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2017 Oscars: Production Team Set for 89th Academy Awards

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Eight key members of the production team (in addition to the announcement last week of Glenn Weiss returning as director) have been announced for the 89th Academy Awards. “This team has over 75 years of combined experience working on Oscars telecasts,” said Oscars producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “It’s truly a privilege to work alongside them.” Rob Paine ...

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2017 Oscars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Auli’i Cravalho, Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend to perform Oscar-nominated songs

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Oscar® nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Auli’i Cravalho, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2015 Oscar-winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars® ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. “We’re thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars. These ...

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2017 Oscars: Glenn Weiss to Return as Oscars Director

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Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, producers of this year’s Oscars, announced today that Glenn Weiss will return as Oscars® director, his second consecutive year. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. “As a veteran director of live television, Glenn has mastered both the technical and creative nuances that make ...

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2017 Oscars: Official Trailer, Videos and Posters for the 89TH OSCARS®

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The official trailer for the Oscars is here packed with all of this year’s Oscar nominees from Moonlight to La La Land and Passengers to Doctor Strange (even a few non-Oscar nominees). Plus, ‘Jimmy’s Guide to Winning an Oscar’ and ‘Meet the Actress and Supporting Actress Nominees.’ Also, the official posters for the 2017 Oscars, keeping with their new red/gold ...

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2017 Oscars: John Cho and Leslie Mann To Host Scientific and Technical Awards

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Actors John Cho and Leslie Mann will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.  They will present 18 awards to 34 individual recipients, as well as five organizations, during the evening. “We’re so excited to have John and Leslie join us as ...

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Oscar Winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance, Alicia Vikander to Present at 89th Oscars

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Academy Award® winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present at the 89th Oscars, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today.  All return to the Oscars stage after winning last year in their respective acting categories.  Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television ...

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2017 Oscar Nominations: The Video Announcements

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There were a lot of mixed feelings about the Oscar nomination presentation yesterday. Most seemed to feel the pre-recorded elements were sleepy and subdued and the energy and crackle of excitement from the press and publicists in the audience were sorely missed. I’m in agreement there. The alphabetized format from the somnambulant announcer gave little in the way of surprise. Only ...

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