Academy Hits the "Road to the Oscars®" on Nominations Morning

Beverly Hills, CA (January 19, 2011) – The 83rd Academy Awards® nominations announcement will be streamed live on the Internet and be available for viewing on mobile devices on Tuesday, January 25, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.  The webcast will begin at 5:30 a.m. PT with “Road to the Oscars,” featuring Chris Harrison, host of ABC’s “The Bachelor” and TV Guide Network’s Academy Awards red carpet show, and Dave Karger, senior writer at Entertainment Weekly.  Livestream.com will facilitate the stream on behalf of the Academy.

Harrison will introduce several brief segments that celebrate the year in movies as well as the upcoming Oscar® ceremony.  Karger will join him in a discussion of movie trends from 2010 and how those trends might be reflected in the nominations.

Academy President Tom Sherak and last year’s Supporting Actress winner, Mo’Nique, will then take the stage in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater at 5:38:30 a.m. PT to reveal the nominees for 10 categories:  Leading Actor, Leading Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Animated Feature Film, Directing, Foreign Language Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay and Best Picture.

Immediately following the live announcement, Harrison and Karger will return to discuss interesting facts about the year’s nominees, Academy records that may have been broken, the movies receiving the most nominations and the races that look to be especially compelling.  Additionally, they will be revealing a new piece of information about the Oscar telecast.

In February, “Road to the Oscars” will return exclusively on Oscar.com, the official website of the Academy Awards.  Harrison will host the 10-episode series, with Karger offering insights about each of the 10 movies nominated for Best Picture.

The January 25 nominations announcement edition of “Road to the Oscars” can be viewed on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, Facebook.com/TheAcademy and Livestream.com/AcademyAwards, as well as on other sites that choose to embed the stream.  The stream will also be enabled for mobile devices.  Numerous television stations and networks will broadcast the 5:38:30 a.m. announcement live but the “Road to the Oscars” content before and after the announcement will be available exclusively online and on mobile devices.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

[Note:  The Academy’s January 25 live stream of “Road to the Oscars” is available to all other media outlets to embed on their websites.  Please go to www.livestream.com/academyawards/share for available specs; technical questions about embedding the stream may be directed to Christina Smith at Livestream at
(646) 495-9707 or Christina.smith@livestream.com.]

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Leslie Unger
lunger@oscars.org

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