We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh,” said Zadan and Meron. “He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him.”
“It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” said MacFarlane. “My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don’t find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast.”“Seth is unbelievably talented,” said Academy President Hawk Koch. “We couldn’t be happier with the creative team we’ve assembled. With Craig, Neil, and now Seth, we’re off to a great start.”
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Sean Young was arrested after a scuffle with a security guard at the official post-Oscars party, police said Monday.
Young, 52, was placed under citizen’s arrest at the Governors Ball at 9:25 p.m. Sunday after the dispute, police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said.
“She was trying to get into the party and couldn’t get in,” he said.
Young, who has starred in “Blade Runner” and “Stripes,” was booked at the Hollywood police station for investigation of misdemeanor battery. She posted $20,000 bail and was released early Monday.
The actress, who was wearing a ball gown, was taken into custody quickly, said Tom Januszewski, an Associated Press business executive who witnessed the incident. He said he saw a guard subdue Young by placing his forearm on her neck and head while other guards placed her in handcuffs and led her away.
Young didn’t speak as she was being led away, Januszewski said.
“It happened incredibly fast,” he said.
The actress tried to crash the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2006. She entered rehabilitation for alcohol abuse in 2008 after she was removed from the Directors Guild of America awards.
A voice mail message left early Monday for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences publicist Tarrah Lee Curtis wasn’t immediately returned. A phone message left for Young’s agent, David Shapira, also was not immediately returned.
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A member of the Academy since 2006, Clooney responded to a question about the predominance of white, middle-aged men in the Oscars organization during a interview on the red carpet.
“That would be a good idea, don’t you think?” he told the Los Angeles Times.
“I think it represents directors in Hollywood, as well. It represents not just Hollywood. You can look at the Senate and it’s roughly the same thing. I don’t think to diversify is ever a bad idea.
“It’s a tricky thing. I think you’d have to open it up to more, as opposed to trying to kick people out,” he continued. “Instead of taking their cards away.”
Clooney’s The Descendants was nominated for five awards, receiving one win for ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’.
The actor also correctly predicted the success of The Artist, saying that it would be “a pretty big French night”.
The Artist and Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo both claimed five wins each, with Clooney losing out in the ‘Best Actor’ category to The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin.
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Best supporting actress Nominees
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
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It’s that time of year again,the 2012 Academy Awards is upon us, and it seems that everything old is new again.
Best picture contenders “The Artist,” “Hugo” and “Midnight in Paris” hark back to the early days of cinema. Billy Crystal will be back for his ninth time as host. And the ceremony hall is expected to be decorated like a classic movie palace on Sunday night.
Yet the Oscar proceedings may break out of the mold as well.
It’s possible that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may award statuettes to two African American actresses — Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer — on the same night. Neither nominee for best song will be performed during the show — a break with tradition. And on the red carpet, Sacha Baron Cohen may disrupt decorum by showing up as his character from the upcoming film “The Dictator.”
The red carpet is expected to get underway about 3 p.m. Pacific on Sunday, with the ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. and being televised live on ABC.
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Beverly Hills, CA (February 23, 2012) – The four Oscar®-winning actors from the 83rd Academy Awards – Christian Bale, Colin Firth, Melissa Leo and Natalie Portman – will present at the 84th Academy Awards, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today.
Both Bale and Leo received Oscars® for their supporting roles in “The Fighter.” It was Bale’s first nomination and Leo’s second. Two-time nominees Firth and Portman took home Academy Awards for their lead performances in “The King’s Speech” and “Black Swan,” respectively.
Bale, Firth, Leo and Portman join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters, including Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Michael Douglas, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Zach Galifianakis,Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep and Kristen Wiig.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, from the Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
Beverly Hills, CA (February 24, 2012) – Academy Award® nominees and presenters arriving on the red carpet on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, will be greeted by Dave Karger, senior writer for Entertainment Weekly. Red carpet arrivals are expected to begin at approximately 3 p.m. PT.
This will be Karger’s second year as the Academy’s red carpet greeter. His celebrity chats will be featured on Oscar.com and streamed live on EW.com, and also will be audible to the hundreds of bleacher fans and arriving guests on the carpet.
Immediately following his red carpet assignment, Karger will meet Oscar winners backstage on “Winners Walk” for Oscar .com. He is currently featured in the website’s video series “Nominated with Dave Karger.”
Karger has been covering movies, TV and music for Entertainment Weekly since 1995. In addition to spearheading Oscar coverage for the magazine and EW.com, he has written more than 40 cover stories on such artists as Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Will Smith, Anne Hathaway, Elton John, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift.
Karger also contributes to “Access Hollywood” as a guest correspondent and provides commentary about the Oscars® and movie box office results. He has made more than 150 appearances on the “Today” show.
Academy Awards® for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.