Oz: The Great and Powerful World Premiere Red Carpet

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Oz: The Great and Powerful Premiere, view all 372 photos on Flickr.

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report producer, JD EP, was on hand last night for the World Premiere of Oz: The Great and Powerful at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. Celebrities from the film and special guests walked on the “Yellow Brick Road” to throngs of photographers waiting to snap the best photo while others walked behind to get into the theatre to get their seats.

You can see the photos we captured of James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff, Joey King, Bill Cobbs, Bruce Campbell, Abigail Spencer, Ted Raimi, Steve Lee, Sam Raimi (director), Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer and guests we saw were Greg Kinnear, Tobey Maguire, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Faison, Wayne Brady, Elon Musk, Janel Parrish.

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Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful wizard but into a better man as well.

About Disney’s Fantasy Adventure: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (in Digital 3D)

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Oscar Coverage: 83rd Academy Awards Red Carpet Views

We’re so excited that Mingle Media TV Network got to be on the Red Carpet at this year’s Oscars. It was an amazing experience and one that we have been sharing with you this past week. We have some videos to share with you but thought I’d share some eye candy with you from some of the photos.

Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo

Yes – I am posting some of my favorites up – but you can chime in and let us know which were your favorites on the Red Carpet.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

Very gracious and spoke to almost all the press on the carpet… Celine Dion!

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Love Christian Bale – but not the beard… a girl can dream, can’t she?

Christian Bale
Christian Bale

LOVED the King’s Speech and so happy the best actor went to Colin Firth… oh and I love him too.

Colin Firth
Colin Firth

Thought Gwyneth Paltrow Rocked the red carpet in this liquid silver dress…

Nicole Kidman was talking to all the press – so sweet.

Anne Hathaway looked amazing. Love RED.

Jennifer Lawrence – rocked the red and looked flawless.

Melissa Leo – what can I say – next time…. FRAK is the word! Congrats to her for winning!!

Hugh Jackman – do I really need to say it? So hot.

Mark Wahlberg – you will always be Marky Mark to me in that underwear ad… and you have tapped into your talent and I’m sure you’re mom is so proud of you (and Donnie – he rocks too).

Finally – Reece Witherspoon – you are so beautiful – loved your dress!!

Okay – wait for the video – cause you know that’s how we do it…

Stay tuned.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

 

Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

 

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

 

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

 

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

 

 

 

 

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

You’re Invited to Send Your Questions to be Answered on the Oscar’s Pre-show “Oscars Red Carpet Live”

If you’re a social media user i.e. Twitter – then be sure to follow @TheAcademy and if you’re on Facebook – LIKE their page http://www.facebook.com/TheAcademy. Then submit your questions via Twitter or Facebook for possible inclusion in the “Oscars Red Carpet LIVE” show right before the 83rd Academy Awards show on Sunday. Fan questions, answers and photos will be posted throughout Oscar Night® on Oscar.com, the Academy’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.

So who’s gonna get the questions you ask? Robin Roberts from Good Morning America, Tim Gunn from Project Runway (and Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne), Krista Smith the West Coast editor for Vanity Fair and Maria Menounos a special correspondent for Access Hollywood.

If you want to ask a specific question on Twitter to one of the above co-hosts then tweet your questions using the celebrity name with hash tags #ask #Oscars. It will be interesting to see how the outsourced service of collecting and selecting Facebook posts and tweets go, as there will be millions watching and who knows how many tweeting and Facebooking!!

Oh, the company who is doing the outsourced social “curation” is called Mass Relevance out of Austin TX. Check them out online – they have an interesting story and what looks like a high powered tool to help large events harness the conversations about them.

More about “Oscars Red Carpet Live”  – it’s a 90-minute show providing viewers with an expanded red carpet experience featuring interviews with nominees, presenters and guests as well as behind the scenes glimpses into the Oscars® on the ABC Television Network at 4 p.m. PT.

