How This Year's Oscars Will Be Different
Tomorrow night is the Oscars, but producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer are promising a much different look…
In an interview with “The Hollywood Reporter,” the producers shared some of the ways the telecast will be different this year:
1) Nine mothers and one grandmother of Oscar nominees will be tweeting during the broadcast.
2) The hosts, Anne Hathaway and James Franco, will be the first male-female hosting duo sharing the Oscar stage.
3) The set will be a virtual one, allowing it to constantly change.
4) An elementary school chorus from Staten Island, NY, will sing “Over the Rainbow.”
5) There will still be clips from the best picture nominees and brief filmed introductions to certain segments, but the full-blown montages are done.
6) The five-presenter testimonial for best actor and actress nominees is also gone.
7) Making a return are performances of the nominated songs. Randy Newman will sing “We Belong Together” (“Toy Story 3”), Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will duet “I See the Light” (“Tangled”), Gwyneth Paltrow will sing “Coming Home” (“Country Strong”) and Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine) will fill in for Dido and team up with A.R. Rahman for “If I Rise” (“127 Hours”). The producers told the “Reporter” they were seriously bummed that Cher’s number from “Burlesque” was not nominated.
The Oscars air Sunday, February 27th at 8:00 p.m. on ABC…