Oscar Telecast to Feature Dramatically Different Look
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:49:16
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that this year's Academy Awards telecast is taking a radical departure from past years. The concept of a traditional set is being ditched in favor of a series of "projections" to give the show a constantly changing look. That should keep viewers visually interested. The telecast is set to air on February 27th and is being hosted by actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway, who will infuse the show with youth and hipness.
"Our design this year is actually going to reflect more content than you would usually expect of an awards show of this type," producer Don Mischer told THR. "We're using our environment to take us to different places, different times, and it will change dramatically. The look will change from act to act."
The show will take viewers on a tour of Hollywood history. "We're doing six or seven scenic transitions during the show, but they are each sort of a different concept," Cohen explained. "In other words, one might be a scene from a film, one might be a more specific time in history, one might be a specific event, one might be a specific genre. The hope is that we briefly leave the Kodak in 2011 -- not literally, but metaphorically -- and take the audience, both in the room and on television, to a specific time and place."
Are you going to watch the Oscars next weekend?