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96TH OSCARS® ANNOUNCE FIRST SLATE OF PRESENTERS.

MAHERSHALA ALI, NICOLAS CAGE, JAMIE LEE CURTIS, BRENDAN FRASER, JESSICA LANGE, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, LUPITA NYONG’O, AL PACINO, MICHELLE PFEIFFER, KE HUY QUAN, SAM ROCKWELL, MICHELLE YEOH AND ZENDAYATHE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE MARCH 10 ON ABC.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Mahershala Ali, Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Jessica Lange, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ke Huy Quan, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Yeoh and Zendaya will present at the 96th Oscars®, executive producer and showrunner Raj Kapoor and executive producers Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 96th Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the new time of 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT.

The producers will continue to announce talent joining the show in the coming weeks.

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,500 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.

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ACADEMY ESTABLISHES CASTING AWARD FOR 98TH OSCARS®

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the creation of an annual competitive Academy Award® for Achievement in Casting, beginning with the 98th Academy Awards® for films released in 2025.

“Casting directors play an essential role in filmmaking, and as the Academy evolves, we are proud to add casting to the disciplines that we recognize and celebrate,” said Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang. “We congratulate our Casting Directors Branch members on this exciting milestone and for their commitment and diligence throughout this process.”

“On behalf of the members of the Casting Directors Branch, we’d like to thank the Board of Governors, the Awards Committee and Academy leadership for their support. This award is a deserved acknowledgment of our casting directors’ exceptional talents and a testament to the dedicated efforts of our branch,” said Academy Casting Directors Branch governors Richard Hicks, Kim Taylor-Coleman and Debra Zane.

Category rules for eligibility and voting for the inaugural award will be announced in April 2025 with the complete 98th Academy Awards Rules. The specifics of the award’s presentation will be determined by the Academy’s Board of Governors and its administrative leadership at a future date.

The Casting Directors Branch was created in July 2013. There are currently nearly 160 members of the branch.

The last new award category created was Best Animated Feature Film, established in 2001.
 


ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,500 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.


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‘THE OSCARS®’ SET TO AIR LIVE MARCH 10, FOR THE FIRST TIME BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M. EDT/4:00 P.M. PDT ON ABC.

Pre-Show Festivities To Kick Off at 6:30 P.M. Episode of ‘Abbott Elementary’ To Follow Live Telecast.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, ABC announced that “The Oscars®” will air live coast to coast on SUNDAY, MARCH 10, in a new earlier timeslot (7:00-10:30 p.m. EDT/4:00-7:30 p.m. PDT). A 30-minute pre-show will lead into the live show (6:30-7:00 p.m. EDT/3:30-4:00 p.m. PDT), and immediately following, ABC will air an original episode of the Emmy® Award-winning comedy series “Abbott Elementary.” The telecast will also be rebroadcast in the Pacific Time zone in primetime after the live presentation.

As previously announced, Emmy Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the live show for the fourth time. Raj Kapoor will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan serving as executive producers. Hamish Hamilton is set to direct the telecast.

The 96th Oscars will be held at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,500 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.

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JIMMY KIMMEL BACK TO HOST 96TH OSCARS FOR THE FOURTH TIME.

MOLLY MCNEARNEY RETURNS AS AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR THE SHOW THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE MARCH 10, 2024, ON ABC.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 96th Oscars®, and Emmy-nominated Molly McNearney will return for a second consecutive year to serve as an executive producer for the show, Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang announced today. It will be Kimmel’s fourth turn hosting the broadcast. The 96th Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

“We are thrilled about Jimmy returning to host and Molly returning as executive producer for the Oscars. They share our love of movies and our commitment to producing a dynamic and entertaining show for our global audience,” said Kramer and Yang. “We are deeply grateful to Jimmy, Molly and their teams for their incredible creativity and partnership and for going on this ride with us again.”

“I always dreamed of hosting the Oscars exactly four times,” said Kimmel.

“Jimmy has cemented himself as one of the all-time great Oscars hosts with his perfect blend of humanity and humor, and Molly is one of the best live TV producers around. We are delighted to be working with them and their teams on the show,” said Oscars executive producer and showrunner Raj Kapoor and executive producer Katy Mullan.

“After his triumphant return to the Oscars stage last year, we are honored to have Jimmy back to guide us through one of the most beloved celebrations in entertainment. He is such a valuable member of our Disney family, and we could not be more appreciative of him and his entire team,” said Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. “We are also grateful to have the multitalented Molly back on the producing team, and we have no doubt that this year will be a spectacular night celebrating the biggest films of the year.”


“I’m especially honored to be part of the Oscars team this year, when we are all eager to be back together and back to work,” said McNearney.

Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and is one of the longest-running talk show hosts in American television history. He hosted the 95th Oscars, which earned him an Emmy nomination and hosted back-to-back broadcasts in 2017 (89th Awards) and 2018 (90th Awards).

McNearney serves as executive producer and co-head writer for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”  She also earned an Emmy nomination for her work on the 95th Oscars.

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.


ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,500 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.

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RAJ KAPOOR TAPPED AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND SHOWRUNNER AND KATY MULLAN AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE 96TH OSCARS® THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE MARCH 10, 2024, ON ABC.

