Ed Sheeran to Perform at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 22nd Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced that it has selected British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran to perform at this year’s Academy Awards Viewing Party to be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at West Hollywood Park. This annual gala, sponsored by Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells Fargo, is the largest fund-raising event in Hollywood on Oscar night and has raised nearly $40 million to support the Foundation’s mission to achieve an AIDS-free generation.  

I am absolutely delighted to welcome Ed Sheeran to EJAF’s Academy Awards Viewing Party,” said Founder SirElton John.  “I’ve been following his work closely ever since I heard his independent EP, ‘No. 5 Collaborations Project.’  He’s an amazing artist, and I know our guests will be thrilled by his performance.”

Following a handful of independent EP releases, Sheeran’s 2011 major label debut “+” went  platinum six times with nearly two million in sales, debuted at #1 in the Official UK Charts upon release and reclaimed the #1 title at the turn of 2012. This, and the 2.8 million single sales (four in the Top 10), meant Ed had the highest opening sales for a debut male solo artist in the UK ever.  In 2013, Sheeran joined Taylor Swift on her 70 date US tour and was featured in her single “Everything Has Changed.”  Sheeran’s 2013 hit “I See Fire” was featured in the closing credits of Peter Jackson’s hit movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  In the first week of January 2014, Sheeran announced his first UK headline tour since 2012, including four O2 Arena dates, and confirmed that he is adding the finishing touches to his next album. 

I’m thrilled to have been invited to perform at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar-night party,” said Sheeran.  “HIV/AIDS is a huge concern for all young people, and I’m delighted to do my part to raise funds for Elton’s vision of a world without AIDS.”

In addition to Sheeran’s performance, guests can look forward to an evening of fun that includes a dinner prepared by internationally renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay, a live auction, and dance tunes spun by DJ Johnny Dynell. The event will play host to a myriad of Hollywood top names, many of whom are committed supporters of the Foundation’s work to provide services, including direct treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS in marginalized communities. Among the individuals who will attend the celebration are the 2014 Event Chairs, including Bill and Tani Austin, Johnny and Edwina Barbis, Joseph W. Blount, Jim Carrey, Chris Colfer, John Demsey, Judi Dench, Greg Gorman, Tim Hanlon and Anthony Klatt, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Diana Jenkins, Quincy Jones, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, Heidi Klum, Ryan Kwanten, Fred Latsko, Shelley Lazar, Sandra Lee, Jared Leto, Andra Liemandt, Eric and Janet McCormack,Joseph A. McMillan, Jr., Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Katy Perry, Tyler Perry,Pablo and Nathalie Salame, Caroline Scheufele, Bryan Singer, Sharon Stone, Steve Tisch, Steven Tyler, and John Waters.

Audi and MAC Viva Glam are the evening’s Co-Sponsors.  The Foundation is especially grateful to the City of West Hollywood for its continued collaboration with EJAF.  American Airlines is EJAF’s official sponsoring airline.

Elton John AIDS Foundation Presents 22nd Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party Sponsored by Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells Fargo

Gala event to be held at West Hollywood Park

At EJAF, we believe that AIDS can be beaten.  We act on that belief by raising funds for effective programs and policies, and also by speaking out with honesty and compassion about the realities of people’s lives.” –  Sir Elton John

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will present its 22nd annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.  Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the gala event The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)sponsored by the Foundation’s generous corporate friends Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells FargoChef Gordon Ramsay will once again prepare the sumptuous dinner for Party guests to enjoy while watching a live telecast of the 86th Academy Awards. Following dinner and an exciting live auction, a special musical guest will take the stage to perform, and DJ Johnny Dynell will spin tunes for guests to dance the night away.

The Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party is the most highly visible and successful fund-raising event in Hollywood on Oscar night. Over the past 22 years, this annual event has raised nearly $40 million, thanks to the generosity of EJAF’s supporters.  These funds help the Foundation to support a wide range of initiatives, including direct treatment, care, and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS in marginalized communities, such as among young gay black men; providing injection drug users with clean needles to prevent HIV infection and transmission; and sexual health education for young people in America who are most at risk.

Audi and MAC Viva Glam have partnered with EJAF as the evening’s generous Co-Sponsors.  The Foundation is especially grateful to the City of West Hollywood for its continued collaboration with EJAF on shared goals.  American Airlines is EJAF’s official sponsoring airline.

