BEVERLY HILLS (CBS) – If you’ve ever dreamed of having front-row seats on the red carpet at the Oscars, you might get your chance next week.
Starting Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hold an online lottery for those starry-eyed Oscar fans to get a close-up view of their favorite stars.
The online registration will be available at http://www.oscars.org/bleachers
beginning 9 a.m. Monday and ending 9 p.m. Sept. 19.
Only 700 bleacher seats are available for the Feb. 27 event.
In late September, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will notify the
winners, who will then be required to submit additional information for
security information and final approval.
According to the Academy, as many as 20,000 people have applied online
in past years for a shot at the coveted seats.
In addition to sitting along the red carpet prior to the Oscars, winners
will also be invited to watch the telecast at a nearby private location,
according to the Academy.
Winners are responsible for arranging their own
travel and hotel accommodations.