JD / MMTVN Producer at the Kodak Theatre

JD / MMTVN Producer at the Kodak Theatre Checking out the Prep for the Oscars

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Did I mention – Mingle Media TV Network will be covering from the Red Carpet at the Kodak Theatre? Oh, well, here’s our producer, JD, at the Theatre yesterday after picking his credentials up – doesn’t he look excited?? Wait til you see him in a tuxedo from Elite Tuxedos in Westwood.

In Honor of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar History

The Oscar statuette is the copyrighted property of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the statuette and the phrases "Academy Award(s)" and "Oscar(s)" are registered trademarks under the laws of the United States and other countries.

The Oscar Statuette

Officially named the Academy Award® of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar, however, the origins of which aren’t clear. A popular story circulating about the nickname was that Margaret Herrick, Academy librarian, thought it resembled her Uncle Oscar and then the Academy staff began calling it Oscar. It wasn’t until the the sixth Awards presentation in 1934, that Hollywood columnist Sidney Skolsky actually used the name in his column in reference to Katharine Hepburn’s first Best Actress win. The Academy didn’t officially use the nickname until 1939.

Oscar stands 13 1/2 inches tall and weighs a robust 8 1/2 pounds. The design of the statuette has never changed from its original conception however the base did change until 1945 when that became standardized.

First Oscar Presentation

Just after the movies started being “talkies” the first Academy Awards were handed out on May 16th 1929 in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with 270 people in attendance.

The Academy President, Douglas Fairbanks, handed out the statuettes.

Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks

Fairbanks was one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). He was also a very astute businessman, and was a founding member of United Artists. Back then the award recipients knew 3 months ahead of the ceremony. However, that changed as the next decade the newspapers were given advance notice for publication the night before at 11 PM before the awards. This changed again and in 1940 the LA Times announced the winners ahead of the approved time so the Academy adopted the sealed-envelope system and this is the method of announcing the winners that are used today.

Bob Hope

Bob Hope

The Academy Awards started out at banquet affairs but with the increased attendance and WWII made it impractical as the presentation ceremonies moved to a theatre setting. The 16th Academy Awards was held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and was covered by network radio to be broadcast overseas for American GIs. The Awards move from Grauman’s to the Shrine Auditorium to the Melrose Avenue Theatre and then moved to the Pantages Theatre.

It was on March 19, 1953 that the Academy Awards was first televised with Bob Hope as a master of ceremonies and was broadcast on NBC-TV and radio network. In 1961 the Awards moved to Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and changed to ABC-TV Network.

Color broadcasts started in 1966 and from 1971 – 1975 NBC-TV carried the broadcasts again. The Awards show moved back to ABC-TV in 1976 and will continue through 2014 under the current contract. (HOT NEWS: just in today 2/24/2011: ABC just received an extension to their contract for another six years through 2020.)

Kodak Theatre

Kodak Theatre

There were more venue changes from 1969 going from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the LA County Music Center until 1987 when they returned back to the Shrine Auditorium. The venue switched back and forth between these two sites over the next twelve years and have been held at the Kodak Theatre since 2002.

Statuettes Awarded

The first year there were 15 statuettes awarded (14 to men and one to Janet Gaynor, Best Actress). The second year it was reduced to seven but thereafter the number of winners and categories grew steadily. In 1934 the Academy signed with Price Waterhouse to tabulate and ensure the secrecy of the results. This years ballots are going to be tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers (new name adopted in 1998).

There were only three times that the Academy Awards did not go off as scheduled:

  • 1938 Floods – Delayed the ceremony one week
  • 1968 Postponed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr who had been assassinated
  • 1981 Postponed 24 hours due to the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan

One more fun fact – attendance at the Academy Awards ceremony is by invitation only and no tickets are available for the public.

