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And the winner for wettest Oscars...it's a tie

Thankfully there are no ties for Best Picture.

This year’s Academy Awards ended up being in a three-way tie for the wettest in the event’s history, according to the National Weather Service.

About 0.70 inches of rain fell in downtown Los Angeles on Oscar Sunday, soaking the red carpet pre-show.

For sheer wetness, this year’s event tied the Academy Awards ceremony on March 4, 1943, when “Mrs. Miniver” won for Best Picture and 1991 when “Dances with Wolves” beat “Goodfellas.”

Rain isn’t common during the Oscars, but it’s not terribly unusual either, having fallen on 17 of the 87 Academy Awards ceremonies.

Video from the red carpet showed rain seeping through a tent covering the hordes of celebrities and cameras. A sea of black umbrellas could be seen just before celebrities entered the tent.

In the past, vacuums were used to keep the red carpet dry.

 

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This year, crews could be seen using squeegees to push the rushing rain from soaking the red carpet.

No one was spotted singing in the rain.

THE FOLLOWING IS A RANKING OF WETTEST ACADEMY AWARDS DAYS

 

 RANK                 DATE                      RAINFALL

 

 1  (TIE)      FEBRUARY 22, 2015      0.70 INCHES

1  (TIE)      MARCH    25, 1991          0.70 INCHES

 1  (TIE)      MARCH     4, 1943            0.70 INCHES

4                 MARCH    15, 1945          0.50 INCHES

5  (TIE)      MARCH     2, 1944          0.48 INCHES

5  (TIE)      FEBRUARY 29, 1940      0.48 INCHES

7                 FEBRUARY 24, 2008      0.46 INCHES

8                 APRIL     8, 1975              0.40 INCHES

9                 MARCH    19, 1953          0.31 INCHES

10              MARCH    29, 1982          0.26 INCHES

11              MARCH     2, 2014          0.17 INCHES

12              APRIL     2, 1976            0.06 INCHES

13              FEBRUARY 25, 2007      0.04 INCHES

14              APRIL     8, 1963              0.03 INCHES

15 (TIE)      APRIL    10, 1967            0.02 INCHES  

15 (TIE)      MARCH    25, 1994          0.02 INCHES

17              MARCH    24, 1949          0.01 INCHES

 

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