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Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and John Legend have been added to the list of presenters along with J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Henry Cavill for the 88th Oscars® telecast. Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin also announced a special performance by Dave Grohl for the 88th annual event, hosted by Chris Rock, airing live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.  The most recent list of presenters marks the return of Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan Freeman and John Legend. J.J. Abrams, Henry Cavill and Dave Grohl take to the Oscar stage for the first time.“We’re thrilled to be...
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The Academy announced today that Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry, based in Rock Tavern, New York, will exclusively create its iconic Oscar statuettes, starting with the 88th Academy Awards.  In a process that returns to the Oscar’s fine art roots, the statuettes will now be hand-cast in bronze before receiving its 24-karat gold finish.“With the help of some 21st century technology, we’re able to honor the Oscar’s proud beginnings,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “The new statuette exemplifies impeccable craftsmanship and the enduring nature of art.” Using a...
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To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of this year’s Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood.To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages along the Oscars red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, and remain closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1.MTA subway trains...
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Six Oscar Winners Join Presenter Line UpOscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today a third slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar® Sunday, February 28, on ABC.  The presenters, including several Oscar winners, are:Patricia ArquetteAbraham AttahCate BlanchettEmily BluntLouis C.K.CommonRussell CroweChris EvansJennifer GarnerLouis Gossett, Jr. Michael B. JordanRachel McAdamsDev PatelEddie RedmayneDaisy RidleySarah SilvermanSofia Vergara"Through their work, these artists have shown...
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In the week leading up to the 88th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.  All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.The Oscar® Week schedule is as follows:OSCAR WEEK: SHORTSTuesday, February 23, 7 p.m.Hosted by director Jennifer Yuh NelsonYuh Nelson received an Oscar nomination in the...
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Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the second slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.  The presenters, including Oscar winners and nominees, are:Steve CarellPriyanka ChopraQuincy JonesByung-hun LeeJared LetoJulianne MooreOlivia MunnMargot RobbieJason SegelAndy SerkisJ.K. SimmonsKerry WashingtonReese Witherspoon These artists have enriched the international moviegoing experience with a range of memorable work from the comic to the profound,” Hudlin and...
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Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the first slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar® Sunday, February 28, on ABC.  The presenters and performers, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are:      Benicio Del Toro     Tina Fey     Whoopi Goldberg     Ryan Gosling     Kevin Hart     Lady Gaga     Sam Smith     Charlize Theron     Jacob...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 74 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2015 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 88th Academy Awards.The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title:"Happy" from "Altered Minds""Home" from "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip""None Of Them Are You" from "Anomalisa""Stem To The Rose" from "Becoming Bulletproof""The Mystery Of Your Gift" from "Boychoir""I Run"...
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One hundred twenty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:“Above and Beyond”“All Things Must Pass”“Amy”“The Armor of Light”“Ballet 422”“Batkid Begins”“Becoming Bulletproof”“Being Evel”“Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery”“Best of Enemies”“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”“Bolshoi Babylon”“Brand: A Second Coming”“A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story”“Call Me Lucky”“Cartel Land”“Censored Voices”“Champs”“CodeGirl”“Coming Home”“Dark Horse”“...
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Emmy®-winning live television producer David Hill and Oscar®-nominated producer-director Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.  It will be their first involvement with the Academy Awards®, which will air live on the ABC Television Network on Oscar Sunday, February 28, 2016.“We’re delighted to have this talented team on board,” said Boone Isaacs. “David is a true innovator with a dynamic personality.  His vast experience as a live events producer, coupled with Reggie’s energy, creativity and talent as a filmmaker...
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