Follow Mingle Media TV’s Oscar coverage here at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

Hollywood Boulevard Closure Tonight 10 PM to Prepare for Oscar Prep

JAMES FRANCO, ANNE HATHAWAY

James Franco, Anne Hathaway Hots of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

To prepare for this year’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards with the construction of press risers, installing fan bleachers and the pre-show stages along the Oscar red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning tonight at 10 p.m. reopening at 6 a.m. Monday only to close again at 10 p.m. and stay closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1.

If you’re new to LA, and use public transportation to get around, you need to know that the MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 26, until 6 a.m. Monday, February 28 and then it will resume it’s regular schedule.

It’s not just the roads that get closed down, it’s also the side streets and sidewalks. You can get details of the closures from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Sixth and the Thirteenth District City Council field offices, at Navigate Hollywood.com, and on the Academy’s website at www.oscars.org/closures.

Be sure to save the date for this years Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

 

Street Closures for the Oscars

Street Closures for the Oscars

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.

Who’s Your Pick for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards? Who Will Win an Oscar?

We wanted to share the OFFICIAL online Oscar ballot with you and a link where you can vote online for your choice for this year’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Just click here and go to this link and click on each of the 24 categories to make your selections. Happy voting!click to pick your oscar choice

83rd Academy Awards, Oscar Envelope

83rd Academy Awards, Oscar Envelope

About this year’s official Oscar envelopes and announcement cards:

Marc Friedland was selected to design new envelopes and announcement cards bearing the names of Oscar winners at the 83rd Academy Awards.

And the Oscar goes to

and the Oscar goes to ...

 

Imagine the suspense as the presenters are standing their with the official envelope – ready to open it and announce…

“and the Oscar goes to…”

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check out: OSCAR ALL ACCESS

Oscar All Access is a new premium service that gives Oscar fans the ultimate view of Hollywood’s biggest night starting with the Red Carpet and then after at the Governor’s Ball. The price is $4.99 and will get you behind the scenes access including their new “360 cam” technology where you can direct your own Oscar experience with just the touch of a mouse. Click here to find out more about this new experience for uber fans!

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.

 

Get the App: Oscar Backstage Pass for iPhone/iPad or Sign up for “All Access”

Oscar Backstage Pass for iPhone and iPad

Oscar Backstage Pass App for iPhone and iPad

If you’re an uber movie fan and want to go behind the scenes where 24 cameras are strategically placed to capture the event – be sure to sign up for  your “All Access” pass for Oscar Night® for $4.99 at (www.oscar.com/all-access), the official online home of the 83rd Academy Awards®.  The Academy is using some awesome new interactive features to enhance the online viewer experience during the live Oscar® show.

Starting at 3:30 p.m. PT, Sunday, February 27, all Oscar.com visitors can experience Oscar’s red carpet through multiple camera positions from celebrity arrivals, to press activity.  You can even check out the the show’s control truck, the backstage “Thank You Cam” at which winners continue their acceptance remarks, and watch and listen to the winners take questions from the world’s press in the interview room.

If you really want to go beyond the basics sign up for the premium Oscar Night experience, ($4.99) with 24 multiple cameras including “360 cams” where users control with the click/drag functionality of the computer mouse throughout the red carpet, the Kodak Theatre and the Governors Ball.

Not only can you view what’s happening on the red carpet where Oscar nominees and presenters mix and mingle at the pre-ceremony champagne reception but you can go inside the Kodak Theatre, into the presenters’ hair and makeup area, see what happens during commercial breaks and watch the Academy’s official winner portrait area.  Another plus is the access to the Governors Ball, you can watch Oscar winners arriving at the party and getting their names on their statuettes.

If you’re not into watching your computer while watching the Oscars – then Get the App!

iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can also get their own ultimate insider’s view with the new Oscar Backstage Pass App.  Available for download at the App Store (www.itunes.com/appstore) for $0.99, the Oscar Backstage Pass app includes the same features as “All Access” without the “360 cam” technology.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.