Beginning September 24, fans from around the world can 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 & Highlight Center. Those who are selected will watch and cheer Oscar nominees, presenters and other ceremony guests as they arrive at the awards on Sunday, February 24, 2013. In addition to seats, the 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 is available at www.oscars.org/Insider. The application process will close on November 16 at 5 pm PT. In previous years, as many as 20,000 fans have entered the drawing for the limited number of red carpet seats.
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.