The Academy Awards Producers have announced that this year’s telecast will take viewers on a trip through time, space and movies. Sounds like an episode of the Twilight Zone? Well, it isn’t. According to the Producers, Oscars will be presented in different thematic destinations throughout the show, paying homage to iconic moments in movie history, using music and images to transport the viewer to the most memorable movie experiences. On these “trips” is where the “less telecast friendly categories” (like sound and editing) will be awarded. The Academy is hoping that these “trips” will help improve the average movie fan’s understanding of how the different elements help to make the movie they so cherished.
The Oscar Nominees are set to be announced at the Samuel Golden Theatre in Beverly Hills on Jan 25th at 5:30am Pacific time by last years best supporting actress, Mo’Nique. Early favorites are no surprise; The Social Network, True Grit, The King’s Speech, The Black Swan, and The Fighter. I personally think that one that starts with “The” will win this year.
Some of the presenters have already been announced, including Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei and Oprah Winfrey. James Franco and Anne Hathaway are set to host the awards.
Recent Oscar buzz: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes supposedly were not going to attend the Oscars because of a recent Anne Hathaway SNL skit where she made fun of Katie. Cruise and Holmes were very upset about how Hathaway portrayed her, and had thought they were friends. However, recent reports from a spokesperson of the Cruise camp says that this story is completely untrue, and that they would never snub an event because of Anne Hathaway. I have included a video of the SNL skit below.
The 83rd Academy Awards will be presented on February 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, and will air live on ABC.
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