This year’s event co-chairs are Bill and Tani Austin, Johnny and Edwina Barbis, Joseph W. Blount, Jim Carrey, Chris Colfer, John Demsey, Judi Dench, Greg Gorman, Tim Hanlon and Anthony Klatt, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Diana Jenkins, Quincy Jones, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss,Heidi Klum, Ryan Kwanten, Fred Latsko, Shelley Lazar, Sandra Lee, Jared Leto, Andra Liemandt, Eric and Janet McCormack, Joseph A. McMillan, Jr., Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Katy Perry,Tyler Perry, Pablo and Nathalie Salame, Caroline Scheufele, Bryan Singer, Sharon Stone, Steve Tisch, Steven Tyler, and John Waters.

Sir Elton John created EJAF over twenty years ago, first in the United States in 1992 and then in the United Kingdom in 1993.  Through hard work and with the help of our network of kind, amazing, creative, and generous friends and supporters, the two foundations together have raised more than$300 million over the past two decades to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS.  The U.S. foundation focuses its efforts on programs in the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean, while the U.K. foundation funds HIV-related work in Europe, Asia, and Africa.  Join us in speaking out, taking action, and contributing to our efforts to achieve a world without AIDS.  For more information, please visit www.ejaf.org.

CHOPARD – Passion for excellence:  Louis-Ulysse Chopard founded his own workshop in 1860 in Sonvillier, the Swiss Jura. Since 1963 Chopard has been owned by the Scheufele family and its headquarters are located inGeneva. Internationally renowned for its watch and jewellery creations, the Group today employs 1950 people worldwide. It is independent and vertically very integrated, controlling the entire process from design to distribution through 1515 points of sale and 145 dedicated boutiques. Over 30 different crafts are practiced across 4 manufacturing sites with a strong emphasis on in-house training. Chopard has built its reputation on iconic collections such as “Happy Diamonds,” “Happy Sport” and “Mille Miglia.”  The firm is also highly recognized for its High Jewelry creations and fine watch making and manufacturing expertise, expressed in the L.U.C collection. According to two of its fundamental values, respect and social responsibility, Chopard is strongly committed to various philanthropic organizations. Long-term partnerships tie the company to the Jose Carreras International Leukemia Foundation, The Happy Hearts Fund and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Last but not least, Chopard is a faithful partner of the Cannes International Film Festival and legendary classic car events, such as the Mille Miglia in Italy and the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.  For more information, please visit: us.chopard.com.

NEURO – neuro is a line of great tasting drinks with a purpose—to enhance your daily life. The company was founded in 2007 by Diana Jenkins and each neuro drink has a carefully crafted blend of healthy vitamins and minerals that provide a specific benefit.  Sourced from the best ingredients from around the world, the neuro product line includes neuro SONIC, the drink that provides sustained energy, neuro BLISS, the drink that reduces stress; neuro SLEEP, the drink that helps you get a great night’s sleep; and neuro DAILY, the drink that supports a healthy immune system. Each neuro has only 35 calories, contains no artificial flavors or colors, and has a fully recyclable bottle.  neuro is available at retailers nationwide.  For more information, please visit:www.drinkneuro.com.

WELLS FARGO – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.

AMERICAN AIRLINES –American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs allow members to earn and redeem miles for travel and everyday purchases as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members and members-elect serve 981 destinations with 14,244 daily flights to 151 countries. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines, and follow US Airways on Twitter @USAirways and at Facebook.com/USAirways.

American Airlines is the official sponsoring airline of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Pepsi Returns to Cinema’s Biggest Night to Celebrate Some of Film’s Best Mini Moments

Sixty-second creative featuring Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. will premiere during Oscars® telecast

As an official partner of the 86th Academy Awards®, Pepsi will make Oscar® night one to remember by celebrating cinema and the impact it has made on consumers through its latest 60-second creative titled “Mini Hollywood,” starring 1996 Best Supporting Actor Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. The creative will debut on Sunday, March 2 during the Oscars® telecast starting at 7:00 PM ET on ABC.

Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. on the set of the Pepsi "Mini Hollywood" ad shoot in Los Angeles. (PRNewsFoto/PepsiCo)

Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. on the set of the Pepsi “Mini Hollywood” ad shoot in Los Angeles. (PRNewsFoto/PepsiCo)

Pepsi is thrilled to partner with the Academy Awards®, a partnership that allows the brand to continue to capture the excitement of NOW that comes from live viewing events such as the Oscars®,” said Seth Kaufman, VP of Marketing for Colas, PepsiCo North America Beverages. “Pepsi is at its best when it can connect with consumers in contextually relevant ways, engaging them with iconic creative that sparks spontaneous moments of joy, highlights the brand’s fun personality and taps into pop culture,” Kaufman said.

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Created by Mekanism, the 60-second ad celebrates some of the best mini moments of cinema and the impact they have made on pop culture.  Much like a mini can of Pepsi, the mini quotes featured in the creative illustrate that it only takes that one line in a great film to bring back the joy and excitement of the entire film and its emotional appeal. Pepsi mini cans parallel the storyline by demonstrating that sometimes a 7.5-ounce of Pepsi is just the right amount of satisfaction, as big things and the full Pepsi experience can come in smaller sizes.

Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. on the set of the Pepsi "Mini Hollywood" ad shoot in Los Angeles. (PRNewsFoto/PepsiCo)

Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. on the set of the Pepsi “Mini Hollywood” ad shoot in Los Angeles. (PRNewsFoto/PepsiCo)

To bring this concept to life, there is no more recognizable mini quote than 1996 Best Supporting Actor Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and his famous line from his role in Jerry Maguire: “Show me the money!” This memorable line not only has become part of pop culture vernacular but also brings back the essence of the movie, similarly to how a mini can of Pepsi unlocks the same epic satisfaction.    Additionally, the Pepsi spot will highlight the following iconic quotes that capture the excitement and spontaneous joy of their films:

Scarface: “Say hello to my little friend!”
Good Will Hunting: “How do you like them apples?”
The Wizard of Oz: “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
When Harry Met Sally: “I’ll have what she’s having.”
Titanic: “I’m King of the World.”

The 7.5 ounce mini Pepsi can is currently available nationwide wherever Pepsi is sold. Please visit Pepsi’s YouTube page to watch the spot and follow @Pepsi on Twitter, #MiniCanQuotes. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com

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WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 
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The Oscars® to Stream Live on WATCH ABC

Entertainment Reporter Ben Lyons, Fashion Retail Correspondent Hitha Prabhakar, Entertainment and Sports Reporter Chris Connelly and PEOPLE’s Managing Editor Peter Castro to Host This Year’s Award-Winning Multi-Camera “The Oscars Backstage” Experience That Is Also In The WATCH ABC App for the First Time
Embeddable Video Highlights of The Oscars Will Post Almost Immediately on Oscar.com
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For the first time ever, The Oscars preshow and full awards telecast will stream live for verified WATCH ABC viewers online and on mobile devices.  The WATCH ABC app allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as next day on demand access to most series, making it possible for fans to watch the entire The Oscars experience – including “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars” – in more places and at more times than ever before. 

Live streaming is currently available through Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse in ABC’s eight Owned Station markets – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno.  Once aired, the full Oscars telecast and pre-show will be available on demand via WATCH ABC for verified viewers for three days, through Wednesday, March 5.  WATCH ABC can be accessed from Oscar.com, ABC.com, WATCHABC.com or via the WATCH ABC app, which is free on select Android devices and iOS and can be downloaded at Google Play, the Amazon Appstore, and the App Store.  Verified viewers then log in using their cable or satellite subscription username and password.

The Academy and Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media team are also unveiling the talent line up for their Emmy® Award-winning Oscar second screen experience, The Oscars Backstage, which will also be streamed this year to all viewers – regardless of whether they are verified – via WATCH ABC.  Hosts and correspondents include:

  • Entertainment Reporter and Film Critic Ben Lyons (Yahoo, “Extra!,” ESPN Radio, “E! News,” among others) and fashion retail correspondent and author Hitha Prabhakar (who has contributed to ABC World News, “Good Morning America,” Nightline, Bravo, CNN, E! Entertainment television, among others) will co-host from the red carpet and backstage.
  • PEOPLE’s Managing Editor Peter Castro will once again report from the fan bleachers on the red carpet.  The bleachers are sponsored by Time Inc.’s PEOPLE, which invites 700 fans and PEOPLE VIP subscribers to watch and cheer nominees, presenters and film’s biggest stars as part of the PEOPLE Oscar Fan Experience.
  • “Good Morning America” and ESPN contributing editor Chris Connelly is returning as the official greeter of the Oscars Red Carpet, which includes welcoming nominees, presenters and performers to the show.

Presented again this year by Samsung Galaxy®, The Oscars Backstage is designed to be the ultimate complement to the live telecast. All Oscar viewers who visit WATCH ABC will be able to select from three channels that will pull from more than 15 live cameras strategically placed on the Red Carpet and throughout the backstage areas of the Dolby Theatre, providing fans with insider views into the most memorable moments of the night. Popular cameras positions include the Thank You cam, Winners Walk, Audience and Press Room.   Fans will also be able to access the official Oscar Buzz social feed and popular photo galleries from within the app.   The Oscars Backstage experience launched in 2011 to much acclaim and has been recognized with an Emmy® for Creative Achievement in Interactive Arts and an Industry Star Mobile Excellence Award.  It remains unprecedented in terms of live event second screen access.

We’re extremely proud of how much the Oscar Digital Experience has evolved,” said Albert Cheng, EVP and Chief Product Officer, Digital Media, Disney/ABC Television Group. “This year more people than ever before will have access to the backstage streams and verified WATCH ABC viewers will be able to participate in the most interactive Oscars to date, seamlessly navigating between the pre-show, telecast and The Oscars Backstage experience on their mobile devices.

We’re excited to once again bring viewers backstage and allow them to experience all of the action on OscarSunday – not just what happens on stage, but the stories that play out behind-the-scenes as well, said Josh Spector, Managing Director of Digital Media and Marketing at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Additionally, video highlights from the telecast and The Oscars Backstage will be available as embeddable clips on http://www.Oscar.com almost immediately after they air at http://www.Oscar.com/blogs. Full  performances of the shows musical performances, including Pharrell (“Happy”), Idina Menzel, (“Let It Go”),  Karin O (“The Moon Song) and U2 (“Ordinary Love”) will be featured in a dedicated “Musical Moments” section sponsored by Pepsi that includes in-depth video and photo coverage of past music winners.

The site is also showcasing nominees “in their own words,” a collection of official nominee questionnaires,including  Bradley Cooper, Bruce Dern, Michael Fassbender, June Squibb, Sally Hawkins, among others.  To add to the fun, insanely addicting quizzes from past year’s awards shows are featured, including:  , “Guess Who Won Best Actress”“Guess the Dress”,  “Who Starred In?”, and “Script to Screen”.  The hugely popular “My Picks” interactive ballot is also live.  Friends can view and share the ballot on Facebook, which will update in real time on Oscar Night®, ensuring that the most competitive Oscar handicappers are instantly aware of their ranking among friends.

The 9th annual “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars” airs Sunday, March 2 after the late local news ET/CT and at10:00 p.m. PT on ABC. It will also be available live and on demand via the WATCH ABC app.  Broadcasting from Disney’s El Capitan Theater located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of L.A.’s star-studded Walk of Fame, the studio is just steps away from Dolby Theater, home to the “Academy Awards.” Past guest appearances on Kimmel’s post-Oscar specials have included Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Ellen DeGeneres, Jessica Chastain, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, John Krasinski, Samuel L. Jackson and many more. Additionally, previous comedy bits featured include the epic trailers for “Movie: The Movie,” which has been viewed over 24 million times on YouTube, the follow-up “Movie: The Movie: 2V” as well as “Toddlers and Tiaras” with Tom Hanks and Kimmel pitching show ideas to Oprah. Last year’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars” marked the most-watched post-Oscar telecast in the franchise’s history.

Academy Awards 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 presentation, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

 

 

Time INC.‘s ‘People’ Partners With The Academy To Host This Year‘s Oscar® Fan Experience For Second Year

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PEOPLE, the No. 1 celebrity and entertainment brand, has partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to present the 2014 Oscar Fan Experience on Sunday, March 2nd.  The PEOPLE Oscar Fan Experience treats red carpet and movie buffs around the world with unprecedented access to Oscar’s big day.  700 fans and PEOPLE VIP subscribers were selected to watch and cheer nominees, presenters and film’s biggest stars with a full day Oscar experience on the most anticipated red carpet of the year.  As the telecast begins, PEOPLE Oscar Fan Experience guests will be whisked away for an exclusive viewing party at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Academy for a second year to present the PEOPLE Oscar Fan Experience,” said Karen Kovacs, publisher, PEOPLE.  “To be able to share access to Hollywood’s biggest night with so many of our loyal subscribers and fans with a full day of VIP Oscar treatment is extremely exciting for PEOPLE.”

