Academy Awards Will Feature Tribute to Movie Musicals of the Past Decade
25 Jan 2013
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of the upcoming Academy Awards, have announced that this year's telecast will include a special celebration of movie musicals from the last decade.
"The musical as a motion picture genre has had a remarkable renaissance in the last decade," said Zadan and Meron in a statement. "We are excited to showcase three musical films, 'Chicago,' 'Dreamgirls,' and 'Les Miserables' on our Oscar show."
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. Seth MacFarlane will host the event, which will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network.
The Oscar presentation will also be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.