Want to See the Oscars Up Close and Personal? Join the Lottery! 


Movie fans eager to see their idols up close will be able to enter a lottery for seats along the red carpet on Oscar night, it was announced today.

Beginning Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, movie buffs and star-gazers can enter an online lottery conducted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a chance to win one of 300 available seats along the 500-foot-long walkway in front of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

Following the stars' arrivals, the winners will be invited to watch the Academy Awards telecast at a nearby location.

The lottery will be open for one week only. Applications can only be made online, at www.oscars.org/bleachers.

Applicants can register for up to four seats, but only one form will be accepted per person or group.

People whose names are selected will be notified in early October.

They then will have to submit additional information for security purposes prior to final approval.

Winners will receive a confirmation letter in early December.

In previous years, as many as 20,000 fans have applied online for the bleacher seats. The Academy Awards ceremony for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be held on Feb. 22, 2009.

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