Beginning Sept. 17, movie buffs and star-gazers can enter an online lottery conducted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a chance to win one of 300 available seats along the 500-foot-long red carpet in front of the Kodak Theatre. The lottery will be open for one week, with the winners being chosen at random at noon Sept. 24. Applicants can register for up to four seats, but only one form will be accepted per person or group. People whose names are selected will be notified in early October. They will then have to submit additional information for security purposes prior to final approval. Winners will receive a confirmation letter in early December. The 80th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 24. – City News Service 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!