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Late-night talk show host, producer and comedian Jimmy Kimmel confirmed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that he will host the 89th Oscars® to be broadcast live on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, 2017, on the ABC Television Network. This is Kimmel’s first time hosting the global telecast. “Mike and Jennifer have an excellent plan and their enthusiasm is infectious,” said Kimmel. “I am honored to have been chosen to host the 89th and final Oscars.” “Jimmy’s ability to connect with people is what makes him a singular choice for this job,” said producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “His...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards.The films are listed below in alphabetical order:      “Alice through the Looking Glass”      “Arrival”      “The BFG”      “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”      “Captain America: Civil War”      “Deadpool”      “Deepwater Horizon”      “Doctor Strange”      “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”...
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Three-time Oscar-nominated producer Michael De Luca and Emmy-nominated producer Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th 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, and broadcast worldwide, on Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2017.“What a talented team,” said Boone Isaacs.  “Mike and Jennifer have a great working relationship and a tremendous love and respect of film, and will surely draw from their vast experience to create an exceptional and...
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ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that they have expanded their agreement for eight more years, in which the Network will remain home to the Oscars®, Hollywood’s biggest entertainment ceremony of the year, through 2028. The new agreement for the domestic network of the Academy Awards® adds eight years to the existing contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2020. “We’re honored to continue our storied and successful partnership with ABC in broadcasting the most watched live entertainment event of the year,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 12 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars.These investigations are made public so individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review.The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, August 30, at 5 p.m. PT.  The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has started investigations into the following areas:●     High-resolution digital motion picture...
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Renowned musician and Grammy® Award nominee Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, with his band Orleans Avenue, is set to perform at the Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars® celebration, on Sunday, February 28.  The group will entertain the Ball’s 1,500 guests, which will include Oscar® winners and nominees, show presenters and performers, and other luminaries.Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue is a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition.  In January Trombone Shorty was named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30”...
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Producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin today announced 14 key members of the production team for the 88th Oscars®, which will air live on Sunday, February 28, on ABC.This year, Glenn Weiss makes his Oscar® telecast debut as director.  Weiss has directed numerous televised events, including 15 Tony Awards® shows, for which he has garnered three directing Emmys®.  Other directing credits include the “38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “BET Awards,” “Peter Pan Live!,” “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest...
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This year’s “The Oscars® Backstage” on Oscar.com, which is the ultimate second screen experience for fans watching the show, will be hosted by a multi-talented group of TV personalities, including actor/writer/producer Orlando Jones, actress and TV personality Diane Mizota, actor Matt Shively, film critic and entertainment reporter Ben Lyons, and entertainment and sports reporter Chris Connelly. The director’s cut from the best of the live backstage cameras will also be available on ABCNews.com, AOL, Comcast Xfinity and Yahoo. Presented again this year by Samsung, “The Oscars® ...
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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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