Starting on Monday, 17 September at noon PST, you can go online and enter to get bleacher seats for the Oscars® red carpet.  There are only 300 seats up for grabs on the 500-footer of red-ness, so you have to enter to win – it’s all random lottery.  The 80th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, 24 February 2008.  The contest is clearly designed for crazy fans who want to plan ahead, but the chance for the cheap seats only lasts one week.  Applicants will also have to upload an mp3 of their “Oh-my-lord-it’s-so-and-so” scream and submit themselves to a thorough background check.

Here’s the site, kids: