The Oscars will include a special celebration of movie musicals of the last ten years, the telecast’s producers announced today.
“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 MISERABLES’ — 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.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series and Broadway productions. Their feature films include “The Bucket List,” “Footloose,” “Hairspray” and “Chicago,” which won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. For television they’ve produced the films “Steel Magnolias,” “Life with Judy Garland” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others, and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.” They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”