20,000 fans have entered the drawing for the limited number of red carpet seats.

To be eligible for the drawing, an individual must complete the entry form in its entirety. Entries must be submitted online; they may not be returned via any other method. Duplicate entries will not be accepted.

Those whose names are selected in the random drawing will be notified in November. They will then be required to submit additional information for security purposes prior to final approval. Eligible attendees will receive a confirmation letter in early January with information pertinent to the event. The Academy will not be responsible for securing travel and/or hotel accommodations for winners of the "Oscar Fan Experience."

Only those individuals who have been pre-approved by the Academy will have access to the bleachers.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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