Feb 252013
 
2013 OSCARS

After winning the category performance by an actress in a supporting role for her work in “Les Misérables”, actress Anne Hathaway poses with her Oscar® backstage at The Oscars® live on ABC from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.  credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S. After winning the Oscar® for performance by an […]

Feb 242013
 
Oscars Governors Ball

Oscars Governors Ball Ball Production by Cheryl Cecchetto / Sequoia Productions Menu Created by Wolfgang Puck with Chef Partner Matt Bencivenga and Pastry Chef Sherry Yard Fun Ballroom Facts 1,500 guests  950 event staff  350 culinary staff 12,000 glasses for beverages 1,500 bottles of Thienot Champagne  4,000 small plates  4,500 ramekins and verrines  6,000 cocktail […]

Feb 242013
 
KRISTIN CHENOWETH AND SETH MACFARLANE PERFORM SPECIAL OSCAR

KRISTIN CHENOWETH AND SETH MACFARLANE PERFORM SPECIAL OSCAR® CLOSING NUMBER Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that Kristin Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlane will participate in a special show closing musical performance. “After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number and we think it […]

Feb 232013
 
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN TO PERFORM AT GOVERNORS BALL ON OSCAR

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN TO PERFORM AT GOVERNORS BALL ON OSCAR® SUNDAY Michael Feinstein, two-time Emmy® and five-time Grammy® Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” will take the stage on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Academy’s official post-Oscar ® celebration, the Governors Ball. Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of […]

Feb 232013
 
Governors Ball Red Carpet Preview Feb 21

Governors Ball Red Carpet Preview Feb 21 WHAT: A preview of the food and décor of this year’s Governors Ball – the celebration immediately following the Oscars® hosted by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. WHO: Cheryl Cecchetto, Governors Ball producer Wolfgang Puck, master chef Evite/Postmark.com, digital cards […]

Feb 232013
 
Jack Nicholson And Dustin Hoffman Will Present OSCAR TELECAST

JACK NICHOLSON AND DUSTIN HOFFMAN NAMED AS PRESENTERS ON OSCAR® TELECAST Multiple Academy Award® winners Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman will present on this year’s Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Nicholson has been nominated 12 times and won for his leading performances in  “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” […]

Feb 232013
 
TO PRESENT ON OSCAR TELECAST

JANE FONDA, JENNIFER GARNER, KRISTEN STEWART AND KERRY WASHINGTON TO PRESENT ON OSCAR® TELECAST Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda will join Jennifer Garner, Kristen Stewart and Kerry Washington to present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Fonda earned seven nominations and won Academy Awards for her roles in […]

Feb 212013
 
CHRIS CONNELLY TO WELCOME OSCARS

CHRIS CONNELLY TO WELCOME   OSCARS® RED CARPET GUESTS Academy Award® nominees, presenters and performers arriving on the red carpet on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, will be greeted by entertainment and sports reporter Chris Connelly, the Academy announced today. This will be Connelly’s first stint as the Academy’s red carpet greeter.   Connelly’s celebrity chats will […]

Feb 212013
 
OSCAR PRODUCERS NAME PERFORMERS IN CELEBRATION

OSCAR® PRODUCERS NAME PERFORMERS IN CELEBRATION OF MUSICALS OF THE LAST DECADE JENNIFER HUDSON, CATHERINE ZETA-JONES, HUGH JACKMAN, RUSSELL CROWE, ANNE HATHAWAY, AMANDA SEYFRIED, EDDIE REDMAYNE, AARON TVEIT, SAMANTHA BARKS AND HELENA BONHAM CARTER Academy Award® winners Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe join this year’s Oscar® nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway along […]

Feb 192013
 
TO PRESENT ON OSCAR SUNDAY

JENNIFER ANISTON, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, JAMIE FOXX AND PAUL RUDD TO PRESENT ON OSCAR® SUNDAY Oscar-winning actors Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx will join Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd as presenters on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.Aniston’s credits include “The Switch,” “Marley and Me,” “The Break-Up,” “Along Came Polly,” […]

Feb 192013
 
OSCAR NOMINATED ACTORS

OSCAR®-NOMINATED ACTORS SALMA HAYEK PINAULT, MELISSA McCARTHY,LIAM NEESON AND JOHN TRAVOLTA NAMED AS PRESENTERS Actors Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta will present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Hayek Pinault earned an Oscar nomination for her leading performance in “Frida.”  She will be […]

Feb 182013
 
ADDITIONAL HOST NAMED FOR OSCARS RED-CARPET SHOW

Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Rowland today announced that she has been invited to join Emmy® and Tony® award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, Entertainment Weekly Managing Editor Jess Cagle and “Good Morning America” anchor Lara Spencer to host the official Oscar® pre-show, ”The Oscars Red Carpet Live.”                   The […]

Feb 152013
 
OSCAR NOMINEES BEN AFFLECK JESSICA CHASTAIN JENNIFER LAWRENCE

OSCAR® NOMINEES BEN AFFLECK, JESSICA CHASTAIN AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE TO PRESENT Academy Award® nominees Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence will present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Academy Award-winner Affleck, who is nominated this year for producing the Best Picture nominee “Argo,” won the award in […]

Feb 142013
 
Academy Award REUNION OF CHICAGO STARS

REUNION OF “CHICAGO” STARS – RICHARD GERE, QUEEN LATIFAH, RENÉE ZELLWEGER, AND CATHERINE ZETA-JONES – TO PRESENT ON 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FILM’S OSCAR® WIN Academy Award® winner’s Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones will join their “Chicago” cast mates Richard Gere and Queen Latifah to present together on-stage at the Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan […]

Feb 142013
 
BEST ACTRESS OSCAR WINNERS

BEST ACTRESS OSCAR® WINNERS – HALLE BERRY, SANDRA BULLOCK, NICOLE KIDMAN AND REESE WITHERSPOON – TO PRESENT Academy Award® winners Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. All four have previously won the award for Best Actress. Berry […]

Feb 132013
 
2013 ACADEMY NICHOLL SCREEN WRITING COMPETITION NOW UNDERWAY

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now accepting entries for the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. As many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded in November. The Nicholl Fellowships competition is open to any individual who has not earned a total of more than $25,000 from the sale or […]

Feb 092013
 
DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY TO MAKE HER FIRST APPEARANCE ON AN OSCAR

Dame Shirley Bassey will make a special appearance on the Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. “We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey to our Oscar show,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “Her association with film music is world renowned and we are proud that she will […]

Feb 092013
 
WILLIAM ROSS TO CONDUCT OSCAR ORCHESTRA

William Ross will conduct the Oscar orchestra for the Academy Awards®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. “We are happy to have Bill Ross conduct the Oscar orchestra,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “With a show so rich with music, we are so pleased to have someone as talented as Bill […]

Feb 072013
 
OSCAR WINNER CHARLIZE THERON CHANNING TATUM JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT  DANIEL RADCLIFFE TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCES ON THE OSCARS

OSCAR® WINNER CHARLIZE THERON, CHANNING TATUM, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT AND DANIEL RADCLIFFE TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCES ON THE OSCARS® The Oscars will feature special appearances by Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe at the upcoming Awards ceremony. “We are quite excited to have Charlize, Chan, Joe and Dan join us […]