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Oscar® Winner Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe to Make Special Appearances on the Oscars®

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Oscars will feature special appearances by Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe at the upcoming Awards ceremony.

“We are quite excited to have Charlize, Chan, Joe and Dan join us on the show,” said telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “We are happy to feature them as special guests in our production.”

This will be Gordon-Levitt, Radcliffe and Tatum’s first time appearing on the Oscar show.

Theron won an Oscar for her leading role in “Monster” and received her second nomination for her leading role in “North Country” (2005).  Theron starred in 2012’s “Prometheus” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Tatum, who starred in five films of 2012, including “Magic Mike,” “21 Jump Street” and “The Vow,” will next be seen in “Side Effects,” due out this week, and “White House Down,” due out this Summer.

Gordon-Levitt had a very busy year, with roles in “Dark Knight Rises,” “Looper” and the Best Picture nominee “Lincoln.”  He most recently starred in “Don Jon’s Addiction,” which he also wrote and directed, and which premiered at Sundance last month.

Radcliffe starred as the title character in the “Harry Potter” series, which is the highest grossing film series of all time.  In 2012 he starred in “The Woman in Black,” and this year will be seen in “Kill Your Darlings,” “Horns” and “The F Word.”

Theron, Tatum, Gordon-Levitt and Radcliffe join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters including “The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep;  co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Ted;  and, musical performers including Adele, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

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. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.

 

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 one for “Best Picture.”  For television, they’ve produced films of “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.”

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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners-the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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And the nominees are…

Best Picture:

  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Les Miserables”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Amour”
  • “Django Unchained”
  • “Argo”

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
  • Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Alan Arkin, “Argo”
  • Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Sally Field, “Lincoln”
  • Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
  • Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
  • Amy Adams, “The Master”

Best Director:

  • David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
  • Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
  • Michael Haneke, “Amour”
  • Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Actor:

  • Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln”
  • Denzel Washington, “Flight”
  • Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
  • Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

Best Actress:

  • Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
  • Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
  • Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Original Screenplay:

  • “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • “Django Unchained”
  • “Moonrise Kingdom”
  • “Amour”
  • “Flight”

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • “Lincoln”
  • “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • “Argo”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Animated Feature:

  • “Frankenweenie”
  • “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
  • “Wreck-It Ralph”
  • “Paranorman”
  • “Brave”

Best Foreign Feature:

  • “Amour”
  • “A Royal Affair”
  • “Kon-Tiki”
  • “No”
  • “War Witch”

Best Visual Effects:

  • “Life of Pi”
  • “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
  • “The Avengers”
  • “Prometheus”
  • “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Cinematography:

  • “Skyfall”
  • “Anna Karenina”
  • “Django Unchained”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”

Best Costume Design:

  • “Anna Karenina”
  • “Les Miserables”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Mirror Mirror”
  • “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Documentary Feature:

  • “Searching for Sugar Man”
  • “How to Survive a Plague”
  • “The Gatekeepers”
  • “5 Broken Cameras”
  • “The Invisible War”

Best Documentary Short:

  • “Open Heart”
  • “Inocente”
  • “Redemption”
  • “Kings Point”
  • “Mondays at Racine”
  • “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Film Editing:

  • “Lincoln”
  • “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Argo”
  • “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

  • “Hitchcock”
  • “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
  • “Les Miserables”

Best Music (Original Score):

  • “Anna Karenina”
  • “Argo”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Skyfall”

Best Music (Original Song):

  • “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
  • “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”
  • “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
  • “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
  • “Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”

Best Production Design:

  • “Anna Karenina”
  • “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
  • “Les Misérables”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”

Best Short Film, Animated:

 

  • “Adam and Dog”
  • “Fresh Guacamole”
  • “Head over Heels”
  • “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’”
  • “Paperman”

Best Short Film, Live Action:

  • “Asad”
  • “Buzkashi Boys”
  • “Curfew”
  • “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”
  • “Henry”

Best Sound Editing:

  • “Argo”
  • “Django Unchained”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Skyfall”
  • “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Sound Mixing:

  • “Argo”
  • “Les Misérables”
  • “Life of Pi”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Skyfall”

 

OSCAR® HOST SETH MACFARLANE JOINS EMMA STONE TO ANNOUNCE OSCAR NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® will be announced by the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone on Thursday, January 10. This will be the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement.

MacFarlane and Stone will unveil the nominations at a 5:30 a.m. PT news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered.

Since the first nominations announcement in 1964, the Academy president has been joined by one or more co-announcers at the event. This year the Academy will break with tradition when MacFarlane, who was named Oscar show host in October, joins Stone on Oscar nominations morning. Charlton Heston (1972) was the only other show host to participate in the nominations announcement.

Stone starred in the 2011 Best Picture nominee “The Help” and the summer release “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Her other film credits include “Superbad,” “Zombieland,” “Easy A” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Stone will be seen in “Gangster Squad” later this month and in “The Croods,” due out in March.

Nominations information for all categories will be distributed to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

85TH OSCARS® TO FEATURE SPECIAL CELEBRATION OF JAMES BOND

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The 85th Academy Awards® will include a tribute to the James Bond movie franchise, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the telecast’s producers announced today.

“We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “Starting with ‘Dr. No’ back in 1962, the 007 movies have become the longest-running motion picture franchise in history and a beloved global phenomenon.”

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised 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 one for Best Picture. For television, they’ve produced films of “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.”