2016 OScars

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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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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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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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I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees.  While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership.  In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond.As many of you know, we have implemented changes to diversify our membership in...
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