Oscars to Feature Tribute to Movie Musicals


We’ve already reported that the 85th Annual Academy Awards will feature a special celebration of James Bond and that Adele will perform “Skyfall” live at the show. Now we’ve also learned that the Oscars will include a special celebration of movie musicals of the last ten years.

“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.