Oscars to Feature Tribute to Movie Musicals of the Past Decade

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January 25th, 2013

via press release:

OSCARS® TO FEATURE TRIBUTE TO MOVIE MUSICALS OF THE LAST DECADE

The Oscars will include a special celebration of movie musicals of the last ten years, the telecast’s producers announced today.

“The musical as a motion picture genre has had a remarkable renaissance in the last decade,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “We are excited to showcase three musical films -- ’Chicago,’ ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Les Misérables’ -- on our Oscar® show.”

 

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

 

About Craig Zadan and Neil Meron

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series and Broadway productions. Their feature films include “The Bucket List,” “Footloose,” “Hairspray” and “Chicago,” which won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. For television they’ve produced the films “Steel Magnolias,” ”Life with Judy Garland” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others, and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.” They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning ”Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

 

 

 
  • THE OLD MAN

    Let’s hope it’s tastefully done (ie) no dancing tables, etc.

  • Ben

    Let’s also hope they do not have Ann Reinking to Lip-sync all the songs, just like she did in 1985 with the theme song to Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now).
    Just a reminder that they don’t forget the animated musicals from the Disney studios (for example; The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King), and other animated musical movies from other studios, while showcasing those musicals with live actors.

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