Academy and OnTheRedCarpet.com Announce OscarĀ® College Journalist Contest Winners

Team from Hofstra University to be flown to Hollywood

Beverly Hills, CA (February 9, 2012) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and OnTheRedCarpet.com today announced that the winners of the On The Red Carpet (OTRC) College Journalist Contest is a team of students from Hofstra University – Jackie De Tore (reporter), Beth Laschever (camera) and Melanie Rubin (producer). The Hofstra team was selected from more than 200 entries from around the country.

The winners will be flown out to Los Angeles to cover Oscar Week events, including the Animated Feature Symposium, Foreign Language Film Award press event, the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium and the Governors Ball preview. Additionally, they will have the exclusive opportunity to work with KABC-TV's OTRC team and report live during the "On The Red Carpet at the Oscars" pre-show (1:30–4 p.m. PT).

Teams were evaluated by KABC and the Academy based on their skills as journalists and their ability to represent OTRC at the Academy Awards®.

For the complete contest rules, go to www.redcarpetjournalist.com.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network starting at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Contact Information

Tarrah Curtis, Academy
tcurtis@oscars.org

Wendy McMahon, KABC
Wendy.A.McMahon@abc.com

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