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The Oscars to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

Source:   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
January 28, 2014




The Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, a Best Picture nominee in 1939, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

"We are delighted to celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved movies of all time at this year's Oscars," said Zadan and Meron.

The Wizard of Oz received six Oscar nominations, winning two for Original Score and Song.

A new promo for the awards show, featuring host Ellen DeGeneres getting interrupted by the orchestra, has come online as well and can be viewed below.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The telecast, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.



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