Oscars 2024 by the Numbers: Barbenheimer Boosts the Film Industry

Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer, the most nominated film of 2023 (Universal Pictures)

Hollywood’s glam-heavy awards night begins an hour earlier this year at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 (live or streaming on ABC). The 2024 Oscars come on the heels of the movie industry’s best year since before the pandemic, in part due to the wildly successful Barbenheimer (the simultaneous theatrical release of Barbie and Oppenheimer), with the year’s total box office revenue reaching $9 billion. To help put things in perspective, Wallethub has compiled some eye-opening facts about the movie industry and its biggest award night.

The summer release of Oppenheimer (Universal) and Barbie (Warner Bros) was a huge boost to the 2023 movie industry.

$56.9 million: Total cost of the Oscars ceremony

$10 million: Cost of the look for an A-list actress attending the Oscars

33%: Share of this year’s Oscar nominees who are women (highest percentage in three years)

$24,700: Cost of the 50,000-square-foot Oscars red carpet

$1.85 million: Cost of a 30-second ad during the Oscars (73% less than the Super Bowl)

$10 million: Total cost of an A-list actor’s Oscars ensemble

$30 million: Cost of Lady Gaga’s Tiffany diamond necklace, the most expensive jewelry ever worn at the Oscars

$100,000+: Cost for a couple to attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

2: Number of Best Picture nominees with the lowest budgets and the highest Rotten Tomatoes ratings: Anatomy of a Fall and Past Lives

30%: The Golden Globes’ 10-year success rate for predicting the Oscar for Best Picture

8 out of 10 times: How often a Golden Globe winner for Best Actress has also won the Oscar

19.9 million: Average views of the 2023 Academy Awards, up 8% from 2022

10: Number of acting nominees that have been nominated for the first time

Netflix: Most nominated studio, with 18 nominations

13: Number of nominations received by Oppenheimer, the highest number in 2024

Ryan Gosling will perform “I’m Just Ken” from Barbie during the 2024 Academy Awards. (Warner Bros)

Barbie co-star Ryan Gosling will perform the nominated song “I’m Just Ken” during the evening, joining the roster of other performers, including Becky G (“The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot), Jon Batiste (“It Never Went Away” from “American Symphony”, Scott George and the Osage Singers (“Wahzhazhe [A Song for My People]” from Killers of the Flower Moon) and Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell (“What Was I Made For” from Barbie).