“We wanted to unify the show with an entertaining and emotional theme,” stated Zadan and Meron. “People around the world go to the movies to be inspired by the characters they see on the screen. By celebrating the gamut of heroes who have enriched our movie-going experience, we hope to create an evening of fun and joy. And that includes the filmmakers and actors who take risks and stimulate us with provocative subjects and daring characters. They are all heroes in the cinematic landscape.”
“Of course, there will be no shortage of comedy with Ellen DeGeneres as our host,” the producers added. “There may also be a few musical surprises along the way.”
The Academy will also be offering a “The Oscars Celebrates Movie Heroes” exhibition at its headquarters in Beverly Hills.
Nominations will be announced on January 16, 2014 at 5:35am PT by Chris Hemsworth and the Academy’s Cheryl Boone Isaacs. The Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 2nd.
Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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