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Nominees Meryl Streep and Octavia Spencer To Present at 89th Academy Awards®!

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS – Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins – Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Meryl Streep and Octavia Spencer are among the the final presenters announced for the 89th Academy Awards®. Both are nominated for acting Oscars® this year – Streep for the title role in Florence Foster Jenkins (Actress in a Leading Role); Spencer for the role of Dorothy Vaughn in Hidden Figures (Actress in a Supporting Role).

Other presenters named who are also nominees are Matt Damon (Best Picture, Manchester by the Sea), Ryan Gosling (Actor in a Leading Role, La La Land) and Dev Patel (Actor in a Supporting Role, Lion).

The Oscars® will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre® in Los Angeles (ABC, 7/6C). Jimmy Kimmel will host.

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Anthony Andrews To Television’s First Ever Oscars® After Party!

There’s something new at ABC, home of the 89th Academy Awards® – a live after party hosted by black-ish’s Anthony Anderson.

Host Anthony Andrews will be joined by Good America America’s Laura Spencer and special contributors Joe Zee and Chris Connelly as the official post-Oscars® show will be backstage with all the winners.

Live From Hollywood: The After Party will begin immediately following the Oscars® telecast – Sunday, February 25th (7/6C). Continue reading Anthony Andrews To Television’s First Ever Oscars® After Party!

Final 89th Academy Awards Predictions, Suicide Squad 2, The Great Wall Reviewed

On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts reveal their picks to win the biggest categories at the 89th Annual Academy Awards! Before that, however, the team plays a round of Never Tell Me the Odds with the rumors that Mel Gibson may direct Suicide Squad 2, Ridley Scott may direct The Batman, and if Arnold Schwarzenegger will pop up in the sequel The Predator.

After all of that, GeekScholars Fox and Chris review The Great Wall with surprising positivity!

 

POV Acquires Oscar-Nominated Short Joe’s Violin for 2017 Broadcast on PBS!

CREDIT: JOE’S VIOLIN

A ninety-one year old man donates an old violin to a New York program for putting musical instruments into the hands of underprivileged kids.

It’s a simple story – until you learn the history behind it – a story that became the inspiration for the Academy Award®-nominated documentary short feature, Joe’s Violin. The story of how a connection was formed between a Holocaust survivor and a twelve-year old Bronx schoolgirl…

POV, the critically acclaimed documentary series on PBS, has acquired the the film for broadcast on PBS later this year.

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Producers Announce 89th Oscars® Production Team!

89th Oscars® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have announced eight key members of this year’s production team: supervising producer Rob Paine (20-year Oscars® veteran); Production Designer Derek McLane (5th consecutive year on the Oscars® team); returning writer Billy Kimball (second year on the team); returning writer and 8-time Emmy Nominee John Macks; orchestrator, composer, conductor, record producer and arranger Harold Wheeler; returning talent producer Taryn Hurd; lighting designer Robert Dickinson  (28th Oscars®, multiple Emmy winner), and Raj Kapoor, designing screen content and performances.

Jimmy Kimmel will the host the 89th Academy Awards®, which air live on Sunday, February 26th on ABC.

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Women Lead Latest Round of Oscar Presenters Announced!

Ten new presenters have been announced the for the 89th Annual Academy Awards® – and six of them are women: Halle Berry, Scarlett Johannson, Dakota Johnson, Kate McKinnon, Shirley MacLaine and Hailee Stenifeld.

For the complete list of presenters announced today, follow the break.

The 89th Annual Academy Awards® will be presented live on ABC on Sunday, February 26th (7/6C) – hosted by Jimmy Kimmel – from the Dolby Theatre® in Los Angeles.

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Meryl Streep Reacts to Her 20th Academy Award Nomination!

This morning Meryl Streep earned her record-setting 20th Academy Award nomination (breaking her previous record of 19) for her performance as Florence Foster Jenkins in the film of the same name.

As always, Ms. Streep had a unique reaction to the news – which you can find following the break.

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Here They Are – The Nominees for the 89th Academy Awards®!

La La Land- Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Photo courtesy of eOne.

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this morning and there were the usual deserving noms and the snubs – most of which seemed odd, to say the least.

For example, Isabelle Huppert was nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, which got no other nominations – not even for Writing (Adapted), or Foreign Language Film.

Deadpool didn’t get anything – despite receiving nominations from the Writers, Directors, and Producers Guilds. Heck, superhero movies only got two nominations combined – Doctor Strange (Visual Effects) and Suicide Squad (Makeup and Haristyling).

On the plus side, the little musical that could, La La Land, tied All About Eve (1950) and titanic (1997) for most nominations ever (14). The complete list of nominations follows the break.

The 89th Annual Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC.

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