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Oscars: Seating Inventory and Academy Spokesperson

oscars: The Oscars have always been the toughest ticket in town, and, as the academy has promised to keep adding new members in an effort to double the number of women and minorities in its ranks by 2020, the seating inventory will be squeezed even tighter with each passing year, according to Toronto Star. Unfortunately, it's only going to get harder, says an academy spokesperson who was not authorized to speak on the record about ticketing. But the ever-increasing enrollment has created one small problem It's almost impossible to get a ticket to the Oscars these days unless you're willing to beg or engage in some serious wheeling and dealing. Article Continued Below The reason is simple math. Oscar nominees there are 200 this year each receive a pair of tickets and can request an additional pair. The Dolby Theatre, which has hosted the Oscars since 2002, seats 3,400 people on four levels and 20 opera boxes. ( As reported in the news.