The Awards 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 Oscars®, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Fans can visit PEOPLE.com and http://www.Oscar.com for unprecedented access into this year’s Oscars.

The Academy Invites Fans To Join The Oscar® Celebration With #MyOscarPhoto On Twitter

Fan-submitted photos to appear next to stars online and on “The Oscars® Red Carpet Live” telecast

For the first time, Oscar fans watching the “Oscars Red Carpet Live” show on March 2 on ABC will have the opportunity to see themselves next to the stars on the red carpet through Twitter. credit: ©A.M.P.A.S.

For the first time, Oscar fans watching the “Oscars Red Carpet Live” show on March 2 on ABC will have the opportunity to see themselves next to the stars on the red carpet through Twitter.
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For the first time, Oscar fans watching the “Oscars Red Carpet Live” show on March 2 on ABC will have the opportunity to see themselves next to the stars on the red carpet through Twitter.

Starting today, fans who follow @TheAcademy and tweet a red carpet-ready photo of themselves using hashtag #MyOscarPhoto will be eligible to have their photo featured on the red carpet.

On Oscar Sunday, arriving nominees, presenters and performers will pose in front of a video wall showcasing fan-submitted photos and generating unique images that will be tweeted back to the original submitter through the @MyOscarPhoto Twitter account.

Additionally, some of the submitted photos will appear on the “Oscars Red Carpet Live” telecast beginning at 4 p.m. PT.

To be eligible, fans must sign the online release form located atwww.oscars.org/MyOscarPhoto.

“This is a way to create an once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans and give them the opportunity to literally be a part of the red carpet excitement,” said Josh Spector, the Academy’s managing director of digital media and marketing. “We think it will be a lot of fun – not only getting to see a photo of themselves on the red carpet, but also getting to see who poses in the photo with them.”

“The Academy has long been one of the most innovative partners when it comes to creating a truly social Oscars,” said Andrew Adashek, television partnership manager at Twitter. “We’re excited to see them strengthen their connection to the Twitter audience by letting our users get closer to the red carpet experience than ever before.”

During the broadcast, hosts will describe to viewers at home how they can use Twitter to participate in #MyOscarPhoto and provide updates on the experience throughout the show.

In addition to the #MyOscarPhoto red carpet experience, the Twitter Mirror in a frame designed by Architectural Digest will be placed in the Oscars greenroom to give fans at home more behind-the-scenes access to the show. The stars of the show will stop by the Mirror to take candid photos of themselves, which will be tweeted throughout the night from @TheAcademy.

The technology powering the #MyOscarPhoto experience was created by Livefyre, the largest social curation platform. The team there developed the first-of-its kind technology that captures the images of the celebrity and fans from Twitter, then processes, streams, and tags the image, moments later tweeting it back to person who submitted the photo.

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

 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Celebrates Documentaries at “Oscar Celebrates: Docs” Event

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences  hosted a pre-Oscar Night event, “Oscar Celebrates: Documentaries” event on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by  directors Barbara Kopple and Rob Epstein, the event honored this year’s nominees and their directors.

Caitrin Rogers, director of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature "20 Feet from Stardom”, Zachary Heinzerling, director of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature "Cutie and the Boxer”, Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill, directors of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature "Dirty Wars”, Lydia Dean Pilcher, director of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature "Cutie and the Boxer”, Morgan Neville, director of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature "20 Feet from Stardom”, Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen, directors of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature "The Act of Killing”, Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer, directors of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature "The Square”, prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Oscar Celebrates: Docs” event on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Caitrin Rogers, director of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature “20 Feet from Stardom”, Zachary Heinzerling, director of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature “Cutie and the Boxer”, Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill, directors of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature “Dirty Wars”, Lydia Dean Pilcher, director of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature “Cutie and the Boxer”, Morgan Neville, director of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature “20 Feet from Stardom”, Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen, directors of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature “The Act of Killing”, Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer, directors of the Oscar®-nominated Documentary Feature “The Square”, prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Oscar Celebrates: Docs” event on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

 

Hosts Barbara Kopple and Rob Epstein prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Oscar Celebrates: Shorts” event on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Hosts Barbara Kopple and Rob Epstein prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Oscar Celebrates: Shorts” event on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

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