HAMISH HAMILTON TO DIRECT THE OSCARS, MISTY BUCKLEY AND ALANA BILLINGSLEY RETURN AS OSCARS PRODUCTION DESIGNERS – OSCARS RED CARPET AND KEY ART CREATIVES RETURN: KENNY GRAVILLIS, DAVID CHAMBERLIN, LISA LOVE AND RAÚL ÀVILA.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Live television event producer Raj Kapoor has been named as executive producer and showrunner, Katy Mullan as executive producer, and Hamish Hamilton as director of the 96th Oscars®, Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang announced today. It will be Kapoor and Mullan’s first time to executive produce and Hamilton’s fourth time directing the Oscars. Kapoor has worked on the show for the past seven years and most recently served as producer for the 95th Oscars. The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

A dynamic creative team returns from the 95th Oscars to work with Kapoor, Mullan and Hamilton to help shape the vision and direction of the 96th Oscars, including creative director Kenny Gravillis, production designers Misty Buckley and Alana Billingsley, red carpet show executive producer David Chamberlin, and red carpet creative consultants Lisa Love and Raúl Àvila.

“Raj and Hamish have been incredible Oscars collaborators, and we are delighted to welcome them and Katy to lead the 96th Oscars,” said Kramer and Yang. “Their deep love of cinema, fresh vision, and tremendous live television expertise is perfect for our reinvigorated show. We’re excited to work with them and our remarkable creative team – Kenny Gravillis, Misty Buckley and Alana Billingsley, David Chamberlin, Lisa Love and Raúl Àvila – to deliver an exceptional show for audiences worldwide.”

“As a Canadian boy of South Asian descent and a girl from London who grew up watching the Oscars, dreaming of being part of it, this is a ‘pinch me’ moment!” said Kapoor and Mullan. “This has been an exceptional year for the movies, and it’s an absolute privilege to be leading the team celebrating the global film industry and the astounding talents that bring these cinematic stories to life. We’re dedicated to making it a remarkable celebration for all.”

“Having worked with Raj, Katy and Hamish on many special and memorable projects over the years, we have full confidence in their vision for the 96th Oscars,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “Their creativity, infectious energy and sincere love for the movies will be the ticket to making this year’s ceremony a night to remember.”

Kapoor has earned six Emmy® Award nominations and won for executive producing the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) “Adele: One Night Only.” In addition to several Oscars shows, Kapoor’s credits include “The GRAMMY Awards®,” “ACM Awards,” “Latin GRAMMYS,” “The Emmy Awards,” “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration,” “Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter” and “The Disney Family Singalong” specials.
Mullan is an executive producer, showrunner and partner in the global live event production company Done + Dusted. Her work in live entertainment ranges from producing the London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies to “The Little Mermaid Live!” Mullan’s recent credits include “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration,” “Step Into…The Movies,” several Christmas and New Year’s Eve television specials and the “Disney Family Singalong” franchise.

Hamilton made his Oscars debut directing the 82nd Academy Awards® telecast in 2010 and subsequently directed the 86th and 87th Oscars, both of which earned him Emmy nominations. He has directed many other celebrated live televised events, including “The Emmy Awards,” “The GRAMMY Awards,” 14 Super Bowl halftime shows (most recently in 2023 featuring Rihanna), and the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. Hamilton has earned 11 Emmy Award nominations, a Peabody Award, a BAFTA Award, and a GRAMMY Award nomination for the musical special “Robbie Williams – Live at the Albert.” He is a partner in the global live event production company Done + Dusted.

Gravillis returns to conceptualize the key art for this year’s Oscars marketing campaign. His design agency, Gravillis Inc., recently rebranded Orion Pictures and has developed iconic key art and campaigns for legions of movies, including “Dune,” “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” “Birds of Prey,” “Queen & Slim,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Free Solo,” “Iris” and many more. A member of the Academy’s Marketing and Public Relations Branch, Gravillis also created posters and collateral materials for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ retail store.

Buckley and Billingsley return as production designers for this year’s show. They earned Emmy nominations for their work on the 95th Oscars. Buckley has designed world tours and productions for such artists as Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves and Coldplay, including the band’s Super Bowl halftime show. She also designed the 2021 GRAMMYS, the London 2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony, the 2015 Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony, the 2022 Commonwealth Games ceremonies, the Brit Awards and numerous television productions for the BBC and ITV. Buckley earned a BAFTA nomination for her work with Stormzy at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival and Emmy nominations for her production design of “Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl,” the 2021 GRAMMYS and Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Live!.” Billingsley was an art director on six previous Oscars broadcasts, for which she earned five Emmy nominations and won two Emmys. Additional credits include “The Kennedy Center Honors,” “The Emmy Awards,” “The GRAMMY Awards,” “CMA Awards,” “BET Awards” and numerous other live television productions.

Chamberlin will return for the fifth consecutive year to executive produce ABC’s “The Oscars Red Carpet Show,” the official live lead-in to the 96th Oscars broadcast. Chamberlin leads Full Day Productions, with credits including the ESPY Awards, NFL Honors, the “Savage X Fenty Show,” “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” multiple “30 for 30” films, and “Monday Night Football” with Peyton and Eli.

Love and Àvila will join the team for the second year to create the Oscars red carpet aesthetic and guest experience. They led the creative team for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ 2021 and 2022 galas and will lead the upcoming gala.

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,500 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.

FOLLOW THE ACADEMY
www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
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www.tiktok.com/@Oscars

Hollywood Gears Up for Oscar Night 2016

Hollywood Street and Sidewalk Closures Ahead of Oscars 2016

Hollywood, Calif. – The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PST. The Oscars, produced by David Hill and Reginald Hudlin, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of this year’s Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages along the Oscars red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 21st, and remain closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1st.

MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 27th, until 6 a.m. Monday, February 29th. Service at the station will resume with the first scheduled train after 6 a.m.

Between Sunday, February 21, and Oscar Sunday, February 28, additional streets and sidewalks will be closed for varying periods.

Details of the closures and maps of affected areas are available from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Sixth and the Thirteenth District City Council field offices and on the Academy’s website at www.oscars.org/closures.

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