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How to Get Tickets for Academy Awards Red Carpet Seats

Entries for the random draw must be submitted between Sept. 24 and Nov. 16. There are 700 seats up for grabs.

The Beverly Hills-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began accepting online entries Monday from star-gazers interested in bleacher seats along the red carpet on Oscar night.

There are 700 seats up for grabs along the Oscar red carpet leading into the Dolby Theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center. The seats will be given away using a random drawing. Winners will not only claim seats along the red carpet, but will also be invited to watch the Academy Awards at a nearby theater and be given a fan gift bag.

Entries must be submitted online at www.oscars.org/insider/. The application process started Monday and will continue until Nov. 16.

According to the Academy, as many as 20,000 people have entered the drawing in past years. Winners will be notified in November and be required to submit additional information for security purposes. Winners must provide their own transportation to Hollywood.

Editor's Note: A forward slash has been been added to the above hyperlink. The URL listed will now direct readers to the correct web page.

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George Vreeland Hill September 24, 2012 at 11:52 PM
You have to take the . at the end of the www.oscars.org/Insider Web address. Since it is a link that people click on, the . has to go.
Marie Cunningham (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 12:04 AM
All, the link is http://www.oscars.org/insider/... this forward slash was missing from the above link. All is fixed now.
Marie Cunningham (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 12:08 AM
@George Vreeland Hill It has nothing to do with the period. The period is not hyperlinked. The URL given by CNS is simply not working. Type in the address by hand and the URL still appears to not work. I am investigating, but the issue has nothing to do with the period. When a sentence ends, you use periods.
George Vreeland Hill September 25, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Hi Marie. Thanks for everything. The period was part of the link. That is why it was also in blue. Since the . would show up in the address bar, the site would not show up. I know that a period ends a sentence, but a Web link (if clickable) should not end with one. If it has to have a period, then put a </font></a> before the period. Problem solved. Anyway, are you going to the BH volunteer night Thursday at Greystone?
Marie Cunningham (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 07:09 AM
@George Vreeland Hill I can assure you the period was not part of the hyperlink and was not in blue. The clickable link had no period in it...it was missing a forward slash. Try the link without the final forward slash and you will see that it takes you to the dead web page. That's why it was not working. After your comment I checked the article body AND the hyperlink. It was simply a missing forward slash. I added the missing forward slash myself and everything checked out after that. Note that the period remains and the URL hyperlink takes you to the correct site. A clickable link should absolutely end with a period when at the end of a sentence. Since the period is not hyperlinked, it will not affect your ability to get to the hyperlinked site. Usually I just hyperlink the word "click here" but I wanted readers to be able to see the URL in this instance so they know it goes back to the official Oscars site. As for Greystone, either I or a reported will be there. Will you be there? Best, Marie

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