The Cost Of Putting On The Oscars Ceremony from the Journal Sentinel
The Academy of Motion Pitcures Arts and Sciences earns a reported $89.6 million from the Oscars, $75 million of which comes annually from ABC, which has a contract to telecast the affair through 2020.
ABC is charging from $1.6 million to $1.8 million for a 30-second Oscar ad.
The ceremonies cost about $21 million to stage.
The producers - this year, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan - receive an estimated $100,000 honorarium.
The host, Seth MacFarlane, receives a union-mandated fee in the range of $15,000.
The set cost $1 million.
The red carpet costs about $1.50 per square foot, or about $25,000.
The Governors Ball after the ceremonies costs about $1.8 million.
The guests at the ball will drink about $87,000 in champagne and $58,000 in wine.
The white truffles used by chef Wolfgang Puck cost about $34,000
Chocolate at the ball costs about $20,000.
A chandelier Liberace would die for was designed at a cost of $1 million.